Destination Shoots

30 – Greece awesomeness and next year’s destination location announcement

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Finally on blog number 30!

In Feb or so I set out to do 30 days of consecutive-ish blogging. Whoops! I’m not gonna lie…. kinda cracking up at myself that it took almost a year to get to 30 posts. When I set out on this journey of change and re-branding I don’t think I really knew how freaking bananas it would be. I have never, ever worked so hard in my life, and for like two years straight now. Although, I will say that the change has been rewarding, and I have never been so proud of the art I create. This business just feels like an extension of who I am and what I love. For example, this post is all about travel, photography and new friends. My heart is full!!!

It’s doesn’t feel like a coincidence that we are celebrating our 30th post with the re-cap of our Greece trip. AND the launch of our next trip!! My heart is soaring at the memory of our Greece days with wonderful ladies. And the next adventure that awaits.

My goodness Greece was an incredible two weeks for us. We drove all around Mykonos and got to know it like the back of our hand. I think we did a pretty cool job of finding all the hidden gems of locations to shoot at. We drove down dirt roads that looked forbidden, asked locals where to shoot, drove behind slow cattle, swerved and curved on one lane roads, got bit by horses, warned about snakes, learned that yes a shitty rental car can drive up a hill so steep that I would have guessed a quad roll backwards, and acted like Pinterest photo detectives to make sure all our ladies got the very best locations.  Check out all the fun we had there and scroll to the very, very bottom to hear about the new trip that involves both photographers AND clients….



Aren’t these gals just the coolest!? You can just see that they are “Adventuresses” of their own right. I will be forever grateful that I was able to photograph them on now one of the most meaningful places in my heart and mind. And I have to thank Ashley and Lindsey who played a huge role in making all this happen. And Megan who stayed home and kept up the fort!

Are you ready to hear about the BIG news of our May 2018 trip? That clients (we are calling them models) AND photographers are invited?!!! Click here to see out next “Adventuress Photo Expedition!”

If you are new to us, MARISSA-INC, The Boudoir Divas, and found yourself here randomly, well let me introduce myself. My name is Marissa Boucher. I am one of the owners of The Boudoir Divas. The duo that had one of the crazy, biggest boudoir photography studios ever called “The Boudoir Divas” in San Diego. We have photographed over 4000 awesome women at our studio. We recently scaled back to a smaller, more boho, less ultra glam boudoir studio by the beach. In the past 10+ years we have also taught many other photographers about boudoir with our workshops. Some the workshops in other countries (so cool!). And we have alternated boudoir photography workshops with destination portrait photo shoots since 2008. This year I want to bring you all both!! Gah, check out my idea here.



#4- Do you wanna go to Greece with us?

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I’m gonna pause and take a little break from the regularly scheduled program for a sec. Lately I’ve been chatting about some things that are kinda been big and a little stressful to execute. Today I’m delighted to share something that’s BIG, but so not stressful. Actually a total dream come true in fact. Today I am officially launching our Greece Photo Shoot packages!

Wow did I really just get to type that? Pinch me.

When I say it’s a dream, my gosh do I mean it. Greece is everything I love when it comes to travel. It’s by the sea, it has some towns where we can dine and chat with locals. It has picturesque beaches that we can walk and along and feel revived. I imagine it has the perfect spots to sit quietly and journal. And it has vistas for days that we can shoot with.

greece photo shoot photographerThis is an invitation to four ladies (actually 2 now, the other two spots have already been snatched up!) who want to join us in Mykonos and have us photograph you. If you would like, we invite you to stay at the same boutique hotel as us (to be disclosed soon) and together we can have fun as a group. Or if you want to getaway and do your own thing, maybe bring your favorite person with you and then just rendevous with us on the day of your shoot, that’s totally fine too. It’s your adventure. You get to do as you wish.

paris marissa kimberleeIf you have followed us in the past you maybe know that we have done Paris photo shoots or workshops almost every year since 2009. When we would visit Paris, I would make it a point to always stay 2-3 weeks. We would rent an apartment, go to the street markets, get a cafe au lait at our favorite local places. We would sit for hours under the Eiffel and it became so routine I no longer felt like a tourist. It started to feel totally normal to have a long baguette hanging out of my purse. These are the travel experiences I dreamed I would have as a child. To really soak in a place. And truthfully these international shoots make adult Marissa feel like a total kid again. Wandering around in gorgeous destinations, photographing a client in an outfit to die for as the wind whips her hair and the sun hits her back. It all sounds so dramatic doesn’t it? Well it always is. My heart pounds at these destination shoots.

And now that Paris is officially a part of me, I’m ready for a new photo shoot adventure. Kimberlee and I have always said to each other Dare to Dream. In some of my last posts I confessed that I had stopped doing that. Without realizing it I had shut down my imagination. Well no longer! Time to rise up to the call of all the beauty this world has to offer again. I would love for you to join me.

To promote the trip to Greece, my forever travel and adventure buddy Tenley Molzahn and I did a little shoot here in San Diego to get inspired. She will be joining us on the trip, so it felt very fitting to ask her if she wanted to get the dream going! And that gorgeous Grecian inspired dress by Salt and Arrow with be joining us as well. As will many other awesome pieces.

We would love for you to visit this page where you will see more details about the trip and photo shoot.

Dare to Dream,

Note: Top images used with permission from Paris images by