"All women ought to feel beautiful, desirable, and confident!"

How will it feel?

Have you ever had one of those days were you look in the mirror and go "damn, I look good!"? That’s what’s going to happen every time you open your album to admire your collection of photos! That huge boost in self confidence is available to you anytime you want. 

The extra 5-10 lbs you stressed about? Well, they're  just not there! You won’t find them in your photos. You'll be gently guided into proper posing that truly helps your body rock! You will simply look and feel sexier than you have in a long long time, or maybe ever! BUT there’s a most incredible side effect to this experience. Often, women will realize their potential... Their secret powers... Their true worth.

This is not just a photo shoot. It’s a life experience! An experience that boosts confidence and gives them power to LIVE. To go after what they want in life. To get out of a bad relationship, to apply for new jobs, to travel, to fall in love… The possibilities are endless. 

Boudoir is not a trend or a fad, it’s a movement!  

A movement of empowerment and sexuality- Boudoir allows you to take sexuality back and own it, without anyone else imposing their views on you. Boudoir allows you to accept your sexuality, and express it. Through your Boudoir experience, you are allowed to say "Yes, I like sex, just as much or more than anyone else, I’m not ashamed about it, and I’m comfortable with my body."  Your sexuality is yours, no matter if you're tiny or tall, skinny or chubby, straight, gay, bi or trans (or prefer no label at all). There are no biases with us.

We just want to help you capture that sexuality and LOOK AMAZING!


Boudoir is a gift for YOU! 

I truly wish that ALL women could see themselves through my lens. We'll reveal the beauty you have inside and out, and how sexy you really are. You'll be photographed in such a way that you actually feel sexier and more beautiful! Capturing images of it is just the bonus... so you'll remember the experience! You may be shy, or have a few extra pounds, or just have no idea just how sexy you can look- but I promise you, YOU'LL LOOK INCREDIBLE! Sure, it's an amazing gift for your partner, But first, I want it to be an amazing gift for yourself!  Chances are, you'll never see yourself in the same way again!

THIS is why I do what I do!!  To read more about Angie's Story, click  HERE

Tell me more... 

Honestly, you'll have a blast!  We want this to be not only a wonderful experience for you, but also for you to get an amazing collection of photographs that you'll treasure forever. Photographs that remind you of your own 'true' beauty every time you look at your photos.   

Your session starts with professionally applied makeup. We don't charge for it- it's simply available if you want it, or even just for touchups while you're in front of the camera. Clients say this pampering makeup time is a wonderful way to relax before the session. Once your makeup is done, the fun begins! Sessions generally take about 2 - 3 hours from start to finish. So, it's never rushed!

In the end, most clients end up with a beautiful album of photographs personally designed for them, and with them.

Where is my session photographed?

After over 20 years, I no longer shoot in a studio. It became way to monotonous and dull, and honestly, it looked like "a studio." The photos were all good and the clients were happy. But, I feel the images lacked a real home, real bedroom feel. Where we photograph your session is not simply "sets and props," it's a real living space. Most choose to shoot in our Loft space, or for an additional fee, we can come set up in your home. Trust me, the Loft is more than sufficient. Plus, if you look back at the 50-some photos on the home page, only 4 were not taken at my Loft.


Lifestyle Boudoir is located at the Lofts in NoHo Commons (pictured above). There's plenty of parking, and right across from the NoHo Train Station, if you'd rather leave the car at home.


Is there a guarantee?

With us there's NEVER a risk! We'll make sure you're thrilled with your photos, or you won't want to own them. We know that if you love your photos, you'll want to purchase them. And, when you do make a purchase, if for any reason you are not completely thrilled with your finished photographs, we'll remake them to your satisfaction, or your money will be returned with no questions asked. No kidding!

for more info, see our FAQs page

"My entire life I was interested in trying a boudoir session, but I was afraid to end up with  unpleasant photographs, until I met Mike and his wife Jojo. They made me feel safe and free in an intimate and personal environment...I laughed, flirted and engaged with a side of myself that I thought was lost. They gave me confidence that came with a wonderful make up & I enjoyed every second of it and the pictures have the right amount of sensuality and mystery that I did not know existed in me. Thank you Mike and Jojo!"        

Carolina O. Viveros, Porter Ranch, CA

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Husband and Wife Team: Michael and Jojo

About the Artists

Michael Spatola has been a photographer in Los Angeles for nearly 30 years, where he specializes in photography of women. He is also a makeup artists with multiple "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup" EMMY and CABLE ACE Award nominations, and famous for his work on Terminator 2, Iron Man 3, Tales From The Crypt (just to name a few). He's authored 6 books on Makeup, including The Monstrous Makeup Manual Series.

He's also authored the book "The Boudoir Experience: What To Expect And How To Prepare For It." 

Michael's wife, Jojo is an award winning makeup artist from Guangzhou, China. There she studied makeup at Beauty Tech Makeup school and worked on several film and many TV productions (Let The Bullets Fly and Conspirators). Jojo will be there to make you look your best and get you ready for the camera! You can see a number of her portraits by Michael in the gallery on this site.

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