This is not your typical posing article. There will be no list of my top, best, most sellable poses for everybody, flattering every shape, every client. This article is more about getting you to think about posing variations and categories of poses so you can be mindful and shoot with intention.
In 2022 I am returning to the portrait sales world and I’ve chosen boudoir photography as the one and only genre that I’m going to explore. Let’s talk about why I’m doing this, how I’m going into this better prepared than I was at the start, and how you can use this as a beginner's guide to starting your own journey—regardless of the genre.
As a new boudoir photographer, one of the most difficult things for me to understand was pricing. Even though I had been in business as a family photographer for a couple of years
Every genre of photography requires different equipment. Boudoir photography is no exception to the rule.
For this boudoir shoot, we used the Harold backdrop from Intuition. It’s one of our favorite backdrops we use in the studio because it feels so elegant and clean. The moody, charcoal coloring and smooth texture mimic the walls of a hotel room which really plays for a boudoir style session. There are countless other options, so one Intuition backdrop is sure to match the vibe you’re looking for.
For many studios, repeat clients are a significant asset. Every year, they come in to work with the photographer they love and update their images as their kids and family grow.
Contrast and all the shades of gray is what makes photographs dynamic. Muddy and muted pictures don't do it for me.
Boudoir photography is something that every wedding photographer should be thinking about offering. There are more than a few reasons why. First, the number one question that photographers ask has to do with finding new clients.
It was important to me to never lose the idea of telling a story with the photographs I was taking. I always wanted to go beyond just taking the photo—what does the image make the viewer feel? I wanted the images to tell a story and to have the flow of video or cinema.
Working from home has become the new normal for many of us in 2020. I’ve always loved the challenge of setting up a studio in a small space. Small spaces do not mean that your work or abilities will suffer.