Daphne Weld Nichols

– Photographer | Life Coach | Hypnotherpaist | Reiki Master | Astrologist –

Feng Shui is the art of balancing energy throughout any given space. A building, a room, even a desk can be balanced using Feng Shui. The balancing of energy is believed to increase a persons health, prosperity, relationships and even sexual drive. Below are 6 tips on how to improve your sex life and sexual energy using Feng Shui methods.

  1. Express Your Intent In A Visual Format. This can be an art piece, a photo, or a small sculpture. From a photo of lovers to a small golden sculpture of Shiva & Shakti in sexual union – only you know what you emotionally respond to. Place your feng shui sex cure in the Northwest area of your home or your bedroom. The point here is to display explicit sexual art to increase the output of sexual energy.
  2. Ylang-Ylang Oil. One single drop of ylang-ylang oil on a piece of unfinished pottery on a nightstand beside your bed every night is a major sex-drive enhancement. Rose oil is another great one to try, but the ylang-ylang is a powerful libido enhancement.  Also, ladies, clove oil is thought to powerfully attract men. Though truly not my cup of tea, it’s pretty fascinating.
    Feng Shui Sex Tips
  3. Be Mindful. Ultimately, sex is a powerful yin-yang energy exchange, thus you need to be mindful of the quality of your own energy and the energy of who you are with. In the world of feng shui energy, like attracts like, so be what you want to attract.
  4. Sleep Often. In 2005, a study by the National Sleep Foundation found that close to 25% of couples in the United States have lost interest in sex because they are always so tired. Chapter 4 of the Kama Sutra explicitly includes an afternoon nap in the list of vital activities in every man’s day to prepare to “receive women.” I fully understand that this is not realistic for many of you, but weekend naps often are doable. Do them! Take the time to refill your “sleep bank” so you don’t suffer mentally, emotionally and hormonally.
  5. Get Closer. A queen-size bed is the largest that I recommend. In anything larger than a queen, you never have to touch your bedfellow. It’s like being in separate countries. Touching means connecting. Connecting means Intimacy.
  6. Color Is Important. Try a set of red sheets. Red is a powerful and auspicious color in Feng Shui and red sheets will add heat to your loving. However, don’t make them your everyday sheets– all that energy will make it hard to get to sleep.
  7. Clutter Free. First of all remove all clutter so positive energy can flow throughout the room. Clutter blocks the flow of ch’i. You should also remove anything reminding you of past lovers. Photos, love letters, presents and gifts, anything that reminds you of the past should be removed.

Here is an incredibly versatile and delicious roasted winter veggie dish that I created. View the recipe below. Roasted Winter Veggies: Use all or as many organic ingredients as possible Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease a large cookie sheet- I put all the chopped veggies on one layer. Cut all the root veggies about […]

Portrait Photographer Daphne Weld Nichols Shoots Stallone

Sylvester Stallone's Mother, Jackie Stallone

Jacqueline Stallone, world famous astrologer, best selling author, and mother to super star Sylvester Stallone and Grammy award winner, Frank Stallone came to visit us at Fantasy Photography, recently.

We had first met her 20 years ago when she licensed our game, “Tell a Fortune”, an astrological card reading kit. She knew that we also did portrait photography and she said that she had always wanted to do some campy, sexy boudoir photos for her beloved husband Stephen for his birthday. There was no time like the present! We found a lovely piece of black lingerie for her to wear during her session with the portrait photographer. She loved it and looked great in it.

The session with the portrait photographer lasted a good part of the day as do most of our sessions with our portrait photographer. We had filled the studio with red roses and during the sitting Jackie asked our portrait photographer if she could place one of the long stemmed red roses in her mouth as she posed on the chaise. We shot that pose; she looked great, and loved the results she saw on the monitor.

As it turned out this was Sylvester’s favorite portrait from the portrait photography session. We had sent her an album of 20 great images from boudoir photos and glamour photos to classic black and white portraits. He saw all of them in the album and took the campy portrait of Jackie lying on the chaise with a red rose between her teeth to hang on his office wall.

Daphne was thrilled that he loved this particular portrait of his mother which may be why he invited us as to be his guest at the red carpet premier of his movie, “Rambo”, in Los Vegas at Planet Hollywood. He turned the tables on us. We had dinner with him the night before the premier. The evening was filled with great discussions about life, karma and many other philosophical subjects. His looks were more handsome than on screen, he was very witty, articulate, and well read. The next day we were again totally surprised as we were invited to walk down the Red Carpet with Jackie, Sylvester Stallone, his wife Jennifer and Governor Arnold Swatzenagger! While the paparazzi were shooting us Daphne was shooting them. What a surreal experience for a Boston portrait photographer!

