Boudoir photography is an amazing experience. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your body and feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. However, high-end boudoir photography can be quite expensive. In this blog post, we will explore some of the reasons why boudoir photography costs so much and offer tips on how to save up for a session. We will also discuss different payment options that are available to you, so you can find affordable boudoir photography in your area. So, whether you’re ready to book a session or are just starting to save, keep reading for more info on how to make your boudoir dreams come true!
Why Is Boudoir So Expensive?
If you’ve looked into booking a boudoir experience for yourself at all, you know that it’s not unusual for a session to cost multiple hundreds of dollars for the artist’s time alone. But why is some boudoir so expensive while other photographers offer cheaper rates?
Oftentimes, artists offering cheaper rates are those who are just starting out in the field and are trying to get established. With cheaper, more affordable boudoir photography comes a different session experience, one where maybe the photographer is not as confident in guiding you to flattering poses or as skilled at retouching photos or playing with lighting.
When you look at higher boudoir rates, you are looking at a luxury experience with a professional. Folks interested in boudoir are looking for a day to treat themselves to the indulgence of hair and makeup artists, clothes that make them feel confident, and a professional photographer’s flattering lighting and setup. Sometimes delicious snacks and beverages are included, or the artist might have a wardrobe for you to play in until you find your perfect look. The cost of all this, plus the costs of maintaining and renting the studio space and the value of the artist’s time, all make for a pricier final cost. But, there are ways to achieve quality and affordable boudoir photography all at once.
Is Groupon Boudoir Worth It?
While it can be tempting to settle for whatever boudoir pops up on Groupon, Honey, or some other platform for distributing coupon codes, you may find you land on an experience that is not quite what you are looking for. With boudoir, you really do get what you pay for—and you are paying for professionalism and a day that is truly all about you!
For this reason, we encourage you to find an artist whose work you absolutely love and to save up until you have enough to cover the cost of a session. When you opt for higher-end boudoir studios, you are in part paying for the photographer’s experience and professionalism—plus, they often will touch up your photos for you until things are looking absolutely perfect. You may find that the extra wait makes the results that much sweeter—and the positive experience will be one to remember for a lifetime!
Payment Plans and Boudoir
We understand that for some, the cost of a photographer whose work they admire may be prohibitive. That’s why boudoir photographers dedicated to an inclusive boudoir experience will offer payment plans in lieu of accepting a lump sum afterward. This can be an option for those who want the boudoir experience without the wait for funds to accumulate in their bank account.
If you find a boudoir photographer whose work you love, it’s worth reaching out to them to see if they offer payment plans or financing options for getting you in the studio! You may find that your photographer even offers a variety of payment plan options to create an affordable boudoir session for you.
Black Lace Boudoir Payment Plans
At Black Lace Boudoir, we believe boudoir should be accessible to everyone. The luxury boudoir experience is something all women should participate in at least once in their lifetime! That’s why Rami offers multiple forms of payment plans to help you reach your boudoir goals. (For more info on pricing, click here!)
Please keep in mind that the following payment plans do not come with a discount. When you pay in full at the beginning of the session, you will be offered a discounted rate. Get in touch with Rami for more details!
Types of Payment Plans
Black Lace Boudoir offers four different kinds of payment plans so you can experience a truly luxurious yet affordable boudoir session. They are as follows:
- Bi-weekly payments. These plans work well for clients planning on booking 8 months out, with the entirety of the experience to be paid for by 30 days from the session. This is a great option for those of you who like to plan ahead and keep to a tight budget!
- Divide payments up to a year. Think of this like a loan on your car, with financing options spanning from 4, 6, 8, and 12 months. This payment plan works for those who want more time to pay but are interested in tackling larger chunks at a time.
- Pay half and divide the remaining sum. At the time of the creation of your payment plan, you will pay half of the expense up front and divide the remaining amount into 2, 4, 6, or 8 payments; the full amount is due by 30 days from the session appointment.
- Split into two payments. During this payment plan, 50% of the expense is to be covered at the time of the payment plan, while the remaining half is to be paid before 30 days from the session.
Black Lace Boudoir: Affordable Boudoir Photography
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to funding your luxury boudoir session. When it comes to boudoir, you get what you pay for—so splurging on the luxury price tag makes for a luxury day-of experience to remember. While it can be tempting to jump at lower price points offered on Groupon, you may be better off selecting a full-price artist whose work you truly love and paying with a payment plan so you secure the boudoir experience of your dreams!
Now that you know more about the cost of boudoir photography and how to pay for it, we hope you’ll feel confident booking a session. Boudoir photography is an amazing experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. So save up, book a session, and enjoy!
Interested in chatting with Rami about what it’s like to book a boudoir session? Send a message or drop a line today and start working towards your boudoir-inspired self-love goals!