Boudoir Photography Workshop

Boudoir Photography Workshop with Darrell Fraser

I am super excited to announce my first ever boudoir photography workshop.

Make Beautiful, Intimate Images ….

Join Darrell Fraser for a hot workshop on the art and business of boudoir photography. Learn what you need to know about lighting and equipment, shooting on location and in the studio, building amazing client relationships, posing, post-production, pricing and much more.The agenda will include hotly debated topics, business strategy, Q&A’s, portfolio critiques, and a series of live shoots. Take a front-row seat with Darrell as she demonstrates how to work with women, from figure models to soccer moms, curvy gals and nervous clients. Watch as she relaxes stiff subjects, coaches natural movement, and captures gorgeous moments that allows each woman’s unique personality and beauty to shine.This workshop is perfect for you if you want to learn all of the exciting aspects of the boudoir market, whether you’re just getting started or you’re already a seasoned pro and ready to take your business to the next level. Be a part of this exciting and intimate event with fellow photographers around the world focused on how to create a successful boudoir photography business.
 
 
 DAY 1
  • Pre-Show Banter
  • Introduction
  • Let’s Get this Party Started Right!
  • Redefining Boudoir: YOUR Brand & Style
  • Working with WomenCreating Relaxed Clients
  • Posing and Anti-Posing
  • Flattering All Body Types
  • Providing an Amazing Experience
  • Shoot: Simple Set, Natural Light
  • Shoot: Students’ Turn2Shoot: Budget Hotel Room
  • Sexy Styling
  • Sets and Props
  • Styling Q&A
  • Shoot: Bedroom Set, Soccer Mom
  • Shoot: Students’ Turn
  • Shoot: Bedroom Set, Model
  • Shooting Q&A
  • Preview: What’s Coming Up Tomorrow
 
 
DAY 2
  • Pre-Show Banter
  • Reviewing Yesterday’s Images
  • Shooting to Sell
  • Lighting & Equipment
  • Vintage Car Shoot
  • Shoot: Grey Seamless with Samantha
  • Shoot: Grey Seamless, Students’ Turn
  • Shoot 3: Grey Seamless with Sarah
  • Shoot: Grey Seamless Student’s Turn
  • Prop Shoot
  • Post-Production
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Shoot: Bar Set with Justine and Will
  • Students’ Turn (Carlos and Nicole)
  • Shoot: Back to Christa
  • Shoot: Students’ Turn (Jen)
  • AFTER DARK: Fine Art Nude (Teaser)
  • AFTER DARK: Fine Art Nude

DAY 3

  • Pre-Show Banter
  • After Dark Shoot Review
  • Favorite Photoshop Actions
  • Booking Your Ideal Client
  • Boudoir Parties
  • Shoot: Backstage with Margareta
  • Marketing with Enthusiasm
  • Price Lists (Q&A)
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Selling
  • Website Critiques
  • Thanks and Credits
  • Bonus – Fan Dance with Sister Kate
  • Shoot: Sister Kate
  • Shoot: Chinese Fans with Katie
  • Velvet Dress with Robin
  • Shoot: Students’ Turn (Jen)
  • Final Wrap Up

One-on-One Mentoring!

Throughout my decade-long career as a photographer, I have thrived in two VERY different markets, I have been booked to capacity, I have ONLY been on an upward trajectory of earnings from year to year, and I have never, EVER stopped collecting knowledge on this industry.  Running a bustling boudoir studio and being an actual full-time working boudoir photographer most definitely add to my ability to be able to teach relevant material boudoir photographers in all stages of their journey.

While my work has continued to evolve and improve, it is my passion for providing outstanding customer service and running a sustainable, successful business that are my teachable strengths to others.

If you’re frustrated with your business, if you’re trying to specialize in boudoir, if you don’t understand why your inbox is empty, if you aren’t making enough money, if you feel like the market you’re serving just cannot afford you, then: let’s chat, dahhling!

Mentoring…

OK. Here’s the deal. Anytime I have been to a photography workshop, I’ve always yearned for more one-on-one time with the instructor, and more hands-on learning.  My solution to helping other photographers WITHOUT being a full-time educator, WITHOUT sacrificing my shoot time, all while MAXIMIZING the benefit for the “mentee” photographer is my 1-day intensive one-on-one workshop. This is SUPER comprehensive AND customized, y’all.

