Finding the right boudoir photographer for you requires a little time and effort, but is well worth it.
As important as it is in finding the right person to shoot your wedding, the same holds true for your boudoir shoot. You want someone whose work and style excites you and makes you want to work with them, as well as, feeling comfortable with that person who’ll be taking such personal and intimate pictures.
Those are the two biggest parts of the equation when finding someone to shoot with.
So, how do you find these two ingredients?
I believe it starts with aesthetics, or more specifically, each photographer’s photographic style.
Do you prefer dark and moody, or light and airy?
Dark and moody boudoir will have lots of shadows and highlights and creates a more dramatic look. It’s also more forgiving if you’re concerned about certain parts of your body because a lot can be hidden in shadow.
Light and airy boudoir will be fairly well lit with natural light and have a lighter tone to it, but is less forgiving since you’re working with much more light.
Do you have a preference? If you’re not sure you’ll want to explore different photographers’ websites and see which style resonates with you more.
Once you’ve narrowed it down to one or the other, you can start concentrating on the photographers themselves. Reading their “About” pages will give you a good indication of who they are and what they’re all about, and if you think the two of you will be a good match.
Taking it a step further, I recommend you call several on the phone to get an even better sense of their energy. You can tell a lot about a person by just talking with them on the phone. This is also a great opportunity to ask them any questions you have about the whole experience.
Find out what type of image products they offer (albums, wall art, digitals, etc.) and that they have what you intend to purchase. You don’t want to shoot with someone only to find out afterwards that they don’t offer something you had your heart set on from the start.
Once you’ve picked what style you like, and which photographer you want to shoot with, you next want to check their availability. Do you need your images quickly because of an anniversary or some other deadline? If so, that could be a factor with who you go with. If you have more time then choosing a specific photographer won’t be as urgent.
And that’s about it.
So, if you’re thinking about getting a boudoir shoot, it pays to do a little homework. By following the guidelines above, you’ll be able to find the right boudoir photographer for you and end up happy with the whole experience.
And by the way, if you’re looking for dark and moody, check out Bella Mitri Boudoir.
Thanks for your time!