Ready to take your boudoir business to the next level? Our unique course is designed for photographers who would like personal, one-on-one attention in creating the boudoir images they have always imagined. This course will provide a insightful look into taking your images to a professional level.
I began Ma Cherie Studios as a young, single person, facing many learning experiences on my own. This course is designed for others who are doing this by themselves, or are just a small team. I pride my business on being a one-on-one service and strive to keep everything on a very intimate level.
This course can be held in our studio in Arlington, MA or at your location (travel fees apply). Having the opportunity to learn these skills in your own space is a huge advantage, as you will be able to directly implement everything you have learned. Below is a closer look at what topics will be covered.
Before your boudoir course even begins, we will be holding a one-on-one Skype session. During this consultation I will provide you with some information on how to start critically thinking about your business. I will ask questions in order to develop an outline for your business image.
Photo & Website Critique
To begin improving your boudoir skills, I will start by looking at your portfolio and website critique. We will discuss things you can improve on, such as exposure, composition, angles, effects, etc. Additionally, we will dissect your website design, to make sure that anyone looking at it can easily understand it and find what they are looking for.
This is such an important part of what boudoir photographers do! No matter how impressive your work is, it is very important for the client to feel a personal connection. From the initial contact your client should be committed to working with you. This is something completely out of the ordinary for her. She needs to feel that you are in control- guiding her in the right direction and taking care of her, while respecting her vision. This section will cover:
- What to share before, during, and after the session
- Lingerie/ dress guides
- Communicating in a professional manner
- Taking control of the session from the very first contact
- Contract overviews
Shooting & Posing
I will run you through a complete shoot, with a live model. First, I will observe how you communicate, demonstrate poses, and interact with a client. Next, I will show you my tips for communication and my top selling poses. Finally, at the end of this portion you will demonstrate what you have learned to ensure that you have firm grasp on what has been covered. This section will cover:
- Communicating with the client
- Posing the client without touching her
- Demonstrating the poses
- Demonstrating expressions/ creating intimacy and getting desired looks
- Making the client feel comfortable
- Using your available space efficiently
- Paying attention to what the space is offering
- Top poses for higher sales
- What poses work best for different body types
- Storytelling within images
- Adding simple elements to create interest within the photo
- Directing without seeming pushy
Moving forward from everything learned in the previous section, we will next touch on editing. This will give you an inside look at the workflow that we use here at Ma Cherie Studios. I will also discuss how we prepare our images for our in-person purchasing sessions to create higher sales. This section will cover:
- Process we use on our images after the shoot
- Our favorite actions
- Correctly editing images
- When to charge extra
Products & Pricing
Here I will give an overview of our in-person purchasing sessions. We will discuss the products I offer, and why. We will also cover client referral programs- what has worked great for us and what has not made an impact.
- Best selling products
- Pricing breakdown
- In-person sales sessions
- Client referral incentives
- Client thank you gifts
The Details & Checkout
The class is 8 hours in length, and done in one day.
Full payment is due at least two weeks before the class date. For your convenience, payment plans are available. (Contact us for details).
Classes cannot be rescheduled/ refunded.
I do not teach couples boudoir, or doudoir.
This course is not a lighting, equipment, or marketing class. We may touch on these during the lessons, but do not strongly focus on them. Prior camera knowledge is a must.
This class is not available to anyone living/ working in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont).
This course will be held at your location (travel fees apply). Having the opportunity to learn these skills in your own space is a huge advantage, as you will be able to directly implement everything you have learned. Below is a closer look at what is included:
PRE-CLASS SKYPE CONSULTATION
PHOTO & WEBSITE CRITIQUE
SHOOTING & POSING
PRODUCTS & PRICING