Have you been thinking about adding boudoir photography services or becoming a boudoir photographer? I know a lot of you guys have, and not just because I share about how amazing it is! I know you're seeing other photographers getting amazing results with it as well. You might see that it’s not just profitable, but also extremely rewarding to be a boudoir photographer. If you are wondering how to get started in doing this, have no fear! I’m going to share a few tips with you.
As far as shooting goes, if you've never done a boudoir shoot ever, I would like to encourage you to find a friend or a family member for practice. That might sound weird, but ask someone that you'd be comfortable with (or even just someone that you know), and just practice. I know that you're like, “But, Molly, everyone tells me not to do free shoots.” Listen, I don't want you doing free shoots for long either. But, you do need to practice and get comfortable so you can be confident in your services and prices once you make them.
Once you're comfortable with the shooting, you've got to get started with the marketing. Now, my number one strategy is my “Model Call” marketing strategy. But, I also wanted to share with you guys a really quick free strategy today. You can either join some kind of free networking group, or simply post on your social media. If you don't have a business Facebook page, you can post on your personal page and you can just say, “Hey. Hey, guys. I'm super excited to announce that behind the scenes, I've been practicing doing all these boudoir shoots. I'm super confident in my skills and I would love to get you behind the camera. I'm offering a one time offer of ….,” and insert whatever your pricing is. Make sure that it actually is a really good deal and say, “Hey, you need to book by X, Y, Z.”
Those are the first steps to get started in boudoir photography. Get confident and comfortable with your shooting, and then send out a really great deal!