Hear what each of these Melissa Luella Photography clients had to say about their Boston Boudoir experience.
"Honestly, the shoot was such a blast. Having the chance to meet someone who has dedicated their lives to celebrate other women, who compassionately makes everyone feel their best, is just amazingly touching. When I saw my images I wanted to cry because they were so beautiful, I looked beautiful, and there was something there that I had lost touch with. Also, knowing that I did something that I was terrified to do and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.
I would absolutely recommend this shoot to every woman I come in contact with. It is liberating, fun, inspirational, and beautiful on so many levels. I think every woman should have an album of herself like this at home. Whether she chooses to share them or not, it's something to look at as a reminder that you are a beautiful, bad ass, goddess full of true value."
"Melissa is a sweetheart who will make you feel extremely comfortable and relaxed from the moment you walk through the door. While the makeup artist was working her magic, the three of us chatted. That fun, friendly vibe was the atmosphere for the whole session. I was excited to try my first attempt at modeling, but I was still a little nervous once the time came to actually begin posing. Practicing at home in my room was not quite the same as actually having a camera in front of me! Luckily Melissa was really helpful with giving tips for poses and working your face. Throughout the session, she was very conscientious of my comfort and privacy and obviously wanted to make sure I was having fun."
"Going into this photo shoot had me nervous, excited and...nervous! I didn't know how I was going to feel once a stranger started snapping pictures of me in my unmentionables. Upon meeting Melissa, my anxieties had gone out the window; with her warmth and engaging energy she welcomed me into her studio as if she's known me forever.I'd so do this again in a heartbeat. Melissa expertly guided me through posing, played my favorite music, all while we laughed and joked around. It was awesome having my hair and makeup done before the session! I felt like a total Glam Goddess. I've even tried to replicate the look for a night out!This experience resulted in many things: beautiful photos that I will treasure for the rest of my years, an appreciation of my own unique beauty, and being proud that the woman in the photos was, in fact, me. Melissa knew how to bring out the best of yours truly in these photographs. She does it with pride, passion and love for every female she photographs! Love you Mel!"
"Melissa is AMAZING. She made me feel so comfortable, sexy and empowered. I can not say enough good things about my experience with her."
“Mel was an amazing photographer to work with. She made the whole experience so comfortable as I was nervous about it. She made me feel confident. The photos she captured were stunning. I can’t recommend her enough! From start to finish the process was seamless and fun."
“Melissa is so wonderful to work with. She knows how to bring out the best version of yourself. She has an incredible way of shooting very sexy, natural looking photos that will make you so proud of the skin you are in. If you are considering shooting boudoir you should absolutely book with Melissa, you will not be disappointed.”
“Even with clothes on, I’ve never felt more comfortable in front of the camera! I had so much fun with Melissa during this intimate photo session. I think it’s something every woman should do at least once in her life! A boudoir shoot is a great way for any girl (single or otherwise) to celebrate themselves. Keep the photos to yourself, share them with your significant other, or hide them away only to have them resurface years later to prove to your future children that yes, once upon a time, mom was totally sexy!”
"This what such an amazing experience! I never imagined how comfortable I would feel shooting boudoir. Melissa made me feel so comfortable and honestly I had such a blast! I did this totally for myself, because it's something I've always wanted to do but never thought I would find someone who made me feel so gorgeous wearing nothing!!! When I left I felt like such a sexy confident bad-ass and it was amazing. I learned so much about myself and I think every woman deserves to feel how I felt leaving this shoot. I can't wait to do it again!"
"Shooting with Melissa was such a liberating and beautiful experience. She was professional and empowering from start to finish. Her studio is the perfect space to channel your inner sexy and her eye for capturing that is one of a kind. Thank you for an unforgettable experience and result!"
"Gah, what CAN'T I say about working with Melissa?!First of all, the correspondence leading up to our session IMMEDIATELY put me at ease. Melissa's professionalism and warmth shine through the very first time you speak with her. We hit it off right away and I couldn't wait for the big day!From the second I walked into her bright and airy studio to the end of our session, I felt totally comfortable...and dare I say? SEXY. And confident. And free!Melissa captured exactly who I am in my pictures and I couldn't be more grateful!"
“Mel is a fantastic photographer. I loved every minute of my session and all of my photos<3 They came out stunning. I would highly recommend!!!!”
“For me, this experience was all about letting myself express and take ownership of my own unique and inherent beauty, from the inside out. It took courage, and I was more nervous than I expected, but Melissa helped me embrace the photo session as an adventure rather than a scary undertaking. This experience was ultimately for me, and that made it all the more meaningful. Melissa has an affirming and encouraging presence which made me feel safe, and her gentle guidance helped me relax and unfold. She gave me suggestions and input, yet allowed ample space for the emergence of my creativity and passion in its diverse manifestations. The resulting photos made me both laugh and be in awe of the different ways my soul speaks through my body. It was fun choosing my favorites and putting them into a beautiful memorable album I entitled "And your very flesh shall become a poem" -Walt Whitman. I thought the pricing was very reasonable - reflected the value of the photos and experience, yet honored that I do not have the bank account of Giselle Bunchen! The album could be a coffee table item, yet I think I'll wait until my teen boys are grown up and out! LOL. Highly recommended! Embrace it!”
"The way this shoot has affected me is really profound. Melissa is such an artist and she knows how to pose you to flatter your curves and highlight your lines and shadows. Looking at the pictures, I see myself and my body differently. I went through my photos and picked my favorites. Then I showed my husband, and he had different favorites. He explained to me why he liked the ones he liked. The facial expressions that looked silly or drunk to me looked "relaxed and happy" to him. I feel so empowered with what I've accomplished physically, but I also like how I feel inside this time. A buddhist teacher told me last night that we "aim to keep joy stable in our hearts." This photo shoot has given me a lot of joy in my heart."
"Melissa is fabulous! Definitely recommend her to anyone. I was nervous about taking boudoir photos but she was great about eliminating any anxiety and making me feel beautiful and sexy as she took hundreds of shots! She had a quick turnaround time on having the photos ready for viewing, and she even texted me in advance to say how wonderful they had turned out. If this wasn't so pricey, I would do this again in the future! It's a great way to feel beautiful and special - especially after getting my hair & makeup done!"
“I feel like doing a boudoir session is so obvious; of course you should do one! Even if you're not dating anyone. Even if you don't love your body. Maybe especially if you're not dating anyone or don't love your body. Reframe the conversation. Show yourself how great you look, and pull those images out any time you forget.”
"I worked with Mel to create a boudoir photo book for my soon to be husband as a wedding gift and it was such an amazing experience! She was super responsive with all of her emails and calls prior to and after the session. Throughout the entire session, she made me so confident and just overall amazing. The photos came out great and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a boudoir session. I received the photo book in just over a week after we placed the order and I am beyond thrilled with it! I can't wait for my soon to be husband to see the finished product on our wedding day."
"Melissa was incredible throughout this whole journey! If you are considering doing this, definitely do it; and even better do it with Melissa! She is so easy to talk to and she makes the whole experience so easy and so comfortable! I was a bit unsure going into this but after seeing the pictures Melissa gave me, I have never felt better about myself! To have the ability to see my body the way my husband does and to feel so sexy in my own skin is something I can never repay her for! It was an absolutely incredible experience! Do it!"
“An amazing and fun photographer. Melissa is very inspiring and motivational. I can't wait to book my next session.”