Boudoir Photography is a way that people choose to celebrate their bodies, reconnect with themselves, and boost their confidence.
In Episode 137 of The Legal Paige Podcast, I sat down with Emily Sacco of Emily Sacco Boudoir to dive into all the beauty (and bummers) of running a luxury boudoir photography business. Every photography business has its challenges, but with boudoir, you enter into particularly intimate territory with unique legal liabilities. Emily and I’s conversation will help you bolster your own boudoir photography business so you can move forward with confidence.
Meet Emily Sacco
Emily Sacco is a strong working mom who owns a high-end boudoir photography business, Emily Sacco Boudoir.
In her line of work, she sees countless women who struggle with feeling sexy and confident. That's why Emily is so passionate about helping women feel their best.
She's helped countless women unlock their inner beauty and confidence and is excited to share her knowledge with the listeners of our podcast. Emily's real-life experience with running a business focused on empowering women makes her the perfect person to speak on this topic.
She truly believes that every woman is beautiful and deserves to feel confident in her own skin, and she is excited to share her knowledge with fellow photographers of the Legal Paige Podcast. Whether you're a photographer who’s a working mom like Emily, or simply looking for advice on up-leveling your photography skills, Emily's insights are sure to help, inspire, and empower you in your own business.
The Simplest Way to Protect Your Boudoir Photography Business
There are numerous ways to protect your boudoir photography business and a Cancellation and Rescheduling Clause is on the TOP of our list.
Boudoir sessions are a luxury service that is prone to cancellations. If a client has to choose between repairing their broken down car or the boudoir shoot they booked a few months ago- the photoshoot will likely be the first thing to go.
Similarly, boudoir sessions are intimate and personal which can leave many people with cold feet as their scheduled time draws near. Emily even overbooks by 2-3 sessions each month because it’s basically industry standard to receive that many cancellations and reschedules.
All that being said, a Cancellation Clause and Rescheduling Clause are a must if you are a boudoir photographer as they outline the policies and additional fees you will uphold if a client does choose to cancel or reschedule. Being proactive and addressing these situations at the beginning of your client relationship will ultimately save your bottom line and give you peace of mind.
More From This Episode
Press play on Episode 137 and you’ll hear more about:
Emily’s must-have contract clauses,
Why she doesn’t recommend allowing anyone else into a boudoir shoot (even BFFS),
Her expert opinion on things like cell phones, locations, alcoholic beverages, and hair + makeup during boudoir shoots,
How you should approach model releases with boudoir photography, and
How to navigate sticky situations that might arise in this line of work.
If you are a boudoir photographer, this episode is a must-listen and will leave you with practical advice on how to run a more legally legit and thriving business.
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