5 Things I Love About Polaroids

1. Instant Print Gratification 2. No Photoshop Required! 3. The Perfection is in the Imperfections 4. It’s totally acceptable to have Polaroids out of focus   5. They just are just SEXY!!!  

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Upcoming Blog Posts – Critiques, Lighting Demos and More!

To be honest I have been neglecting this blog a bit…but no more! The past few months have been literally crazy. I  just returned from a few crazy days in Vegas at WPPI (it’s sensory overload, but I love seeing old friends).  In October and November I was in 29 states in 24 days, but…

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Photography Competitions – Are They Worth It?

So it’s almost that time of year again where I start looking through all my images throughout the year to possibly find gems for photography competitions. I usually enter a few images a year in competitions, and I find some modest success. But what I have learned in the last decade of entering into competitions…

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Plagiarism in the Photography World

Plagiarism in the Portrait & Wedding Photography is a big topic in the photography world right now. With so many workshops, new photographers, and visual stimulation it is nearly impossible to come up with an original idea these days and most of us (intentionally or not) are guilty of some form of plagiarism. I think…

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Join Me at Inspire Photo Retreats 2014!

I am super excited to be teaching at Inspire Photo Retreats this upcoming February! I will be doing s presentation on “The Intimate Side of Boudoir Photography” Here’s a little more about the retreat in general. As of now there are only 50 spots left! Inspire Photo Retreats February 10th -12th! Inspire is a retreat-style…

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Traveling Boudoir Gypsy

So we have been lagging a little on posting to this blog, but we have some major “good” changes coming up soon! But you will have to wait until next week for that announcement! In the meantime if you have ever consider getting in front of the camera, instead of always hiding behind it…now is…

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Advertising Your Boudoir Photography

Photography by gré – Kelly Segré Spending your advertising dollars on your boudoir photography business is something that can possibly drive you crazy!  How do you know where to find your target customer?  If you talk with local magazines they will tell you the number of readers they have, but your target demographic could only…

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Making it Hot!

  Photograph by gré – Kelly Segré taken with work light Continuous lighting is a great way to start out with portrait photography.  Continuous lighting has also been called “hot lights” over the years as most of this type of lighting generates a lot of heat.  There are stories of models needing to have their…

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Stylized Boudoir Sessions

image by gré – Kelly Segré Have you ever thought of styling your own boudoir sessions?  Or maybe you have a model coming in to shoot with you so you can show new ideas to your clients?  How do you go about styling the shoot and finding wardrobe?  The first thing people think of sometimes…

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Shooting Nudes…Yikes!

Photo by gré – Kelly Segré Believe it or not, there are many photographers out there who are even more afraid of shooting nudes than their clients!  There is a certain comfort zone needed when photographing nudes.  There are two points of view to be considered, that of the client and that of the photographer….

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Preparing your Client for their Session

Here is a sample questionnaire to send your clients regarding their boudoir photography session.  This is meant to send to them when they book their session.  This way you both know exactly what they expect from their shoot!  This is a general questionnaire, but it definitely gives you a good start on what you should…

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