Augusta Boudoir: How To Choose The Right Boudoir Photographer: Augusta Georgia

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Boudoir photography is something I think every woman (yes, even YOU) should add to her bucket list! Since it's such a big decision and something you might only do once in your entire lifetime, choosing the right photographer for you is a high priority. But how do you know what to look for in a boudoir photographer?

For the past few months, I've been on my own search for a boudoir photographer and I have compiled a list of things that I have learned to look for when talking with boudoir photographers. I've been scoping out boudoir photographers all up and down the East Coast trying to find the perfect one for me and I've learned soooooo much. Hope you find these helpful also!
  • Look for women who are similar to your shape and size in the photographer's boudoir portfolio. This will show you the photographer's experience (or lack of experience) with shooting women like you.
  • What is the photographer's privacy policy about showing your images and sharing information about you? I personally want someone who has the same strict privacy standards as I have. What do they do with the images once the session is over...where will your private images be a year from now, or 2 years from now when they buy a new computer & get rid of their existing computer with your images on it? I know one local newborn photographer who donated her old computer and then months later realized that she had given it away with pictures still on it. What a scary thought!
  • If privacy is important to you, can your photographer ensure that they will not mention your name with their fellow photographers or friends if you don't want them to?
  • How experienced and knowledgeable is the photographer? Does the photographer specialize in boudoir or is boudoir just lumped in with all the babies and family photography? Has the photographer actually had specialized boudoir training ? Technically there is no rule or law against offering boudoir photography without any actual boudoir training or knowledge. But trust me, quality boudoir photography is A LOT more extensive and requires more expertise and skill than regular family and baby photography. You'd think it would be the exact opposite but it's not. Your husband can take pictures with a good camera of you in your underwear and say he's a boudoir photographer!! (oh, that's a fun idea!!!!) But seriously, for a once in a lifetime experience, this is a time when boudoir knowledge, skills and experience are super important.

  • You Get What You Pay For. I've seen over and over again in my search for a boudoir photographer that cheap photographers end up with cheap looking boudoir pictures. How cheap is the photographer? I do not want to look cheap in my boudoir pictures, so I will not go to a cheapo photographer to do mine.. I want to look like I just stepped out of the pages of a magazine, so I therefore want a photographer who can deliver that magazine quality image! I believe there is a photographer for everyone's price range. Unfortunately, the concept of "you get what you pay for" is especially true with boudoir. It's just a whole different ballgame than from regular photography. This is partly because of the training and expertise required to transform ordinary women into model material! Expertise in boudoir and specialized boudoir training isn't cheap, which means that quality boudoir images aren't cheap either. Trust me on this...I've been investing heavily in training to build my own expertise in boudoir so I can make Augusta a whole lot sexier! I'll go into more detail about all of my highly specialized and quality training in a future blog post!


Boudoir Photography Augusta, Georgia: Mrs. Rock it!

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My mouth dropped when Mrs. R showed walked through the door for her mini session that was part of my first ever marathon event at a hotel. I could tell she had done this before, and I was right..modeling is part of her resume. Lucky me!! She sat down & we didn't look back. She is Mrs. R as in Mrs. Rock It!

I would never have guessed that she is the mom of three! If only I could look like her....I have 3 kids, but my body actually looks like a 3-kid body!!!

She had a vision for some very specific shots that involved the hotel bar, and we completely nailed it to make her vision a reality. I was so pleased with the results, even though these are not my tyical "style", I am very proud of the images because they turned out nicely.

Even though I have a boudoir studio, I really enjoy shooting at hotels because of the variety in backgrounds. Sorry, but I just don't have a jumbo sized jacuzzi whirlpool tub at my studio. That would be a nice addition, but don't hold your breath...it's not in the plans anytime soon! If you want to book your session at a hotel, the cost of the hotel needs to be paid at least 7 days in advance so I can make sure there is enough time to make reservations. It's an extra expense, but it's also extra fun and you'll love all the options for different looks in your images!


Georgia Boudoir Photographer: Men Have Toilets, Women Have Boudoir

Just for the record, I love my life and wouldn't trade places with Prince William's Kate at all.

Okay never-mind, I take that back... At 2:00 a.m. when I'm trying to get my beauty sleep and my 3 month old baby girl needs to eat is the ONLY time I would consider trading places with Kate. But it would still be fabulous to feel like royalty for a day, wouldn't it?!!

Toilets to scrub, mouths to feed, bottoms to wipe, bills to pay = NO FUN! Seriously, the responsibilities that ordinary wives have can be overwhelming. Multiply that stress by a thousand if you're a mom. I found out fast after having kids that it's tricky to find time to squeeze in even a super quick shower, and it's a "Hollywood" shower if I get to actually shave my legs.

We put ourselves last everyday because....well, simply because we are women. It's our nature to put everyone else's needs before our own. Women literally carry the weight of the world on our shoulders (the world would be extinct if it were up to men to take care of everyone), which is exactly why I think every woman deserves to step outside of the daily demands of life and be transformed into ROYALTY for a day.

Give a guy a man cave or a toilet and he feels like a king, but women need a little bit more of transformational experience to feel like royalty. That's why Augusta Boudoir Photography is so great! You not only get to be transformed and "rock it" during a high end "it's all about you" photo shoot, you get to preserve your super sexy self with a look book, a little black book or go all out with a timelessly elegant album.

A boudoir experience is a once in a lifetime experience for most of us. We really don't lay around in our lingerie everyday with glamorous hair and make-up and a great photographer on hand to capture all our beauty. So for one day, for one experience that we will literally treasure forever, step outside your comfort zone and rock it royally!