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If you are looking for the best boudoir photographer in Los Angeles, contact Caroline Malouf Photography. A photoshoot is nothing without a great subject AND a great photographer! The two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Choosing the right photographer for a shoot can literally make or break a professional model’s career.
If you are looking for private, intimate photography, it is still just as important to choose the best photographer for the job. Of course, you can't just take any photographer's word that they are the “best.” After all, no boudoir photographer is going to tell you that there are better options out there for your photoshoot. The only way to find out who is actually the best boudoir photographer for you is to follow these two crucial steps:
1. Do your homework
Look at the photographer's portfolio. Also, it’s very important to check out their reviews to see what previous clients have to say. This should give you a strong indicator of how well they will fit with your wants and needs.
2. Talk to the photographer
Ask the photographer questions about their background and approach to boudoir photography. Talking to the photographer beforehand can help you gain some insight into their knowledge and skill level in boudoir photography.
Experience is King When Selecting the Right Boudoir Photographer
When it comes to choosing the best boudoir photographer, experience matters most. Fundamentally speaking, you need a photographer who has shot a lot of sessions. For example, I have been a boudoir photographer in Los Angeles for many years now. I've done more shoots than I can remember, working with numerous women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Aspiring boudoir photographers may show promise and brim with untapped potential, but nothing can replace the true quality that comes from years of experience shooting boudoir in LA!
3. Are Inexpensive Boudoir Photographers Any Good?
If you are opting for a free or inexpensive boudoir photographer who is looking to use your photos to build up their portfolio, remember that the first 10,000 pictures taken by a new photographer are often the worst! A boudoir photographer is not considered an expert until he or she has taken a minimum of 100,000 photos. I usually take between 6,000 – 12,000 photos a month on my clients, and I've been specializing in boudoir photography, professionally since 2003. That's the kind of experience you want your photographer bringing to your boudoir shoot. Trust me, it's worth the money to get your photos done right the first time!
How to Choose the Best Boudoir Photographer
One of the signatures of a skilled and experienced photographer is a private studio. While it is true that you can technically shoot in any bedroom, living room, or any other location for that matter, a private studio indicates that the photographer is serious about their craft. Usually, when someone has significantly invested in their business, it shows that they take it seriously. With that said, I have my own studio, cameras, lights, equipment, makeup, props, etc., to ensure my boudoir photography meets the highest standards of quality and professionalism in the industry.