8 Tips on how you can make Your Clients feel Comfortable during a boudoir shoot.
If a client is uncomfortable during a boudoir session, it’s very tough to capture the perfect images. It is very important to make your clients feel comfortable during a boudoir shoot.
Add to that, a boudoir photo shoot is very personal in nature, it’s very much required that the clients feel unworried with the photographer and his team. This is supposed to be an enjoyable experience rather than a nerve-wracking one.
How you can get your client to be free from the performance fear?
Here, I am explaining how we achieve that on our shoots.
Giving them Extra Time To Make Them Comfortable
I always keep some extra time for these kinds of shoots. Even though time is money in this profession, I never rush through a boudoir shoot.
Unlike other fashion shoots that can be finished in 2-3 hours, I never put the same time constraint for our boudoir sessions. None of my boudoir shoots is for less than 4 hours, because I give my clients enough time to feel comfortable with me and my team. In most case, clients take at least half an hour to get used to the camera and I am okay with that as we know most of them are facing cameras for the first time.
Authority of Pictures lies with Clients
In these shoots, I generally, give the authority for the shoot pictures to the clients. Only if they give permission to me to publish, I use these on our website and other platforms. Otherwise, I never use them.
As the contentment of my clients is of utmost importance to me. In fact, we delivered the pictures through an encrypted Pendrive that requires a password that is later delivered through OTP. I know, I know.. It seems like more secure than a banking website.
Deletion of Pictures after the Delivery
Once the shoot is over and the pictures are handed over to the client, I let my clients decide whether they want me to keep their pictures on the cloud or not. If they don’t need that, I don’t even mind deleting everything from our side. But I recommend all the people I click to at least keep their backup in three different locations. That way, even an apocalypse won’t be able to wipe it.
I always book a good location for a boudoir shoot, so that not to add to the nervousness of our client. A place that is at a safe location and gives positive vibes.
Only Photography Team Allowed
I allow only people who are working on this shoot to be present at the time of the shoot. It might involve a stylist, a makeup artist, a photographer (of course!), a creative director and maybe an assistant. The number of people entirely depends on the client.
Clients can Bring Friend or Partner
If having your best friend or your husband by your side makes you feel more comfortable and secure, you are allowed to do that. At times, if you are planning to gift your partner a boudoir shoot it won’t be a great idea to invite them.
Being Sensitive with Client’s Need
We are very much sensitive to what our clients want from this shoot in order to feel Comfortable during a boudoir shoot. If you are not comfortable wearing a particular cloth or posing in a particular manner, we can always find some other options to replace that as this shoot is about you and only you!
Encouraged to Ask Any Questions!
I encourage my clients to ask as many questions as they can, even if they think it’s stupid as I am here to put at ease their anxious minds. The more you are informed, the more you will feel comfortable during a boudoir shoot. Feel free to ask any questions and I will get back to you.