The Holidays have the potential to be one of our best seasons for our business, but it seems that every year they sneak up on us a bit. So this year we made it a point to plan all of our marketing early (see previous blog post)! And not only that, since we were going to launch one of our biggest sales ever, we wanted some hype to go with it. So we set up two commercials in hopes to get our potential clients excited, thinking and planning about Christmas earlier in the Fall. It’s not too late fellow Bou Photogs! What are you going to do to maximize your holiday? A sale, a marathon, mini sessions, a new set, a new product that has quicker turnaround so you can continue to shoot closer to Christmas?
Our goal with this one was to inspire ladies to make this holiday a little sexier than the norm. And those of us that have been married a long while know that romance can take some planning!
And this one…. well A) we wanted to goof off and B) we wanted to announce our sale in an excited and different way!
We get asked all the time, “so how do you create your sets?”
Well that’s kinda of a complicated answer actually. You see our sets are put together by all kinds of different components. We really like our sets to be three dimensional, to have layers so you feel like you were in a very cool room, or in a mysterious location. Most of the pieces are from garage sales, antique stores, flea markets and thrift stores. Another key factor is my mom, as she loves to frequent all these places and find little gems for us, then she reports back to us, sometimes even re-upholstering items for us. But as we mentioned, we use many, many ingredients, and one of those common ingredients we seem to use A LOT is a drop it MODERN backdrop. Sometimes it’s used as the fancy looking wallpaper backdrop, sometimes it becomes the hip looking floor, or sometimes it just used as a nice little pop like this shot above. Over the years our obsession with drop it MODERN has led them to ask us to pass on some killer deals to you, as they see that question get asked over and over on our social sites, “where do you get your cool boudoir sets?” So they gave us this little goodie to give to all you boudoir photogs…….a $25 off discount code! YES PLEASE!
So maybe it’s time for a new boudoir backdrop … yes? ‘Cause it’s all about NEW at drop it MODERN! They have so many cool new options for us photographers…..
From fresh new prints to the new simple solids, there’s seriously a backdrop for every style and genre, especially boudoir photography. Be sure to check out ‘Gatsby’ in 8 different painted glitters. Yes GLITTER!
Also back in stock are the 2 best damn backdrops in the biz; ‘Spangled’ and ‘Mermaid’! The most amazing sequins lined drops in Gold and Silver. They’re a studio MUST! See for yourself in our shots below with the Spangled Gold Backdrop.
And since everyone loves a deal, drop it MODERN has an entire section dedicated to ‘DEALS’! Some backdrops are priced as low as $30, WOW. Obviously there are plenty of backdrop companies to chose from but no one offers the amazing quality, prices, and crazy fast delivery like drop it MODERN. Their backdrops are built to last through all of our in-studio or on-location destination boudoir photos shoots, and we put them through the ringer, haha.
Visit their site at www.dropitmodern.com and use this exclusive Boudoir Divas code: DIMLOVESDIVAS for $25 off.
You can get new product updates and follow their shenanigans on your social media of choice below!
Hey everyone! As you already know, we have been in the Caribbean for our Supermodel Shoots… and we have been having an amazing time. We had some gorgeous clients fly here for their own shoots, and then we also had the opportunity to create a killer editorial boudoir shoot (more on that coming soon!)
I (Kimberlee) also wanted to mention that I have found my favorite new traveling companion… the Drop It Modern Hard Case. This baby is my new best friend and favorite carry-on. It fits perfectly under my seat on the airplane, and I am in love with how I can keep everything organized and compartmentalized in the case. It’s so sturdy, and fits a ton of stuff in it. It’s the most unique camera case I’ve seen out there, and it’s got such a cool vintage vibe. AND… Drop It Modern also just reduced the price on these babies, so you can save 40% on the case RIGHT NOW! This is a killer deal – so go grab yours today!