We will discuss your business as it is now, as well as where you want it to be.  I’ll do a review of your website, social media, and portfolio and create an action plan for you to improve all of those facets of your business.  Also covered throughout the program is unlimited email Q&A, a brief look at your pricing and sales process, post-processing, portfolio building, client experience, and the shoot process if it would be helpful to you.

If you have the ability to travel to Pretoria for your mentorship, it is also an option to add-on a shoot to learn even more about the process of shooting boudoir. We can shoot a model together, I will explain my processes and will direct you through the shoot.  You also have the option to add on your own shoot experience for R2,500. That will put you in the passenger seat for an actual boudoir experience with me.

For those unable to travel to Pretoria, we are able to arrange a long-distance mentorship with the help of video chats, emails, and phone calls.

If you are ready to catapult your boudoir business in the right direction, this is for you! Because of the time commitment, I can only take a very limited number of mentor partnerships each year. My all day one-on-one workshop is R6,000.00+tax and can be broken down into 4 payments.

 

 

BRANDING & STYLE

(RE)BRANDING YOUR BUSINESS

How to create a distinctive brand that brings YOU into your business and separates you from the crowd. Choosing what works best for you and designing a business you love.

PORTFOLIO AND WEBSITE

How to best showcase what you do and have an online presence that books clients.

BUILDING CLIENTELE

Defining and finding your ideal client. Eliminating time, energy and money wasted on clients who aren’t right for you.

STYLING

How to style a high-end look on a budget and create editorial-style photographs in line with your brand.

WARDROBE MUST-HAVES

Shooting with the top must-have wardrobe and prop items and which ones are best for each body type.

 

WOMEN & POSING

WORKING WITH WOMEN

How to work with non-models and nervous clients to bring out their best.

THE GOLDEN RULES OF POSING

How to flatter every body type with simple posing principles.

THE 5 POSES YOU NEED TO KNOW AND MASTER

Building a set of 30 smoking hot sellable shots from the 5 poses.

CREATING EMOTION AND SENSUALITY

How to coach actions, give easy direction and create beautiful moments.

CREATING AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

How to best progress and troubleshoot throughout a session while delivering an incredible client experience.

 

LIGHTING & EQUIPMENT

FLATTERING WOMEN WITH LIGHT

How to create or de-emphasize curves to flatter every body type.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

What’s in my bag and studio, and how I use my favorite lenses on every shoot.

BACKGROUNDS

Shooting with my favorite 5 backgrounds, and how to turn low-budget into elegant.

NATURAL LIGHT

Finding the best and most flattering available light and working with reflectors.

DEMYSTIFYING STROBES

Working with portable studio strobes, modifiers and simple lighting set-ups.

 

SHOOTING TO SELL

THEMES & STORYBOARDS

Creating themes and storyboards to build a must-have shot list of 30 shots that sell.

THE MONEY SHOTS™

How to coach and capture my best-selling shots every client wants: must-haves for your portfolio.

CREATING VARIETY

How to create variety within a session and tell a story easily on every shoot.

CREATING EMOTION

Coaching authentic moments that are flattering and meaningful.

NUDES

Working with nude models and creating fine art photographs.

 

POST-PRODUCTION

EDITING

Getting your best-selling edit and how to cut your workflow in half.

WORKFLOW

Follow my process from straight out of camera through final pics to client.

LIGHTROOM®

A complete tutorial and step-by-step of everything I do in LR for every shoot.

PHOTOSHOP®

A retouching philosophy to empower clients, plus top retouching tools with step-by-step instructions.

PRESETS & ACTIONS

My go-to LR presets and PS actions, including my secrets to create a signature look.

 

MARKETING & SALES

GETTING CLIENTS

How to attract your ideal client and create powerful word-of-mouth marketing.

TARGETED MARKETING STRATEGIES

Using partnership marketing and social media to book ideal clients.

PRICING FOR PROFIT

Proven strategies plus win-win pricing structures to nail your price list so you’re busy, happy and well-paid.

INCREASING SALES

How to increase sales at every stage of your process, including a complete guide to successful in-person selling.

WEBSITES THAT BOOK

The top must-have’s for a website that books. How to stand out from the crowd and which elements on your site are turning clients away.

MINI-SESSION MARATHONS

All you need to run a successful (or your first!) mini-session marathon.

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