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Mishaun Arrington

Boudoir Session | by +Mishaun

When I told people that I was doing a boudoir session I was met with quite a range of reactions. From some people wanting to be my assistant for the day, to a sideways glance from an ultra-conservative friend, everyone had some opinion on the matter. Many people have preconceived notions about boudoir being something risqué and slightly salacious. The thing is that boudoir photography, when done correctly, is not about what the subject is wearing, it’s about making the subject look and feel beautiful.

I think most women at some point in their lives or perhaps throughout their lives struggle with body image. It’s hard not to when we are constantly bombarded with overly Photoshopped images of celebrities and advertisements for the latest and greatest in weight loss or wrinkle creams. Our subconscious takes over and tells us that is how we should look and if we don’t or can’t conform we are not beautiful. Not to mention the mean girl mentality and those awkward middle school yearsBoudoir is about overcoming your self-image and seeing your true beauty. It’s not about the makeup or the gorgeous hair, it’s about the feeling of empowerment. It takes guts to step out in a scantily clad outfit and show the real you. I think that boudoir helps remind women of just how stunning they are in their own skin.

Just remember no matter who you are or how you see yourself…You.Are.Beautiful!

Carnival Styled Shoot | by +Mishaun

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One of my favorite parts of working with LeahAndMark is meeting the new interns! Every three months the LeahAndMark family grows to include a new crop of amazing individuals.

Season [NINE] is awesome. I mean like really awesome…in your face amazing! I know Mark says every season is the best ever and it’s true. The internship is constantly evolving and getting better because the interns are raising the bar. From the past few weeks of working with season 9 I can tell future seasons are going to have a lit to live up to this season is driven!

Since the level of interns is constantly increasing, my obligation as a + is to make sure the shoots I invite the  interns to are consistently amazing.  I don’t want to waste their time by setting up a shoot that is boring or half assed. I need to set them up so that it is worth their time. Not to say that I’m going to control every aspect and go easy on them because I’m not!  They need to learn how to deal with less than ideal lighting, surroundings etc. it just needs to be something that they can learn from and write a killer blog post about.

Also what’s great about this season is that they aren’t waiting around for us to ask them on shoots. They are setting up shoots or checking out the calendar and asking us if they can go on shoots with us.

I am looking forward to working with season 9 even more over the next few months.  I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds. I can tell you this…it’s going to be awesome!

Atlanta. Photographer. Mishaun Arrington. Weddings. Family Portraits. Full. Of. Awesome.

[Photos by +Mishaun from a styled shoot with Alumni Intern Raven]

Prop Stylist & Vintage RentalsBlue Eyed Yonder
Make-Up Artists: Diane Homer -, Ashley Rae -, Ashley Mayfield –
Wardrobe Styling: Redress Style Consulting -
Striped Wedding Dress: Knot Couture -
Cake: Miss Mamie -
Hair Stylist/Make-Up Artist: Melanie Mae Senecal -
Performers: The Hot Toddies -
Hair Accessories: La Coco Rouge -



Hi I’m +Mishaun
When I applied for the internship I was looking to shoot more, stretch the limits of my creativity, evolve as a photographer, and meet some new people.  From shooting in rivers and old cars to my first wedding, the three months proved to be so much more than what I had envisioned.  I know many people have talked about just how fast the internship goes by and it’s so true. When the three months were over I didn’t want it to end and now I’m so thrilled that I am now an actual part of the LeahandMark team. I shoot everything from weddings and events to families and babies, models, proposals, pets, just becauses and everything in between.  Anything you can dream up…I’ll shoot it. I love that each shoot is so vastly different from the next.  I love to collaborate with my clients and create photos that capture their unique personalities.  Whether it is a wedding or another type of event, I strive to create photos that take you back and help you re-live your memories.

I’m looking forward to helping the current interns to accomplish their goals for the next three months and watching their internship journey unfold. I’m also looking forward to seeing where the new journey of plus-dom takes me.