Printing photos is one of those things I’m super passionate about. That’s why I take the boudoir album design process so seriously. I want your album to be one of those things you cherish forever.
“A photograph doesn’t feel real until it is a tangible physical object I can hold in my hand.” – Stephen Johnson
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that this generation will be the most photographed generation with no photos to show for it in ten years. I firmly believed that five years ago, but with companies like Social Print Studio making it easy to print directly from Instagram, I feel as though that trend is improving
I am so thankful that people are printing more photos again. It doesn’t even matter if those photos are art. What matters is having those memories later when the kids are grown up, or their grandparents are gone and you want to look back on those images.
Here are two stats about printing photos that I found interesting.
- It’s estimated that less than 1 out of 100,000 photographs taken today actually ends up being a printed photograph.
- It’s been estimated that in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years combined.
I’m going to play devil’s advocate here though. Honestly, a good percentage of the photos taken don’t need to be printed. They’re probably Snapchat photos with goofy faces or photos of food, or something else not necessarily worthy of being printed.
But there are things that are worth printing. Your wedding photos for one. Or the photo of your child with his/her grandma that may not be here next week. The photo of your husband holding your baby for the very first time. Things that are important.
Things like the boudoir album design I so meticulously planned out after your boudoir session. The one you worked so hard to prep for. Your boudoir session deserves more than being saved on your phone, where you could lose it next week.
Ordering session process
Lot’s of client’s ask about the ordering session process. It’s super simple on your part. We meet online via Zoom after I have gone through the images.
You’ll end up seeing between 60-120 images and we will go through them one by one until we narrow it down to your very favorite images. This can take between 30 minutes and 2 hours. However long it takes until we have the exact album you dreamed!
Boudoir album design process
After the ordering session, I send the photos off to my retoucher. She’s AMAZING. Once they come back, I sit down at my computer and review them myself to make sure they are up to my standards.
Once I have approved them I start the boudoir album design process! I have a very specific style with my albums, which you can view in the gallery section of my website.
Outfit, certain poses, specific sets, and the mood or vibe all play a role in how the album is set up. I prefer sexy/serious on the same spread and then playful flirty in a separate spread. It’s better to have the same or similar outfits on one spread than to have the outfits all over the place in the album.
Why? Because the album tells a story!
One important thing to know about my brand is that my turnaround time is very quick. You’ll mostly likely have your album in your hands with in 3-6 weeks, depending on what you order.
Quick turnaround time is very important to me. We live in a time of instant gratification after all.
“Photography helps people to see.” – Berenice Abbott
Although it’s time-consuming and seems unimportant at the time, I want to encourage you to print your phone photos. That’s what you are using every day. I know that. You know that. You won’t want to lose those important moments because you were too lazy to take a few minutes to order them. While you’re at it, back those photos up in several places as well.
That goes for your boudoir photos too. I highly recommend letting me design and order your boudoir album. But back up the digital files that come with your album, also!
Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.