If you are searching for professional intimate photography, this article is a must read! Your safety is priority number one.
Lately, there has been a surge in the numbers of male boudoir photographers. Many are guys with cameras who have seen a trend. A guy with a camera does not a photographer make.
Unfortunately, some men just want to photograph women in various stages of undress. And they create a bad name for the intimate photography professional.
Before scheduling a boudoir photoshoot, you should do your homework. You need to know what you are walking into.
Does the photographer have any credentials?
Are they members of professional organizations such as the Association of International Boudoir Photographers? Or The Professional Photographers of America? (Assuming you are in the United States … )
How about references?
Do they have any verified references through Google? Or other online platforms where clients can leave actual feedback on their services.
Talk to the photographer you are considering:
- What is the reason they do what they do?
- Does it make sense?
- Are you comfortable with the answers?
- Are you comfortable with the photographer?
The day of the photoshoot, who will be there?
You will potentially be in a vulnerable position. You want to make certain you will be comfortable.
Can you bring a chaperone if you want?
Beware a photographer that says no! You should be able to have someone there – if not in the same room, in a location not far away.
Some photographers have rules regarding chaperones. These rules are there to make sure you get the best photographs possible. They are based on experience in just those situations. But even with rules, if you want a chaperone, you should bring one!
Professional intimate photography, or boudoir, is an amazing experience for clients. It allows you to see yourself in a way you haven’t before. You will feel a renewed confidence and sense of beauty.
If you are near Westminster, Maryland, I invite you to reach out to discuss the possiblity of an intimate photography shoot. I’d be happy to answer your questions and help you decide if it would be right for you.