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The biggest compliment I have EVER received since I became a professional photographer.
Our conversation started about 3 months ago when I ran a special for our Glamour Boudoir division of ©ISG. This lovely lady called to inquire about the special she had been told about by her friend who was already booking a session. She knew she wanted to give her future husband an album on their wedding day but didn't know how to go about doing this. We chatted a bit and she became more and more excited to follow through and book her session. She explained that she is very shy and timid and wasn't sure if she could express what she wanted on camera. I assured her that she would feel very comfortable within a few minutes of arriving so we scheduled a pre-meeting just to seal the bond. It's so important that you feel at ease and comfortable with your photographer. Trust is a big issue, after all you are asking them to get half nude in front of you and to top it off you'll be photographing them in some pretty precarious poses.
Over the next couple months we joined forces and created a Mood Board showcasing all the images she liked and one's I thought would work well for her. They shopped and sent me text of outfits while shopping and I would reply with Oooo yes or Naaa I like the other color better. The day of the session we set up in a glorious Hotel as I chose a different venue than my studio. Getting to know your client helps and just from our conversations I knew she loved the antique and ever-so grand hotel but had never stayed there.
My assistant and I set up the room for HAMU & the drinks & h'ordeuvres, got some music playing and I received the call from the front desk. My beauties have arrived and were in the lobby with their arms full of goodies to wear. Show time................
Here is where the Mason Jar full of money comes in and at the time I didn't pause & didn't blink and eye when she handed it to me. I knew there was a reason but didn't want to focus on it in front of everyone. So, I just said thank you and set it on the table. Skip 5 hours... The day was a long one and both best friends had a blast. They both ROCKED their sessions and both are very sore (because no one warns you it's a workout to pose) and very happy for the experience. https://www.facebook.com/iambeautifulboudoir/reviews
The next day I pulled the jar out of my purse and remembered her story. This is two and a half months of waiting tables I hope you can do something with it. Just make me beautiful! I then realized what she had sacrificed to pay for her session, I realized that she thought my work was so special that she saved for almost 3 months to pay for her session. She valued me and my time and my willingness to go the extra mile always.
That jar of money, was the best complement I have ever been given........ period!
I just wanted to share this story with others that might be in a slump, or wondering if they're good enough, or just ready to quit and move on to another job. Photography is a competitive job, it's hard work, physically and mentally. Anyone that tells you different isn't working hard enough. Clients will pay for what they value.... Work hard and value yourself enough to always deliver 110% Those customers will talk and word of mouth is the best advertisement money can't buy.
Peace, Love & Photography
No, I haven't lost it... Just read ;)
I believe every woman should and can "own it" Own her unique personality, her femininity, her sexy confidence. Every woman needs the to feel Fearless, Confident & BOLD! It’s why I am a Glamour/Boudoir photographer. It’s how try to live my own life, it influences everything about me as a woman, wife, & mother. Self-confidence is... well it's just plain SEXY. We've all seen that woman who just has that something about her, guess what, I can help you get that "something" and even better, I can capture a lasting image of it too!
When you come to our studio and put your trust in me to see you at your most vulnerable. I understand that, and shedding your clothes is never easy. My staff & I offer a safe and fun environment that allows you to express your unique femininity without any judgements. I will help you pose and move in such a way that when you see your images for the 1st time, it is an experience like no other... I have seen it be life changing over and over again. PS: I will cry right along with you ;)
It offers you self-confidence, freedom, and a the retraining of your brain. Yes, you to can do something daring, sexy and just wonderful either for your mate or for yourself. I hear from women over and over that they want to do this, they NEED to do this – but then something always stops them. Well now, I'm removing one large excuse.
The Money! The Mula! The Smakeroo's!
So here it is, we are going to debut our brand new Glamour Boudoir Boutique Studio with only 10 sessions that I will call “Name your price sessions.”
Yep...I know, I know.... name your price?!?!? Whaaaat?
No, I haven't lost my mind, I've just shifted my way of thinking, after all... I am kinda the Boss.
I'd love to say this was all my idea but the truth of the matter is, I saw a creative live series of another Photographer and was totally inspired by her willingness to leave most of it in her client’s hands. Now that's guts & trust... Both of which, I'm not in shortage of most of the time!!!
So, here it is.... The BIG announcement that I've waited to share with all of you.
Email me what you are wanting in a session and what you want to pay for that session. It’s that simple. No reasonable offer will be refused. If I can’t photograph you for what you offer, I will come back with a package that will hopefully work for both of us. But, because I have bills to pay & mouths to feed. I do need to have a minimum session cost of $400. All offers should be $400 or above. As a reference, my standard boudoir sessions start at $850 and include a 2 hour session, professional makeup, drinks & h'orderves and 10 digital images of your choice fully edited, printed, matted images, ready to frame and displayed with our boutique reveal session for you . (You can also book a standard packages as well, I won't stop you ;)
There are a few guidelines (I don't like the word rules) to take into consideration:
1. I am starting by offering only 10 sessions from now until Oct. 31st. If it works out well, I will open more up in the fall – but, I may not... so don’t hesitate.
2. I HIGHLY recommend you have your hair & makeup done by my staff, they are seriously awesome! It’s a small added expense that lends itself to HUGE results, just look at some of the images on our site.
3. Yes, You can get a few girlfriends together for moral courage and all come on the same day. However, each girl will be considered a separate session.
4. What is a reasonable offer, you ask??? Well, in my mind, it's one in which you are happy to pay it and I am happy to receive it. ;) Please keep in mind, I need to at least cover my expenses at the minimum and since I do pay bills & the tax man $400 barley does that. But, I will gain more exposure from your referrals and there's nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a lovely woman see herself that way in one of my images. Win <> Win
5. We offer products such as albums and matted prints as well as digital packages. We have two types of sales experiences 1) in-person reveal session 2) on-line sales. We accept MasterCard/Visa/PayPal and Cash.
6. I promise you a seriously awesome experience no matter what you pay. That is a guarantee from me, Cheryl
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org – Always wanted to do a Glamour Boudoir Session? Now’s the time!!
Peace, Love & Photography
This beautiful couple came all the way from Washington DC to have their Pre-Wedding Session with us. Ploi or "Lynn" ;) is from Thailand and they will be traveling there for a traditional Thai Wedding with her family. It was such an honor to showcase their beautiful session. Here are some highlights of their special day.