(Closed) Have semi friend/professional acquaintance take boudoir pics?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Who would you ask to photograph your boudoir session?
    The photographer you work with, are friends with and already love and trust to do a great job. : (22 votes)
    81 %
    Hire another photographer, as that would make the professional and personal relationship weird. : (5 votes)
    19 %
    Other. I'll explain. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    A friend, I’d consider.  But a work acquaintance puts both parties in an awkward situation. If you have a falling-out with a work acquaintance, it’s far more damaging for them to expose such pictures of you (even if they were tastefully done boudoir shots) to the rest of your work acquaintances than if a friend had done it. With this situation, I’d personally have to go with either a very close friend or a complete stranger.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Maybe ask her how she feels. I wouldnt mind doing that for someone but who knows she might?

    Post # 5
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Its not like you’re asking your caterer to take your pics… photographers are professionals. I’m sure she would not see it as weird, it is her job and she would probably be honored. I’d just talk to her about it… tell her you’re nervous and give her an opportunity to say no if she thinks it would be awkward… but i’m sure it’d be fine πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 8
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    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had FI’s cousin do it, but it wasn’t “that” racy so…

    Post # 9
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would ask her – be honest say “if you’re not comfortable I’ll find someone else” – ask her advice who.  Tell her you thought of her first (she’ll like that compliment) but it’s up to her.  As long as it’s nothing too racy then I’m sure it’ll be fine.  She’s probably a professional and have done them before so it may be no big deal.

    Post # 10
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I honestly think you are right in that she’d be thrilled you asked!  

    Post # 11
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I agree with Corgitales. It won’t be weird, if she is a professional person. It’ll be fine, just give her an opportunity to say no if she feels weird.

    Post # 12
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would, personally, rather work with someone that I know than some stranger.  Too many creepers out there these days!! πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would ask. Of all the people that you could ask, someone that you know that has the style you like, would have your best interest at heart in producing quality pics for you and your hubby. Go for it!

    Post # 15
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i am in the exact same boat! i have a close friend… that i trust… butttttttttttt…. its a guy! anyways we have talked about it before. i just dont think id feel totally comfortable have him see me like that! even if he were a female i dont know. i think id feel alot better with a photog i only have to take pics with and then forget about πŸ™‚ i just dont want my friend taking and going through photos of me in a very vulnerable place like that… weird

    Post # 16
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    41 posts
    Newbee

    If you are comfortable with her, ask her. She will be thrilled. Don’t be offended if she says no. It might be possible that if she thinks about it, she might not want to shoot them. She may not want that to ever be a sticky point in your otherwise good relationship.

    My guess is she will be very happy that you asked her, and shoot them, and you will be thrilled.

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