Here's what other women have had to say about their photoshoot with Mandy.
"Working with Mandy was such a pleasure. She is so sweet natured, and makes you feel very at ease every step of the way, and her photography is amazing! Pictures turned out better than I expected, beautiful angles and use of lighting. Mandy is phenomenal at what she does, and she will make you feel so beautiful. I recommend booking a shoot with her to everyone, she will take good care of you!
"I was really impressed with her professionalism. She goes above and beyond and is with you every step of the way. Literally. The moment you sign the contract she is making Pinterest boards for you, joining you at the mall to help you select the perfect look, or at the very least, always avail if you need to send her an outfit via text. During the session, she is directing you, she is sweet & she is diligent. While you are getting ready, everyone is chatting away! Girls day! Woohoo! She won't leave you out to dry and you will leave this experience feeling like you made a friend."
"I did a boudoir shoot with Mandy, and I have to say that it was AMAZING! Being a new mommy to twins, I have not felt like my old self. I was so nervous about stripping down to almost nothing, (especially since I am usually trying to layer it on and cover it up) but Mandy made me feel so comfortable. As soon as I walked into her studio, I knew that I was in a safe place where I could be myself. She is one of the sweetest and most professional women that I have met, and that goes such a long way when you are about to show it all to someone you just met. From the hair and makeup, to picking out the wardrobe, to posing in the ways that make you look like a bombshell, Mandy had it down! She was able to bring out a part of me that I hadn't seen in a while, and it felt so good! So, if you have any interest in this kind of shoot, you owe it to yourself to capture the goddess that you are! Believe me, you will not regret it. Thank you so much, Mandy Merino!! This will be an experience I will never forget!!"
"I just finished my photo viewing with Mandy, It was amazing. Let me start at the beginning. I was pampered like a movie star from the moment I walked in. I never felt nervous. She made me feel so good about my self. And then the BIG revel came. I saw my pictures. I can't even tell you how good I felt about myself. As a woman we all lack a little self confidence and she gave me mine back. Plus a gift that my husband will never forget. Thanks from the bottom of my heart Mandy!"
"[Before the shoot] I about backed out! I felt overwhelmed when I was trying to find things to wear. I am not a lacy kind of girl... I'm more of a sports bra, yoga pant kind of girl. I talked to Mandy about it and she gave me some great ideas that would fit my personality and made me feel so comfortable and confident about the entire process.
I don't normally see myself as sexy. I see myself as tough and strong most days. After I saw my portraits, I think I may have a little sexy hiding in there and that's exciting!"
"All I can say is WOW. I loved not only the results, but the whole experience. Mandy makes you not only feel comfortable, but absolutely beautiful. And when I saw the results, it was hard to believe that it was me in the photos. I felt like the Dove soap commercial on steroids. And Mandy gave me so much more than beautiful photos; she gave me my presence back, and I'll forever be grateful. Don't hesitate - if you've ever considered a boudoir photo shoot - call Mandy and make it a priority. You not only deserve it, you need it.
"I did my shoot as a surprise gift for my fiance on our wedding day and let me tell you this was the best gift ever! I'll start by saying Mandy is an amazing photographer, she captures a story not a pose. When we first talked about what I wanted for my photos she helped me get ideas of what to wear which is the biggest part in my opinion, if you don't feel confident in the two pieces of fabric covering your girly parts you kinda have a problem. On the day of the shoot I went to her studio and had my hair/makeup done and just hung out with her and the MUA. It was such a fun experience that really just felt like girl time. When the shoot started I wasn't nervous just more worried I would look awkward or out of place in the photos, as the shoot went on it started to feel more natural and it was honestly so much fun. I guess you never really know how you will feel wearing lingerie in front of someone you barely know until you are doing it for a few hours. It was such a good experience and of course my fiance loved it. He was so shocked when he looked at the album...mission accomplished."
"I have had previous boudoir shoots with other photographers in the past, but there are always nerves when working with someone new- "Will they make me look good?" "what if they capture all my bad angles?" "what if I just don't feel comfortable with them?". All of these concerns were thrown out the window throughout the time I spent working with Mandy.Mandy's passion for her work is contagious and puts you immediately at ease. If you're feeling awkward trying to pose, don't worry cause she'll jump in there with you to try and figure out the best pose. The viewing session "the big reveal" is by far the most amazing part. It feels a bit like Christmas morning. While you're in the actual photoshoot process, you can't possibly imagine that the pictures can come out so magical. Personally I was drooling at myself as she showed me our shots. Mandy's love for her work also comes through in her competitive pricing, hard to beat in this area for the amazing quality work that Mandy produces. Her makeup artist/hair stylist was equally friendly, and worked with my to create a look that I loved.If you haven't given yourself the treat of a boudoir shoot before, I'm telling you, you need to do it. Thank you Mandy Merino for the incredible pleasure of working with you!"
"My favorite part was the effect before and after the shoot. Before the shoot I started exercising more, taking care of my skin and hair, thinking about what I wanted to look like as a sexy model. After the shoot I felt sexier than ever, kept talking care of myself and I knew for a fact I was sexy because I had seen the pictures and it was proof!
It brought me out of a funk I had been in for a couple years and motivated me to be who I really want, it was the exact kick in the pants I needed. You can either spend the money on a shrink, or sexy photos."
"Any woman who has ever wanted to feel sexy and finally OWN it should look into doing a boudoir shoot with Mandy. No, I don't have a significant other that I wanted to take these sexy boudoir photos for. This was something that I wanted to do just for ME and be proud of who I am, in the skin that I'm in, no matter what anyone else thinks. This was something Mandy completely understood and was just as excited for me to do this as I was. If you took a professional model shoot and added the pampering of a bride, that is what our whole day felt like. Mandy was so professional and personal during the entire process.
We met first to discuss what type of style we were going for and gauged my level of confidence. I told her what was important to me (my tattoos) and what I wasn't comfortable with (fluffy midsection). And she paid very close attention to all of those things without me having to remind her or feel uneasy. On the day of the shoot it felt more like hanging out with the girls while getting ready for a night out. That type of trust is what allowed me to let go and be vulnerable and sexy.
These photos are an example of how talented Mandy is to be able to capture my skater punk kid personality while exposing the bad ass sexy lady I never knew I could be. Thank you, Mandy for making me look this f'ing amazing and sharing your gift, talent and passion with me."
"This woman is OFF THE CHAIN!!! Trust me when I say she knows what she is doing! I had no idea how sexy I could be! If you are even remotely thinking about doing a boudoir session, this is the woman that you must have! I can not wait to give my husband this special gift- I know he will love it!!!
"In the days leading up to my shoot, I contemplated canceling. I was most definitely hesitant and nervous that I wasn't "where I wanted it to be" yet and that I was just not ready. When I got to the studio and was instantly greeted by Mandy with an infectious smile and a big hug, I knew immediately I made the right decision. From the moment I walked in, with Beyoncé playing in the background, my attitude changed from nervous to "I got this!" Mandy is warm and has a special way about her that makes you feel beautiful, sexy and empowered. I never had to worry about what to do with my body, as Mandy showed me how to pose, where to look, and even what expressions to give. Our session was full of laughs and moments of appreciating an amazing shot! Thank you for this experience Mandy, I am so glad I decided to do this! I thought this shoot was a gift for my husband, but turned out to be a huge gift for myself."
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