I know what it's like to have kids (3 in under 4 years), go through huge physical changes within my body, and dedicate many intense years to raising them while my self-care and self-worth as a woman slowly dwindled.
When I became a single mom of 3, I was at my heaviest weight ever. My self-esteem, self-confidence, and femininity were at an all time low.
After losing the weight, I couldn't see the "new me" but still saw myself as the bigger, unwanted woman. I was still disconnected from my body. It wasn't until I began to take boudoir photos for myself that I was able to truly see myself for the goddess that I am: sexy, sensual, and divine!!!
The impact boudoir has made for me deep and life-altering. This is exactly the experience I strive to give - that every client arrives a woman, but rises to embrace her goddess within!!
have fallen in love with this intimate and empowering art from because honestly, boudoir has brought me back to life. It has transformed me from the inside out, allowing me to reclaim and honor parts of myself that I never knew existed.
I pretty much grew up with a camera in my hand!
I was given my first Kodak film camera at age 5, and the next year I ran away from home in the wee hours of the morning just so that I could ride my bike several blocks downtown
and photograph muscle cars!
Now I've run away with photography again and living my dream of being a photographer (see the next photo!).
First fun fact
My first career choice at 6 was to be an Orange Julius worker since they gave out the most delicious free samples of their smoothies!
Since then, my aspirations grew a bit.
- I love working out and keeping my body strong!
- Look ma, I made it! I'm a full time photographer and loving it!
- Touch is one of my love languages and I give massages to those I love!
- I grew up singing in choir, and still sing all the time - but mostly just for my kids and I!
- I still strive every day to be the best person I can be.
SEcond fun fact
Marissa is an amazing photographer! I have always viewed myself as an incredibly awkward person in front of a camera, and Marissa was able to guide me through a very natural & sensual photo session with ease.
She is so skilled in her craft and such an incredible hype woman. You'll be amazed at how quickly you're able to connect with such unique, divine aspects of yourself and your femininity within her presence. When you see your photos for the first time, be prepared to be completely blown away. She has a way of capturing the most beautiful special moments.
I cannot express enough just how grateful I am to have shared the time I did with Marissa. Thank you for helping me recognize my beauty and my power!
Marissa helped me discover my own beauty that I felt never existed. She took the time to listen to all my thoughts and ideas that were floating around in my head and somehow, she was able to assemble all the pieces and created a beautiful backdrop near a river in the middle of nature. It was as if she could see the photoshoot in her own mind before I even stepped in front of the camera. She made my dream come to life. I will never see myself in the same light. After our photoshoot I discovered a new self-love that was never there before, and I owe her so much. Marissa is a woman that holds so much talent, imagination, creativity and artistry. I am so glad that I entrusted her with my vision, thank you Marissa for sharing your beautiful talent with the world.
north bend, wa
I recently did a boudoir photo shoot with friends with Marissa Jay. When I was young, my best friend’s mom had gorgeous prints of herself, from pre-baby years, framed and hanging in one portion of her house and I decided back then that I would do the same. It was so fun to see a younger version of my friend’s mom expressing her beauty, femininity and overall self. I loved expressing myself in front of the camera and in the safe space with Marissa. She helped me with poses, provided music and an overall light, uplifting and empowering experience.
Marissa was awesome. It was my first ever boudoir shoot I was nervous, but that quickly subsided when I met Marissa. Her energy was amazing. She made me feel comfortable from the get go. Somehow Marissa brought out that inner goddess I didn’t even know I had. The stiff energy I came in with immediately went away, and I felt like I was taking pictures with a friend. We had a lot of fun during the shoot, and I didn’t have to come up with a single pose, she had a stash of sexy move ideas, I just did what she told me. There wasn’t a single photo I didn’t like. I will be planning a shoot with this girl again soon! Book her while you can!!! Thanks Marissa, you’re a rock star!!!
I am absolutely in love with the photos from my boudoir session with Marissa and cannot recommend a session with her enough!! :)
I am very camera shy and was amazed at how comfortable Marissa made me feel. The session was awesome and I can't wait to book with her again! Her artistic vision was immediately apparent, and she guided the direction of poses, location and wardrobe with ease. Marissa made me feel like the wild forest witch I've always dreamt of being, and the entire experience was so empowering, compassionate, and FUN <3 Thank you, Marissa, for making all of my photoshoot dreams come true.
NORTH BEND, WA
Marissa is amazing at what she does. Her photography is her passion and that labor of love really shows through in the work.
I've done a natural boudoir photoshoot in the forest with Marissa and those are a lot of fun! Feeling sexy and free surrounded by nature was intoxicating. Marissa makes you feel and look like a goddess. Her photographs will be something I'll cherish forever.
Not only is she professional and talented, but she's just fun to be around too! I felt completely at ease and sexy and empowered during my boudoir session. It was so much fun and I couldn't recommend the experience or Marissa enough!
Marissa has a gift for bringing out each individual, couple or family authentically through her photos. I did a nature boudoir shoot with friends (which was a first for me!) and she created an experience that was comfortable and empowering at the same time. She takes time to understand your vision, offers helpful suggestions (outfits, poses, etc.) and brings such positive energy to her shoots that you can’t help but have fun!
Welcome to my private group on Facebook that is just for you! This is a safe space and I can't wait for you to join us! In this group, we are real, authentic, uplifting, loving, and positively discover the many ways we can encourage our goddesses to rise and shine in our daily lives!
When was the last time you took the time to truly reconnect with yourself on a deep level? When did your self-care practice involve you rekindling your self-love, raising your self-esteem, and reconnecting you with your beautiful divine feminine essence? If the answer is never, or it's been a while, then it's time you let your goddess rise and shine!
You Deserve to feel divine