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We are speaking at WPPI 2016

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Holy moly we, The Boudoir Divas, are STOKED to let you all know that we are speaking at WPPI March 6, 2016 at 12pm! Yippee! Two things, first, I made a really lame video to let you know about said speaking thingy as we have a lot of thoughts on this, that leave us in turn wanting YOUR thoughts on this…..

Second, we made a Facebook  group so that we can see who’s planning on coming, pick your brain on boudoir photography stuffts, AND stay in touch after the event. Maybe even orchestrate a time for us all to meet up in Vegas and hang out. WPPI is by far one of the most educational and inspiring photography events. Our business and our dreams would never be as big as they are if it weren’t for this stellar convention. If you are on the fence about going we say DO IT!!!!
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Click on the image above or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/855099424588109/, as we would love for you to join our group even if you totally certain you can come, we still wanna chat with you!

Here’s the official description of our platform class, however we really want to tailor it to specifically what you guys want. So please share your thoughts with us.

The Boudoir Divas studio in San Diego has two to three shoots booked every day, five days a week. But getting to this point in an ever-changing industry has been no easy feat. Marissa & Kimberlee will share what has and hasn’t worked to keep clients booking while remaining highly profitable. Their candid advice should be helpful for both boutique and high-volume businesses alike. – See more at or pre-board for the class to save your seat by clicking here.

 

Our business segment is ready to watch….

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So if you follow us, you know that our Online Workshop was launched just last month. This means that you have instant access to all the content that we’ve taught at highly successful workshops here in San Diego (which we’ve recent;y replaced with our more intensive 5 day Retreats). We have just uploaded the boudoir business portion for all of our online attendees to watch, one of many, and we wanted to give those of you who are mulling over joining a “sneak peek” into this VERY informative section. This point we drive home more than any other point; “you could be the most sought after photographer on the planet, with gobs of money coming in, but if your money making machine isn’t tuned in, you could very well make more money sitting on your couch watching soap operas everyday.” We go through at length how to tune that in and how to write yourself a paycheck every month.

 

WATCH THE BOUDOIR BUSINESS SNEAK PEEK….

 

We would love for you to join us and be a part of this online workshop. Click her for more info about everything we offer in the instant workshop….

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IT’S HERE!!! | Online Boudoir Workshop

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FINALLY, the day has arrived! The Online Boudoir Workshop is officially launched, and the first 2 lessons are now live and available for you to watch – from the comfort of your own home! If you were pre-registered then you can now login and watch these lessons. And if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? There are just a couple more days for you to sign up and get the $150 DISCOUNT!

The first 2 lessons that are now available are:
#1 – Introduction & The Supermodel Experience (1 hour)
#2 – Posing (2 hours)

Want to get a little taste of what Lesson #1 is like? Check out this teaser video!

Countdown: 1 MORE DAY | Online Boudoir Workshop

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TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!!!

We can hardly believe it’s finally here. But we are SO ready to launch this bad boy. :)

Today’s prize is our Workshop in a Book… which is the PERFECT companion to the Online Workshop!
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AND THE WINNER IS…….. MICHELLE FREDMAN! Congrats, Michelle! We’ll be getting in touch with you soon to send you the marketing book.

To all of you signed up for the Online Workshop – we can’t wait for you to tune in tomorrow and watch the first 2 lessons! And then be sure to post a pic of yourself on social media (use #OnlineBoudoirWorkshop), AND also send us questions so we can start working on our Q&A video that we’ll be filming at sharing after all the videos are released in December. YAY! See you all online tomorrow! :) xoxo, K&M

Countdown: 2 More Days | Online Boudoir Workshop

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We are getting so close… just 2 more days until it’s finally here!

Today’s prize is the Marketing Vault! A 128-page ebook sharing a TON of marketing ideas for your boudoir biz.
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AND THE WINNER IS…….. SIOBHAN EDMONDS! Congrats, Siobhan! We’ll be getting in touch with you soon to send you the marketing book.

Happy Saturday, everyone, and check back tomorrow for the last prize and the last day in the countdown!

Countdown: 3 More Days | Online Boudoir Workshop

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Happy Friday, everyone……. only 3 more days to go!

On Monday, the first lesson is a 1-hour (or, actually, 57 minute) video to be released is the Intro Lesson. We’ll start by sharing a bit about ourselves, the history of the Boudoir Divas, and how we were able to realize our dream. Then we’ll dive into the Supermodel Experience™ and share all of the little details that we do at our studio to help our clients feel welcomed and relaxed.

And so in honor of the Supermodel Experience, today’s winner gets this custom metal print (from Bay Photo) – so that you can use a dry erase marker & write in your client’s name to greet her at her shoot.
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AND THE WINNER IS…….. LAURA MATTHEWS! Congrats, Laura! We’ll be getting in touch with you soon to send you your new signage. Have a fabulous weekend, but don’t forget – we will announce the a new winner tomorrow!

Countdown: 4 More Days | Online Boudoir Workshop

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4 days to go!

