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Orange County Boudoir Photography

By Melissa Joy Portraits

The boudoir photoshoot experience that helps you rediscover your beauty and confidence.

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We are located by the beach in sunny

San Clemente, CA

Visit us for a Luxury Orange County Boudoir Photography Experience....

A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE WITH MELISSA JOY PORTRAITS IS ALL ABOUT...

-Doing something that might make you nervous, but taking that extra leap of faith.

- Appreciating yourself and your body for where you are at now. Even if you haven't quite hit your goal yet.

- Giving yourself permission to celebrate yourself for any reason at all.

- Realizing that you still "got it".

- Doing something a bit extravagant because you really do deserve it!

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Our aim is to

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Create beautiful portraits that reflect you and your personality

Be Unapologetically Authentic

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An Orange County boudoir photography session with us is all about celebrating your unique beauty and femininity. We believe that femininity can not only be soft and graceful, but also fierce and fiery. Intimate women's portraits aren't just about the photos, it’s about celebrating who we are in our own skin with our own unique brand of beauty. Our photography sessions are meant to show you how beautiful you are, ignite that spark of sexiness, and capture timeless images that will be cherished for generations.

Boudoir photography is all about building women up.

We believe that femininity can be not only soft and graceful, but also fierce and fiery.

"I would 100% recommend a boudoir session to everyone. It was something that helped me in so many ways mentally and emotionally."

"It made me proud of my body. It has shown me that even though my body has gone through a drastic change, I am still beautiful even on the outside. I am a mom, but I am also a woman that has more confidence, understanding, purpose and can still be sexy while doing it all."

- Miss D

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Alex
O.M.G – I’m seriously blown away by your talent, these pictures are beyond anything I could of imagined myself looking like!!! I’m obsessed all over again!
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Nicole
Hey Lady! I’ve been looking at these non-stop! You have a gift! They are so so gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me!
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Brooke
I'm in LOVE!! It's amazing!!! I can't believe it's me. I feel like I will be looking at the album and pics more than him. :-P 

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Brianna
I still can’t believe that’s me! I’m so in love! Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable, I am hooked! I seriously needed this confidence boost.

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The Process

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The Shoot

Pre-Session Prep

The Consult

This is the FUN part! Your session will take place in either our studio in San Clemente or an alternate location such as your home or an offsite studio if outside the Orange County area. You'll be pampered by our professional hair and makeup stylist and guided through a 60-90 minute photography session. After your shoot, you'll either go home and come back a week later for your image reveal or you'll come back after a 90 minute lunch!

Once you're booked in for a session, you'll receive our preparation magazine and information on our pre-payment plan and bonuses. You'll receive a super helpful lingerie guide, shopping assistance, and you'll pick out a collection that best matches what you like!

After you submit the contact form, we'll reply back within 24 hours to schedule a quick 15-minute call where we'll go over any questions you may have, pick out your session date, and book you in for your shoot!

Session Availability

Limited photography sessions are available for 2021! Are you ready? Let's talk!

February 2022 - 2 available

September 2021 - Booked

March 2022 - Not Released Yet

October 2021 - 1 Left

April 2022 - Not Released Yet

November 2021 -3 Left

December 2021 - 2 LEft

May 2022 - Not Released Yet

January 2022 - 2 Left

June 2022 - Not Released Yet

THIS COULD BE YOU.

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Creating images and videos you'll obsess over.

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Get In Touch

so what's next?

Schedule your free consultation, where you’ll learn more about our process and availability. We love creating beautiful art that reflects you and your personality.
We’re located in San Clemente, Orange County, California with easy access from I-5 and we are available for travel.

Let's Talk

The Photoshoot Experience

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The Shoot

Get Pampered

After you're done with hair and makeup, we'll pick out your top outfits and I'll show you every pose as we go! From facial expressions, to hand placement, and even your toes, you'll be guided through posing for the whole session. The session takes approximately 60-90 minutes.

Shortly after you arrive, you'll get the full VIP beauty treatment with one of our best Hair and Makeup artists! You'll chat about your vision for how you want to look for your session, and she'll get to work! I'll be around to chat as I prepare the studio for your shoot. This typically takes around 60-90 minutes.

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Image reveal and Ordering appointment

Take a Break

You'll have the option of either a same day reveal or to come back one week later. For the same day reveal, you'll head out somewhere nearby or bring a lunch and hang in the courtyard. There's lots of cute shops nearby as well! While you're out, I'll do a light initial edit on your images. This Usually takes about 1.5 hours. Enjoy the break and come back ready to see your images! *Any additional retouching will be complete before I place your order with my lab.

This is where you'll see your images for the first time! You'll see all of your prepared images in a slideshow, and then your pre-designed album (unless you chose a folio box). You'll get to fully customize it with me! We'll place your order after we finalize the design. 4-6 weeks later we'll meet for you to pickup your order!

Frequently Asked Questions VIEW MORE
What type of sessions do you offer?
Boudoir, Maternity, Portrait Sessions, Glamour, Branding, and other creative projects!
I’m not a model, do you only photograph women who look like they are?
Nope! The women featured on our site are everyday women. We have photographed many many more but can't always share every photo shoot on our page.
Do I have to get naked?
Not at all! Some of the sexiest pictures taken can actually be while fully clothed. Also, if it makes you feel more secure, we are an all female staff. We photograph a number of different styles from implied nude silhouettes to cozy comfy sweaters to dresses or even bikinis.
Can my pictures remain private?
Of course! A release of your images is not required. You can choose to share some, all, or none of your photos from your session. Although we LOVE it when you let us show some, there won't be any pressure to do so.
What's the booking process like?
First, we set up a quick 15-minute call to go over what our sessions are like and answer any questions you might have, we select a date for your session, and take your retainer session fee over the phone to lock in your date. After that, the fun starts and we’ll begin planning your shoot!
I am not great in front of the camera... can you help with that?
Umm, yes! You don’t need to have ANY experience in front of a camera. I’ve been told that I’m super chill and easy to be around. I’ll help you out with great poses and even demonstrate them myself. Let me know your favorite music and I’ll make sure we’ve got great tunes for your shoot! Our shoots are never rushed and we'll make sure you're 100% comfortable. Most nerves disappear after 15 minutes! (If that).
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer pre-payment plans with awesome bonuses (such as bonus sets like the shower scene or the retro viewer). Available with pre-paying for any of our collections.
Where is your studio located?
Our studio is located in San Clemente, CA in a beautiful spanish styled building and we offer regular sessions in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and beyond.. That said, I am available for travel and have some great ideas brewing. Just ask!
Have more questions before you book?
That’s what our free consultations are for! Seriously. Let’s talk about it. We love boudoir and want every woman to experience what it’s like to have a boudoir photography session! Chatting on the phone helps us get to know each other (which always makes for the best shoot)!

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