Episode 237: Romantic Couples’ Portraits with an Edge – Heather Jackson

Romantic Couples' Portraits

Are you ready to take your portraits to the next level by offering an edgy, intimate, and creative style of portraiture?

In episode 237 of the Bokeh Podcast, Heather Jackson walks us through the thought process of offering romantic sessions that encourage couples to feel comfortable in little to no clothing. Listen in as she shares how you can attract the clients that are interested in these sessions, and make your clients feel comfortable enough to get undressed in front of the camera.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Technique for Time: Understand Quality over Quantity

Staying Present: Limit Your Internet Usage

Book Recommendation: How to Win Friends and Influence People – bit.ly/bp-winfriends

Advice for Photographers: Believe in yourself and the final goal/dream.

The Gear Bag:
Sigma 50
Canon 70-200
Canon 35
Canon 24-70
Canon Flashes
Waterhousing
Wonderboom – bit.ly/bp-wonderboom

Inspiration:
indiaearl.com
Chuyphotos.com
Laurkenkendall.com

How to Get Your Couples Comfortable:
1. Bond over food or drink.
2. Loosen up with music.
3. Read into the couple and their personality to determine what they’re up for.
4. Keep the conversation going and continuously check in on them.

Links:
instagram.com/jackson.takes.photos
jacksontakesphotos.com
badfishsup.com

Episode 231: Snapshot: Creating Comfort in Boudoir – Anna Johnson

Comfort in Boudoir - Anna Johnson

Are you taking the appropriate steps to helping your boudoir clients feel comfortable?

In episode 231 of the Bokeh Podcast, Anna Johnson shares the importance of creating a welcoming environment for your clients, from your initial conversation through the final delivery. Listen in as she shares four important ideas that you can incorporate into your business to create an amazing and comfortable experience for your boudoir clients!

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Brand Position: Serving boudoir clients who are ready to just be.

Advice for Photographers: Be authentically you.

The Gear Bag: Canon 35mm

Creating a Comfortable Environment for Boudoir:
1. Throw out the negative aspects of shame from the conversation.
2. Talk with your clients and engage in conversation.
3. Try not to make it a production with too much equipment and lighting.
4. Start them out with comfortable positions to ease them into it.

Links:
Boudoirego.com
instagram.com/boudoirego

Episode 218: Workflow Wednesday: How to Pose Your Boudoir Clients – Traci Miller

Boudoir Client Experience

Are you creating a comfortable and inviting environment for your boudoir clients to experience?

In episode 218 of Bokeh Podcast, our hosts and special guest, Traci Miller of Indium Boudoir discuss the importance of making your client feel natural in a very intimate setting! Listen in as Traci shares her full client experience from start to finish, and highlights some of her go-to poses for boudoir photography!

The audio from Workflow Wednesday episodes is from our weekly Facebook Live videos. Tune in live on Wednesdays at 2:00PM EST, at facebook.com/photogsedit

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

Connect:
richsmithphotography.net
@richsmithphoto
@heathersmithrsp
@nathanholritz
nathan@photographersedit.com
@hayleegaffin
haylee@photographersedit.com
photographersedit.com
@photogsedit
bokehpodcast.com
@bokehpodcast
indiumboudoir.com
instagram.com/indiumboudoir

January’s Workflow Wednesday Theme: Client Experience

Create a Relaxing Environment:
1. Tour the studio to give an idea of where they’ll be.
2. Offer wine or water for comfort.
3. Create casual conversation with them during hair and makeup.
4. Play music they enjoy the whole time.

Key Principals for Posing:
1. Encourage them to arch their back consistently.
2. Have them keep their lips apart during poses.
3. Ensure your lighting is flattering their figure and highlighting features.

Link:
Ore Adesena Episode: bit.ly/bp-200
Photomechanic: camerabits.com

 

Episode 200: How to Create Beautiful Intimate Portraits – Ore Adesina

Are you going out of your way to create a safe, yet enjoyable space for your boudoir clients to be vulnerable in front of the camera?

In episode 200 of the Bokeh Podcast, Ore Adesina of Intimate Lens Studio goes into detail about how she helps her clients feel comfortable with sharing an intimate side of themselves with her camera. Listen in as she explains the different ways in which you can approach boudoir sessions for individuals and couples that will allow them to feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable in such an intimate environment.

The Bokeh Podcast is brought to you by Photographer’s Edit: Custom Editing for the Wedding and Portrait Photographer. You can also subscribe to the Bokeh podcast on the Apple podcast app, follow on Spotify, add to your playlist on Stitcher, or listen on Overcast.

📷: Teri Hofford Photography

Technique for Time: Make the best use of your available time and get organized with a programs and systems.

The Process:
1. Send out a questionnaire that helps understand what they are looking for, what they will wear, and what they love about their body.
2. Skype session to review their questions
3. Start with modest outfits and poses to get the couple comfortable.
4. Select outfits from the lingerie closet that match the style of the client.
5. For individuals, talk through the session. For couples, let them just enjoy each other, but guide them so that they’re comfortable.

Links:
Intimatelensstudio.com
instagram.com/intimatelensstudio
Dubsado.com
Photomechanic:bit.ly/bp-pm
Quickbooks: bit.ly/bp-quickbooks
Ira Glass: bit.ly/bp-iraglass
thephotocookout.com
www.kirstenlewisphoto.com
Creativelive.com
The Paradox of Choice: bit.ly/bp-poc
Camp Do More: domorephotographers.com