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AIBP Awards of Excellence 2022

We are thrilled to announce the AIBP 2022 Awards of Excellence. This is a prestigious opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our industry peers and colleagues. The winners of these 3 awards have shown passion, drive and a commitment to their business and the boudoir industry as a whole. They have gone above and beyond and truly deserve to be recognized for their efforts.

 

AIBP 2022 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
A person who is an exemplary leader who displays AIBP’s values – Create, Learn, Connect

 

Photographer of the Year for 2022 is proudly awarded to Cate Scaglione of Life As Fine Art based in Red Bank, NJ.

Cate has been a boudoir photographer since 2010, specializing in fine art and editorial style intimate portraiture. Cate brings a wealth of knowledge, professionalism and a humbleness to AIBP and the boudoir community.  She is passionate while working with her clients which shows through in her uniquely stunning style. She is giving of her time and knowledge and genuinely loves to see others succeed. Cate is the epitome of what AIBP stands for and truly displays the community’s values.

 

AIBP 2022 AMBASSADOR OF EXCELLENCE 
A person that genuinely invests in the industry as a whole. They embrace the idea that we “grow together” and supports colleagues equally.

The 2022 Ambassador of Excellence is awarded to Kiati Plooksawasdi of Kiati Plooks Photography based in Maryland.

Kiati is passionate about creating beautiful art through the lens and possibly even more so about sharing his knowledge and skills with those who are lucky enough to be around him. For those who were at the AIBP Retreat in 2022, this was abundantly clear. He was eager and willing to share, assist and uplift his photography colleagues. It’s humans like Kiati who uplift AIBP and truly embrace community over competition so we can all grow together.

 

AIBP 2022 RISING STAR
A person that has recently begun their career in the boudoir genre and has displayed immense growth in all aspects of their business. This is definitely “someone to watch.”

The 2022 Rising Star award goes to Andrea Liora of Andrea Liora Studios based in San Fransisco Bay Area.

At AIBP, we’ve had the pleasure of watching this photographer invest into her business and clients this year. She is constantly working to put herself out there. Keep your eye on Andrea as she will be doing big things in the boudoir community.

 

 

Congratulations to all of the winners!  They will all be receiving a beautiful engraved award, a feature in an upcoming issue of PHILOSOPHIE boudoir as well as a $500 credit to the AIBP Retreat 2023.

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 10.08.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

Our guest judge this week is Kiati Plooksawasdi. Kiati is a Sponsored Educator with UAF Photo Lab, an award Winning Boudoir Portrait and Dance Photographer at Kiati Plooks Photography based in Ellicott City, MD.

He’s passionate about creating beautiful art through the lens and helping entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams of starting up a business and becoming successful!  Kiati loves to educate, whether it is the art of photography, light, posing and editing or on developing their business strategies he is always willing to spend time to help. To learn more about Kiati’s educational offerings, visit Kiati Plooks Photography.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Romain Deprick | Maestro VII

Congratulations to Romain Deprick owner and photographer at Maestro VII based in Orange County, CA.

Kiati’s comments on this winning image, “I was initially drawn to this image by the connection the subject instantly creates with her gaze. The use of shadows and light was perfectly executed as well as the choice to create this in black and white. This image personifies pure simple elegance. Well done!”

Andrew Felix | By Felix

1st runner up goes to Andrew Felix owner and photographer at By Felix based in Melbourne Austrailia.

Kiati’s comments on this runner up image, “Anonymous shots are some of my favorite shots to create. The pose is perfectly executed for this shot to highlight her body and tattoos and I love how the light accents the lines and curves of her body. Finally, you can’t but appreciate the details with the sunglasses hooked into her thong. Suns Out Buns Out!”

Scott Pierson | Magicc Imagery

2nd runner up image goes to Scott Pierson from Magicc Imagery based out of Washington DC

Kiati’s comments on this image, “You can feel all the emotions of the moment come through in this image. I love the use of
negative space as well as the use of light to frame out her figure. The cool tones fit the mood
and the vibe of the image perfectly.”

 

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Maestro VII! Congratulations also to the runner up images from By Felix & Magicc Imagery We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 9.23.22

We are pleased to have Tanya Smith judging this week.

As Canada’s Premier women’s portrait photographer since 2011, Tanya fell in love with the power of  boudoir to change the way a woman feels about herself.

