If you’ve ever heard of anyone promoting “intimate photographers” or any other type of photographer, then you have probably never actually met them. Intimate photography is strictly a niche industry and not a real profession by any means. Just ask anyone you know who works in the field, and they will tell you it’s a tedious job. It’s no wonder why most people think it’s the wrong place to be.
But it’s not. Boudoir photography is an enjoyable and relaxing business for anyone willing to give it a shot. Anyone can be a professional boudoir photographer as long as they love what they do. That’s what makes this industry so great. Anyone who loves what they do will go far with it.
For example, I know many women who are passionate about taking sexy photos of themselves. They love the feel of their skin when a professional photographer snaps them in the best lingerie possible. They love the attention that their images get from their friends and family and those who see them posted online. So if you are someone who loves to take sexy photos of yourself, I encourage you to take a look at becoming a boudoir photographer.
A boudoir photographer won’t take photos of just anyone. You need to have some personality so that you will stand out from the crowd. Most people who end up being professional boudoir photographers really like to capture candid photos of people who are more shy and reserved, but who still have plenty of natural beauty.
Some people struggle with the idea of having someone take pictures of them, especially if it’s for an intimate photo shoot. But once you try it, you’ll find that it’s really not all that bad. There is nothing more fun (and you’ll actually feel more comfortable!) than getting dressed, wandering around your bedroom while the photographer takes photos of you in various poses. It makes you feel more like a person, instead of just another picture taking machine.
Boudoir photographers aren’t the only ones who can help you create that intimate feeling. A good makeup artist or hairstylist can also help you achieve that look. Don’t think that you need to pay an outrageous amount to get professional assistance, because there are plenty of talented people out there who don’t charge much for their services. Just make sure to pick a service that you are completely comfortable with and that has years of experience.
After you have all of these details worked out, it’s time to start thinking about how you want the finished photos to look. Will you want your photos to be traditional, black and white, or colorful? How much facial hair should you have? Etc. Once you decide on these details, it’s time to find a photographer who will fit your needs.
Check out the websites of several different intimate photographers to get an idea of what they specialize in, and what their prices typically are. You may want to talk to a few of them to see which one you feel a real connection with. Remember, it’s always better to hire someone who is more experienced than you, and to let him or her do most of the work for you! If you find a photographer who strikes up a good conversation with you and shows you a genuine interest in you as a customer, then you’ve found one of the best professionals!
You should expect to have your photos developed by the end of the day, unless you have a pressing deadline. Then you can choose to have them either uploaded to your website (for free!) or printed out. There’s no limit to the type of photo you can have either, so be creative!
Once you have chosen your photographer, you should schedule an initial consultation appointment. It’s important to see if you and your potential photographer can communicate well together. If you don’t feel comfortable with your photographer at first, he or she may not be willing to take photos at your request. Take your time getting to know each other, and trust your instinct. Once you are comfortable with your photographer, ask for a specific date to have him or her take a group photo. This way, you’ll have many different shots to choose from, and you’ll know that all of the photos were taken at the same time.
If you don’t end up hiring your chosen photographer, you can always keep in touch with them through either your website or your regular emails and ask for pictures they have taken of you. A lot of intimate photographers have websites that can be found online. They will usually respond to your request and offer to send more pictures.