Post # 1
Sorry for all the boudoir posts lately. After the groupon deal I got excited to get on the ball picking one. I think I finally narrowed it down to four, help me choose the winner!
http://sublimeboudoir.com/?load=flash (Sublime Collection, ideally at the hotel sessions)
http://www.abrilliantphoto.com/boudoirblog (The Royal, with a little black book)
http://bostonboudoirphotography.com (Session Fee, with little black book – most expensive of the lot)
http://pattonboudoir.com/ (Unknown pricing starting at $495, waiting on reply for exact packages, male photographer)
Pros/cons of each eagerly appreciated! I’m not a photography expert by any stretch, so critiques on the quality of photos welcomed. I’m looking for something not overly “pin-up” and over the top, but a bit more natural – sexy/romantic without being trashy.
Post # 3
I couldn’t get the 1st website to load correctly, so I couldn’t view any of the photos.
The 2nd I liked a lot. They looked the best to me.
I thought a lot of the pictures on the 3rd website looked over edited.
And on both the 3rd and 4th sites, the photos reminded me of like the 80s or something. I can’t quite put my finger on it but I wasn’t a fan.
Post # 4
Thanks for the specific feedback. I edited the first link (I had chopped off the flash part, apparently it was necessary) so hopefully it loads now.
Post # 5
I like the 2nd and the last. The last one seems very artsy, I’m not sure if thats the feel you’re looking for. I’m not a huge fan of 1 or 3.
Post # 6
I’m a fan of #1 and #4 (although the male photographer might be a deal breaker for me).
I agree with PPs that #3’s photos look overly edited.
I contacted A Brilliant Photo a few months ago and was told that she no longer lives/works in Boston and does only occasional weekends here. Not sure if you received the same info.
I purchased a Groupon in the fall for Belle Coquette Boudoir that I am probably not going to be able to use before it expires. If you’re at all interested, feel free to message me. I’d love to see it go to someone who will use it.
There are so many boudoir photographers in this area; searching for one is overwhelming! Good luck finding one that works for you.
Post # 7
Hey- I just posted on the other board, but I just did my photoshoot with Erik (pattonboudoir) and he’s fantastic… It didn’t bother me at all that he’s a guy, he made me feel really comfortable and the makeup person, Michelle, who he uses is fantastic too and stays throughout the shoot! If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me!
Post # 8
Sublime – Not bad. A few awkward angles in the gallery, some over exposures. Looks the photographer uses mostly flash, which I’m not a huge fan of.
A Brilliant Photo – Good. Creative flattering angles. A few of the shots are over exposed, and the skin is retouched right to the borderline of being too much for my tastes, but they don’t take it all the way to weird. Overall very solid work.
Boston Boudoir – Seriously do not like the retouching with the photographer. Girls look like aliens.
Patton Boudoir – As a photographer the topless shots seem a bit unnecessary for a blog post. The work isn’t bad, but there is just something about it that seems too male centric. I agree with @anchors_away: having a male photographer isn’t a bad thing. There is an initial degree of awkwardness in a boudoir shoot male or female photographer, you just get beyond it and have fun. The shoot should be completely professional and not at all weird. It sounds like she had a good shoot so maybe you should talk to her if you really like his work.
Personally I think A Brilliant Photo has the most impressive portfolio work.
Post # 9
@kay01: Hi I’m wondering how you made out with your picts and how the pricing was. I just had picts done with Patton. I loved all my picts, I ended up with about 40 proofs of which only 5 I wasnt partial to.
Erik was great to work with and I felt comfortable. If I only liked a few picts price would have been reasonable however for that many picts I think his price for a hard book with printed pict pages which included my digital file of all the picts was expensive …
I’m wondering how much others paid to get a book and/or digital file and how many it included.