Let's get personal

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WHO

I'm Erica Marissa, a Pittsburgh based boudoir and wedding photographer. I am a challenge-seeker, improviser, and a huge supporter of doing whatever the hell you want to do. My soul is permanently tied to helping women and my business, there's nothing in the world I'd rather do. 

WHAT

My focus with boudoir photography is to show every day women - students, mothers, wives - that they are beautiful and strong. My goal with this genre is to help women learn to strip down to who they were before society told them what and who to be. I want my clients to look at their photos and see a strong woman who has overcome so much and can now truly enjoy her body.

WHY 

I used to drive home from work crying every. single. day. I used to be severely angry at the world and society. I was completely over the body shaming I saw from both men and women - but mostly women - all over the internet. Seeing so much hate and judgement drove me to do this to empower women who feel just like I do. 

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I Believe: 

Tacos are the secret to happiness. 

Every woman and man is beautiful exactly how they are.

We are all amazing and have the power to change the world. 

Self love and self care are the most important things you could ever give yourself. Tacos are a very close second. 

Cats rule the world. No ifs ands or butts. 

Boudoir is therapy.

Everyone has a sexy side, sometimes it just takes coaching to drag her out. 

Flaws make you gorgeous. 

You should always celebrate yourself. Kiss your own fingertips and hug your own curves. 

Society sucks and we all need to change it. 

In you. 


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My Philosophy

You only get to live this life once, and once is never long enough. How do you want to spend your precious time? Hating yourself? Being shameful of your body? Following all of society's insane and impossible standards? Happiness should be our main focus and we need to take every step to achieve it without feeling guilty or selfish. We all need to love our natural selves and stop apologizing for the body we were given and start embracing it. Don't worry about if people think you're beautiful. Don't worry about if people like you. It's not their job to like you. It's yours. 

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