Why Prints Are Making A Comeback

 
Your Photos Deserve More than a Few Moments of Fleeting Fame on Social Media. 

Your Photos Deserve More than a Few Moments of Fleeting Fame on Social Media. 

 

Prints are making a comeback. They’ve become more valuable for the mere fact that they’re so rare. There is something special about holding a print in your hands. It’s a memory brought to life.

Software used to store your photos digitally can become inaccessible over time. Think back to the floppy disk, or CD. Most computers these days don’t even have a CD/ROM drive anymore. Technology is advancing so quickly that the equipment we use to store our data on becomes inaccessible. Hard drive failure happens too.

How about that one time you took all those photos from your two year old’s birthday party only to drop your phone in the toilet before you could upload them to Facebook?

Speaking of Facebook, every time you upload a photo to Facebook, the file is compressed to save server space. This downgrades the quality of the image significantly, especially if it’s downloaded and possibly reuploaded from Facebook multiple times. Have you ever seen a funny meme on Facebook and it looks really blocky? That blocky effect is actually pixelation, distorted pixel artifacts that occur after compression. Do you really want to preserve your memories this way?

Photographs, once printed, become artwork, or gifts for others. You’re not limited to simply paper prints. There are many services and apps available to print directly from your phone, and you can create canvas wraps, or custom photo gifts such as mugs and magnets. Display options are endless.

My best selling products are canvas gallery wraps and a folio box that includes matted images. The folio box is popular because unlike an album, you can pull out photos for display one at a time, or create a wall grouping.

An additional benefit to printing your images is most labs offer editing and retouching services. Labs can also help you choose which paper type would be best for your images.

Perhaps the biggest reason that prints are so popular now is because cloud storage services are still infallible. Cloud services can be subject to application bugs or security breaches.

Prints are a way to relive a family vacation, remind yourself that you are still loved, and enhance your mood. Plus, they last more than a few short-lived moments on social media.


 
 

Adventure Awaits!

 
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“As she walked along she dramatized the city. There was about it a wild, lawless charm that appealed to a certain wild, lawless strain hidden deep in her nature—the strain of the gypsy and the poet, the genius and the fool.”-L.M. Montgomery

Dream photo sessions are a thing of today. More and more, women across the globe are looking to celebrate their femininity, their victories, themselves in new and exciting ways. Whether you are looking to capture an amazing time in your life or create branding imagery for your business that is like no other, the answer is to book with Boudoir Betty!

For these photo shoots I offer the same incredible service and transformation that I offer here in my photo studio! You get a personal styling consultation to discuss how you envision being photographed, professional hair and makeup artistry, unlimited camera time, and unlimited outfits.  Also included is the deluxe folio box with 20 matted prints and correspnding digital files, a flush mount leather album, and a 30 x 40 gallery wrap!

If you're interested in Personal Branding  we will discuss your business and marketing model in detail prior to your shoot. These sessions are perfect for the women ready to take their business to the next level. It is your time to SHINE. Frankly, it is time to show your audience your best self. There is NO other way to capture the clientele you are after than to SHOW them how professional you are. 

Booking a destination session is easy.  You pay the package price of $4999, book your own travel, and pack your bags!

Dream Destination Sessions are ideal for:

  • Boudoir/Glamour
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Paparazzi

If this sounds perfect for you, just click the button below to go to my contact form:

Once Upon A Wedding May 20, 2017

 
 

* One on one mingling with wedding professionals.
*Enjoy scrumptious cake and desserts.
*Complimentary Valet Parking
*Swag Bags for attendees

Avoid the crowds of a big expo and the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a very intimate gathering of wedding professionals where you'll have ample time to speak with every vendor. We want you to leave inspired, prepared and excited for your perfect wedding day!

