(Closed) Boudoir Photos…. ARGH nervous

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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98 posts
Worker bee

I’m paying $450, which includes hair and makeup.  It also includes a “bedside boudoir” book. 

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow that’s a lot better than mine.  I got a book (it’s hard bound with 30 pictures I think) and no digital images for $500.

Post # 7
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m doing $500 for a 10 page 8×8 book and 20 edited images. 2 outfits.

I’m nervous too!  Need to be a perfect eater for the next 3 weeks!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 1997

As a photographer that does boudoir/fashion/portraits etc, I would urge you to rethink your makeup artist decision.

A good make up artist can *totally* transform you and your photographs. Obviously this doesn’t mean they have to cover you in slap, but they will go a really long way to ensuring you get the most out of your shoot.

I like to think I’m a pretty good photographer and I’m quite adept at Photoshopping, but when I look back through my portfolio, the shots that stand out nearly all had an mua.

I’m puzzled by the print offer you described too: ‘5×7 of all prints’ seems very odd – I don’t know any photographer that lets all prints go out! That would involve a lot of duplication and a lot where poses/expressions don’t work. It is quite odd for ‘togs to give out full size digital copies too, but if she does you would be able to put together a book at one of the online digital printers – but would 5 images be enough?

Good luck and enjoy your session!

David

 

Post # 13
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

mine was $850 for 2 hours (we fit 5 outfits in i think)… I got an 8×8 book.. with i THINK 10 pages (20). I picked about 34 images for the book- its not in yet. obviously there were upgrades and stuff on the book but i stuck to the basic ($850 was already crazy enough for me!) I could order prints off that til the end of the month. i paid extra for makeup but it was the same artist im using for my wedding so i used it as a trial, and i got my hair cut the night before and blown out.  For me, the makeup made all the diff and im not a big makeup person either but it just make my eyes look outstanding..  oh, shes also letting me choose a few that she will give me digitals of but they will only be facebook quality with her watermark…

i had a BLAST! i was soo scared going in but had so much fun.  PM me if you want to see any of my pics. I already told the photog that I will be hitting her up when i get preggo.

Post # 14
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine was about $355 for a 30 page book, it’s not really an album, more of a coffee table book, but the pages are hard and durable.  Anyways, I did my own makeup, which I was a little nervous about, but my photographer does a lot of amazing photoshopping and I was blown away by the photos.  They looked amazing!

Post # 15
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 1997

I take your point completely, but generally a boudoir shot should be more glamourous so I would be concerned that you wouldn’t be pleased with the results.

If you take your two photos as an example, you can see that your skin is far more shiny without the foundation and powder the mua has given you in the other shot. I agree that the resulting made-up shot doesn’t look like you though! Its really really important to agree the look you want with the photographer and mua. We often use cut-outs from magazines or internet images to make sure we’re both on the same page.

Photoshopping is useful but (a) it takes time and (b) it cannot totally correct a compromised shot. If your photographer takes 100 shots then they will only be able to make generic changes to all of them and really go to town on a handful – so the better the originals the more you will get for your money.

I hope that helps a bit 🙂

David

PS feel free to browse my website on diy boudoir photography (link is in my profile) to help get some concrete ideas of what results you want from your shoot.

Post # 16
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did boudoir photos and definitely had a professional makeup/hairstylist. I felt like i had way too much on before the shoot, but it translated well enough. Case in point: a boudoir photo and a wedding photo. Both professional makeup applications, different goals, obviously =]. I wish i would’ve worn false eyelashes for my boudoir session though.

I paid about $700 for everything, plus a 20 page photo book for Darling Husband

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