I’m a firm believer that even if you have shot boudoir before, either by yourself or with a partner, you should still consider a professional shoot. Not only would you be supporting the photography and boudoir industry as a whole but there are also several benefits that you will get out of the experience.
It’s More than Just Another Shoot
The one thing that is hard to replicate with a DIY session is the experience you get from a professionally done photo shoot. A lot of boudoir photographers go out of their way to make the shoot an experience that will build you up and help you feel amazing about yourself. They have little signs that they personalize to you, gift bags, a client closet full of fun outfit choices, a hair & makeup artist that starts the process of hyping you up, then the shooting and fun begins.
It’s Hard to Beat Years of Experience
Depending on the photographer, they will have had years of experience. Experience with lighting a subject to highlight her favorite areas. Experience with posing to hide areas they are self conscious about. They will have the knowledge to help you get the absolute best photos that they can. Especially when it comes to posing, this expertise is hard to beat. Plus, they usually know how to crack a joke and keep the mood light.
Explore a New Style
Not all photographers, yourself and your partner included, have the same style. Even in boudoir there are numerous styles that you can choose from. Some photographers even combine genres to form a style that is completely their own. This is your chance to explore those styles with someone who knows how to pull it off.
Allows You to Step Further Out of Your Comfort Zone
Stepping out of our comfort zones is what helps us to grow as individuals. A great way to do that is with a professional shoot, you are in a new place, with new people, and doing new things. Plus, once you are done you will probably feel great about pushing yourself to have that new experience.
These are my main reasons for believing that you should consider a professional shoot. That said, remember to always do your research before choosing a photographer to make sure you find the one that is right for you.
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