WHAT IS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY?
Boudoir photography refers to a particular way the photographs are taken; it is an approach to photography. It has close similarity with glamor photography since its features are private, sexual and enticing images of the subject. However, it is different from glamor photography in the sense that the subject is more individualized rather than being a role played in its approach to eroticism and nudity. Boudoir photographs are not for the viewing by a broad audience. Instead, they are forever in possession of the subject who can decide who to do with it.
THE DIFFICULTIES IN TAKING BOUDOIR SESSIONS
The problems encountered in boudoir photography is evident because it is more private in nature, so to get started and make profits in it, you must be able to gain the confidence and trust of your subjects on confidentiality to overcome several hesitations that they may have. Some women will turn the opportunity to have a boudoir photography session because they feel overweight and unattractive. It will also be difficult to get clients to patronize you, this might be hard in some regions and very accessible in other places, so you should be able to do the appropriate research and tailor your proposals to places that are less conservative in nature.
WHY SHOULD YOU START A BOUDOIR BUSINESS?
Men/women can both have these private pictures and send to their partners as a gift or the main purpose of encouraging romance and sensuality between them, they end up having a great experience, and they start telling their friends about it. These photographs are also taken by individuals and sometimes sold to agencies, magazines that use the photos as a cover page on their magazine and websites. Thus adding boudoir photography to one of your photography business can boost your income in slow times.
NECESSARY SKILLS OF A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER
If you want to succeed in the boudoir photography business, you have to love what you do as your body expressions will easily tell your potential client your intentions. Secondly, you should have a clear vision that can easily be communicated and seen in the way you do things. Lack of vision is an indication of lack of creativity. A creative photographer will be able to envision the expected final product. Not everybody who has the idea of getting a boudoir photograph done is comfortable about their body. As a photographer, you need to be professional as well emphatic towards your client’s issues.
GUIDE TO STARTING A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS
Aside from the difficulties you might encounter in the firm, ones you have found a way to overcome, it can become a profitable business venture for you. Here are the steps you should follow:
- Research different boudoir posing: posing for boudoir sessions is distinct from any other type of photography posing, so it is important to know what kind of posing will be more appealing to women.
- Prepare a portfolio with different sizes of women: providing a portfolio to show to your clients when you are patronized will make your sessions look more organized and professional. They will see how good you can make them look in a particular posing with women of their size; this will boost their confidence to take the sessions.