The Difficulties of Boudoir
Boudoir is such an intimate experience that you may come across some difficulties in your business. It's unlike any other type of photography, it's very private in nature so it's important to know how to navigate some of the touch subjects.
In today's world, it's so easy to compare yourself to others. Social media and seeing everyone's "perfect" feeds can really mess with your head. You may find that many women get in touch with you but don't end up booking or keep rescheduling their session because they want to hit an important weight goal. We've all been there when we haven't been 100% confident in our own body.
One way to help the situation is understanding your posing and knowing how to pose women in flattering ways. If they are a little nervous about showing off certain body parts, break out your portfolio and talk them through the different poses you are thinking of.
Since boudoir is so personal, so many clients will likely decide against letting you use their images for your portfolio. It's not surprising but don't let it discourage you. If you find that are you are having a hard time getting clients to share their images with you, try adding in a little discount for the clients that to! Give them an incentive to share their images. You can always book a few model sessions as well so that you can boost your portfolio pieces.
No Studio Space
Sometimes when you tell clients that you don't have a studio space it makes them question you. I've been through that so many different times! I didn't have a studio for quite awhile. I ended up shooting at local hotels and it actually worked out so well for me. It gives you a little bit of freedom while also cutting down the cost of having a studio space. You can tell your clients that you handpick the hotel for their style. Everyone has different tastes so it's a great way to make sure the space will feed their look that they are going for.
Being in the boudoir field, you are bound to come across a few bumps in the road. Just know that you are not alone. We've all been there at one point or another, and some of us have seen these issues over and over again! Just remember, it's all about how you approach the issue! It's important to come up with a solution to the problem before the problem may even arise.