What a boudoir photographer can teach you about body image

At some point in your business, you’ll find yourself having to go in front of a camera. This can be extremely terrifying if you’re not used to it.

Especially if you struggle with insecurities about either the way you talk or some part of your body. That’s exactly why the next two episodes are conversations in two parts with a photographer, and a visibility specialist.

Welcome to part one of this series where I talk to a professional boudoir photography about how she builds trust and helps her clients overcome their insecurities about their bodies.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with boudoir photography, it is a type of photography which traditionally captures its subjects in private, intimate settings such as a hotel or bedroom. The intimate nature of the settings where these photos are taken creates a classy, romantic look.

In this episode, you’ll learn exactly how Katherine Henry prepares her clients for a boudoir photo shoot.

What this episode covers:

  • The goal of the photos that Katherine takes, and also her business

About Katherine Henry:

Katherine has always had an interest in photography and during college, she studied both photography and graphic design. She received her degree in Visual Arts. She loves using her design background throughout her photography business.

After college, she worked full-time as an in-house designer for 8 years. She was still taking photos and started picking up weddings on the weekends! Her brides were starting to ask about Boudoir photos and that was when it all started to happen.

Over the next few years, she shifted from weddings and boudoir to completely focusing on boudoir. She loves everything about a boudoir session from the hair and makeup to all the fashion, and the best part is watching her clients feel empowered, confident and strong. Each client has their own story and reasons for coming to the studio. Some women come to celebrate an upcoming wedding, some are celebrating a milestone and others are treating themselves after a life change.

She opened her studio location in Reading, MA in 2012, and business has continued to grow year over year, as more women learn about boudoir and hear about the experience from their friends who have also done sessions.

Where you can find Katherine online:

Instagram: @kahenry

Website: www.khboudoir.com

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