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Privacy, SEO & my shoe fetish

For a long time I had a 100% privacy policy. Still, I have a hard time asking for permission to share client images because it is my belief that the images I’m commissioned to capture are private by their very nature. This privacy policy often made blogging difficult as I had no images to share. What I didn’t have a problem with was asking clients if I could photograph their wardrobe.

Why photograph the wardrobe?  By capturing the wardrobe selections of clients I was able to blog about what to wear. What to wear boudoir session is a highly used search phrase when our potential clients are researching boudoir photography.  So, double whammy: fresh content  to feed the Google beast, relevant content using a highly used search phrase and the sweet bonus of helping my clients make decisions when selecting their own wardrobe.


Last year I started asking permission to blog client images.  I still don’t ask everyone I photograph, but if I get the feeling they might agree, I copy a handful of less-provocative photos and ask permission once our proofing consult is complete.

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Another perk: I get to satisfy my intense need for shoe porn.


Petra Herrmann

The Business of Boudoir co-founder, Petra Herrmann, owns and operates Bella Boudoir located in Kansas City. In addition to running her studio, Petra also teaches through Level Up, a master class aimed at shooting smart and shooting to sell. Petra is the proud inspiration for FloricolorUSA's Boudoir Collection and is known for her naughty, voyeuristic, and romantic style of capture.

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