Updated: Nov 4, 2020
A boudoir photo session is a wonderful time, and for women from Bergen County NJ, they seem to have found their favorite boudoir photographer.
As the popularity of boudoir photography has risen over the years, so has the number of photographers practicing the art form. Shopping for a boudoir photographer can be tricky, though. As you'll see, all boudoir photographers aren't created equal!
Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a luxury boudoir photographer from New Jersey. I've been creating beauty for years, and have worked with women from Bergen County and all around NJ who are looking for the best boudoir photography available. Primarily, I work with brides, but I'm always excited to hear from women looking to create amazing anniversary gifts... or even those looking to do a session for themselves.
Let's get back to the 'all photographers aren't created equal' part. For some reason, this is a little tricky for boudoir shoppers to understand, at first. When talking to a perspective client I may explain the point, "Would you say all restaurants are the same? Is going to a Burger King comparable to going to Latour? --They're both restaurants..." My client's are smart-- from then on they get it. There is a difference.
Consultations are an important part of my process, because it's important to talk with prospective clients and listen to their needs and what brought them to me. As a luxury boudoir photographer, you may equate what I do more to Latour than Burger King.
My clients are those who value experiences and enjoy having fun. When I get asked for tips about shopping for a photographer, I always recommend using the same mindset as if you were shopping for your wedding venue, like Florentine Gardens, or perhaps planning an anniversary getaway weekend. These are special occasions, right? Shopping for your boudoir photographer needs to be treated in the same manner. I'm fairly certain Burger King wasn't an option for your wedding planning... likewise, and for good measure, your bridal photography shouldn't be left in the hands of the lowest bidder.
I'm using a bit of exaggeration there, but it makes an important point. My boudoir sessions are an experience, and as a pro, it's my job to be the guide to walk you through all the steps on the journey. The first part, as I mentioned before, is to make sure we're a good fit. I work with a limited number of women every year, and my calendar can be filled months in advance.
Boudoir photography is a great wedding gift idea, and it's my specialty. I work with brides from all over NJ, Pennsylvania and NY who are looking for something different than just a run-of-the-mill boudoir session.
What's is like? It is a great time. Typically, when my brides come in, they receive a bit of pampering with a complete makeover. Afterward, we take time to review your outfits and come up with a plan to get all the photos needed. These sessions are a time to relax-- it's a bit of a getaway from your regular daily grind. No rush. No time limits. It's an environment where you are not judged, but always heard. Doesn't that sound amazing? It is.