If you are starting your own boudoir business, you are in for quite the adventure! It is going to be a lot of hard work but you are going to love every single minute of it. With that being said, it can be a bit overwhelming when you are first starting. I've put together a few of the things I've learned along the way!
Know Your Why
Think about why you really want to start a boudoir business. One of my biggest reasons was that I believed all women were truly beautiful and I wanted to help showcase that for them through their images. When you are getting into boudoir, you are going to come by all different types of clients. It's important to treat them all the same and help them all in the same way. Find you way and go off of that! Whether you want to help women capture their confidence, create a beautiful gift for their future husband, etc. Find your reason and go from there.
Strive To Improve
You made it this far because you love photography! I always recommend striving to improve each and every day. You are probably a boss at photography at this stage if you want to start your own business but keep learning as much as you can! You never know what tips and tricks you will learn along the way. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new! From the way you edit to your poses to your photography style, you never know what you fall in love with.
Create value for your clients through your customer service! How can you make their experience even better? Whether it is through cute little touches, like a personalized thank you card after their session or through being on top of your game with information. Find the ways that work best for you and your clients and make sure you are doing your best to keep them happy!
The Small Details
This may seem silly but don't skimp on the small details! From cleanliness to friendliness, keeping your word, personal touches, nice packaging, these small details are things to think about. All of these things may seem too silly or small but they make such a big difference when it comes to setting you apart from other photographers.
All of these things will help you set yourself apart when you are first starting your business. Don't be afraid to get a little creative with the small details! You want to make sure everything matches well with your brand so it's okay if you don't do what other photographers are doing.