I’m going to try something totally different. A friend who is a full time artist (oil painting) & I were chatting about being artists, how we could both scale our work to make it accessible to all and how we want everyone to experience the transformation that occurs with our work. She mentioned a painter she had been following was working entirely on a “Pay what you will” basis. This intrigued me. It’s a little different as a painter to offer pay what you want vs a photographer (as they can create small 5×7 works all the way up to murals) but I wanted to see how I could make it work as a boudoir photographer.
So I’m asking you ladies, what is a boost of confidence worth? What is enduring self love worth to you? What are you worth as a woman?
I’m very passionate about all women loving themselves, building their confidence and showing them through my art how incredible they are. The art of boudoir photography is not in how you see yourselves but in how the world and the artist sees you. I see your strength. I see everything you’ve overcome to get where you are. I see the inner goddess that you’ve forgotten exists inside of you & that feminine energy that is begging to be re-ignited. I see your passion and your desire and that’s what you see in my portraits. I capture the spark of feminine energy being reignited. The transformations I see and the way my clients blossom like flowers of sensuality and confidence after their sessions gives me the warm fuzzies. I freaking love it!
Last week I was at a networking event with a client and she was telling everyone she talked to about the confidence boost she got from her boudoir session and that every woman should do a boudoir session because of how much better she felt about herself, sex and her sensuality after her session and how months later, she was still feeling the boudoir session afterglow. That’s what I want you to experience during and after your session. I want my clients to walk confidently into a room, be bold enough to make changes in their lives to feel happy and fulfilled, and to re-connect with themselves and reawaken the inner feminine energy that we all have as women.
This isn’t just an easy, in and out portrait session. I spend time with my clients before the session, getting to know the WHY. What brought them to me and how I can help them. My clients are often survivors of trauma, abuse, and violence. Their boudoir sessions become a safe space to share, heal and thrive & a way to take back power & control of their bodies. I hear heartbreaking and inspiring stories each day that encourages me to continue to do everything I can to empower women in all aspects of my life.
What goes into a boudoir session? I spend at least an hour, sometimes longer with each client pre-session, where we discuss why they are doing the session, what they want to get out of the session and what they should wear. Each client gets a weekly email from me leading up to their session with details on how to prep, what to shop for and what to expect from their session. On the day of the session clients spend an hour or so in the hair & makeup chair with my professional stylist getting glammed up for the session and then I spend 2 hours in the studio photographing the client. A week later the client comes into the studio again for the Image Reveal. I soft proof their session, narrowing the hundreds of images I have taken down to the absolute best 30-50 images. From there the client spends about 1 1/2 hours selecting their products. Then all the magic happens! The editing process & album creation take a few days for each client and then they head to the print lab. All in all, it takes roughly 60 hours per client from pre-session to product delivery. It’s a labor of love, y’all.
What does a boudoir session cost? My 2 hour boudoir session costs $450. This includes a pre-session consult, personalized weekly emails, access to my 300+ item lingerie collection, professional hair & makeup styling and 2 hours of photography. Albums start at $649 for a small 20 image hand edited custom designed leather album, Acrylic prints start at $169 for a hand edited heirloom acrylic mount print and collections start at $999 for a 20 image hand edited custom designed leather album, 6 high resolution digital images & a 20 image phone app.
so….Pay What You Will : Karma Sessions
1. Minimum bid is $300 for a 2 hour session with hair & makeup, access to the lingerie collection & 1 low resolution image.
2. You must tell me WHY you want the boudoir session. You have to write more than a single sentence. I need more than “i want to surprise my husband” or “I’ve always wanted to do this”. Really dig deep and tell me how this session is going to change your life. What you’ve overcome. I want to hear your story.
3. You must enter before 11/5 at midnight
4. Remember that no prints, products, albums or digital images are included in the session fee (I’m gifting the winners a web sized low resolution image). You have the option to purchase other prints, products, albums and digital images. I also offer payment plans for prints, products & digitals.
5. The session must happen before January 10 2017.