‘Tis The Season For Giving

Over $1,000 in toys and clothing was recently donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program in Massena, New York to serve underprivileged children within our community.

Here’s to another year of the outpourings that happen when self-love is practiced.

Pictured within the studio’s Main Street Storefront from left to right are Kharissa Danboise, Resident Hair & Makeup Artist and Marina LaBaff, A Million Monarchs Owner & Lead Photographer.

Team Expansion Announcement

We have some exciting news to share!

What started as a ONE WOMAN SHOW has transformed 🦋into a team of over (20) twenty women!

We have hand selected the brightest and most loving team to walk along side you during your time with our studio. You can rest assured, you are in good hands with a caring team.

Throughout your Monarch Transformation with our all-female team boudoir specialists, you will probably only *officially* meet 2-3 different team members in-house. Pictured below is 9 in-house members of our 20 member team.

But behind the curtain, it takes an all-female teamwork to make this dream work ✨

Our New Logo

Our Logo Is Experiencing A Monarch Transformation!

Our original A Million Monarchs Boudoir branding including just a gold butterfly (pictured below left). While the graphic design details were beautiful, and did symbolize transformation in the form of a Monarch Butterfly. We wanted to symbolize and represent the true transformation of confidence.

Below (left) is our old logo of the gold butterfly and to the right is our brand new logo upgrade. Our boudoir logo upgrade is much more symbolic of a client’s “Monarch Transformation” with us during their photoshoot. The clients arms up the sky represent the confidence and empowerment that happen during a boudoir photoshoot with us. The wings symbolize transformation and rebirth

 

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Weekend Art Event

Famous Mexico City Artist
“Remix Uno” Comes To HQ

From Pro Fishermen Touring the St. Lawrence River to A Live Art & Cultural Exhibit being painted on the North facing wall of A Million Monarchs Boudoir located at 2 Main Street Massena NY, there is surely lots to do in this charming little village! (above photograph courtesy of Explore Massena)

At our headquarters, come watch the tour of famous Mexico City Artist, “REMIX UNO” LIVE as he paints a Butterfly Woman Mural in downtown Massena, New York.

Remix has painted for companies including but not limited to: Nike, Despegar, KFC, and Pizza Hut. He was also just commissioned to paint for Mexico City’s Government.

The mural will be painted on the exterior Headquarters of A Million Monarchs Boudoir photo studio, located at 2 Main Street Massena, NY 13662 USA, using uncommon paint mediums.

All are welcome to come and attend the LIVE ART EXIBIT throughout the weekend to see “Remix Uno” work his magic on the outside wall this Thursday – Saturday. Details of the event are including via Facebook event HERE.

Monarch Butterfly Mural

Above is a photograph taken September 2021 at 2 Main Street, Massena N.Y. 13662 which is where the first A Million Monarchs Boudoir photography studio was opened. The artwork was painted by Muralist RemixUno.

It was a busy summer with many special guests from around the world at our Massena, New York Location!

We feel absolutely honored that our beloved Monarch clients traveled in from near and far (as well as cross international borders), during a time when most stayed at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While our clients experienced the power of boudoir photography on the inside of our studio, we had a very special guest hanging from the outside of the studio!

Yes… we said that correctly. Remix Uno, International Muralist, literally hung off from a bucket lift on the side of our Upstate NY studio! Here’s a photo of his beautiful finished work.

Our favorite pieces of the artwork are the glamorous woman draped in the most beautiful hand painted diamonds and the Monarch Butterflies. The Butterflies are different colors, shapes, and sizes to represent the beautiful diversity in women. Special care was taken to adorn the women’s face on the mural with the most beautiful of makeup. Great makeup is something that our boudoir studio takes pride in, and we wanted to convey that on the exterior of the building in a unique and eye catching way!

We’ll be sure to post a part two explaining a bit more into the story of how this project came to be.

Featured Founder Interview

A Million Monarchs Boudoir was recently featured by the phoblographer (the worlds top blog for photography):

Dark Glamour Style Boudoir has been featured in the world’s top blog for photographers.
If you’ve ever wondered

  • What camera and lenses are best for boudoir photography?

  • How did you get started as a photographer?

  • What are some of the powerful emotions running through a clients head before their boudoir photoshoot?

  • What does a boudoir photoshoot process look like?

  • How are you able to insure a safe and comfortable space?

The blog will answer all of your burning questions about having a career as a photographer as well as a little featured background on our founder, Marina LaBaff.

The article also features an in depth interview about our signature style of photography: Dark Glamour.

You’ll find the article to be about a 10 minute read and can read it HERE.

Why Would Someone Want A Boudoir Photoshoot?

