I’ve spent some time visiting fashion shows and networking with everyone I can. I’ve got to make a website, got a photoshoot, I have probably too many models. I noticed something was missing with the photographers in town- I met the hyper pro, I met the brash “too good for this” guy that was but his attitude puts you off, and the awful photographer who stands in front of other photographer’s shots. I noticed a lack of the presence of a quality boudoir photographer at these events. Googling the competition, I discovered four boudoir studios:
- Target Audience Knowledge
Creating Print Materials
- List of Seattle Photographers that Would be Interested in the Leads
The Premium $2,195.00 three hour session (6-9 looks 5 images per look) including hair and makeup, a private in-studio viewing session, custom printed magazine/book (30 pages, paper), a designed 12 month calendar, aa digital print and all the final digital images on a jump drive.
The Corset $1,295.00 two hour session (4-6 looks 5 images per look) including hair and makeup, a private in-studio viewing session, a digital print and all the final digital images on a jump drive.
The Flirt $495.00 one hour session (2 looks 5 images per look) including hair and makeup, a private in-studio viewing session.
Shorter than I would of hoped! Its a good starting point. I know a few others but they don’t celebrate their location- and if they don’t then I don’t want to put it online.
Creating Print Material
This is pretty key for real life interaction. Give them something they can touch and feel, and dream about. For best results, I need items in my Portfolio to accomplish this. Once I have those items, its very easy to slip anything into the Jesse Dictor style guide. I will go over that later!
List of Seattle Photographers that Would be Interested in the Leads
I doubt I could stomach boudoir photography for too long! Its truly not in my nature. I care too much about the clothes they are wearing- my friend asked me which image she looked best in and I couldn’t stop myself determining the one where her clothes look the best. Long term I hope to be able to work with one other photographer who loves it and I will be able to sell that person all my leads. Until then, I will keep gathering photographer cards to try to push them until then and short term I will be shooting them myself. Red faced. Like I do.