You have decided that you want an individual photoshoot. But where to start, what to look for, how to choose the right one? Although if you are on my website, you have already found 😉

But if you start from the very beginning, then here’s a quick step by step plan.

  1. Decide what format and why you need photos. Just for yourself, for work, for some kind of event, etc.
  2. Look for a photographer who specializes in this area. It makes no sense to order a wedding shoot from a person who shoots products or interiors, right?
  3. Choose one whose 90% work you like. You should be close to his style and presentation.
  4. Contact him and specify all the details in advance. Discuss all the points beforehand, ask all your questions. The better you explain what you expect, the greater the likelihood of a good outcome.

Everything seems to be logical? Yes. But believe me, many people continue to order boudoir photo shoots from people filming fashion and catalog shootings, and then they are surprised when they get an unexpected result.

Everything seems to be logical? Yes. But believe me, many people continue to order boudoir photo shoots from people filming fashion and catalog shootings, and then they are surprised when they get an unexpected result.

So, let’s say you have found a photograher who shoots topics of interest to you.

Things to consider when choosing

Firstly, the portfolio. Do you ike most of his works? Next step. Look for a  variety in the portfolio. If a photographer has been shooting for a long time, then there should be many different shots in different locations with different people. Find their pictures from one shot, evaluate their diversity and quality.

Secondly, find reviews. If in doubt, feel free to write to the people who are featured in the photos in the portfolio. Especially when it comes to the type of shooting as boudoir.

And thirdly, pay attention to the delivery dates of the material and the price. If the prices are too low, then most likely they are beginners. And here it is up to you to decide whether you are ready to trust them or not.

If the prices are too high for you, but you like the works, do not hesitate to contact the photographer. Perhaps they will shoot for you for less money, reducing the number of shooting time or the number of final photos.

Also, do not be amiss to search the Internet, or choose the photo from the portfolio that you like and that are appropriate to this shooting. By showing these pictures to the photographer, you will help him understand your preferences.

So, you discussed all the details, chose a location, clothes, made an advance payment and tomorrow is the Day. Some recommendations that will help you before shooting:

  1. Get enough sleep. This is really important.
  2. Do not plan any cosmetic procedures the day before shooting. Many traces of the procedures do not pass for such a short period.
  3. Do not drink alcohol before shooting. Even to relieve tension. Don’t.
  4. Pick the clothes or underwear for the photo shoot. If there is a lot of it, take a picture and ask the photographer to help with the choice.
  5. Come in advance. It’s better to drink some coffee slowly than to run at the last minute. Do not be late, and if you are late, warn the photographer! Respect other people’s time.

Perhaps this is all that I wanted and remembered to write about. If there are any other points, please write in the comments.