With her keen eye for details combined with her signature Flow Posing, Tanya creates a distinctive, instantly recognizable style signature.

As a newly single mom struggling to make profit in her boudoir photography, Tanya merged her expertise from corporate banking and sales to revolutionize her business. This combination of artistry and business flair gave birth to The Growth Method, a simple strategic system which enabled her to grow her studio to over $400k in sales in 1 year.

Since 2017, Tanya has been sharing her unique approach, to mentor and coach boudoir and portrait photographers to create impact and income. 

Her online programs have enabled hundreds of photographers worldwide, (in every genre), to grow, and scale a successful business on their own terms. Learn more about Profitable Portraits.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Dan Ketcham | Boudoir by DcKetcham Photography

Congratulations to Dan Ketcham from Boudoir By DcKetcham Photography based in Cleveland, OH.

Tanya’s thoughts on her winning choice. “A classic nude.  Love the pose, she looks very comfortable and relaxed.  Background adds some beautiful color and texture.”

Jeff Carpenter | Fearless Boudoir By Jeff Carpenter Studios

1st runner up is Jeff Carpenter of Fearless Boudoir By Jeff Carpenter Studios based in Michigan.

Tanya’s thoughts on this image. “Another classic and simple standing pose, and love the way this one is lit and the use of light and shadows.”

Kiati Plooksawasdi | Kiati Plooks Photography

2nd runner up goes to Kiati Plooksawasdi from Kiati Plooks Photography based in Maryland.

Tanya’s thoughts on this image, “Love this one.  Looks like a caught moment on a sleepy sunday morning.  Very romantic and sexy at the same time. Love how the light falls on her curves.”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Boudoir By DcKetcham Photography! Congratulations also to the runner up images from Fearless Boudoir By Jeff Carpenter Studios & Boudoir by Hadon We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 9.16.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

We are honored to have Jamie Pfister judging this week.

Owner and Photographer at The Adore Girls, Jamie started her studio back in 2012. Over the course of the past 10 years, the Nashville location has grown to have 2 associate photographers and she just opened a second location in Cincinnati this year. Jamie will also be a Featured Educator at the AIBP Retreat in Boston happening Nov 4 -7, 2022.  For more information please visit www.AIBPBoston2022.com. Limited seats remain.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Michal Lepore | Touch of Boudoir

Congratulations to Michal Lepore photographer at Touch of Boudoir based in Syracuse NY.

Jamie’s comments on why she selected this image  “I love this beach image! The colors are beautiful and the sunset is hitting her perfectly!”

Kara Dunn | Midnight Sun Boudoir

 

1st runner up go to Kara Dunn of Midnight Sun Boudoir based in Manchester, PA

Jamie selected this image because  “The light is skimming her back beautifully! And I love the red popping.”

 

Andrew Felix | by Felix

2nd runner up is Andrew Felix photographer at By Felix based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jamie’s comments on this image “I love the softness of the light and the simplicity of this image!”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Touch of Boudoir  Congratulations also to the runner up images from Midnight Sun Boudoir & By Felix.  Thank you to Jamie for judging this week!  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 9.9.22

We are pleased to have Tanya Smith judging this week.

As Canada’s Premier women’s portrait photographer since 2011, Tanya fell in love with the power of  boudoir to change the way a woman feels about herself.

With her keen eye for details combined with her signature Flow Posing, Tanya creates a distinctive, instantly recognizable style signature.

As a newly single mom struggling to make profit in her boudoir photography, Tanya merged her expertise from corporate banking and sales to revolutionize her business. This combination of artistry and business flair gave birth to The Growth Method, a simple strategic system which enabled her to grow her studio to over $400k in sales in 1 year.

Since 2017, Tanya has been sharing her unique approach, to mentor and coach boudoir and portrait photographers to create impact and income. 

Her online programs have enabled hundreds of photographers worldwide, (in every genre), to grow, and scale a successful business on their own terms. Learn more about Profitable Portraits.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Michal Lepore | Touch of Boudoir

Congratulations to Michal Lepore owner and photographer at Touch of Boudoir based in Liverpool, NY.

Tanya’s thoughts on her winning choice “Love how this one is shot.  The lighting is great and the shots of water droplets really lend to the scene. You can feel the connection and passion… we caught a private moment between lovers.”

