Boudoir Photographer in San Francisco and Orange County California
About Abeille Studios
Hi! I’m Melissa and I own Abeille Studios, which services San Francisco, CA and Orange County, CA. We’re available worldwide and often host boudoir events (think: self-love retreat) in nearby areas. Subscribe to my blog to find out more!
I’ve been told I’m really great to work with (you can check out my testimonials) and I promise to make sure we have a great time during your shoot! Don’t be surprised if we end up being friends afterward … I seem to connect with strong women who believe in lifting other women up and who strive to shake the stigma of feminine = weak. I believe we can be feminine yet powerful. I fully advocate owning your sexuality, expressing who you are inside, and being completely unapologetic about it!
I’m the type of person who both acts completely spontaneously, yet also over-prepares to the level that it’s probably completely overkill. Well, that’s sort of how my photography career/journey happened. All I ever wanted to be was a photographer, but I guess I felt like I had to do all of the other things first and live in all sorts of places while I was at it. I made it back to my dream and honestly couldn’t be happier. I’ve done a lot of things, yet this is where I am meant to be. I’m at home in the mountains, by the ocean in a random surf stay in Bali, or in my studio shooting badass beautiful ladies for boudoir. It might be slightly unconventional, but I truly find the beauty in the interesting life and career I’ve had.
So, what’s with the name? How do you pronounce it?
Abeille is the French word for Honeybee–which is what my name means.
abeille (ah-bay) noun, feminine: bee. I found myself connected to it as I read more about the story behind my name and the Greek nymph, Melissa. You can read more about it here if you’d like. Also, I highly recommend you look up your own name and the meaning if you don’t already know. Because, why not?
What’s next? Honestly, I can’t wait to explore more, do more, and photograph even more beauty in its many, many forms. I’m always down to hear about the cool ideas my clients have. I LOVE creativity and expressing it in new ways. Have a concept or dream board on Pinterest? Need some ideas or want me to help? Let’s make it happen.