Choosing the right photographer you entrust with taking sensual photographs of you is a difficult and most importantly personal decision. There are quite a few to choose from but how do you find the one who you feel confident can deliver the photographs you want? Below are a few essential questions you should ask yourself when deciding who to work with:
Is the photographer’s gender relevant?
Ask yourself if you would feel more comfortable shooting with a female photographer or if you do not mind having a man take intimate portraits of you.
Is the photographer’s previous work aligned with my vision?
When you consider a Boudoir photo shoot you will already have a vision of what you want. Have a look at the photographer’s website to find out whether their previous work is similar to what you have imagined for your photographs.
What kind of reviews has the photographer received?
Nowadays it is very easy to find out how previous clients have rated their experiences with a photographer. An online and social media presence is incredibly important and gives you the opportunity to inform yourself about what you can expect.
Can I talk to the photographer to find out more?
Photographers who are confident in their work will usually offer you a consultation call free of charge. This will give you the chance to speak to them about what you are looking for in your Boudoir images. You can also get a feel for whether you would like to work with that person and if you entrust them with capturing such personal images of you.
What is the photographer’s service offer?
It is important to ensure that the service offer is in line with what you have envisioned for your Boudoir photographs. Make sure to find out if they offer location shootings, would shoot at the comfort of your home or have their own studio. If you want more than images on a USB stick, ask about their alternatives such as photo albums which can tell your story more holistically than single prints.
Am I happy with the price?
You might feel uncomfortable talking about money but make sure you understand the price of the Boudoir session and products. Expect that it will not be a bargain as Boudoir photography is highly personalised and requires more preparation than a family portrait session. However, many photographers offer payment plans for every woman to be able to afford a sensual shoot. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Quality will always have its price, but it will be worth it.
Boudoir photographs are very personal images of any woman and when captured well, they show off more than just your skin wrapped in lace or leather. This is something important to you - it’s something special - so take your time choosing a photographer.