You have decided you want to book a boudoir shoot with your favorite photographer!

AMAZING. That's not a decision that is taken lightly. We know that for most people, a boudoir shoot is a once in a lifetime experience for most, which is why we want to help make sure you receive exactly what you want. Being able to visualize and convey what you are seeing in your head doesn't come natural to everyone. In this blog post I am going to give you 3 ways you can help convey that vision to your photographer.

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1. Go onto Pinterest or Google and type in your descriptors then "photoshoot".

I am an avid Pinterest user. It is my favorite platform to find inspiration because it is the easiest to search. However, I also put Google in there because it is one of the largest web search platforms! Here's an example:

You want to have a dreamy, glowy, goddess vibe to your photoshoot. You would go into Pinterest and type, "dreamy, glowy, goddess photoshoot", find the photos that match your vision in your head, save those, and then send them to your photographer. Then we are able to look at the images and ask questions about what you love and don't love about them.

Many people have a different idea of what those types of descriptors will look like on camera. So it's important to not only find the imagery, but to also then talk about any changes you want to make. I personally use this method a lot with my clients to not make the exploration process as difficult!

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2. Communicate any and all concerns you may have about things you are insecure about.

Booking a boudoir shoot does not always mean you are at a place in your life where you completely love yourself yet. The majority of people have insecurities, and thats okay! We want a time to feel good about ourselves and to ensure you receive that fully, we need to talk about those insecurities.

When your photographer knows up front that these are points you are concerned with, they can help pose or creatively cover these concerns, without you needing to request edits later. I promise your photographer wants to hear them! We want to provide a safe space for you as we know this is a time of vulnerability that you may have never experienced.

Your experience trumps all else. Let me know, so I can tell you how I can help.

3. Fill out your questionnaires completely and honestly.

This one seems like a no brainer, but I have had to turn away clients at different points in my career because they were not completely honest with who they were and what they wanted from their session.

There are thousands of photographers out there, and quite a few will say yes to anything. However, I am here to tell you that not all photographers shoot everything. When we are asking questions in regards to you and your vision, we want to make sure we are a good match for each other. Even if we aren't a good match, 9 times out of 10 I have a photographer colleague who may be a better match for you! The last thing either of us want is to go through this process and you are left unsatisfied. So be sure to be completely honest!

Do you have any tips to add to this list? I would love to hear more in the comment section!

And don't forget that you can book a boudoir photoshoot with me by filling out the contact form to get started!

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