Jeannette Colburn | Bombshell Boudoir

1st runner up goes to Jeannette Colburn from Bombshell Boudoir based in Southern California.

From Tanya; “This was a close one for the winner.  I am a sucker for the bright colors in this one, from her hair and makeup to her ink and the way it’s been lit.  The pose is classic and looks natural and not forced or awkward.’

 

Hadon McKinley | Boudoir by Hadon

2nd runner up goes to Hadon McKinley of Boudoir by Hadon based in Huntsville, AL.

Tanya’s thoughts on this image “A classic black and white, with great use of light and shadow without being too dark.”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Touch of Boudoir! Congratulations also to the runner up images from Bombshell Boudoir & Boudoir by Hadon We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 9.2.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

Guest Judge, Denise Birdsong is an award-winning wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her experiences as a dancer and model, Denise mastered the fine art of communication and storytelling through body language and facial expression. Emotion is what makes portrait photography truly standout, and it’s usually the missing component for most photographers. Denise is passionate about teaching her master photography students her signature methodology that takes them to the next level of their craft through her Stripped Down course,

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Kara Dunn | Midnight Sun Boudoir

This week’s Weekly Choice Winner is Kara Dunn of Midnight Sun Boudoir LLC based in Manchester, PA.

Denise’s comments on this winning image “This image is full of beautiful humanity, it’s not simply a capture, but an image that evokes an emotional response from the viewer. I know art is subjective, so, my subjective opinion is that one of the single most important things we bring to our work as portrait artist is emotion and humanity that allows the subject and the viewer to connect on a deep level. This image hits the nail on the head!”

Angie Anderson | Angie Anderson Photography

1st runner up is Angie Anderson from Angie Anderson Photography based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Thoughts on this image from Denise “I am swooning over the how delicate and feminine the form in this image is! The use of light is beautiful but, to me what make this a standout image is the capture of such vulnerable and delicate parts of her body. The way the jaw, neck and collar are highlighted is simply stunning! This images gives me the feel and then some, great job!”

Jordan Fletcher | Jordan Fletcher Photography

2nd runner up is Jordan Fletcher of Jordan Fletcher Photography serving West Texas.

Denise’s comments on this image, “This image is delightful in how the subject has been captured in a coy and flirtatious manner. Once again, bring the feels along with the creative foreground makes it a beautiful documentation of humanity and art!”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner, Midnight Sun Boudoir LLC.  Congratulations also to the runner ups, Angie Anderson PhotographyJordan Fletcher Photography.  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP member!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 8.12.22

We are pleased to have Tanya Smith judging this week.

As Canada’s Premier women’s portrait photographer since 2011, Tanya fell in love with the power of  boudoir to change the way a woman feels about herself.

With her keen eye for details combined with her signature Flow Posing, Tanya creates a distinctive, instantly recognizable style signature.

As a newly single mom struggling to make profit in her boudoir photography, Tanya merged her expertise from corporate banking and sales to revolutionize her business. This combination of artistry and business flair gave birth to The Growth Method, a simple strategic system which enabled her to grow her studio to over $400k in sales in 1 year.

Since 2017, Tanya has been sharing her unique approach, to mentor and coach boudoir and portrait photographers to create impact and income. 

Her online programs have enabled hundreds of photographers worldwide, (in every genre), to grow, and scale a successful business on their own terms. Learn more about Profitable Portraits.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Emma Durand | Emma Durand Photographie

Congratulations to Emma Durand of Emma Durand Photographie based in Monaco.

Tanya’s thoughts on this image “I always love when I see a genuine smile in a boudoir photo. This is a great classic pose, made fresh with the shooting angle. Love the lighting and having her face turned towards the light.  That smile lights up the whole image for a fun feel.”

 

Hillary West | Hillary West Studios

1st runner up goes to Hillary West of Hillary West Studios based in Norfolk VA.

Tanya’s comments on this image “The scene is gorgeous, and a mirror shot works well when done right, which this one is!  Great lingerie, flattering pose and love how the ornate from of the mirror is also framing the shot.”

Brianna Ellis | Brianna Lane Boudoir

2nd runner up is Brianna Ellis from Brianna Lane Boudoir based in Stillwater MN.