Signing off from the Caribbean…
xoxo, Kimberlee (and the rest of the Boudoir Divas team)
Heya Bou buddies! We are always amazed and seriously so grateful when we look at our analytics and see how many people are stopping by this blog. Wowzers, thank you for stopping by, even if just for a few minutes! So we feel like we have been posting all the things going on randomly on our blog, facebook and twitter, and if all the chaos is kinda making our head spin, then we wanted to make sure we spelled out exactly what was going in case your head was spinning too. So below we have a list of all the current happenings. We would just love for you to be a part of one, two, three, or heck, all four of these fun, boudoir-inspired activities. And while we are in a “Back to School” mode, we hope that our “zesty-ness” maybe inspires you to do something a little quirky or energetic for YOUR boudoir business. Maybe a fall-inspired boudoir marathon for your clients, styled with boots and sweaters? Maybe a boudoir concept shoot like we talked about a couple months ago? An annual sale? A set make-over? Or maybe it’s time to really push that one product you have been meaning to push more for your clients. Like boudoir gift certificates or beautiful wall art. Whatever it is, just know that we wish you the very best – and we are rooting for you! We want boudoir to be famous all over the planet. (“Boudoir Photographers, Unite!”)
That’s right, as I am sure you heard, we have finally re-launched Boudoir International. And if you sign up by TODAY, you’ll be able to enter to win one of these killer prizes!!! What we love about our contest is that you actually have a pretty darn good chance of winning something! We have so many people emailing and calling the studio asking us if we have a specific recommendation for a boudoir photographers in there area, now we can easily point them in the right direction. Yay! You may have gotten an invitation to join Bou Intl, but if not, don’t be afraid to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We just love that we get to host other photographers in our studio, that together we can have so, so much fun while also helping your boudoir business move to that next level. I think that seeing some of our past attendees just take off after attending our workshops has brought more joy to us than we could imagine. To say we would be delighted for you to make your way out here to spend time in our studio is such an understatement.
And we believe with every fiber in us that it will help your business grow so much. Investing in education and learning is one of the best ways to spend your money when you are building your business! For instance, in 2005 I couldn’t find any boudoir photography workshops, so I (M) attended Vickie Taufer’s children and family workshop. I just wanted to see a huge dream that was realized in action – and that alone was worth more than I could ever have imagined. If Vickie was surprised when I told her (while we were studying light on babies!) that I wanted to shoot boudoir only, she didn’t show it. And just being around her, with all of her enthusiasm and drive, was infectious. I never could have imagingd I/we would fall so in love with boudoir photography, and that our business would see so much success, that we would soon have the opportunity to play that same role for others. Life is amazing, isn’t it?
We are so in love with our Boudoir Workshop – and we would love to have you join us in October! It’s the last workshop for 2012, so go check it out!
Enough said right?! Um…. best photo shoot opportunity ever! We shoot about 4-8 Supermodel Package shoots in our studio a month, but come on, as much as I ADORE our studio, I think this backdrop beats it, hands-down. Our shooting locations are going to be so glorious that I may have some bouts of jealousy of the gals I am shooting – simply because I will want pics of myself in all the spots I place them! :) Nothing is sexier than a sandy beach, with the turquoise blue water shimmering and palm trees waving in the breeze. Oh and I should mention, one of the spots we will be shooting is in Old San Juan, it looks like those cool pics you see of vintage Cuba. Ah!!!! So freaking exciting!
We do have just ONE spot left (all the other 3 have been snatched up!)… so if you are a photographer & want to get in FRONT of the lens for a change, we would be honored with the opportunity to work with you and take your photos with our Caribbean Supermodel session! (Email: email@example.com if you want more info on this last spot).
We are such Cali girls at heart. Maybe even a little bit more “hippie” than “Diva” in reality. So with that said, beach boudoir photo shoots are pretty much pure excitement and joy for us around here, and being in Cali we have the added perk that our summer lasts a bit longer than the typical summer season. So we are gonna squeeze the summer for every drop we can get out of it! Do you want to join us by booking a killer beach shoot promo? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Paris, Paris, Paris”. That’s what my Mom kept saying in her sweet little voice when we were on the plane to Paris for our 2010 workshop. Now it always rings in my head whenever I start dreaming & planning our next workshops. Have you always wanted to go to Paris? Are you a boudoir photographer? If you said “yes” to both of these, then 2013 is YOUR year! Email us at email@example.com so we can be sure to email you first as soon as we launch the workshop. (*NOTE: we already have about 40 photographers on the list who want to be notified about Paris… this workshop is gonna fill up FAST! So start looking at your calendar for mid- to late-April 2013, and start dreaming/planning – and then you’ll be able to grab a spot before it fills up!)
