My name is Layra, and I'll be turning 40 this year! I'm a Brooklyn, NY based lifestyle and boudoir photographer. I started my photography journey because I wanted to create something very special as a gift for all women to enjoy.
I've been practicing boudoir portraiture for about 3 years now while supporting my ladies in other areas of their lives with branding and lifestyle sessions. I wanted to find a way to merge the two worlds now that I'll be setting up my own studio in Brooklyn (Excited to be rooted in one spot!) and celebrate you while i dive into my own 40th year around the Sun adventure.
The 40 over 40 campaign is such a powerful portrait series and I immediately jumped on the chance to honor everyday women like me who are also celebrating this milestone and those who have embraced it with pride.
It will be fun, fulfilling and transformational. The REVOLUTION is within you...and I want to bring it out! Join me on a fun and incredible adventure. Remember . . . it is ALL about you. I can’t wait to meet you!
If you’re ready to join the self-love party, I got your invite right here. Let's get this partayyy started, boo!
YOU'LL ALSO GET ALL ACCESS TO our PRIVATE 40 over 40 FACEBOOK GROUP, WHERE YOU CAN CONNECT AND NETWORK WITH OUR OTHER MUSES!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
YOU'LL BE FEATURED IN MY UPCOMING EXHIBIT EVENT
When the portrait series is complete in 2022.
The exhibition will feature a portrait of each of the fabulous 40 women over 40 that will be photographeD.
THERE IS NO NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, BECAUSE I'VE GOT YOUR BACK!
ALL IMAGES ARE PROFESSIONALLY EDITED AND RETOUCHED.
SESSIONS ARE LIMITED
and by application only. Fill out the form below & let’s have a quick chat about including you in the 40 over 40 Experience
We will start with your story video interview answering questions about stepping into your power after 40, what beauty means to you, what message you want to share with other ladies about your experience. Your story will be used to showcase the portrait series at the 40 over 40 exhibition and in promotional materials including on our website, blog and social media platforms so we can share how FABULOUS you are with the world.
● The interview will be shared on my website, blog and social media.
● A before and after makeover photo may be shown.
**Other conditions may apply.**
There has never been a better time in history to be a woman over 40!
● Let’s celebrate that beauty doesn’t diminish with age.
● Help us tell your story about what it means to be over 40 today.
● Celebrate your beauty and appreciate every scar, every line and every grey (or purple!) hair.
We intend to disrupt & transform the way we are viewed (or forgotten) by the media and society by putting out beautiful, authentic images and real stories of ourselves.
This is your chance to be seen and heard!
All women over 40, 50, 60, 70+ are invited. I have photographed stunning images of women of different shapes and sizes; women with different tastes, from different backgrounds and with different views of life.
The Layra Marz Photography experience is an exciting, pampering, indulgent adventure, custom tailored and focused on YOU!
Think about how you want to be captured, what does your legacy look like? Our passion is to take the every-day woman and give her an unforgettable celebrity-style, vulnerable, self-loving photoshoot experience.
It's about so much more than just "taking pretty pictures." Our hope is for you to truly reconnect with yourself, see your beauty & spirit the way others already see you.
Covergirl for a day! You will enjoy a fully, expertly guided magazine styled shoot.
Not photogenic? Nonsense! It is not your job to be. I've got you! It is my job to connect and make you comfortable, to show you in your best light with flattering posing.
Get ready to rock this!
Camera-ready Custom Make-up application by our on site make-up artist.
Glammed up or natural/refined, it's all up to you!
Light hairstyling for picture perfect results!
Complete custom photo session design
Advice on colors, styling and fit
Our exclusive prep guide to help you plan on outfits and getting ready for your shoot day.
Layra hypes you into feeling good in your own skin, even in the most vulnerable context. She creates a space to laugh, express yourself, and redefine the boundaries of your comfort zone, safely. She’s so much fun to work with, turns over photos quickly, and the final photos are something you can fall in love with. In my session with her, she beautifully captured a part of me that I didn’t know existed, and for that, I’m grateful. I highly recommend.
Layra affirmed me quickly quieted that self talk which allowed me to let go and trust, this created a freedom like no other. I was filled with joy when I saw the photos. Layra is amazing and as stated before, and it's worth repeating... I felt safe; which allowed me to let go and be free! The pictures are breathtaking! Thank you Layra for the EXPERIENCE!
CONSULTATION - In which we will chat about your vision for how you want to be photographed and coach you on what to wear/styling
HAIR & MAKEUP - A professional makeover on your photoshoot date
PHOTOSHOOT - 2 hour photoshoot with Layra
REVEAL & ORDER SESSION - an in person session (in our studio or online via Zoom) to look at the 20-30 images we have created for you. Ala carte portraits are $350 and my collection of 6 or more start at $1800. The more photographs you purchase, the more you save.