As a special gift to Jackie, we made up some greeting cards using the same image that was Sylvester’s favorite for her to send to her friends and gloat because her body looked so good. Knowing that she has a fantastic Sagittarius sense of humor, we inserted this verse inside the card:

Roses are red,

Violets are blue

I’m related to Sylvester Stallone

Don’t you wish you were too!

Fantasy Photography can make YOU look like a star too. Call us for an appointment and free consultation at 781 621-2100.

Using Portrait Photography To Boost Self Esteem

The Importance of Healthy Self Esteem

Self esteem is vital to a happy and healthy mental life. Healthy self esteem give us a happier outlook and makes us more sociable and attractive because we feel good about ourselves, and therefore we feel good about others. In a confrontational society, it can be difficult to maintain a positive and healthy self esteem because of the constant barrage of criticism from others, which eventually turns into self criticism. So how can we maintain and keep our healthy self esteem? The answer may surprise you and this article will give you three methods that can help.

The Psychological Approach

The most common solution to boosting self esteem is the psychological approach. One can visit a therapist or counselor and work on boosting self esteem together. For many this is very helpful. Another psychological approach is through hypnosis or self hypnosis, and there are plenty of self esteem tapes and CDs available that you can use in the home to maintain your self esteem. Finally there is a relatively new approach, self help motivational subliminal message software that you run on your computer (although some subliminal message programs are audio only approaches that come on a cassette or CD). The subliminal message approach is often the fastest way of boosting self esteem.

The Fashion Approach

They say “Clothing makes the person.” and there are many books and helpful articles on how to develop and use a good fashion sense so the clothes you wear flatter you and make you look more attractive. You may have heard, “Always wear vertical stripes, they make you look thinner”, and the “pin stripe suit”, for both women and men, conveys an image of strength and importance in any business situation.

But it’s not always wise to follow the latest trend. If baggy pants are “hot”, you can stop and say “Do these make me look good, or are they just a trend?

Wearing flattering clothes helps your outward appearance because it makes you attractive to others, and when they compliment you “What a great outfit you have on” and so on, this boosts your self esteem. Such compliments actually tell you important things about your self. They tell you that you have some fashion sense, that you choose clothing wisely and well, and that you are smart, smart enough to use clothing to enhance your appearance. It also tells you that they want to be your friend, and that is always a self esteem booster.

The Photographic Approach

You may not have considered this, but portrait photography can also boost your self esteem. We all know how many people are camera shy. It’s easy to understand why. Many home pictures – snapshots –  can be pretty awful! Even with a good camera, the lighting is bad, the angle is bad, the picture is out of focus, etc. The photographer is as important – if not more so – than the equipment. This is why it is important to use the services of a good portrait professional photographer who knows what he or she is doing.

An expert portrait photographer can create a portrait of you that is really your true image! He or she will light you, pose you and photograph you in your best light and your best side. He or she may see angles and lines that show you off to great advantage. The image is you, the difference is that a professional portrait photographer brings out your inner beauty in ways that work specifically well with the way the camera sees you, so the resulting image is flattering, attractive and complimentary. Other people who see your photograph begin to look at you differently. Thanks to the photograph they see beautiful things about you that they did not see before.

Many people will schedule a portrait photography session because they are dissatisfied with the pictures they have of themselves; and some people book sittings because they need an excuse, for example a gift for a special occasion. They often feel that they never take a good picture themselves and have self doubts that such a thing is possible. But in reality, they are doing it to feel better about themselves, to feel more attractive, and to enhance their feelings of self worth. A professional portrait photographer knows this intuitively, appreciates this need, and responds with compassion and techniques to help. Many people do not see themselves properly, they see a reflection in a mirror that is a one angle image and is reversed! But the photographer sees the nuances and angles that the client does not know about and brings them out in the photograph to show off their inner beauty.

When you see the final result of a professional portrait photography session, you may be amazed! You will see you in a whole new way, and that boosts your self esteem. This becomes your visual affirmation. You may even want to keep your own picture on a desk or table so you see how handsome or beautiful you really are!


