Episode 364: Posing Flow for Boudoir – Anna Johnson

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Do you struggle with creating a seamless experience while posing your boudoir clients?

In episode 364 of the Bokeh Podcast, Anna Johnson of Boudoir Ego walks us through the posing flow she uses to capture a variety of images with a few simple poses. Listen in as she shares some of her favorite tips for delivering the most out of your sessions!

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.

Customer Experience During COVID-19: Keeping communication open and popping on social media more than normal. (1:21)

Technique for Time: Set a schedule for yourself. (5:29)

Outsourcing/Delegation: Hire a CPA (9:54)

Inspiration: Watching TV (16:25)

Book Recommendations: (23:55)
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – bit.ly/bp-washface
Calm the F*** Down by Sarah Knight – amzn.to/bp-calmthefdown

There is Growth in Experience (29:26)

Photographers that Inspire Anna:
jenerations.com
karamariestudios.com

Posing Flow for Boudoir: (33:15)
1. Starting on the bed; laying on back, stomach, side, feet on wall, etc. + a variety of each of these shots.
2. Move them to half on/off the bed (legs off).
3. Move all the way to the ground; back against the bed, then back on the ground.
4. Move over to the window; against the wall on the ground, on knees, standing up.
5. Move to the couch; Start with sitting, then lay down on back, stomach, side, etc, then kneeling on the couch facing the window/light, etc.

Tip for Shooting Boudoir: Capture a variety of angles and shots for each pose you place your subject in.

Tip for Variety: Shoot through objects like plants, glass balls, prisms, etc.

Links
boudoirego.com
instagram.com/boudoirego
Anna’s Bokeh Podcast Snapshot Episode – bit.ly/bp-231

Episode 317: Sexual Healing Through Boudoir Photography – LeZandra Persinger

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Have you found a way to serve your boudoir clients in a way that goes beyond the camera?

In episode 317 of the Bokeh Podcast, LeZandra Persinger shares how she enables sexual healing during her boudoir sessions, and provides support beyond photography on her journey to becoming a sex therapist.

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: Empowering women to own their sexuality.

Knowing Who You Are (7:56)

Technique for Time: Create a firm schedule. (11:37)

Content Recommendations: Tim Ferris – tim.blog (17:53)

The Gear Bag: Yoga Mat and Yoga Blocks

The Topic of Sex (26:02)

Sexual Healing Through Boudoir Photography: (33:16)
1. The photographer is a guide in the shoot and in the healing.
2. Discuss with clients their potential triggers, along with what they want to express and feel.

Sessions with LeZandra: (37:23)
1. Initial inquiry ensures the session type and price is what they’re looking for.
2. In-person consultations to discuss expectations, followed with email series to prep them for the session.
3. At the session, they’ll sit in hair and makeup while chatting.
4. They’ll look over wardrobe choices.
5. After the stylists leave, they get into a deeper conversation about why they’re having the session done.
6. Then they get started with shooting while playing music. (Bonus: Clients can bring their own alcohol, but they have a 2 drink max.)

Links:
lezandraphotography.com
instagram.com/lezandraphoto

Episode 280: How to Tell Stories With Boudoir Photography – Tasha Koetsch

Tell Stories with Boudoir

Are you capturing more than beautiful portraits for your boudoir clients? What if you could create a storybook from each session that better portrayed the nuance of your client’s personality?

In episode 280 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tasha Koetsch of Wanderlust Boudoir describes how she approaches her boudoir sessions with the intent of telling a story. Listen in as she describes her process for creating storybooks for her clients, and how she helps develop that storyline throughout the session!

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: Redefining beauty through storytelling with boudoir photography.

Advice for Photographers: Network and build your community. (6:55)

Technique for Time: Scheduling on your calendar. (10:15)

Content Recommendations: CreativeLive, Kelbyone?, Associateion of International Boudoir Photographers, DoMore, Bokeh Podcast, (13:33)

The Gear Bag: Copper pipes, tea candle holders, chandelier glass(16:02)

Ways to Define Their Story: (27:04)
1. What props the client brings in for the session.
2. What theme they want to portray in their session.
3. What the client wears in the session

Style Closet Tips: Encourage clients to bring a black and nude thong to wear under the pieces.

Links:
wanderlustboudoirstudio.com
instagram.com/wanderlust_boudoir
calendly.com
Matt Mathews Episode: bit.ly/bp-268
theboudoiralbum.com

Instagram Posts Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 268: Refining Your Boudoir Style – Matt Mathews

Refining Your Boudoir Style

Have you nailed down the style of photography you want to offer for boudoir sessions?

In episode 268 of the Bokeh Podcast, Matt Mathews walks through his process to refining his boudoir style, and how he gets creative during shoots. If you’re ready to take your boudoir style to the next level, then you’ll want to listen in!

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: Teaching humans the art of self-worth.

The Lesson: Be authentic and who you are. (19:55)

Technique for Time: Hire an assistant (26:14)

Book Recommendations: Jewel’s Memoir (29:46)

The Gear Bag: Canon 5D Mark III & 50mm 1.2 (34:05)

Defining Your Boudoir Style:
1. Review different styles and look for what you’re drawn to for inspiration.
2. Dissect and understand how they created the image.
3. Incorporate it into your style with your own twist on it.

Getting Creative During the Shoot: Rather than capturing them in a dozen different poses on the bed, take time to photograph the details of their body in a single pose. (52:38)

Mentioned in this Episode:
Annie Leibovitz
Sue Bryce
Adobe Camera Raw

Links:
mattmathewsphotography.com
instagram.com/matt_mathews
Matt Mathews Education for Photographers – bit.ly/bp-matteducationfb
tribearchipelago.com