The Business of Boudoir »

Several of the Business of Boudoir Contributors met for lunch during WPPI (Guys. I had a peanut butter crunch burger. It was effing amazing and deserves a mention!) and did a little brainstorming on what expertise each of us has to offer.  It was pretty clear that my specialty, over anything else, is delivering a kick-ass client experience.

I will be sharing a six part series on doing just that.

Topics will include website (that’s today, dahhling!), inquiry + booking communications, shoot preparations, the shoot itself, ordering, and delivering the finished product.

Before you jump the gun and worry about what to do with a client once you’ve got them on the hook … you absolutely must consider your website your first impression and possibly your last shot.  You’ve got one chance to keep them, knock ’em dead … err … wait … don’t do that. You need them alive. View full post »

Every woman will tell you what part of her body she hates. But what about the parts she or her husband loves. These are the parts that you can find out about in your pre-shoot consultation. Getting stellar shots of these coveted “assets” will give the client more to choose from for her finished product – whether that would be a book, a folio box, custom prints, calendar or wall mount.

Today’s focus is all about the Tushy, which is often everyone’s favorite body part.

There are many ways to get a great tushy shot. Laying down, sitting, standing. From all kinds of angles. Just be careful not to use a wide lens for a close up tushy photo unless you purposely want the subject to have a larger looking derrière. You may be surprised how many women would like a larger looking bottom.

Here are some classic poses to use to get that fantastic photo. View full post »

You’ve photographed plenty of clients, a handful of models, and you’ve even traded photo shoots with other photographer friends. But any self-respecting photographer wants to be constantly advancing their craft, right!? Right.

Enter boudoir selfies.

Regardless of what stage you’re at in your photography career, regardless of whether you are a male or female photographer, and regardless of your self-confidence level: they need to be a part of your shoot regime.  Here’s why:

1. So you aren’t a hypocrite.

How often do you preach that clients should love themselves as they are right now? How often do you reassure nervous clients that you will showcase their beauty/make their insecurities melt away/that they can trust you to make them feel and look beautiful?  Don’t be a hypocrite. Get in front of your own camera.

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  • February 23, 2015 - 1:57 PM

    Elizabeth Zimmerman - Truly stunning work! I need to get on this – STAT!ReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2015 - 7:17 AM

    Meghan Garner - Kara, this is brilliant! You’ve inspired me. I’ll be giving this a try first chance I get.ReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2015 - 2:35 AM

    Michelle - I just found this website through a group on fb. Thank you so much for all of this amazing information. I am just starting boudoir and have decided to focus solely on it=) Thank you for lifting others with your advice and experience!! It is greatly appreciated!! Cheers and bravo to raising women everywhere!!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 7:36 AM

    Angie - Great idea! I’m going to do this asap!ReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2015 - 10:06 PM

    Kara Marie Trombetta Explains Why All Boudoir Photographers You Must Take Selfies | Funny Pictures - […] In today’s carnival of conceit known as social media. the term selfie has come to be defined as a snapshot of oneself, almost always shot with a smartphone. Selfies have become synonymous with the millennial generation, and have been described as everything from harmless fun to wanton narcissism. But boudoir photographer Kara Marie Trombetta of Kara Marie Boudoir (formerly known as Click Chick Boudoir) has proposed a proper business purpose for selfies in her Business of Boudoir article entitled Selfies: Yes You Have To. […]ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2015 - 3:46 PM

    Cedra Stokes - Great blog post!ReplyCancel

Meghan Garner Boudoir PhotographerPINOne of the most common struggles that all photographers experience is that of burnout.

You know the feeling. You’ve taken the same photo over and over and over again and you just can’t do it one more time. All of your sessions are starting to look and feel alike. You’re trapped in artistic rut and want to run away to a tropical island where there’s no such thing as a camera.

We’ve all been there. But here’s the thing: when you’re lucky enough to be a boudoir photographer, you have the entire female body to work with in every session!

Boudoir Photographer Meghan GarnerPINThe female body has been the sole inspiration and subject for much of humanity’s finest works of art over thousands of years of our history. 

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  • February 22, 2015 - 5:32 PM

    Kara Trombetta - I adore this post Meghan! I used to overlook details entirely. I’ve gotten better about it, but still tend to go with the old lips/shoulder/collarbone standby! Great inspiration! XoReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2015 - 7:33 PM

    Elizabeth Zimmerman - Well done! Thank you Meghan!ReplyCancel


Bachelorette party (USA). Hen Nights (England). Hen Door Nights (Ireland).
Hen Parties (Australia). S
tagettes (Canada).

It has different names around the world. But one thing is for sure…sophisticated brides are very much “over” the cliche bachelorette parties. Today’s brides are henning it up a with a bit more extravagance. Just to name a few of my own friends’ experiences: View full post »

  • March 26, 2015 - 9:03 AM

    Elizabeth Zimmerman - Great approach and outlook on this! Thank you!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 12:12 PM

    Veronica - Awesome..I’d been considering doing B-rette parties but was a little unsure –great insight for sure.ReplyCancel