The Boudoir Series

by Kara Marie

The Boudoir Series

(1 customer review)

$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.

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What’s Included?

8+ Hours

Compiled into 8 modules covering all the key principles to master the genre of boudoir photography.

4 Downloads

These resources were created to help you along the way. The series will be fully downloadable soon!

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 2 Downloads

pdf Target Demo Worksheet
pdf Brand Identity Worksheet
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
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 client 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 1 Download

docx Boudoir 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
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 1 Download

pdf Kara-Marie-Lighting-Diagrams.pdf
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
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
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

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.


1 Reviews

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

jeri b.