What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
A Standard 1 hour Boudoir session is $200
A standard 1 hour portrait session (2 people) is $85
Add $20 per person for family portraits.
Senior pictures on location are $95
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I require a $50 deposit to secure an appointment. At the time of the boudoir photo session, the client shows up 1 hour early for hair and makeup, done by a licensed cosmetologist. The photo shoot is done in a small, private studio. The client may have 1 female friend present. No cell phones are allowed in the studio.
The photo shoot takes an hour and includes up to 4 changes in wardrobe. The session also includes 12 4x6 retouched prints, with the option of purchasing other prints, sizes, and poses.
Digital files are available - 100 photos for $300 or 50 photos for $150
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have completed Shaw Academy course - Photography 101
Several online Boudoir Courses through Mistie Simon and Molly Marie
I started in high school taking photography courses - film and editing.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I start doing portrait photographs with a 35mm film camera in high school. The past 2 years, I have taken a special interest in Boudoir Glamour Photography.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with families, brides, and women. I've also worked with couples for boudoir as well.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked with Mrs M. recently. She scheduled a boudoir session. When she entered my studio, she admitted she has never worn makeup, fixed her hair, or worn any clothing other than jeans and a t-shirt. She transformed into a beautiful woman who fell in love with her photo's. She purchased every single edited photo due to being in love with how they turned out.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Choose wisely. Ask questions. Ask for a portfolio.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How long have you been in the business? Do you take specific poses based on body type? Do you have a wardrobe to choose from?