Let's talk about Money (eek!) | Your Investment | NYC Boudoir Photographer

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Letโ€™s talk about money.  Yikes!  Something important but often awkward to discuss.  But Iโ€™m not scuured (ok, Iโ€™m a little scuuured, Iโ€™m an artist not an accountant after all!) ;) 

After over three years โ€” which is an unheard of amount of time in photograhy world โ€” I will be raising my prices on January 1.  Donโ€™t worry โ€” any session booked before Jan 1 will still receive the 2018 prices, even if the shoot is happening next year, so if youโ€™ve been thinking of having a shoot and need an excuse to go for it, this would be a great time to take the plunge!

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Some women experience a little bit of sticker shock when they see the price tag of a photoshoot.  And itโ€™s true โ€” like any luxury purchase, a boudoir photoshoot experience is a substantial investment.  When looking for a boudoir photographer โ€” or any signifigant purchase for that matter โ€” price will, of course, be one of the deciding factors.  But I hope you donโ€™t let it be the ONLY factor.  There is a big difference between cost and value, and itโ€™s the VALUE of a boudoir session that makes it worth the cost. The most important thing is that you find a photographer that you connect with, whoโ€™s style you love, and who you can see going back to again and again.  Because as amazing as a boudoir session can be โ€” a BAD boudoir experience can be HORRIBLE.  (Believe me, Iโ€™ve had one, which is one of the reasons why I decided to become a boudoir photographer โ€” so I could give my clients a better experience than I had!! But thatโ€™s a whole other storyโ€ฆ )  

To me, something is โ€œexpensiveโ€ if the cost is greater than the value I find in it. This is different for everyone. I would gladly spend money on a travel, for example. Even if my credit card that month might make me want to cry, I know if 5 years time, I wonโ€™t remember the credit card bill, but I WILL remember the adventures, the experiences, the food... Others might prefer to spend their money on a designer purse, or a car that they love. Things that are worth the investiment are things that you will LOVE every time you see, use or think about.  Something that takes you back to a fanastic day or time in your life.  Memories.  What most people don't anticipate is that, unlike a designer handbag, gorgeous heels, or even a glamorous getaway, I PROMISE YOU: 

This experience is worth it.  Some women even tell me that itโ€™s life-changing.  The  pampering youโ€™ll get in the hair and makeup chairโ€ฆ the rush youโ€™ll get when youโ€™re in the groove of your shoot feeling like a supermodel, the badassedness youโ€™ll feel after your shoot, like you can conquer anything, AND THEN being able to see the images day after day reminding yourself of all those feelings again and again.

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Iโ€™m not a โ€œcheapโ€ photographer.  I donโ€™t hold sales per se.  Raising my prices is not something I take lightly and not something that is randomly assigned.  The price of a boudoir session is the price for a reason and I think youโ€™ll see, as my previous clients can attest to, that the experience is absolutely, 100% worth it. Because at Brooklyn Boudoir, you will receive the utmost customer service โ€” personalized attention so that we get to know each other, so that you feel comfortable enough to let your true self shine though while Iโ€™m photographing you. I spend time getting to know you and tailoring your shoot to your style and tastes. Youโ€™ll get top quality hair and makeup by some fabulous film and TV artists, who make the day feel like a bunch of girlfriends hanging out. By the time we are shooting, youโ€™ll forget all about the fact that youโ€™re in your skivvies and have the.best.time. I have yet to have a client who hasnโ€™t felt this way, so if you trust me and trust the process, I can promise that you will become a convert. After the experience of feeling like a rock star, youโ€™ll receive your fine art products, which have been skillfully & subtly retouched to look like you on your best, most well-rested day, AND get a few surprises and treats along the way.

So just like any large expense, my advise for those who want to do a boudoir session but canโ€™t afford it right now is to save up for it, just as you would a vacation or a designer bag youโ€™ve had your eye on.  Donโ€™t take the decision lightly.  Follow along on the blog and the newsletter to learn more about me, see more of my work, read about past client experiencesโ€ฆ I want to be sure you are 100% comfortable with your expereince and that you walk away ectatic.  THAT is my goal โ€” to give you an amazing experience and make you feel like a million dollars with the images we create together.

Boudoir Photography is about loving yourself, being fearless and embracing who you are. Itโ€™s about giving you the confidence you deserve.  Itโ€™s about surprising yourself, being bold, and trying something new. And THAT, to me, is priceless.

Ladies, we spend a lot of money in our lives on a lot of things, but let me tell you: investing in yourself is everything. I believe you are worth it, and I think youโ€™ll see once you have a Brooklyn Boudour experience you will believe you are worth it as well.

Ready to get your shoot on? Send me a message and Iโ€™ll give you all the details!

xoxo, Stephanie

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