The Boudoir Series

by Kara Marie

The Boudoir Series

(18 customer reviews)

$199

International award-winning boudoir photography of the year Kara Marie has created the ultimate boudoir series to help elevate the success of your boudoir business to earn the sales you’ve been aspiring for.

In this 8+ hour series, Kara Marie will teach you how to build and sustain a profitable boudoir photography business and create the gorgeous images your clients deserve. From styling and boosting your client’s confidence in front of the camera to the technical aspect of lighting and post-processing, Kara Marie covers it all. Learn more.

Also available as part of The Kara Marie Bundle: View The Bundle

 

Included in this Bundle:

What’s Included?

8+ Hours

Compiled into 8 modules covering all the key principles you need to master boudoir photography.

15 Downloads

The extensive series is fully downloadable so you can watch on the go,

48 Videos

Watch them in order or skip around so you can learn at your own pace on your own time.

What You’ll Learn

01

Fundamentals of Boudoir Photography

Be inspired by Kara Marie’s philosophies and discover why boudoir is a powerful genre of photography. Kara Marie starts by discussing the importance of building your client’s confidence. Your client needs to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera in order to create beautiful boudoir images.  She then dives into a key fundamental that is essentials for any type of photographer: establishing your target demographic.

Lessons in this module

00:43 00 - Introduction
18:31 01 - My Boudoir Philosophy
13:22 02 - Establishing Your Boudoir Style and Brand Identity
15:04 03 - Establishing Your Target Demographic

Includes 3 Downloads

pdf Target Demo Worksheet
pdf Brand Identity Worksheet
mp4 Fundamentals of Boudoir Photography
02

The Business of Boudoir

Before picking up your camera to photograph paying clients, it’s important you have a strong foundation. In this portion of the course, you’ll establish your brand identity and mission statement for a successful business. Kara Marie will also explain how to properly use contracts and clear communications that will keep your boudoir business safe and maintain a high level of professionalism. By the end of this segment, you’ll have a clear picture of what you want your brand to say, who you want to speak to, how you can market that message to attract the right clients to you, and so much more.

Lessons in this module

01:00 00 - Introduction
57:05 01 - Marketing for Boudoir
11:58 02 - Protecting Yourself and Your Clients
18:23 03 - Creating an Unforgettable Experience
29:44 04 - How I got to a $3,800 Sales Average

Includes 2 Downloads

mp4 Business of Boudoir Photography Pt 1
mp4 Business of Boudoir Photography Pt 2
03

Styling for Boudoir

In the styling segment of this course, Kara Marie will be covering several important factors for creating an outstanding look in your boudoir photography. She’ll start with hair and makeup considerations, followed by some of the most popular types of lingerie, so you can help your clients look their very best. Kara Marie will also share some of her favorite wardrobe options that are going to help you create a variety of different looks without lingerie, using standard wardrobe pieces that are already in your closet. Finally, she will give you simple tips on how to maximize the use of the boudoir set you have to work with – without breaking the bank. All of these styling tips combined will start you on the right path to making sure your clients and your images look amazing.

Lessons in this module

01:00 00 - Introduction
22:36 01 - Hair and Make Up Considerations
10:08 02 - Styling Your Set
11:09 03 - Demystifying Lingerie
02:41 04 - The Art of Layering

Includes 2 Downloads

mp4 Styling for Boudoir
pdf Shopping List
04

The Boudoir Shoot

A pose can make or break a photo and sometimes the smallest adjustment is all you need to create a flattering and more impactful boudoir image. In the posing segment of this series, Kara Marie will show you common boudoir posing mistakes and how to easily correct them to create a more flattering pose from head to toe. To dive deeper, she’ll also be breaking down her top 10 selling poses that have increased her client’s purchases. Finally, Kara Marie will teach you how to add simple movements to give your poses extra impact and create a more natural look. With these posing techniques as a foundation, you’ll be able to make these poses your own and have every shoot a success.

Lessons in this module

00:43 00 - Introduction
14:25 01 - Pre-shoot Consultation
08:08 02 - Common Posing Mistakes - Standing
02:03 03 - Common Posing Mistakes - Sitting
13:43 04 - Common Posing Mistakes - On The Floor
03:21 05 - Common Posing Mistakes - From Above
02:03 06 - Common Posing Mistakes - Wrap Up
04:21 07 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - Standing
06:10 08 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - On The Floor - Mud Flap
04:15 09 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - On The Floor - Seated Murmaid
04:55 10 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - On The Floor - Greek Sculpture
05:21 11 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - On The Floor - Belly Lying Beauty
06:11 12 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - On The Floor - Kneeling Poses
08:10 13 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - Side Lit - Side Lying Beauty
07:13 14 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - Side Lit - Back Lying Beauty
08:52 15 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - Side Lit - Classic Pose
02:55 16 - Top Ten Best Selling Poses - Adding Movement

Includes 2 Downloads

mp4 The Boudoir Shoot Pt 1
mp4 The Boudoir Shoot Pt 2
05

Lighting

In this segment, Kara Marie will discuss her favorite lighting styles that compliment the genre of boudoir photography. She will show you how to maximize the efficiency and capture multiple images by simply changing your camera angle instead of moving your client. She will demonstrate her client’s most requested lighting style, the semi-silhouette, and show you how to easily replicate this look with natural light or a one-light studio setup. Create instant drama with Kara Marie’s very moody low-key lighting. All of her setups are easy to recreate whether you have natural light or not. Let Kara Marie show you how!

