Wow, what an amazing experience teaching another class at ImagingUSA was this year! Such an absolute honor and privilege it is to be asked to speak at the most valuable and informative event there is for photographers. I have so much respect for this organization. Such an awesome resource for photographers in so many ways. I’m excited to see boudoir being represented more strongly than ever there too! I was surprised by how many attended my particular class because it was scheduled at the same time as the Awards Ceremony, so I’m incredibly appreciative to everyone for coming. I hope I inspired you with some new ideas to bring home to help you, your clients and your business for a successful year in boudoir.
Before scrolling down to the images I photographed for my posing demo, I wanted to share a couple of things related to some of what I spoke about for you.
I wrote an article about this for Shutter Magazine awhile back that should give you a deeper dive on this than I had time for on stage. You can find that right here.
Challenge yourself to see how many different “looks” you can photograph from a single pose. A spokesmodel comes in handy for test shoots like this. (hint, hint. wink, wink)
Another fun challenge is to do a full test session with all anonymous style imagery to help you get in the habit of shooting these at your client sessions too.
Another example of storytelling using video that appeals to emotion.
Here’s the playlist of sultry songs I mentioned that I curated for my sessions. Feel free to play it at yours too.
Posing Demo Photos
Thank you to Shelby for being such a good sport and a joy to work with!
Thanks again to all of the attendees who came out to learn more about boudoir and how to best serve our clients who entrust us with their boudoir experiences! And, a special thanks to the many people who supported me as a speaker through this. I simply can’t state enough how helpful ImagingUSA was to me in ensuring this all ran smoothly. Ray, Tennessee, Sarah, and Jessica with Tether Tools (and many others too)….you were all such a pleasure to work with and you put me at ease. Big thank you to Cate Scaglione for such a sweet introduction! And, to my boudoir peers in the audience who came out to show support for me and our industry.
And, thanks to my friends for putting up with me while I was in “preparation mode”. Thank you for letting me run through it with you, offering suggestions and helping me get the timing right. You were sanity savers for me. Special thanks to Kat, Lynn, Lysandra and Christa. Love you ladies! Thanks to Bloom for offering me a unique co-working space to work on the final details of all this, too. Last but not least, thanks to my awesome hair stylist, Skaught Gibson at Josephine Skaught for fitting me in for a last minute hair emergency before I headed to Nashville.