Boudoir tips: Your first experience
Your first boudoir experience
So it’s your first boudoir experience. Well get ready. Atlanta boudoir photographer One Soul Boudoir is about to open your eyes to your own beauty. These are our 10 steps to a happier smile on your face 🙂
Step 1: you’re interested
Maybe you discovered Atlanta boudoir photographers Jill Marie and David Scruggs at One Soul through a friend, a Facebook ad, or a Google ad or search. Awesome! I’m Jill, and I’m glad you’re here!
I post a lot of info in the form of video testimonials and client stories, and we keep our website and Facebook page current. But nothing replaces a one-on-one conversation. Or, as we term it, an in-person consultation. So let’s do something about that curiosity you have about boudoir.
Step 2: get in touch
Schedule an in-person consultation with me! There are buttons to do that at the bottom of this post and on my website home page. David and I have more contact options in the Contact section of our home page, as well. Aaaand you can message either of us via Facebook messenger or the little chat thingy on our website.
Finally, you can also join our ladies-only group and ping me from there.
Step 3: when we talk
If we talk before we actually meet, I’ll ask you to tell me about your motivations for wanting a boudoir session and what you’d like to gain from it. Maybe you’re wanting to reconnect with that you from a sexier time in your life. Or perhaps you’re rebuilding your psyche and self-confidence after a breakup, illness or difficult surgery. Or, like so many of us, maybe you’ve just never felt very sexy, and you feel like that’s missing from your life.
Then I’ll give you a tantalizing flyover of the immersive, luxury boudoir experience that I’ve created for you.
But really, you aren’t committing to anything with an in-person consultation. You’re just taking the opportunity to pull back the veil and see everything there is to see about a One Soul boudoir session, and I’ll make sure to answer all your questions — and some you haven’t even thought of!
Step 4: about that in-person consultation
Next is the consultation! We meet in person with every prospective client before a booking takes place. You see, it’s hard to wrap your head around our boudoir experience until you meet us, tour our sets, see our wardrobe, and check out physical examples of our work.
We’ll look at display art options and go over the business details that go along with our sessions. All this will answer so many questions for you, of course. But more importantly, it’ll help you think of lots more to ask about the experience.
My goal during our consultation is prepare you for everything — except for the moment when you see your finally stunning photos. For that, I’ve learned there’s no amount of preparation to prevent my ladies from being absolutely floored 🙂
Assuming you’re ready to move forward, it’s on to Step 5!
Step 5: a few emails
I’ll follow our consultation with a emailed link for you to pick your session date, an electronic agreement to sign, and a few more emails giving you more guidance and tips for a great experience.
Step 6: time to shop!
If you’ve decided to spruce up your lingerie drawer with some sexy new things, bounce your ideas off of me first! That’s so you’re sure your ideas will translate well in photos. You’ll also want to ask me about discounts we might have through local boutique partners like Anna Bella Fine Lingerie and LivieRae.
And sving money on lingerie is definitely a smile-maker 🙂
Step 7a: session day preps!
As you head to the One Soul studio, remember to wear loose clothes and skip those unmentionables that leave elastic marks on your skin.
Once here, you’ll first be lavished with champagne and a professional makeover by my beauty team. Then we’ll retire to the studio for a couple of hours or so with you as the star of my camera!
Step 7b: session day shoot!
We’ll start with looks you’re most comfortable in and poses that help you acclimate to my directions. As you relax, you’ll think less and less about posing and more and more about how much fun you’re having. And, of course, you’ll always have the final say in wardrobe and poses!
Before you know it, you’ll have forgotten all your uncertainties and insecurities in the midst of feeling so special and beautiful! And then your session will be over!
Step 8: delayed gratification
You’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to see your photos while we prepare for your Reveal Party. We’ll keep you entertained and titillated in the meantime with periodic emails about what to expect. When we’re about ready, we’ll send you an invitation to choose your Reveal Party date and time.
Step 9: Reveal Party!
FINALLY the day has arrived! And you’ll arrive undoubtedly nervous and excited about the photos you’ll soon be seeing for the first time. Almost everyone feels that way, so just know you aren’t alone! And everyone is always relieved — and more often ecstatic — about the photos that flash across the big screen in our Reveal Room.
When we’ve gone through all the photos and we’ve tagged the ones that you call favorites, we’ll talk about your home decor and we’ll choose display art options that fit both your home and your budget. Our clients who are planners and fans of home decor will bring cell photos of their living spaces to help with the decision-making.
Once you’ve made and paid for your artwork decisions, we’ll start working on your order!
Step 10: your art has arrived!
We’ll contact you the minute we receive your beautiful art. Then you’ll schedule a time to come back for the unveiling — and the oohs and ahhhs. You’ll leave not only with stunning photos, but with the satisfaction that you did it and did it well.
Once you’ve received your collection, you’ll have access for a year to the photos you didn’t purchase, thanks to our partners at Shootproof!
That way, when you’re ready to add to your boudoir memories, you can purchase the photos you can’t live without after all! By the way, your gallery won’t be accessible — or even visible — to anyone unless you want to make it so.
There! Hopefully these 10 steps to a happier smile have you one step closer to contacting me!