Tanya’s comments on this image. “First of all the lingerie is killer!!  The pose is simple but well executed and universally flattering.  I imagine this is a pose that sells every time!”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Emma Durand Photographie! Congratulations also to the runner up images from Hillary West StudiosBrianna Lane Boudoir We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 7.15.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

We are honored to have Jamie Pfister judging this week.

Owner and Photographer at The Adore Girls, Jamie started her studio back in 2012. Over the course of the past 10 years, the Nashville location has grown to have 2 associate photographers and she just opened a second location in Cincinnati this year.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Romain Deprick | Maestro VII

Congratulations to Romain Deprick from Maestro VII based in Orange County, California.

Jamie selected this photo because “I love the simplicity of this image. The eye contact is on point!”

Jasiel Ramos-Delgado | Silver JRD Photography LLC

1st runner up image goes to Jasiel Ramos-Delgato of Sliver JRD Photography LLC based in Central Mississippi.

Jamie’s comments on this image “The minute I saw this I thought wall art. I love the shimmer all over the body.”

2nd runner up is Karen Kimmins of Somerset Boudoir Photography based in Wellington, United Kingdom

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Maestro VII.  Congratulations also to the runner up images from Sliver JRD Photography LLC & Somerset Boudoir Photography.  Thank you to Jamie for judging this week!  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 7.8.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

This week we are honored to have Christie Conyer judging this week’s competition.

Christie Conyer, owner of Modern Muse Studio and The Boudoir Academy. She is an award-winning boudoir photographer and a business coach/educator who has helped countless people in their businesses

And the winner is…..

Kimberly Milosevic | Kimberly Kay Photography

Congratulations to Kimberly Milosevic of Kimberly Kay Photography based in Bend, Oregon.

Christie’s comments on this image “Wow…what a backdrop! I love this maternity image surrounded by nature. Very pretty lighting, organic setting and the tones are perfect. I hope the client got this as wall art!”

Kristen McKay | Kristen McKay Photo

1st runner up is Kristen McKay from Kristen McKay Photo based in Bangor, Maine.

Christie’s comments on this image “This vintage pool vibe is amazing. Totally reminiscent of a summer Tom Ford ad in Vogue. Direct sun light can be challenging but this is perfect. Great job.”

Hillary West | Hillary West Boudoir

2nd runner up goes to Hillary West from Hillary West Boudoir based in Norfolk VA.

Christie’s thoughts on this image “Classic boudoir done right. I love the tones…has a yummy chocolate vibe. Great eye connection from the client and the hand placement is perfect.”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Kimberly Kay Photography! Congratulations also to the runner up images from Kristen McKay Photo & Hillary West Boudoir. We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members! Thank you to Christie Conyer from  Modern Muse Studio and The Boudoir Academy for judging this week.

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

WEEKLY CHOICE SPONSORED BY UAF PHOTO LABS 6.24.22

We are happy to announce this week’s winner AIBP Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab.

We are honored to have Jamie Pfister judging this week.

Owner and Photographer at The Adore Girls, Jamie started her studio back in 2012. Over the course of the past 10 years, the Nashville location has grown to have 2 associate photographers and she just opened a second location in Cincinnati this year.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Kelly Cunningham | Muddy Flowers Boudoir

 

Congratulations to Kelly Cunningham of Muddy Flowers Boudoir based in Minneapolis MN

Jamie’s selected this photo “This image looks like it should be in a vintage peek-a-boo magazine! (I don’t know if that was a thing) The image is just beautiful and tells a story.”

Romain Deprick | Maestro VII

1st runner up is Romain Deprick of Maestro VII based in Orange County CA.

Jamie’s comments on this image “Wow! I love everything about this image. I love that it immediately gets your imagination going to what is currently , or what is getting ready to happen. Just gorgeous!”

Melissa Quiring | MelissaLee Photography LLC

2nd runner up is Melissa Quiring of MelissaLee Photography LLC based in Glencoe, MN.

Jamie’s comments on this image. “I chose this one for her expression and pose. It is just beautiful and powerful. You can feel her mood. ”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Muddy Flowers Boudoir! Congratulations also to the runner up images from Maestro VII & MelissaLee Photography LLC.  Thank you to Jamie for judging this week!  We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.

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