Updated: Jan 15
Let's face it-- NJ brides want to be beautiful... especially when it comes to their wedding! As a NJ boudoir photographer, I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to work with more and more brides every year who want to create amazing boudoir wedding gifts for their partners.
Boudoir photography has become an incredibly popular (and fun!) wedding gift which has been growing each and every year! ...And why not! Not only is it a great time-- clients are creating a beautiful personalized work of art they can enjoy for years.
Word on the street is, when brides want the best photographer they come visit me! When I started my business years ago, I knew I wanted to run my business in a certain way. You see, I've always been a bit OCD about not just doing things right... but going above and beyond to make it the best. I wanted my brides to have the best experience. I wanted them to enjoy amazing hand crafted boudoir albums. I wanted them to have stunning photos that made them look their best. What's the catch? Doing things the right way isn't necessarily the cheapest way.
Back then I wasn't sure if my system of "not cutting corners" would really resonate with brides, BUT I knew how I wanted to work! So, what happened? Well, to my surprise there were lot of women out there who got it, and understood the value of the experience, and starting booking their wedding sessions.
Before long, I had a wait-list of brides... and not just from NJ, but from all around the NJ/NY/PA areas. I was amazed.
I couldn't believe it!
So, what are brides looking for who come visit me? Well, the women who come in to work with me understand the value of a great experience in addition to wanting great results. They want to look beautiful and be portrayed in the best way possible-- all the while having a great time.
Predominantly I work with brides, but I also work with women looking to create stunning gifts for anniversaries and Christmas.
What are errors women make when shopping for a boudoir photographer? --Well, the main mistake women make is using "lowest price" as their deciding factor in the selection. First, photography isn't a "price comparative" industry. Consumers aren't making an "apple to apples" comparison using this method, so using this method is pretty meaningless.
Secondly, and the example I always use is with is this: I ask them a question. "If you are celebrating your first anniversary dinner do you get all dressed up, get your hair done, and jump in the car and head to Taco Bell to celebrate? Because its the cheapest?" Of course not! Yeah, but it's the "cheapest!" How an any other restaurants even stay in business? Why wouldn't everyone just go to Taco Bell all the time?
At this point it sinks in a bit... Cheapest isn't necessarily the right choice in all instances. Your anniversary is about the experience, enjoying time together with your partner, and having a great meal. --It's a special occasion! Well, what do you think your boudoir session is? 😀
Helping women make smart choices when choosing their photographer has always been important to me. I've heard too many stories of bad photography results and experiences which were lacking. If you're curious, my blog has many articles and tips about finding the right photographer for you.
What's it like to do this? Well, in short, it's fun! Obviously, many women are a bit anxious at first-- it's not every day you're taking your clothes off for photos! These nerves are short-lived, however. The best part of what I do is seeing the smiles on women's faces at the end of their session and hearing about how much fun they had.
One final tip I'll leave you with is this... Always choose an experienced boudoir photographer with an extensive track record. Why? Boudoir photography is hard. Really, really hard. It takes years to not only master the photography part, but also the "making women beautiful" part. It's not something you pick up in a few weeks or months.
When you see a photographer who does nothing bout tout "life altering experiences," and "empowerment" without much to back it up... she may not be the best choice. It is tempting to let your co-workers bestie do your bridal session (and she made a cheap offer, to boot!) It can sound tempting with all the claims she made of making you look "fierce" and how she can change your life! The issue here is that only a few weeks ago bestie was running a MLM business offering all her relatives and friends an "opportunity" to make endless income shilling smelly oils... NOW suddenly she's a "pro boudoir photographer" who is "empowering" the universe. This is a definitely a "thanks for no thanks" situation.
Stick with someone with a solid track record, and lots of photographic evidence of their success (not just 72 photos of the same women on their website.) Hey, everyone has to start somewhere. I get it! Leaving your bridal session to a newb probably isn't the safest move for your once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Sound interesting? Want to work with me? Great! You've made a smart choice. Reserving early is the key-- especially during busy wedding seasons like the spring and fall. These days, women are reserving dates up to a year in advance!
So, am I the No. 1 boudoir photographer in NJ? Whose to say-- as there aren't any official ranking of photographers, however my business operates in a method that is second to none!
I love meeting and working with brides from not just all over NJ... but the east coast!
Want to check out more of my beautiful photos? Sure. Take a look through my boudoir galleries here.
Ready to get started working with me? Great. You can reach out to me on my Contact Page. I'm happy to answer any boudoir questions you may have and help get your amazing bridal gift under way.