(Closed) My absolutely horrible boudoir experience *warning: LONG!*

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
9812 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

That sounds pretty awful.  I did a boudoir shoot that was set up in a similar way (one person gets hair/makeup and afterwards goes to shoot photos while the next person is getting hair/makeup done) except they certainly weren’t in the same room when we were shooting!

I think that’s really bizarre they have you all in the same room and it’s really unprofessional she showed anothers pictures and discussed them with other people. 

Maybe you’ll love your photos?  I’d probably find somewhere to leave a review.

Post # 18
1003 posts
Bumble bee

@SneakyBee:  That sounds terrible!  I hope you got a few photos you like so it feels a little bit worth it in the end. :-/  Maybe you can leave the photographer a negative review on yelp or something similar?  Take a hot bath and try to forget about it!  Did your friend feel uncomfortable too?

Post # 19
1119 posts
Bumble bee

That’s so horrible! I’m so sorry! I probably would’ve told her I was uncomfortable and changed my mind and left. I would love to do a boudour shoot one day but I only could if it was just me and a very very close friend that was a photographer. It’s way top awkward Any other way!

Post # 21
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SneakyBee:  yup, write them a negative review. Out them on the bee if you wish, no one should have to feel that way or feel uncomfortable to other on-lookers who shouldn’t be there. how unprofessional and rude.

Post # 22
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

oh that’s terrible!!  

I can’t believe she was that unprofessional!

Post # 23
11746 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds awful! I would have left when I found out there was no heat. How Ridiculous! I hope you get some good shots at leat!

Post # 24
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You lasted longer than I would have – I would have left as soon as she pulled up those private pictures of the other girl. So unprofessional!

Post # 25
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@happilyeveraftergirl:  +1!!!

That was my initial thought as well, just forgot to mention it.

Post # 26
1650 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, $200 is on the low side for a boudoir shoot, I’m sure some of the negative experience comes from the photog not knowing how to provide a good service. You should also let the photographer know how you felt and since you didn’t pay her, you should be as honest as possible.

Post # 27
437 posts
Helper bee

@SneakyBee:  Why didn’t you leave? I would have nicely excused myself and NEVER went back…

Post # 28
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@SneakyBee:  Holy shit. You poor thing. How unprofessional and UNCOMFORTABLE. I hope you got some nice shots though… maybe?!

Post # 29
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SneakyBee:  I am so sorry! I had a boudoir shoot and loved it though at one point my photographer told me that I had small boobs… I’m a 32D…. 

How horrible! Your friend was so sweet so I think you’re right that it would be awkward to bring it up to her but I would suggest you vent here, get some ideas out and then contact the stuido and very CONCISELY and PROFESSIONALLY tell them that it made you feel uncomfortable to have such little privacy, to be shown photos of another client and hear disparaging remarks made, etc. I would phrase it in a way so it comes off like you’re trying to make them aware of soemthing that could negatively affect their business model and may turn off potential customers and not in a way that just lets them know you had a bad experience but frankly most businesses, especially bad ones, will only care about the former.. 

Post # 30
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

I am so sorry that you had to experience this; there’s something very revealing about boudoir photography (and not just in the obvious sense), and I can imagine just freezing up in fear if I was in your situation (especially if the floor was cold!).  I think others have offered advice about how to proceed in a practical sense, but I just wanted to say that I”m sorry you had to go through those feelings.

Post # 31
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

That sounds awful! You are so patient and a good friend not to storm out in the middle of that crap.

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