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!

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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

Time Technique: 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
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thephotocookout.com
www.kirstenlewisphoto.com
Creativelive.com
The Paradox of Choice: bit.ly/bp-poc
Camp Do More: domorephotographers.com

Episode 81: Helping Boudoir Clients Feel Beautiful – Rachael Schirano

Boudoir - Rachael Schirano

Do you find that your clients struggle with comfort and beauty during their boudoir shoots?

In episode 81, Rachael Schirano shares how she makes her clients feel comfortable and beautiful in her boudoir experience from start to finish. Listen as she shares her journey with photography, her passion behind boudoir, and the inviting environment she has set up to ease her clients’ nerves.

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

Rachael’s Aha Moment: In the fall of 2012, she was going through a mentorship that allowed her to explore different types of photography. Her mentor continued to tell her that she should go into wedding photography, which was something she logically thought she didn’t want to do. It wasn’t until her mentor continued to repeat back to her what Rachael was saying that she realized she needed to make the switch to wedding photography. While it wasn’t in her plan, it became her passion. Sometimes what you think you want isn’t what you need.

Technique for Getting Work Done: Rachael recently got rid of her laptop and only uses her desktop for work. This requires her to really concentrate and focus on the task at hand and not get distracted by her surroundings.

The Boudoir Experience:

  • Hair and makeup are included in the experience, because when you’re going into a boudoir session, you want to feel pampered and relaxed. This typically takes about an hour.
  • In preparation of the shoot, Rachael keeps champagne on hand, burns candles, and plays music to create a very boutique experience
  • Rachael suggests that her clients bring a variety of items to wear, but always make sure it is something they feel comfortable in. Comfort is key to shooting boudoir photography. Rachael will go through the bag with them to pick out three outfits based on queues (facial expressions, etc.) they provide will looking through it.
  • The shoots typically last about an hour, but that includes outfit changes and conversations to help the client feel comfortable.

Links
Website: Rachaelschirano.com
Boudoir Website: boudoirbyrachaelschirano.com
Instagram: @rachaelschirano
Facebook: Rachael Schirano Photography