Nope, saying “2012” is not a error or an April fools joke. Now that we're well into 2013 I wanted to compile a list of all the top boudoir articles from 2012. If you're lacking in time to read countless articles then having this list of must read articles will help save you some time. These articles are loaded with amazing content and are not to be missed!
If you don't have time this minute to read them and take notes then “pin them,” set aside time in your calendar and come back to read them and note take.
TOP 5 BOUDOIR ARTICLES OF 2012:
I think we can all agree that we get a tad nervous before a photo shoot. It’s a mixture of being excited, making sure you’re ready and getting anxious waiting for your client to arrive! If you’re 100% prepared though,you shouldn’t feel too nervous. Just make sure you have all your ducks in a row and plan, plan, plan. Over the years I’v learned there are many things people come to need once they arrive. Most I never thought of until they needed it.
A couple years ago I made the decision to transition into specializing in women’s portraiture only. I classified “women’s portraiture as:” boudoir, glamour, head shots, seniors, sisters, mom/daughter,family (marketing to mom), etc. This meant that I had to “quit” a few other photography fields. Which mostly meant quitting weddings and anything that didn’t fit into the women’s portrait category.
**If it’s not weddings that you want to quit then feel free to apply this to whatever category you don’t want to do anymore
At the time weddings were over half of my income. I was terrified to quit weddings.
Lucky for us boudoir photographers there is no “boudoir season.” Sure, there are months that boudoir is thought about more then others (v-day, holidays, etc.). However, you are in full control of your marketing and advertising efforts and if you’re marketing consistently year round then you will book year round. Women are ALWAYS looking to feel beautiful, hear from their men that they are sexy and get some time to themselves! The key is to get the word out!! People don’t just wake up and think “today I want to have boudoir photos done.” They decide they want them done because they see an ad for it or hear about it from a friend. Here are some reasons women want to book boudoir. Use these ideas to market your business!
When getting started in boudoir photography you might find yourself unsure of where to begin. To begin you need to set your business up so that potential clients can book with you. Get a website, tax id, business cards, build your portfolio, etc… the basics. You’ll also need a list of what you sell and how much you sell it for.
Pricing can be one of the most challenging decisions you have to make for your business. Luckily there are a LOT of pricing guides available for photographers that will help you understand how to price yourself. What is more difficult, though, is choosing which one of these pricing guides is best for you.
Trade shows are a great way to meet potential boudoir clients! Though, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need the biggest most expensive booth. I’v seen photographers drop 3-5k EASILY on a tradeshow booth and its contents. I would not advise this. If you really want a showy booth there are plenty of ways to create an eye catching booth with things you already own. I’v always taken the DYI LOW cost route and in my experience it doesn’t matter how showy my booth is. What matters is how many people I engage in conversation with!
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Molly reveals 10 of her best-selling boudoir poses and details about how to nail each one. Molly goes into detail about each pose, how to gets the look, how she interacts with her clients, and even where to find the props used in her photos. If you want to be able to pose your clients naturally, know how to flatter them and capture images that sell every time, this guide is for you.
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