OWNER + YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER + MAKEUP ARTIST
Hi! My name is Mya and I’ll be your photographer, coach, makeup-artist, and hopefully BFF! I’ve been a boudoir photographer for over six years. Unlike many photographers who will tell you that they always loved taking photos, photography didn’t spark my interest after I had a successful career and business. When I decided I wanted to learn photography, I attended numerous classes and workshops where I learned just about everything I know about photography from composition, to lighting, and all the technical ins and out. I shoot completely manual and in all lighting conditions. Education it’s important and it never stops. I actually love the technical side of photography as much as I love the artistic side.
I learned about boudoir photography while preparing my class schedule for a photographer’s conference. The boudoir photographers, who later became my mentors, talked about how it felt helping everyday women rediscover their beauty and fall in love with themselves all over again. I decided right there that I wanted to do that too! I’ve travel to California and Vegas multiple times just for boudoir-photography related workshops and retreats in my quest to enhance my skills and stay up to date in the latest trends. Workshops are also a wonderful place to exchange ideas with your peers and get your creative juices flowing. I also love the small community of boudoir photographers around the world, which is why I belong to the Association of International Boudoir Photographers. As you can see, I breathe and live boudoir!
About two years into my boudoir photography business, I realized how difficult was to find reliable stylists to take care of my clients at my location within my client’s budget. Like many things I’ve done in my life, I decided I wanted to learn how to do that on my own and signed up for makeup and cosmetology classes. Being knowledgeable in color theory and lighting was very helpful with my new endeavour as a makeup artist and raising three girls definitely helped with hair styling! I enjoy styling my clients as much as I enjoy the photo shoot itself. It gives me the opportunity to get to know my clients better before their session and ease their nerves. I now work with a fabulous stylist who takes care of most of my clients, but I still do the styling every now and then when she is not available.
Many ladies book a boudoir session because they want a sexy and unique gift for their partners. However, a boudoir session is a pampering and empowering experience for them as well. When you come in to the studio for your session, I will coach you through your photo shoot experience down to your fingertips. When you leave my studio, I want you to feel gorgeous and confident!
CO-OWNER + PRODUCTION MANAGER
Hector is my husband. Without his help and encouragement I would’ve never gotten into boudoir photography. He is a wedding photographer and the person who makes all my crazy ideas come true. Every time I want to create a set, paint, or anything I can come up with, he is the one who makes it happen. In fact, every time I say to him that I have a crazy idea, he always responds, “Surprise me!” .
Hector works “behind the scenes” and unfortunately you won’t get to meet him. Before my client comes in, he makes sure all the shooting areas are clean and ready for them. He also runs the business side of Sexy Beautiful Me, post-production, and appointment scheduling. Think of him as “Charlie” from Charlie’s Angels. You know he is part of the company, but most clients never get to see him or meet him in person.
Thank you for taking the time to getting to know me a little better. I think it’s very important that you can connect with your photographer before your shoot, especially with the intimate nature of boudoir photography. That’s why I created a private Facebook group just for my gals. If you already know me and are familiar with me, you’ll be a lot more relaxed the day of your session. “Mi casa es su casa” and I can’t wait to meet you!