Updated: Feb 29
Long time boudoir & portrait photographer Angela Bagley and I have a great chat about boudoir photography and what it takes to juggle your full time career and a passion for photography.
In her own words...
"I started with a genuine love for photographs, old black and whites I would find at my grandma’s etc but my kids sparked the love for making photographs and the lack of skilled local photographers were showing in the products I was paying good money for!! I bought my first “Good” camera in 2007 when I graduated nursing school and that's where it all began..."
In addition to her boudoir photography business, she also has a full time nursing career. This episode covers a lot of ground from Angela's beginnings shooting school portraits to her transition to her real passion of boudoir-- all the while taking steps to manage her career along side her passion of photography.
Topics discussed in this episode:
What's going on with Instagram?
Instagram for local results.
Is Instagram's reach falling?
Hashtags for boudoir photographers.
Is a Facebook Page still worth it?
The current state of school photography.
Shooting boudoir in private homes.
Easing a client into a session.
Balancing boudoir and a full time career.
Getting clients to allow use of photos as samples.
Using models to practice boudoir.
Using your client email list to grow sample sessions.
Building your advertising-- and building brand awareness.