You will receive your member information within 48 hours of joining.
Boudoir photography is not just a small sum or a risqué form of expressionism. It is a talented group of people from around the globe who see incredible beauty in this art-form. If united to help one another rise to our potential, AIBP will have succeeded in our goal to form an amazing community.
AIBP is $15/month with a one year commitment. Once approved by our membership panel(Stacie Frazier, Petra Herrmann, & Karine Huard) your membership comes with countless benefits. We are an international organization with members spanning from Puerto Rico, to New Zealand & Australia, to Europe, Israel, Norway, Canada & the States. When you subscribe, we look at your portfolio. We want professionals with talent who want to see & be seen. *please note there is a $35 administrative fee if you choose to leave AIBP before 12 months are completed, due to the work involved in removing profiles. See some of the many benefits below:
Our Magazine: PHILOSOPHIE boudoir. Print magazine called PHILOSOPHIE boudoir sold out in pre-sales around the world in first Volume release. We are now working on Volume II, & as a member, there is a great chance you could be featured/mentioned. Cred is worth a lot in our industry. To say you’ve been internationally published is pretty cool.
Monthly Newsletters for You to Use: Once you join AIBP, you will be sent a login & password to a newsletter site, where FOUR newsletters will land in your account the last week of every month. (Scroll to end of page to see examples). These newsletters will contain at least one image, a catchy theme, & a promotional offer relevant to the times. Through your account settings you may use one per week, one a month, or not use them at all. Completely up to you- but many members say this service in & of itself, is worth the membership. Communicating with your clients is key, & we take on the design & administrative work for you!
Guest Critics/Portfolio Reviews: We have started an awesome new service for our members providing image critiques, by guest critics. Whether it’s a well-known commercial photographer, someone from across the pond who has been hugely successful in boudoir photography, or even a Fine Art trained film photographer- we invite people to come critique two images for each member. This is optional, but it is an awesome way for people to practice being “judged” & grow from other professional opinions. Photographers spend a small fortune to have their portfolio critiqued, so we are THRILLED to offer this- & you get a variety of opinions, not just ONE!
Monday Miscellany: This one is so fun! Petra Herrmann has become a key contributor to AIBP by sharing her amazing talent & success. Every Monday, she posts a new “Monday Miscellany.” It is a short, sweet tip, that is HUGE to how she has learned & grew as a professional.
Vendor Discounts: A great way to try out new products, is at a discount… Discount codes to special vendors on our vendor page. If you ever think of a product you’d like to have at a discount, just let US know! We’ll go after it for YOU!
Contests: One of the favorite things we hear about AIBP is the ability to be recognized. Not once or twice a year. All. The. Time. We constantly have challenges, prizes to giveaway, & each year around December we offer a $500 cash award for a “Best in Show” winning image… information & announcements about this contest will be make on facebook & through our communication newsletters to you, our fabulous members.
Enjoy THREE free entries as a member per year. Email your work to Submissions@AIBphotog.com and if you can’t narrow your work down, feel free to pay & enter extra. Always a great way to experience a little adrenaline rush when you enter the competitions, & boy is it nice when the judges pick YOUR image as a winner!
Forum: We have moved the closed chat group to facebook for now. We still have our online forum, should facebook rules ever change, but facebook is convenient, & we’re all there… probably more often than we should be! Regardless, we will invite you to join the PRIVATE member community once you’re a member. Hone your skills by getting constructive feedback on images from our panel of judges, a guest judge, myself, or your colleagues and peers around the world.
The Seal of Approval: Belong to AIBP, and you will be able to display the seal of approval which we strive to make an industry standard. When clients see “AIBP” on your website or business cards, they will come to know you as an active participant in continuing to make their client experience the best it can possibly be.
Workshops: Stay tuned for our updated workshop page which will inform you about workshops happening near you. Educating yourself is the best thing you can do for you, & your clients. We will have a list of workshops you can attend. Have a workshop going on? Be listed with us! Free with your membership.
Featured Photographer: Free (additional) exposure! When you join AIBP, you will be a featured photographer at some point. Seen by over 100,000 eyes online between our website traffic & various social media pages, your feature will be noticed. We will feature you on our blog, Facebook, and we will all give you shout-outs any time we get the chance. Your feature will consist of an interview with about 4 questions, & will display between 6-10 images (watermarked with your logo/website information) so people can see a preview of your work.
Belonging to associations is critical in helping to take your business to the next level. We can’t wait to join you for the ride! Below are the Newsletter examples, + some research on why we started offering this service!