Featuring Nichole Rea
This week’s featured photographer is Nichole Rea of Nichole Marie Boudoir & Beauty in Sebastian, Florida
In Sebastian, Florida
My ideal client is real. She isn’t perfect. She’s probably pretty hard on herself and has very little confidence. She might be a mom, or overweight, or just feeling like she’s let go of who she was in her teenage/twenty something years. She’s in her mid 30’s and looking for a way to regain control of the sexy, feminine, passionate woman that is buried deep inside of her. She is probably longing for her husband to slam her against a wall and make out with her
Yes! I send a welcome “spark” made with Adobe, that includes a VERY basic break down of their experience and ball park pricing. I find that SO MANY photographers totally bog down their welcome guide or email with info, that clients simply stop reading. My advice: Give them a photo rich product to look at your work where they can envision themselves in the image… let them know how a ballpark average of what they’re going to spend to do so… and then give them a call to action to either a- contact you for a consultation or b- book right then.
I also send a welcome kit with a printed portfolio of my work, welcome letter, physical pricing guide, and gift certificate for the client to give to a friend (because who doesn’t love snail mail that’s not a frickin bill???)
I am 100% IPS and have been since I started photography. I do not offer premade collections (because I’d never buy a pair of shoes if I had to also invest in a handbag and sunnies that I didn’t want), but instead offer Create Your Own Collection/A La Carte. My minimum purchase price is $1500 and my session fee is $350. 99% of my clients create a collection of their own and my average sale is $2300.
I have a pool of 4 stylists and 5 makeup artists I work with. I pay all of them the exact same rate, and that makes it easy for me. I book strictly on an as needed basis but I reach out to my go to’s first.
Giving a woman a makeover sets the tone for her experience with me. If she feels beautiful, she’ll do a lot better in front of the camera versus if she feels like her makeup and hair aren’t on point.
To really get my photos to look authentic. I am currently in a posing rut and I hate it. I constantly go back to the same poses that I know work for every client and that’s frustrating. I look at the work of others and wonder how in the hell they come up with SO MANY poses!!??
Moms who seem like they just have it all together. Sue Bryce really inspires me.
When you think there is a huge chance something you want to do might fail, DO THAT THING. It will give you the greatest pleasure when it succeeds 🙂