Why Are Boudoir Sessions so Freakin Expensive?

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“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

Maybe you’ve looked into having boudoir pictures done before; and you may have noticed something…Boudoir photography is a LOT more expensive than most other types of photography! Most boudoir sessions cost anywhere from $1000-6000 or even more! Ever wonder why that is? Well the quote by Warren Buffet, highlights that there are two important pieces to any trade—Price and Value. Basically it’s what you give for what you get in return. But how does this apply to boudoir? Let’s chat about it!

The first thing you should ask yourself before booking a boudoir session is “What are you worth?” I don’t mean how much money you make, or how popular you are. I mean, what price tag would you put on your self-confidence? What would you pay for a chance to feel validated in your own skin? If you’re anything like me, the answer is “my self-worth, my confidence, and feeling good in my own skin is absolutely PRICELESS.” 

That’s what boudoir photography is. Boudoir is all about empowering yourself, seeing yourself in a new light, gaining confidence and owning body you are in right this very minute. Photos are just one small part of that experience.

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So why is boudoir so expensive?

I could go through a list of the costs of the studio we shoot in, the equipment I use, the high-quality prints and albums that you receive. In the end that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that YOU, and my clients have wonderful valued experiences. Here is some of the value you will receive when you book a session with me.

  • Work with a very experienced photographer. I have 7 years of photography, thousands of hours shooting boudoir. to refine my craft. That means that I have seen it all, and I can make this a dream shoot for you.

  • Have the studio to yourself. I only book a single client at a time and my staff focus all of our attention on you. This process can take up to 4 hours and you are our only client throughout that time.

  • 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. If you are not absolutely blown away by your photos, we will refund your session fee, no questions asks.

  • Fully edited retouching for your photos. When you come back in two weeks you will be able to view your gallery of images and select what you want to keep. This shows your images exactly how they will be printed.

  • High-end hairstyling and makeup. I have had numerous hair and makeup artists apply to work with me, but I have a small team of those who get it right every time. These trusted HMUAs are the best in the Minneapolis area.

Boudoir is definitely an investment. It’s an investment in yourself, in your confidence, in your self perception and everyone should get to have this experience at least once in their life! To make that investment easier on yourself we started offering pre-payment plans!

We can sit down together and go over what you want and what you feel you can afford (per week, per 2-weeks, per month, whatever works best for you!) and create a custom payment plan for your session! You do NOT have to pay the entire amount at once.

There are also other payment options such as Paypal credit or Affirm! Basically, there are a TON of ways you can make this happen if it’s something you really want to do. Don’t be afraid of the price because we can ALWAYS work with you!

Ready to learn more? Contact me here 

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