- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
@SneakyBee: As a professional photographer who often does boudoir shoots, your experience is horrifying to me and completely inappropriate. I would be naming and shaming this photographer to help future clients avoid this kind of experience because it can be SO psychologically difficult to deal with. It’s hard to step out of your comfort zone and be made to feel the way you felt. One of the indicators that you were not working with experienced professionals who care about their job is the price – $200 for a boudoir shoot that includes hair and make-up is obscenely cheap. The hair and makeup artists I work with are ~$200 just themselves. I really, really, really despise these photographers who set up shop pretending to be professionals but in reality are charging so low that we all know they are not running a legitimate, tax-paying business, and treat their clients horribly because they don’t care about the craft or their reputation.
I know this is probably the furthest thing from your mind, but I would encourage you to re-do a boudoir shoot with a real professional who will make your experience incredible, because the images you get from this shoot are only going to be a reminder of how bad the photographer made you feel. When I shoot boudoir clients I go out of my way to make them feel comfortable – we have fruit and chocolate and champagne, music, I have clients invite close girlfriends who will help them feel relaxed, etc. You should not have been treated the way you were treated, and I hope you can get to a place where you can trust a true professional to give you a really great experience.