Have you seen our past Editorial Concept Shoots that we titled, “Believe in Beauty?” If not, please check out our pirate beach shoot and our hot air balloon dream shoot on you tube. We are now planning for our next big shoot. Watch the video below to see the latest item we checked off our list in preparation for this fun shoot. (Oh, and keep in mind that this video was taken and edited on my iphone). It seems I still have a few quirks to work out when it comes to editing on a telephone – don’t judge us, it’s just for fun. :)
So that’s a little bit of what we are up to right now. We sure hope that you can be a part of at least one of these fun events! And again, as always, thanks so, so, so much for stopping by. xo- M &K
I am happy to introduce this awesome new way to connect with your boudoir clients: Stickyalbums!
Stickyalbums is a new tool that allows you to create a custom iphone/iPad/Android app – with your client’s images! You can offer this to ALL of your clients, or you can sell it as an add-on (hello upselling!), OR you can include this as a free bonus for your top packages (incentive book those bigger packages!)
We recently used Stickyalbums for one of our gorgeous clients, Miss Chelsea. She was gracious enough to let me share her app here on the blog for all of YOU photographers to check it out and see what it’s like! I love the way it turned out and I’m excited about offering this to our clients – I feel like it will be a great way to give something really cool to our VIP clients. If you would like to see what this app looks like for clients, open this link (*Be sure you are opening it on your iPhone or iPad!)
And YES, we are also giving away TWO $100 vouchers to Stickalbums Pro! (See below to find out how to enter) And, bonus – we’re also giving away 2 copies of “Worth Every Penny” by Sarah Petty & Erin Verbeck.
So are you ready to get your hands on this?! Enter to win NOW! All you need to do is enter below (either “like” us on FB, or Tweet about this contest – and you’ll be automatically entered to win!) The contest ends NEXT WEEK… good luck!
Happy Friday everyone! This post is specifically for all of our past workshop attendees… I’ve been alluding to this on Twitter & FB, but now I’m making the official announcement of a new contest! The winner will get their choice of the following three prizes:
First choice is a 60-minute Skype consultation with me (K), where you can ask me ANY type of follow-up question that you’d like to chat about. After the workshop, I know that a ton of questions probably come up as you get your business up and running. This is your chance to pick my brain & ask anything you’d like. I love brainstorming ideas about business, marketing, etc, so I am really excited about offering this (and, hint hint… this MIGHT be something that we will start regularly having available in the future!)
Your other prize choice is a $100 gift card to The Boudoir Shop!
So, what do you have to do to win??? All you need to do is:
1) Film a short video of YOU talking (2.5 minutes max, keep it short & sweet!)… In the video, talk about what has happened with you and your business since coming to the workshop (we just want to know an update on you and how things are going for you since the workshop!)
2) And then post your video on Facebook, and TAG the Boudoir Divas (you have to ‘like’ our page to do this)
DEADLINE: You must film your video and post it on FB by December 16 (that’s two weeks from today!) Please keep in mind that the video doesn’t need to be anything fancy! We are HUGE proponents of getting your face on video and putting it out there for your clients/potential clients to see you, recognize you, and get to know you. As you may know, we have hundreds of silly/dorky videos on our Boudoir Divas YouTube Channel, and from the time we launched this business, we haven’t been afraid to put ourselves out there. When we were first starting with posting videos, we would just grab a point & shoot camera, hold it out, and film ourselves. So just do that! Or, sit in front of the built-in video camera on your computer, press record, and upload that video. You can make it whatever you want – but we just want to make sure you know that it doesn’t need to be anything crazy. If you don’t know how to edit video, don’t worry – don’t let this project intimidate you! Just go for it, film it, and upload it!
We really just LOVE hearing how our workshop attendees are doing… we love seeing what they are up to, and how their businesses are thriving. So we want a quick update on each of you! We’ll choose one random winner (so it’s not based on your filming skills or based on what you say)… anyone who posts a video will be entered to win!
Have fun – and we can’t wait to see your videos and hear what you’ve been up to!
Ok folks… how are you all doing on this fine Tuesday afternoon? Hope you’re having a great day. So we just wanted to announce the winner of our adorable little HEART giveaway! Congrats, Marj! I love your idea of creating a fun sash with this cute little heart. Shoot us an email (info@TheBoudoirDivas.com), tell me your mailing address, and I’ll ship a sweet little heart to you!