PORTRAIT CELEBRATION + EXHIBITION - upon completion of the project there will be a celebration and exhibition to showcase the portraits of all 40 women. Your photograph will be included in this event
VIP FACEBOOK GROUP - be a part of a community of women all participating in this project. Share your experience and cheer each other on
FEATURED ON OUR BLOG + SOCIAL MEDIA - your images and story will be featured on our social media, blog and youtube and other publications.
WHAT DOES THE $595 INCLUDE?
The participation fee is $595. The fee not only holds your date and allows us to book in the hair and makeup artist for your shoot, it also covers the consultation, photoshoot, and inclusion to the 40 Over 40 Portrait Exhibition in 2023.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICiPATE IN THE 40 OVER 40 PROJECT??
WHAT IF I WANT MORE THAN ONE PHOTOGRAPh, can i purchase more?
Absolutely! When you see the 20-30 stunning images we have created for you, you'll probably want them all! Extra photographs (including the digital and 5x7 print on 8x10 mat) are $300 each, but the more you buy, the more you save. You can save by purchasing collections. The more you buy, the cost goes down. Our packages with 5 or more images start at $1500 + tax and go up from there. We do take credit cards and offer payment plans as well.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS FOR SALE - I offer beautiful products to store and display your new photographs, including matted prints, albums, folio boxes and wall art. My most popular item is a glass-front eco-leather box, hand crafted in Italy, which sits on your mantel or bookshelf to show off your new matted prints. It's like a living frame, where you may swap out the photo in the front at any time.
I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC THOUGH! IS THAT OK?
Whoa, stop right there beauty! I simply don't believe in "photogenic." It's my job as the photographer to make you look and feel amazing! And lucky for you I am a trained master at making women of all ages, shapes and sizes look amazing in photographs.
6 - 8 weeks before you would like to get your prints (if you are gifting them or are celebrating a birthday or other special milestone) Full payment is due before shoot day, you can pay in full the day of the shoot during your reveal and order session or you can take advantage of our 3 months and 6 months pre-paid packages, only available during booking, and book your session 3-6 months in advance. We can discuss this more in detail during our complimentary consult session.
One of the most exciting parts of this project is to celebrate all 40 of our participants and share your images and stories with the community. There will also be a final celebration featuring all 40 women's portraits on display once this project is complete. Our venue will be announced as we get closer.
TELL ME ABOUT THE PORTRAIT EXHIBITION + CELEBRATION?
I created a detailed digital Prep and Outfit Guide with ideas, examples, and accessories suggestions. I send it out during the planning portion, with plenty of time before your shoot so you can get to planning right of way.
What should i wear?
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
WHY ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS PROJECT?
HOw far in advance should i book?
I will be 40 this year, and I can relate with all my 40+ sisters of the feelings we have about aging and how we are underrepresented in the media. There's no expiration date on being a fabulous, happy, fulfilled, and vibrant woman. You inspire me. Your story inspires me. You show me and our society the truth-- that a woman just gets better with time, like a fine wine! I am a huge believer in women's empowerment. There aren't enough platforms for women over 40 to share their story and their beauty.
CAN I REFER A FRIEND OVER 40 TO ALSO BE A PART OF THIS PROJECT?
Yes! I would love to also have your friends be a part of this project! Please spread the word.
I totally understand that life happens! I do book in my hair & makeup artist's time to be at your photoshoot. Therefore, you are allowed one reschedule more than 7 days out from the shoot at no charge. If we have less than 7 days notice (or this is the second time you need to reschedule) we do charge a $100 rescheduling fee.
My Studio is currently located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.
Soon to be located in the Midwood Neighborhood in Brooklyn! (CUE IN THE CONFETTI)
WHAT IF I BOOKED MY DATE & PAID $595 AND THEN HAVE TO RESCHEDULE?
WHAT DAYS DO YOU HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOOT?
I shoot Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, in the mornings and by appointment only. Availability is first come first served. On our phone/zoom chat I will share next available dates and make sure to find an opening that works for you. If you are SUPER EXCITED to participate but just can't possibly make those times work let's chat about your availability. I want to be as inclusive as possible for this project but I am working around my hair & makeup artist's schedule too. We will do our best to acomodate you.
HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING WHO PARTICIPATES?
We aren't "choosing" anyone. Every woman's story is inspiring. Every woman is beautiful. So we aren't going to exclude anyone who wants to be involved. Basically, this project is first come, first served. If you are willing to connect with Layra for a "get to know you" call pay your $595 participation fee, book your date, are over 40 (or turning 40 this year) you can be a part of the shoot! YAY! The other limit is that we only have 40 spots available. Once we hit 40 women, we will create a waitlist of interested women.
THIS IS AMAZING, COUNT ME IN! I'M READY TO BOOK MY DATE! WHAT'S NEXT?
Click on the BOOK NOW button below or Email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get an email to book your zoom consultation to choose your day and get you ready for your shoot.