Tips for Choosing a Boudoir Photographer in Perth
Deciding to get a boudoir photo session for yourself is not an easy feat. You will have to dress up and pose seductively and this is not easy even for people who have experience being photographed for, and so much more for those with less to zero experience being in front of a camera. But you’re already there, you’ve made up your mind, and you have decided that this is the perfect time for you to do this. One very important question remains - who are you going to do it with?
Choosing your boudoir photographer is almost as important as deciding that you want a boudoir session. As you’re bringing 50% of the session’s success by being your breathtaking self, you have to be sure that the other 50% behind the camera can match the level of amazing you’re bringing to the table. With the level of experience and passion that I have, I assure you, my boudoir photography services can.
I recognise that all women are beautiful, amazing and sensual in their own unique ways. My clients are women from all walks of life - career women, mothers, wives, yogis and more! These women are not professional models but because they built their confidence and decided to embrace their beauty, it all translated into amazing photographs.
Do you need help in choosing your boudoir photographer? Here are some tips you can keep in mind:
Look into their boudoir portfolio
A photographer’s boudoir portfolio speaks volumes. It speaks about the level of experience that they have, the amount of time they invested into studying certain photography techniques, the quality of the light and photography equipment they use and lastly, how comfortable their subjects are when they’re being photographed.
An inexperienced photographer would only be able to show “lucky shots” but a good boudoir photographer knows how to tell a story through amazing photographs. Make sure to look into these and see if the photos speak to you and if they make you feel that you can do it too. Because if they do, then you most definitely have found the “one”.
Check-out their location
Boudoir photography is intimidating for some because it involves a level of undress, thus, would require you to be in the most comfortable location. How can you be expected to project into the camera if you feel uncomfortable? Your boudoir photographer should be able to establish a level of trust when it comes to the location of the shoot. Check out the place and trust your instincts.
Research if the price is right
A good boudoir package comes with the right price. Check if the packages seem reasonable and within your budget. Don’t get intimidated if you see a hefty price tag and don’t get too interested immediately in very affordable ones; remember that you get what you pay for. Check what the inclusions are, what services are already paid for and what add-ons you can remove should you want a more basic package.
Go over the reviews from their previous clients
Word of mouth marketing has so far been one of the most effective and affordable (if not totally free) ways to spread the word about a brand or a service. If you want to know more about your chosen boudoir photographer, see how their previous clients review them and their experiences working with them. These women will keep you first-hand information on how a specific boudoir photographer works - how they guide the women that they shoot, how they make their subject feel, how professional the setup is and how the entire experience is worth every dollar you pay.
Ask yourself - how do they make you feel?
Every boudoir photographer will tell you they seek to empower you and make you feel confident, the difference lies in who actually does.
Your session should not just be about the printed photos you get to see and keep, it’s also about the experience that you get to remember having done the session. From the hair and make-up glam session to the preps, all the way to the guided shoot, your boudoir experience should be memorable. Speak to your photographer and ask yourself if they do make you feel confident and empowered. Ask the right questions during your meeting and trust your gut.
Having a boudoir session is meant to free you from your inhibitions, to discover your inner goddess and make her shine. Through your session, you’re meant to discover strengths and passions that you didn’t even realize you had in the first place. If you’ve been neglecting yourself and putting the needs of others before yours all the time, give yourself the grace to feel beautiful again. Give yourself that confidence to step out and show everyone the beauty that’s always been there.