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When a client first books a boudoir session, they are sometimes unsure, or they are very excited about a long-awaited day of pampering. But then, something happens that can send the whole thing awry…the ugly monster of comparison. Whether it’s because you started paging through beauty magazines for inspiration, or combing the endless scrolling of […]

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Sometimes, when we meet a new client, I can sense their apprehension. It is nerve-racking to step into a new place that isn’t familiar, and to step (vulnerable) in front of a lens is a true act of courage for some people. I admire it. I wish I could make everyone perfectly comfortable right away, […]

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Often, when a woman comes into my studio to discuss a boudoir session or they show up for their schedule shoot, she says something like, “Oh, I wish I had done this sooner!” We understand. It’s hard to set aside time and invest in yourself, and even moreso with boudoir shoots that can feel “frivolous” […]

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What an honor to get to do this session; two amazing friends who wanted their session done together. They are also two of USC’s biggest recruits, so football played a very important role in their shoot. Meet Kyle and Ethan, both from Orange Lutheran High School, and best friends since kindergarten. Because of their longtime […]

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Professional makeup is part of many of our sessions here at Maggie Mae Photography. It offers clients the opportunity to look and feel their best, and gives that added boost of confidence. In the unique lighting of a studio environment, professional makeup is really a necessity, because of the way the light brings out any […]

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As a luxury boudoir photographer, I have heard just about every misconception imaginable. Some clients come in nervously, or call me with timid apprehension, wondering what boudoir is all about, and how to book their own session. I have photographed many different genres over the years, and each type is very special to me. But […]

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“They’re just pictures!” I hear this often. Sure, it seems like all we do is give high school seniors a few photos, but it’s so much more than that…it truly is an experience. I know you’re eager to get onto the next season in your life (Hello, college! Hello, freedom!), but I hope that you […]

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High school sweethearts: maybe one of my favorite things! There aren’t many things that are more romantic than two amazing young people in love, and both passionate about their futures. This pair attends Yorba Linda High School, and they share a love of sports. One thing I really loved about them is that they are […]

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Most people these days have a camera of some type at home or the camera on their cell phone and think this can make for a perfectly good headshot. Possibly, but today we live in a very visual world and your headshot can be your very first impression. Choosing a professional photographer to take your […]

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In case you haven’t noticed, or maybe you’re new here, Maggie Mae has recently been completely revamped. Swoone designed an entirely new brand, including awesome things like biz cards, t-shirts, a new website, and more! This new brand combines modern luxury with an inviting personality. I recently opened a stunning studio space where every client will have […]