Post # 1
Beyond the normal questions you would ask a wedding photographer re: style, package pricing, prints, etc is there anything specific you should ask a boudoir photographer to ensure maximum privacy? The only thing I could think of was getting a solid understanding of who/where any processing/printing would take place and also to understand what permissions I would grant for potential clients to view photos.
Is there anything else? I’m thinking of working with a photographer that is new to boudoir (but shoots weddings) and I just want to make sure I’m not missing anything important to cover.
Post # 3
Well they might ask, but you should tell them if there was anything that you feel uncomfortable with. Also, if there is a particular side of you or some aspect of your body that you feel very self conscious about. How many outfits can you try on or use. You can start from there and work on up with your questions. I think the photographer will likewise be a little nervous shooting this as this would be the beginning of boudoir.
Post # 4
I would make sure that you don’t sign anything that allows the photographer permission to reproduce your phtographs for anything without your permission. I have worked with some photographers that have a contract that states that they can use any photos that they take for whatever they want. So if you are looking for privacy check into it. Also, if the photog is new to this style of shooting you may want to take some non boudoir outfits and work your way to the skimpy stuff so that you can both build a level of comfort. Aslo, if you want you can take a girlfriend with you so that you are more relaxed and not alone.
Post # 5
Thanks! These are all great points.
Post # 6
Carrie…….as far as processing goes, Professionals dont just have prints done up at your local pharmacy, or WalMart, Costco or anything like that. We go through professional labs. Files are uploaded by the photographer to their chosen lab and sent back to the photographer by mail. I wouldnt worry that stuff too much.
The contract stuff, the parts that state they can use the images….well it would be bad practice for them to use those policies for such private photos so be sure to check on that.
If you want to give permissions for them to share with potential clients, I would make sure this is done in their office/studio via proofbooks or studio album examples, not online.