Lessons in this module

00:52 00 - Introduction
08:21 01 - Body Contouring with Natural Light
03:34 02 - Adding Sensuality with Backlighting
12:01 03 - Semi-Sihouettes with Natural Light
09:45 04 - Semi-Sihouettes with One Light
12:06 05 - Body Contouring with One Light

Includes 2 Downloads

pdf Kara-Marie-Lighting-Diagrams.pdf
mp4 Lighting for Boudoir
06

Post Production

As a busy photographer, spending extra time on a full retouch for every session image is impossible. In this post-production segment, Kara Marie will demonstrate how she polishes her client’s images using easy techniques such as skin smoothing, responsible use of the liquify tool, and quick dodging and burning – all in just a few minutes per image. Discover Kara Marie’s prioritized editing workflow to create stunning images your clients will treasure for a lifetime.

Lessons in this module

00:47 00 - Introduction
20:34 01 - Responsible Use Of Liquify - Reflections
06:09 02 - Responsible Use Of Liquify - Clothes
06:02 03 - Contouring
18:54 04 - Full Retouch of Katie
28:38 05 - Full Retouch of Lola

Includes 2 Downloads

mp4 Post Production Part 1
mp4 Post Production Part 2
07

Selling Boudoir

In this segment, Kara Marie will give you an in-depth breakdown of how she’s achieved an average sale of over $3,800 per client and shares which products are most frequently sold in her sale sessions. Master the selling points of your studio’s products and confidently be able to present them to your clients. Join Kara Marie on an inside look at her favorite part of the boudoir experience – the photo reveal appointment. By the end of this segment, you’ll be able to guide your client through an ordering process where they’ll purchase heirloom products for their home.

Lessons in this module

00:55 00 - Introduction
27:29 01 - The Photo Reveal Experience
14:13 02 - My Recommended Boudoir Products

Includes 1 Download

mp4 Selling Boudoir
08

Bonus: Kara Marie Studio Tour

As a bonus when you purchase this course, Kara Marie will be taking you on a video tour of her two Austin photography studios. During the tour, you’ll explore the space where she’s created a first-class boudoir photoshoot experience for women. Kara Marie will share with you favorite features of her studio space, as well as all the little touches her clients rave about.

Watch Kara Marie’s studio tour to be inspired and create a gorgeous space in your own studio!

Lessons in this module

00:35 00 - Introduction
11:48 01 - A Tour of My Boudoir Studio

Includes 1 Download

mp4 Kara Marie Studio Tour

The Boudoir Series

International award-winning boudoir photographer of the year Kara Marie has teamed up with The Portrait Masters to create the ultimate boudoir photography class. Gracing the cover and inside spreads of leading industry magazines, Kara Marie can elevate the success of your boudoir business to earn the sales you’ve been aspiring for.

In this series, Kara Marie will show you common boudoir posing mistakes and how to easily correct them to create a more flattering pose from head to toe. She’ll also break down her top 10 selling poses that have increased her average sales to over $3,800 per client and teach you how to master the selling points of your studio’s products to confidently be able to present them to your clients. In this course, you’ll establish your brand identity, mission statement, and target demographic, as well as how to properly use contracts and clear communications that will keep your boudoir business safe and maintain a high level of professionalism.

She will also be covering several important factors for creating an outstanding look in your photoshoots, including hair & makeup and sharing her favorite wardrobe options, which will help you create a variety of different looks. In the post-production segment, she will demonstrate how she polishes her client’s images using easy techniques such as skin smoothing, responsible use of the liquify tool, and quick dodging and burning – all in just a few minutes per image.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a clear picture of what you want your brand to say, who you want to speak to, how you can market your brand’s message to attract the right clients, and so much more. Be inspired by Kara Marie’s philosophies and discover why boudoir is a powerful genre of photography.


18 Reviews

“I just completed The Boudoir Series and learned so much from Kara Marie! The course is incredibly thorough as she goes through everything that has worked for her - I can't wait to start implementing what I've learned! Hoping this will be a game changer for my business!”

Kristen M.

“Gave me the courage to go ahead and do a boudoir shoot, have my second one booked for Monday. Thanks for not using a bed :D posted my first edit on facebook and someone posted it was exsquisit.”

Susan J.

“This is everything I’d hoped for and more! These are the classy and elegant images I wanted to learn and to be able to create. Kara, you covered all the things that I wanted to know and the little doubts that I had and made them clearer to understand. Thank you. Robert”

Robert C.

