More and more brides are getting more interested in doing boudoir photography. As more husbands are also showing how they love what their loved ones did for them, it’s the best time for you to market this potentially growing market.
Of course, you cannot casually include it into your main website that offers wedding photography packages. It’s going to need a separate page for itself. But how to make people want to take a look?
Talk to the brides in private
Since that boudoir pictures are always meant to be a surprise to husbands, you’ll want to offer this secretly to the brides. You can call her phone or leave her a private e-mail about this. Don’t spoil the fun!
Explain what boudoir is
Some women are reluctant to do it as they thought that boudoir is identical to pornstars and nude pictures. It’s always reassuring if you are able to explain the true meaning behind boudoir and how it is usually done. Women will have more chances of considering doing something they know will not affect their reputation.
It’s also important to remind your brides that they won’t be doing nudes in front of people they just met. Especially if you are a male photographer, you have to be careful with this.
Help them and give suggestions
Not everybody is used to being in front of a camera, and definitely, not everybody is going to be comfortable wearing thin clothes and underwear in front of a camera. It’s always better if you can talk and communicate things with them. Help them gain confidence and let them build trust in you. Things like body size, curves, and insecurities of flaws in their physical appearances should be dismissed.
Encourage them that their partner will love the pictures because it’s them, not because of the curves or their ideal body weight.
Finding the right time to do it is crucial. It is best that boudoir photography is done as close as possible to the wedding day as brides have gone through all the necessary facial care and diet. They’ll be in their best condition as they prepare for the wedding. They also won’t look different to when they give the album to their partner.
Help them arrange their schedules and make sure that their partner won’t find out what’s going on. This needs skill at times, so you’ll want to let brides think about the right time to do it.
What to wear
As best as possible, tell them to bring their own clothes and outfits. Suggesting them to do some shopping for lingerie and corsets is also good. They can wear it for the boudoir and on their first night.
Show some previous works
Not all brides like to have their boudoir photos exposed. As much as possible, ask if It’s possible to use pictures that don’t reveal their face to be used as a reference. Keep your promise and only allow it for private use and showing to potential clients only.
Use portfolios of various women. Not just those with ideal body sizes, but also those who are a little heavy and chubby. The way to appeal to insecure women is to show that even those who we think have flaws can appear sexy and alluring.