Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Cali Girls | San Diego Boudoir Photographer

I’ve gotten a bunch of emails from locals lately wondering about availability for San Diego sessions (thank you past local clients for referring your friends, I truly appreciate it!!) In a few weeks I am going to be flying all over the place doing sessions but I decided to plan an impromptu shoot for my San Diego girls! I’ve added a one day hotel marathon for downtown San Diego on January 22. Three spots are available. (Albums will be ready in time for V-day.) I do have an online booking system (you can click on Jan 22 on the calendar to see availability for that day:http://desiree-hayes-photography.genbook.com) or you can shoot me an email at desireehayesphotography@gmail.com.  If you’d like to do a session with a friend, also shoot me an email and I can arrange the session times to keep you together (if you want to be together.)

Without my southern Cali girls, I wouldn’t even be able to be traveling all over the place so THANK YOU again for all of your support and referrals over the years! If you have a special occasion coming up, also shoot me an email and I will do my best to make it happen! XOXO!

Heels + Miami + DC

I want you to go do a test (unless you’re a man.)  Right now.  Go to your closet and put your highest pair of heels on.  Then stand in front of a mirror and look at your legs and butt.  A little lift, right?! Plus a tad more definition in your calves, right?  Yes! If you do not have a good pair of heels you should really get some.  (You don’t HAVE to have high heels for your session if you hate them but I really recommend at least one pair for at least a couple of images.) Even if you are really tall, it doesn’t matter because you will be laying down/sitting in some of your poses anyways.

I do think there are some more flattering “rules” with heels though.  If you have shorter legs (or thicker ankles) avoid ankle straps.  Ankle straps draw your eye and make your legs appear to “stop” right there whereas a “step in” heel elongates you legs.

Can you tell yesterday I was online shoe shopping? HA! I kept thinking “That would be cute for boudoir! I need to post these!”  So I am. I will admit to loving shoes (and heels in particular, I think that is the only “girlie” thing about me! LOL) They always fit.  They don’t care how many margaritas I drink or how many taquitos I pack away at Happy Hour (unlike my stupid jeans which all hate me right now.)

1. Boutique 9 Girly 2. Aldo, Carthon 3. Aldo, Fawson 4. Betsey Johnson Calandra 5. Betsey Johnson Newton 2 6. Bebe Halen 7. Betsey Johnson Walland 8. BP Kailyn 9. Steve Madden Crissy 10. Max Studio Czech 11. Pelle Moda Fairs 12. Enzo Angiolini Sully 13. Guess Hondola

Okay, now for the Miami and DC part! If you are on my Facebook page you already know this because my Facebook peeps always get a heads up (and thank you to those who have already booked!) but I will be doing marathons in these two cities in a few months.  Miami is April 29-30 and Washington DC will be May 27-28.  For an update on the other upcoming marathons, Dallas, Philly, and St Louis are sold out.  For Atlanta, I have one spot left for Saturday Jan 15 @ 2:30 or I have a couple left for Friday, January 14th as well.  To see availability or to book online, you can do so here: http://desiree-hayes-photography.genbook.com

I am headed out to Scottsdale, AZ tonight! Weee! LOL Have a great weekend everyone!  I’ll be back on Sunday so if my response time this weekend is a little slow, it’s because I am out “shooting” people.  LOL!

The Beautiful *A* | Los Angeles Boudoir Photographer

I met *A* on a photography forum and knew she was a fun chickie but never got to meet her in person until yesterday.  She lives in Canada and I am in California but they came to LA area for the week and yesterday I was able to shoot her. (<– “Shooting” people always sounds so violent.)  I had a ton of fun, enjoy your sneak peek, you are stunning, girl!

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and I think this is my favorite:

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