When I explain to my clients I am a print artist, the first question they typically ask is what is that?
I then explain that I believe in delivering to my clients a professional, quality, printed art piece that they can hang on their wall, and enjoy for a lifetime. I also explain that my art form is not complete until it is in its printed form.Here are some of the ways and a little more info on the boudoir gifts and products I offer.
Now, printing legacy pictures and heirloom canvases is very well understood by my clients that have done a family session with me or booked me as their wedding photographer. Even my high school seniors and parents get it. However, when I’m explaining this to my boudoir clients, they ask me, well where the heck am I going to hang these?
I get it, boudoir photography is very specific, and the majority of women choose to keep these images very private between their spouses and themselves. Most women will not choose to hang a large photo of themselves on their wall. Keep in mind that I say most as I do have my beautiful boudoir divas who will gloriously display these photos anywhere they damn well please. But the majority of women want something a little more discreet. I however will not make this an excuse to just hand over digital images to my boudoir babe clients. Your pictures are far more worthy than staying on a flash drive.
Now does this mean that I dont offer digital files? Absolutely not! This simply means that first I want you to have something printed as an heirloom or keepsake item, then you will have the options of digital files. It my job to educate my clients, the importance of having a beautiful handcrafted item that they will hold and walk out with on delivery day as opposed to, "here are all your files on a disk, good luck!"
I always want to help educate my boudoir clients and have them understand what they can do with their photos. We do this either before the photoshoot, in a pre consult, or to at what is called the reveal where they are getting ready to make a decision on what type of collection they would like.
First, I explain that I cater to women and the men who wants to keep the album bedside with custom made albums. For the women who may want a few printed images in a keepsake box, and that woman who wants a large print hung to remind herself every day just how beautiful she is.
If my clients are still not privy to the ideas of hanging their images, that’s quite all right. In the Boudoir Suite we offer many different packages that include a custom keepsake box where they can store 20 sleek and beautifully matted 8x12’s to tuck away. Or they will have the gorgeous leather album option that they can keep right next to the bed in the nightstand to enjoy any night they so please.For my more conservative and shy clients, it’s important for them to understand that not all the photos have to be large and in charge. They can group, very easily, 4 beautifully hand crafted 10x10 metal art pieces in their bathroom. Or they can frame up a little more discreet grouping of 5x7 in their gorgeous walk-in closet, for those women that are lucky enough to have that.
I have samples ready and available for my clients to see, feel and admire. I also keep example pictures that other clients have sent me of how and where they have hung their pictures. Now most of my clients know ahead of time about who and what they are doing these for. However that might change when they walk into my changing room in The Boudoir Suite and see three beautifully hung, classy 16x24’s canvas prints made by my lab.
Many times I will ask the women ahead of time to take a few photos of their bedroom, closet and bathroom and send them to me before their private boudoir reveal.
I do this because we photographers are visual artist and many times our clients are not. They may not visualize where they can put these photos at. So, my job as the photographer doesn’t end there, I have to be the interior decorator at this point to.
I also have the option of showing clients a canvas grouping for their wall, where they can choose from different sized pictures as small as a 4x6 all the way up to a 40x65 print or panoramic image.