For those that aren't sure what boudoir is, what it means, or assumes it's just flat out raunchy or x-rated then let me bring you up to speed! But first, here's a gentle peek to get your visuals flowing.
Boudoir Jakiera is made to be a comfortable and liberating session. For starters, you'll be provided with patience, guidance, and professionalism at all times. Here's what you can expect in addition to the standards:
Levels to this...
There's a fancy name for "raunchy and x-rated" pictures, being Boudoir, because it's not always either or. But it can be! And there's no judgement coming from me unless you don't get raunchy or x-rated at some point in your life (I kid).
However, the choice is totally up to you and your mood at the time. The keyword is choice because you have plenty. Boudoir can go from one extreme to the other and people, props or location can be added for additional spice as well.
Branding is the story you tell a consumer to influence them to choose you or your brand over someone else. Customers recognize and remember consistent brands, which can only be done when you stay on brand with your message and presentation. The message has to hit people and stay with them. People won't remember what business message and purpose are if it isn't consistent at all times. Presentation Matters across the board including themes, logos, fonts, colors, and images. When you present yourself in a professional manner you separate yourself from the amateurs. Present professional images with quality and clarity and people will associate professionalism with your brand.
Business ownership requires one to wear many hats and many times we forget to allocate the work or DIY becomes second nature. However, entertainers can not model, put on a comedy show, recite poetry, or perform while capturing their brand. Businesspersons can not realistically run a business, reach sales goals, present at events while attempting to capture head shots and product photography. Even the best multi-tasker or DIYer doesn't have the adequate time or skill to capture its brand efficiently while servicing its consumers.
Start-ups and small businesses are on track to outnumber corporations. Social media plays a huge role in that creation and growth and acts as the largest communication tool between brands and consumers through audio and visuals including images, illustrations, and graphics. Within seconds, social media can provide viewers with information and this has resulted in decreasing attention spans. Branding has become easier to deliver but more complicated to produce. The presentation is the focus and the message is the support. Companies have to use images to persuade the viewer enough to read the first few words of the caption or body, which will have to then influence them enough to "click" or "read more." Brand strategy matters, my team and I going to use our Back to Business series to show our viewers how. Subscribe, follow, and like our social media platforms to learn, be inspired or share.
In addition, we'll be featuring many of our clients and exposing their brands. We have a variety of businesses and brands that come from different industries so it will allow our viewers to get a wide look at different approaches to branding. The series will kick off with Jakiera's Eye Photography and spotlight up to 10 others. Be sure to leave comments or questions as the series goes on. We'd love to assist or hear your feedback. Thanks!
Authors: Brand expert, Antonisia Baynes and Business photographer, Jakiera Daniels
Only two things matter when you consider photography - 1) Type and 2) Style within each type; everything else is trivial.
By type, I mean the photographers area of expertise and what she specializes in. The list is endless but some common types include portraiture, sport, street, fashion, documentary, architectural, food, night, and landscape.
By style, I mean the photographers approach. Is she artistic in her angles, crops, effects, filters, locations? Is she intuitive by capturing candids and in-action shots? Is he traditional with still, posed, and classic portraiture?
Naturally, photographers will drift towards certain types due to their personal interest. Eventually the industry may drive them into another direction but photography is art and art comes from the heart so ultimately they'll always be the photographer that their heart says they are. Many moons ago my mother recognized my favorite hobby as my passion and brought my first professional camera for my 16th birthday. 3 types dominate my archives and those are street, landscape, and documentary.
Street Photography fulfilled my interests in different people, cultures, and those who I was most concerned about including homeless, minorities, and women. It took over 15 years for me to make sense of what that meant. In summary, the subjects of my street photography evolved into a thing that I've coined as "The Greater Globe." I am the Visual Voice for the Devalued, who actively documents their lives until they're seen as the Greater Globe.
Documentary Photography is evident in the countless photos and videos that I've collected of my family for so many years. Every event, occasion, celebration, or moment that I shared with my family intentionally or not included my camera. It's almost as if I'm afraid to miss a moment. Subconsciously, I know that if ever my memory gives out on me than photographs are all that I'll have to relive the moment.
As far as my style goes, different types require different styles but I'm very intuitive and my favorite photographs are always the candids that capture the most truest and purest forms of my subjects. Second to candids, I like to incorporate the artistic approach in order to mold the story that I'm telling and dictate the viewers interpretation the best that I can.
Take-away: choose your photographer wisely but keep it simple and focus on the type that they specialize in and the style that they use to approach the many types. Please note: Photographers are not limited to what they specialize in but it should give you a great idea of rather or not they're ideal for your needs. Example, an architectural photographer may not be ideal for your Newborn portraits but more fit for a real estate agent. Or, a landscape photographer may be useful for outdoor portraits since he's used to photographing still objects.
The reality is, first impression matters because everyone is judged. This still remains to be a determining factor for a lot of business transactions, or lack of. Many people or businesses aren't given a chance solely based on image. Their business model, innovative ideas, or values don't stand a chance if the source isn't professionally and visually represented.
Even on this professional platform there is a large number of people who do not have a professional head shot or a photograph at all. Take 45 seconds to browse through LinkedIn and you'll see for yourself. As a result, professionals have lessened their chances of being sought out. Secondly, the viewer hasn't even seen or considered their brilliant resume or extraordinary business model.
One minor adjustment, a 30 minute sacrifice of time, and small investment in yourself can have a huge impact on your professional development. Yet, head shots are often overlooked and undervalued despite how vital they are for business success. Simply put - professional head shots will set you apart and influence engagement.
Looking beautiful can be a hard job but somebody has to do it! The job can also be easy if the following 5 tips are used! Special blog for all of my models, entertainers, and personal clients. Tis' the season to be photo-shoot ready! Enjoy =)
Tip #1 - Slightly tilt your face
A slight head tilt is more flattering by allowing more depth than being square on with the camera.
Tip #2 - Relax your smile
Close your eyes, deep breath, and just before the shutter open your eyes and smile.
Tip #3 - Show the left side of your face
Studies show that it's simply more attractive!
Tip #4 - Look into the light
Only for a quick 1/4 second to shrink pupils and avoid red eye.
Tip # 5 - Say "Money"!
The letter "e" makes your lips curl and eyes crinkle into a natural looking smile.
by KAT COLLINGS of Who What Wear
If I had one gift, one purpose, then I'd like to believe that one was to contribute to society providing unity and love through the art of photography.