During this Online Boudoir Workshop, Marissa & I will be talking and talking and talking to you. About ALL kinds of stuff. For approximately NINE HOURS when all is said and done. In our minds, you’ll be sitting at home or at a coffee shop, taking notes and listening and writing down questions to ask us for our follow-up Q&A video. And so, today, we’re giving away this cute mug & a Starbucks gift card, so that you can enjoy your favorite coffee drink while you’re listening to us share.

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AND THE WINNER IS…….. TINA DERUSHA! Congrats, Tina! We’ll be getting in touch with you soon to send you your mug & Starbucks card. We hope you enjoy the Online Workshop – thank you for pre-registering!

For the rest of you – check in tomorrow to see the new prize & winner! xoxo, K&M

5-Day Countdown | Online Boudoir Workshop

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Ahhhhh!!!! Can you believe it is FINALLY HERE!? Only 5 more days until the first lessons are released for the Online Boudoir Workshop! The first 2 lessons we’re releasing are:

1) Introduction & The Supermodel Experience (55 minutes)
2) Posing (2 hours!)

You guys, we are SOOOO excited about these 2 lessons! Here’s a little teaser of what’s included in the posing lesson…
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So in honor of the release date coming up, we’re going to be doing a fun little contest/giveaway every day leading up to the release date (Monday October 5th). For the next 5 days we’ll be giving away some prizes through a random drawing (out of all the photographers currently signed-up and pre-registered for the workshop).
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AND THE WINNER IS…….. ROBERTA WELLS! Congrats, Roberta! We’ll be getting in touch with you soon to send this print to you.

Stay tuned, & keep checking back here with the blog through Monday to see the other prizes & winners. And it’s not too late to pre-register (and get $150 off the regular price!) Click here for more details. And don’t forget to use #ONLINEBOUDOIRWORKSHOP when you’re sharing about the workshop on Instagram! Can’t wait for you all to join us for the first 2 lessons on Monday. xoxo, K&M

Boudoir is for the Bedroom

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We TRULY believe that you need to SHOW your clients what you want to SELL! Our boutique used to be very over-loaded with every kind of product we could find for our clients… and it was just way too much. Don’t overwhelm your clients – just choose those products that YOU love, and have samples to show your clients! We have chosen our favorite albums, large prints, canvas prints, & framed art to showcase in our boutique. (If you want details on exactly what we have in there and where we get all of our products, be sure to sign up for our Online Boudoir Workshop – we’ll be going over all of that and MUCH MORE)!

Through the years, we’ve have a lot of photographers ask us whether we sell large prints and canvases – and the answer is YES! What better way to show off such a fun experience, than by hanging a large print in your bedroom, bathroom, or walk-in closet? In our opinion, we feel like there are so many beautiful images that would make such a perfect, classy fine art piece for a couple to showcase and hang up… and many of our clients agree! We say that “Boudoir is for the Bedroom™”! So why not try it out? Get a few of your favorite images printed large, put on canvas, and framed – and then show them to your clients so they can imagine having a piece of artwork like that in their own homes.

And to go along with this blog post, we are doing a fun CONTEST for you all…. winner chosen on FRIDAY of this week! The winner will receive a complimentary 16×20 print from us! All you have to do is ‘like’ The Boudoir Divas Facebook page & the Bay Photo Lab​ page, and share this post, OR share a shot of your studio’s ‘viewing’ area or boutique (wherever it is that you show off your favorite products). Make sure you tag us too, so we’ll see your post! (If you share on instagram, use #theboudoirdivas so we’ll see it there too). We’ll do a drawing and choose one winner on Friday!

Lastly, we wanted to give you a quick little ‘sneak peek’ inside our boutique, at our San Diego studio – so you can have a glimpse of the vibe in there and how we display and share our favorite products. Enjoy!

We also want to give a huge thank you to Bay Photo for being the BEST lab in the universe, and for always providing us with the most amazing products, highest quality, and absolute best customer service. We love you, Bay! :) If you don’t have a lab yet, or if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your current lab, we highly recommend going with Bay. If you want to try them out, make sure you sign up as a new user to get 25% off your first order! And then check out their SPECIALS page – they are always running awesome deals, so that if you DO need to get a few new samples for your studio, keep an eye out and order when a sale or special comes up!

Baby #2 on the way!

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If you follow us on social media, you will have already seen the news – but I am excited to officially announce that I will be welcoming baby #2 into our family in early 2016… and it’s a…. GIRL!!! I’m already halfway to our due date, so crazy that it’s gone by so quickly. We are thrilled to be expanding our family with another girl (my stepdaughter is over the moon about having a sister). And although my son doesn’t understand what’s going on, he does give my belly lots of kisses and talk about the ‘bebe’ in there.
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This news is also the reason why we needed to change/postpone our Boudoir Retreat dates for 2016! But don’t worry, we ARE still planning on a Retreat for the summer. There are only 12 spots available, so if you’d like to get in on this, be sure to sign up for the waiting list. We’ll be emailing those people first (a week early) to let them know that registration has opened, before we announce to the world. :) Can’t wait for what 2016 has in store – both in my personal life, and also for the Boudoir Divas (we have a LOT going on, if you didn’t see our last blog post go watch the vid to see what we’ve been up to!) PS – is it crazy that I just found out the gender yesterday, and I already started a Pinterest board this morning?!! 😉