Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boudoir Portrait Party

Would you like your significant other to see a beautiful side of you that's never been seen in print before?
Boudoir themed Portraits can appeal to his fantasy, and your imagination.

Feeling Bashful?
Try getting together with your friends. If you and some close friends have ever wanted some tasteful, intimate or sexy portraits of yourselves, to give to your special someone, but felt uncomfortable going to a studio, why not have a Boudoir Portrait Party?

What is a Boudoir Portrait Party?
A "Girls Night Out" where you plan a party around a boudoir photography theme.
If you have a group of friends who are also interested in boudoir sessions, a boudoir party might be the way to go! Boudoir parties can be held in a suite at a local hotel, your home, your office etc...

What you need to book a Boudoir party:
You will need to have 6 to 8 (5 minimum) participants including yourself, and each guest (excluding hostess)must pay a non-refundable retainer of $50. This retianer will be applied towards any purchase made.

Where Are The Images Taken?
Boudoir images are typically taken in your home, my studio, or anywhere else that you will feel comfortable. Some locations might include your/his office, the boat, a remote outdoor location, his truck, or anywhere else where you feel comfortable and will not be rushed. Your home is often a good location because you have access to all of yours and his things should a creative spark occur during the session.

What Should I Wear?
What you want to convey in your boudoir portraits will largely dictate what you will wear and how you will dress. If you will have bare skin photographed, then you should wear loose fitting clothing (avoiding anything with elastic or wires) around any portion of your body that will be shown to the camera. Tight fitting or elastic clothing leaves indentations and marks on the skin that will show up prominently in the photographs. To get that silky skin look, wear loose fitting clothing prior to your boudoir portrait session. Also avoid sitting or leaning on anything that will leave creases in the skin. The goal in selecting what to wear is to convey a sense of romance, sensuality, playfulness, love, and affection.

Do I have to be Nude?
NO! You don't have to be nude, overly revealing or even in the bedroom, it has more to do with an "attitude" or state of mind more so than how dressed or undressed you are. The idea is to present, affection, romance, and giving.
Always using tasteful and classy props to enhance the feeling of romance and royalty. Boudoir photography is an extremely sensitive area and you must feel comfortable with me during the session. It should be fun and comfortable. You should have a confident feeling of my ability to create lovely images that are flattering to you and within both of our comfort zones. I have a few items (wraps, tulle etc... on hand to use, but definately have your guests bring something from home for a more personal shoot. And check out the other post here about Boudoir Photography in general for a list of items to consider and to get your creative juices flowing.

Who Will See The Proofs?
Only you and whoever you show will see these images unless you agree to the model release and allow me to present some on my websites.

What About Hair and Makeup?

Since you want to look your absolute best you should either plan some significant time to do your hair and makeup, or have it done professionally. Having these services performed professionally takes the worry and anxiety out of the process, but it does add cost to the overall portrait session. If you do not have someone you can trust for these services, then we may be able to offer some suggestions for these services. If you decide to do the makeup and hair yourself, then prepare yourself like you would for a very elaborate night on the town. Makeup should be applied a little heavier than normal, but avoid going to extremes around the eyes.

During the party, your friends will have their Portraits taken with no obligation or pressure to purchase anything, all the while enjoying some wine, champagne or a beverage of your choice, maybe some fruit & chocolate, whatever foods and drink you wish to serve, and you will be able to enjoy conversation and visit with your friends in a non-stressful, party atmosphere. In fact, no purchases will be made at the party. Since the event usually takes place at your home, everyone is comfortable and at their most naturally relaxed selves. Also during the party, you and your friends can browse through some samples from my portfolio to see the various styles and effects I use. There will also be a drawing for door prizes for Free Photo's and gifts!

I will set up my studio in a separate room, and each guest will have their own photo session, with photos taken in several different poses of their choice, with a change or 2 of clothing if they desire. All beautifully done in a tasteful manner.

Hostess Rewards
1. As the Hostess of a Boudoir Portrait Party, you will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait of your choice.
2. For every $100.00 in sales generated from your Photo Party for addition portraits, albums and CDs you will receive a $20.00 credit to be used as you wish (excluding canvas)
3. Each Guest will receive one (1) 5x7 Group photo.

Refer your Friends and Family
1. For every qualified referral resulting in a Photo Party or photo shoot of any type, you will receive a $20.00 credit to be used at the completion of the referred Photo session. If the person you refer, has the "Boudoir Portrait Party", they will receive a $10.00 credit in addition to the 8x10 portrait and $20.00 credit per $100.00 from additional sales.
2. Referrals must be scheduled within 30 days, and the party or other booking must be held within 45 days to qualify.
Please note: There is a SITTING FEE charged of $50 for each guest with my Boudoir Parties, which makes your session economical as well as fun!
The $50 will be applied towards their purchase once the party is held.
There are a lot of boudoir photographers who can take pictures but few take the time to tell your story through tasteful portraits.
The options are endless and only limited by your imagination. Let us help you open up a world of artistry that is unmatched by the "norm".

If you are interested in hosting an in home Boudoir Photography party, call 757-305-9652 or email me at Breezy@BreezyCranfordPhotography.com
with the following information:

Date, time and location you would like to host your party
appx sq ft of home or location using
How many friends will be attending (min 5)
apx. age group of women attending
Contact number and email address
Best time to contact you.
Have more fun this Holiday Season and host a Boudoir Party.
Have your friends over, play dress up games, share your sexy outfits and laughter. Together we'll create images that will show you the side of yourself you did not now you had and they will leave him speechless. Also a great idea for Birthdays, Valentine's Day Anniversary etc... Be the first one to start a new tradition and your friends will thank you for that.
I cover all of the Hampton Roads area. For larger parties I will travel beyond. Contact me by Email to reserve your Boudoir Portrait Party.
Call 757-305-9652 today for a consultation and appointment
*Subjects and party guests MUST be 18 years or older.
ID required before party begins.
Visit my website for more examples of my work.

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