$10 in advance or $15 at the door
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/once-upon-a-wedding-tickets-33515328249

Sponsored by:
Boudoir Betty
Esthetics813
Captured by Arlene
Mollyana Ward • Florida Executive Realty • Greater Tampa Bay, Florida
Mercedes-Benz
Tampa Flowers and Baskets
Paper Majik
Meeghan Carroll Designs
Angie Carter with Origami Owl
Cruise Planners
Belle Torte Cakes & More
June Hall of Junehall.com
Cheers for a Cause with via One Hope Wine

Look Good in Photographs All the Time! Free Guide

 
 

Being photogenic isn't something your just born with and isn't a Maybelline trait.  Believe or not, you can learn to be photogenic.  Let me take the mystery out of it for you:  

In this free guide, you’ll learn:

  • The most flattering poses for the camera regardless of your body type

  • How to use the best light when having your picture taken

  • How using the right makeup matters when taking a good image

  • Wardrobe do’s and don’ts to look your best

You’ll also see before & afters of some of my clients and how I utilized the above points to make them look gorgeous in photographs.

You’ll see diagrams of how lighting helped me take a beautiful photograph.

You’ll get a posing checklist so that you can mentally check everything off before having your photograph taken.

Six Sexy Ways to Present Your Boudoir Photos

 
 

Make a game of it. 

Birthdays, Holidays, Milestones, Anniversaries, Albums, Gallery Wraps, and Mounted Prints.  Oh my!

So many reasons to do a boudoir session, and so many ways to display the images…but let me give you some ideas on how to present them:

For the couple who wants to spice things up a bit:

Many ladies worry that their significant other may not like the idea of them getting boudoir photos, or feel guilty spending so much money on themselves but consider making a scavenger hunt out of it.  You ask questions such as, “Where is that butterfly tattoo on my body?”  or “Where am I the most ticklish?”  Then we make the answers with the corresponding photos and you hide the clues all over the house until he or she finally gets to you, the grand prize! 

Or you can ditch the scavenger hunt and just place photos in random spots all over the house:  in between the bills, or in a pile of laundry.  It’s also sneaky way to get him or her to help out with the house chores! 

Alternatively, you can make a trail of images leading back to the bedroom.

For the bride or anniversary:

It’s pretty common for ladies to come in and get a session as an anniversary gift. The flush mount albums are a popular choice but I had one client take it a step further.:  She purchased an album but also purchased 10 individual prints. With each photo, she wrote her husband a letter.  She is giving him one letter and print a year until they get to their tenth anniversary.  Then on the tenth anniversary, she is finally giving him the album!  I don’t know how many could wait that long to gift an album but I love the idea!

Or Picture This (pun intended):  You’ve arrived home after a dinner out.  You slip into something sexy and tell your significant other to check the drawer in the nightstand.  In the drawer is the album you made for him or her.

For the Long Distance Lover or Traveling Spouse:  If your partner travels a lot for work, you could put some photos on his or her phone or laptop.  How delicious would it be to surprise him or her with a sexy screensaver?  Just be sure that no one else has access to these devices. 

Just Because: 

Make it a movie night with you as the star.  When you purchase a collection, you get the files on USB in addition to your flush mount album or mounted prints.  This allows you to make a slideshow of your images, which is far more interesting than anything on Netflix!    

Hopefully, these ideas have started the wheels turning in your head.  The presentation can be just as important as the gift itself, but no matter what, you can be sure your significant other will appreciate the gesture. 

For the Love of Luxury Labels

 
 

I agree with Coco. One should be two things:  "classy and fabulous.”

2017 is just around the corner and I’m wanting to include some fashion-inspired boudoir into my portfolio.

I’ll provide luxury label props and packaging. You provide a few outfits to pose in.

You must be available to photograph prior to February 14. A full signed model release is required. Professional hair and makeup, wardrobe, styling, posing/coaching, before-and-after video clip, unlimited camera time, unlimited outfits, and location will be provided at no cost to you ($349 value). You only purchase the images you love. A $150 retainer will be taken to reserve your date and time and will be 100% credited toward your final total the day of your session.

Please Click the Button below to Complete A Short Form.  I'll then contact you to set up a date and time.