Hi, I’m Mary from MerryBoudoir :)
I’m a designer and photographer in Oakland.
I’ve been doing wedding photos and portraits since 2008 and shooting modern boudoir since 2012.
Although mostly self-taught I took lighting classes in Venezuela and learned some posing by doing a lot of self-portraits while I was learning photography.
I’m a non-staff photographer for Suicidegirls.com and have had 2 sets as Set of the Day and also have a few others currently in their member review area.
I’m passionate about portraits and empowering woman through discovering themselves through my lens, as a woman myself I find beautiful, the poetry in the power of the image; there’s a beauty within that when we don’t explore it further we are just missing out.
You don’t have to be a supermodel to get a boudoir session. This kind of sessions can be for a loved one or just for yourself, a lot of my self-portraiture I always used just for self-expression and it definitely always gave me a boost of confidence.
Feel free to contact me and we can talk more about any ideas or questions you might have.