“I invested before in a lot of educational courses, but they always left me a bit dissapointed. Therefor I was a bit hesitant to buy. But I bit the bullet, because Kara Marie is different then others, I read a lot of good reviews, and I was so curious. And this REALLY didn't dissapoint at all !! It's the best course I've ever bought. It covers SO much. Even as a succesfull photographer in business, I picked so many things up that I'm going to incorporate into my boudoir business to step up my game even more. I feel so inspired to go shooting and try some new things I've learned from her. She explains so well, and it is so much fun to watch. Really, if you are doubting to buy, I can tell you: It won't dissapoint !”

Ilke P.

“Best. Investment. Ever. Hands down! I love everything about it. The series took my business to a whole another level. You want to make money while doing what you love? Buy the Boudoir Series!”

Sara H.

“This course is INCREDIBLE! Totally took my boudoir game to the next level! I love how she explains all the aspects and makes it easy to consume and follow - highly recommend!”

Angela W.

“Great marketing and workflow ideas!”

Angela P.

“If you're on the fence, just do it. If I had to describe this course with just two words, they'd be. "Extremely. Valuable." Worth 10 x's the price being charged. There is so much useful/actionable content packed into this course. The instant I saw Kara's work on Instagram I wanted her to photograph me. Sadly (but happily for her), she's booked until Kingdom Come... After diving into this course, I know why! This comprehensive course details everything from creating high impact images to selling at high impact pricing to creating raving fans who sell your services for you. If you've even considered boudoir, this is the course to get. (Fingers crossed that one day I'll get a session of my own with her!)”

Mawiyah J.

“I watched her in Sue Bryce's featured photographer video so wasn't sure if some of the material would be repetitive, however, it's not. It's really insightful as Kara Marie also shares her marketing tips and how she uses her studio space etc. I haven't watched all the modules yet but I've already started applying a lot of what I've learned already. I understand why Kara Marie has done so well with her business, watching all of these videos makes me want to fly out myself and have a session with her!”

Celestina A.

“Just WOW. I started following Kara after learning my Boudoir Mentor had her shoot done by Kara last October. So of course I figured if my Mentor is being shot by KARA....she must be good. Her work and business ethic has inspired me after following her on social media now for almost a year. And there it was...a new course by KARA on TPM. I purchased it as soon as I could and I could not be more pleased. Watching the videos, you really feel like you are in the same room with her and it's a one on one conversation with her describing her technique and flow. I've already adapted a few tips into by business and the way I shoot, and it's already a game changer. I even had an inquiry yesterday asking particularly for a b/w shoot that she saw on my IG feed from last week. So yea....also getting me more leads. Thanks to KARA for opening up her abundance of knowledge and sharing it with the world. If you're on the fence....jump off and make the leap. You won't regret it!”

Ashlee R.

“Every time I have had the opportunity to further my photography education with Kara Marie it has had a tremendous impact on my work and my business and this bundle has been no different. From the first time I worked with her until now my average sale has more than tripled and the quality of my work and client experience has improved greatly as well. I have always been #teamkara and this series has solidified that feeling. If you are wondering if you should purchase this package or not it should really be a no brainer. If you want to improve as an artist and if you want your bottom line to improve you need more Kara in your life.”

kimberly s.

“I recently started getting into boudoir because I love the art, beauty, and how empowering it can be for a woman. I stumbled upon Kara Marie and fell in love with her style. When this course was announced I didn't hesitate or even think twice if I wanted to purchase it. I am beyond words on how much work was put into it. This course has exceeded my expectations. There is so much value in this course! I can't pick one thing that's not. I definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to get into boudoir regardless of your style. Thank you very much TPM and Kara Marie! Xoxo”

Marcia C.

“I’ve being following Kara Marie for more than a year now. I love her work and the way she talks about women & her business. When I saw this coming out I went crazy (literally screamed in bed - my boyfriend knew it was boudoir related 😆). I haven’t finished yet.. I am setting few hours every week to study this .. but I can say I’ve learned a lot already. I have my own boudoir business based in Dublin, Ireland and this will help me to improve my service and help more women. Thanks Kara for creating this Xx”

Waneska V.

“There is SO MUCH actionable, no-nonsense content in this series. I highly recommend it. From defining your brand, to creating high level customer service, to posing, to pricing, to selling - this bad ass course has it ALL. Thank you Kara for giving so much valuable instruction. I literally applauded my monitor after your last segment. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!”

noa G.

“Wow, wow,wow! This is everything I'd hoped for, and more! These are the kind ofclassy and classic images I wanted to learn and be able to create! Kara is so clear and easy to understand with the posing and lighting. I LOVE this course. I can't wait to get the Posing cards I ordered too and dive in! Thank you The Portrait Masters for finding another GEM as part of the full series of amazing photographers from which to learn!”

Clare A.

“This is such a great series! So much information and I can't wait to watch it again! Thanks Kara and Portrait Masters!”

Rebecca Z.

“Kara has the kind of approach to boudoir that just makes sense to me. She has found a way to make women feel confident and empowered but still feminine and beautiful. And she articulates each lesson in a way that is clear and easy to implement. I LOVE this course!!!”

Joan W.

“Loved it!! Lots of very good information and teaching! Thank you!”

jeri b.