It is important to me to be in tune with my clients, to sometimes read between the lines, to understand how they are feeling, and then react/adjust a session accordingly.
It’s a skill I’ve developed over the years, but it’s critical to my success as a boudoir photographer, and in being able to give my clients the best experience possible.
This amazing woman was scheduled to do a live shoot with me in my private Facebook group. I do live shoots a few times throughout the year so that you can see what it’s like during the session. It’s much more fun than you realize and it’s important for me to show that!
Now, let me be clear: I don’t ask clients to go live during their shoot, I put out a request and people apply to be considered for a live shoot. They understand what they are getting in to. I strategically have the phone moved around by my assistant so that nothing inappropriate (for FB) is showing, I pay close attention to where I am standing to block things from being seen, I am considering all things while we go through a live session.
Leading up to her session, her emails were getting more and more anxious, I could tell she wasn’t able to let go because this was looming large in her mind.
So, I pivoted. I removed the live portion from her photo session. I knew that for her to have the best experience possible that I needed to do so.
She came in like a tornado and left on an utter high.
Here’s what she had to say about her session after her photo reveal.
“oh my DEAR lord! Maura really IS magical!
This was my first shoot…and it was a long time coming! Even though it took me 5 years to do so, I am SO thankful I finally committed!
It was supposed to be a live shoot, but I was EXTREMELY nervous in the days leading up to the day, and Maura put my comfort level above all else. Her clients truly come first! By the time we were 10 minutes in, I felt so comfortable with Maura I was having so much fun and it felt like I knew her all my life!
Maura has a magical way of letting you see yourself in the way everyone else sees you…which was exactly what I needed. And throughout the experience, she is cheering you on and reminding you of how important self-love is! She even imparts lasting wise words that stick with you to reshape/reframe your focus and thinking to guide you to a more peaceful inner self. She leaves you with love in and out of the session!
There are really no words to describe the difference you even see in yourself from when you arrive to your session to when you leave your photo viewing!
I booked my second session before even leaving the studio tonight. I.cannot.wait! #march2023
If you’re still on the fence and just ‘thinking about’ scheduling your first session or rebooking…do it now! You will NOT be disappointed!”