There are ways to manage and boost self esteem that counter the crushing problems of criticism, either from others or the self. This article told you three of them:

  1. using psychological tools(counseling, hypnosis, subliminal message software),
  2. fashion and attire (clothing, color, and tailoring) and
  3. professional portrait photography.

When we use these tools, any one or all three in combination, we can boost our self esteem and maintain it at a higher level. This makes life more enjoyable and makes us more outgoing and attractive to others.

To learn more about self esteem boosting subliminal message software or to see the beautiful self esteem boosting images that can be created by a professional portrait photographer, please click on the links provided below.

Links of Interest

Oprah Winfrey’s Organic Hawaiian Farm – Woman of the Week #1

Woman of the Week #1 – Oprah Winfrey with her organic Hawaiian farm

Oprah's Organic Hawaiian Farm

The local food movement has a powerful new poster girl. The new farm is worlds away — in Maui, Hawaii, near her palatial farmhouse estate of 60 acres, one of the many properties she has bought in recent years, according to real estate reports. It’s situated at almost 4,000 feet elevation on the side of Haleakala, a dormant volcano, where it gets consistent rainfall and plenty of sun.

Winfrey  knew some of her property had been farmland in the past, but she didn’t think about tilling it until she was convinced by her health specialist

“His point was that about 90 percent of the food on the island is flown or shipped in from outside, which makes it very expensive to buy — not to mention the carbon footprint involved in getting it here,” Winfrey writes. “We realized if we could grow delicious food ourselves, we could share it.”

They designated 16 acres for farming and ended up planting a single acre with 100 species of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Hens are also supplying eggs. They hired a Honolulu company called Bio-Logical Capital to create the farm, using “regenerative agriculture” to build soil health and save water.

The fertile volcanic soil is being further enriched with natural fertilizers, compost and cover crops. “Everything grows five times as big as you’d expect”.

It’s also way more than the Winfrey household could consume — 145 pounds of food weekly.

“We’re still figuring out the best way to make use of our bounty, but for now I walk down the road with bags of lettuce, going, ‘Hi, would you like some lettuce? I grew it!’ I feel like I can’t waste it,” she writes. She’s also donating it to local restaurants and charities.

Oprah's Organic Hawaiian Farm

About Daphne Weld Nichols – Biography

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“Daphne is a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association,  the New England Institute of Professional Photographers,the Professional Photographer’s Association of Massachusetts and the Professional Photographer’s Association of New England. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Photographers, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of American Inventors. Daphne is also a certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Shamballa Reiki Master, and a professional Astrologer and Feng Shui practitioner.”

Daphne, a Boston Brahman, was building her photography career while attending college majoring in Art History. Daphne has been a professional photographer, specializing in fantasy and glamour photography, for over twenty-five years. It was at the urging of her mentor, Roydon Burke, that she began entering photography contests, winning one award after another worldwide.

Most teenage girls aspired to attain glamour portrayed in movies. Diane, being approached for a modeling career herself, opted to stay behind the camera instead. Spending time perfecting her craft. Diane works from the soul, with an intuitive ability to transform the average woman into a visual affirmation of her hearts desire.

After mastering technical aspects of photography, Daphne bought her first studio. However, during one shoot, Daphne realized she couldn’t even see her subject through all the artificial lighting and equipment. She then realized props and mechanics only served to obstruct inner beauty. The equipment somehow blocked the quality of the final photographs.

After this realization, Daphne was able to shed her prior misconceptions. She was free to create the trademark photographs she has become known for. By using natural light, Daphne was able to create the breathtaking style used by the great modern painters. Without confines of excessive lighting, Daphne intimately captured the essence and beauty of her clients. Walls literally came down. Just camera, client and photographer.

“I wanted to be the equalizer for the average woman. Who doesn’t have all the beauty enhancement techniques, products, services and artists to help manufacture the unattainable, unrealistic images you seen in magazines”. The studio evolved into a place where women receive what they need to express their sensuality via photography.

Daphne has a lifelong interest in spirituality, Energy Healing, Card Reading, Reiki, Astrology and Numerology and continues to learn and utilize these teachings in her photography sessions. She has practiced Buddhism since 1976. By simplifying her understanding of metaphysics , Daphne and her partner Diane created “Tell A Fortune”™, a patented system of card reading for the novice. It sold out on the Home Shopping Club and is available at Tellafortune.com They also created a “Do-It-Yourself” Feng-Shui Kit™ also available at: Tellafortune.com/feng-shui-kit

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