What is boudoir and why would a person want to try it?

First and foremost, Let’s start with the fundamentals — What exactly is boudoir photography?

A boudoir session is a high-end picture shoot held in a bedroom looking setting to heighten the sense of romance and wealth. It’s more than a lingerie photoshoot; it’s a reminder that you’re brave and strong! For most people, having their photos taken half-naked is an excellent step toward conquering huge anxiety and being brave. It takes a lot of courage and bravery to show up for your photoshoot. It can be a one-of-a-kind gift for your partner, a commemoration of significant events, a sexual rediscovery, a birthday treat, or “just because”, but most significantly boudoir is meant to be a celebration of you.

When was the last time you felt truly comfortable in your skin?

Have you ever had any time to yourself?

Have you ever looked at your portraits and been astounded by how you appear?

Are you unsure why you should go through with it?

You’ve arrived at the correct place, gorgeous.

1. The Experience of Self-Love

Boudoir is a celebration of who you are and all you have been through. As a woman, we understand that we aren’t always pleased with what we see in the mirror. We have a mental vision of how we should look, and we feel compelled to “perfect” ourselves until we achieve that ideal. Every scar and every mark is a hallmark signature of what you have been through. Like, a sort of trophy to celebrate. Our bodies, tell a tale about who we are. Your belly may have stretch marks and loose skin from bringing new life into the world. Laugh lines, wrinkles, and hair color are all factors that significancy we have a well lived life. All of your freckles, moles, weight, scars, and tan lines are a part of your narrative. At a Million Monarchs Boudoir, we truly believe with all of our hearts that everyone is a work of art and unique in their own way. Our job is to hold up the mirror for you to discover that yourself.

2. Increased self-assurance and confidence

To begin, you must overcome a significant fear of having your photo photographed in your undergarments. When our clients see the images, though, they can’t believe their eyes. We will showcase every facet of your beauty and body that you are most proud of through proper posing. Our crew will make you feel like a queen with your time in our professional studio. We pamper you with our own make-up, hair, and photographic skills. Our clients often compare their time with us as a spa experience because it is all about you! Many women have hectic lives and forget what it’s like to be a woman and to be pampered. I implore you to defy your daily routine and create time for yourself and the things that make you truly happy. Book your boudoir photoshoot and make absolutely 0% apologies for yourself doing something for yourself. Women benefit most when they take care of your mind, body, and spirit. If you treat yourself like well, you’ll remember that the essential thing is that you feel good and confident in the skin you are in. We are 100% positive you’ll leave the room feeling more confident, uplifted, and cheerful the next day.

Another interior sneak peek of our Boudoir Studios Unique Dark Glamour℠ Interior Design. Looking for more sneak peeks behind our velvet curtains? Join Our V.I.P. Group

 

Another interior sneak peek of our Boudoir Studios Unique Dark Glamour℠ Interior Design. Looking for more sneak peeks behind our velvet curtains? Join Our V.I.P. Group

3. A one-of-a-kind present or a milestone celebration

It can be a one-of-a-kind present for yourself or your partner. Yes, a session like this costs money, but can you imagine looking at those photos in 20 years? Holy Hannah! Where did the time go! Don’t be the woman who looks back and wishes she had experienced boudoir. Be the woman with a boudoir album in your hands and a confident smile that you were adventurous in your younger days! This will be your legacy, and I’m confident you’ve never looked better. On the other hand, can you envision your spouse/partner staring at those photos if it’s a gift? I’m sure that’s something they wouldn’t expect as a gift, and it’d be a significant and welcome surprise.


We’ve seen it all: getting married, going through a divorce or a harsh breakup, losing or gaining weight, accepting who you are, a period before or after becoming a mother, breaking out of a relationship, or starting over — boudoir can be anything. It’s mean to symbolize your unique Monarch transformation. Every single butterfly is different! Above all, it’s a beautiful way to pamper oneself.

4. Reclaiming your femininity

Through the years of growing older and wiser, some women feel like they have “lost themselves” and seek to find their way to feeling more like themselves in their own skin. Using the taste to capture intimate, sexy, flattering, and occasionally naughty images may also be a rediscovering of your feminine energy. Feminine energy refers to characteristics that are thought to be the polar opposite of masculine energy. It is fantastic to be spontaneous and do something entirely out of character to make ourselves feel truly alive and reinvented.

Even if you think you’re “not good in front of the camera” or live in a pair of yoga pants (or baby spit up or even maybe wine), we’ll unearth your inner sexiness together, and you’ll have a grande ball during your time in our studio! Want to see more behind the scenes and enter for your monthly chance to win a glamorous prize from us? Click Here to join our facebook V.I.P group

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