build you own experience

How fantastic is it that you are in complete control of your entire adventure at The Art & Business of Boudoir Conference? It was our top priority to make sure you walked away feeling like you got to be a part of what you wanted to experience, while not having to pay for those experiences you’d rather skip. To the right you’ll see 2 options you can choose from to begin building your own itinerary. Below you can peruse our hands-on shooting opportunities with our speakers that also include live models. Bring your camera and get all the practice you can get, and all while building your portfolio!

 
 

Choose your add-ons

*Hands-on shooting experiences are first-come, first-serve and have a maximum attendance of 16 participants. Due to scheduling and timing, attendees may purchase a maximum of 3 shoots.

Want your payment plan to include your add on shoot experiences? Contact us.

$950

general admission — option 1

If you’re ready to join this 5 day educational extravaganza that will be sure to impress, amaze, and WOW you, then jump on in with both feet! Lectures galore, optional hands-on shoots, parties, dancing, and all while gaining access to the industry’s top educational leaders…all just waiting for you!

Inclusions:

  • Conference admittance

  • Morning keynote lectures

  • Evening lecture of choice

  • Access to optional hands-on shoot experience purchase

  • Welcome kickoff including 1 drink ticket, cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, welcome speech and orientation plus networking, making new friends, and general merriment

  • Swag bag

  • Vendor shopping experience

  • Closing party with giveaways, prizes, dancing, 1 drink ticket, cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, closing speech and goodbyes.

$1350 | only 50 spots available

vip admission — option 2

Want to seriously up your experience? Well, it’s time to go big or go home! Not only will you get every single thing included in the General Admission ticket, but we’re rolling out the red carpet for a true luxury adventure that will include more than you can handle. Grab onto those handlebars and don’t fall off…your ride begins right now!

Inclusions:

  • Expedited VIP registration with a complimentary glass of champagne

  • VIP dinner with the educators of the ABOB Conference

  • Exclusive access to the front rows at keynotes and lectures

  • 2 drink tickets at both the Welcome and Closing gatherings

  • Professional headshot

 
 
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CHOOSE YOUR ADD ONS

$200

Lindsay adler — hands-on shoot

THE HUMAN FORM (FINE ART NUDE)

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

Artists have studied and captured the nude human form for centuries. Photographing nudes can be a truly artistic and liberating experience focusing on concept, light and form. You can shoot abstracts, powerful compositions, and the stunning contours of the human body. Still, successful nude photography takes a great deal of thought and preparation. You must consider location, lighting, props, posing and more in order to execute a striking nude image. The lecture portion of this class covers inspiration, finding and selecting models, equipment, posing, lighting, basic retouching and more! You will learn tips for interacting with the models, ideas for poses, and foolproof lighting techniques. This class also includes shooting time. The students will have time to photograph the models in a variety of posing and lighting situations in order to build confidence and experience.


$200

Michael Sasser — hands-on shoot

PHOTOGRAPHY IN MOTION

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

So often people say that my images look like they were caught in a moment. All of my clients must be naturals in front of the camera; it is the only thing that makes sense as to why everyone looks so comfortable in the pictures. If you have ever had a stiff client, had trouble getting variety in your images or felt like your photos were stagnant, I will show you how to use motion in your photography to get the images that you want. 



 

$150

ELIZABETH CRAIG — hands-on shoot

MASTERING FLOW POSING: THREE SETS. TWENTY-TWO FLOW POSES. SIXTY-SIX POSSIBILITIES

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

One of the most prevalent fears a photographer faces in a photo session is being in front of a client and blanking out on what to do next. Early in my career, I realized the advantage of having a list of go-to flow poses that I could access instantly to fill any void, when necessary.

In this hands-on shoot experience with live models, I will teach you how to achieve 22 easy poses, only having to move your client into 3 different areas: a bed, a couch and a wall. In addition, you will learn how to turn each pose into 3 different captures, giving you 66 possibilities. BONUS: I will also walk you through how to nail expressions, and what to do when you can’t. Each attendee will also receive my downloadable Flow Posing Guide.


$100

TAYLOR OAKES — hands-on shoot

THE INTROVERTS INTRODUCTION TO EROTICA

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sex is actually really gross - but those are usually the best parts. Regardless if you agree or disagree with that statement, this course is for you. I’ll either change your mind or we’re already friends and just don’t know it . This course aims to take the shame and uncertainty out of erotica. You will learn how to infuse erotic subjects and imagery into boudoir, lifestyle, and traditional portraiture in a social safe and explicit manner. We'll go over developing themes from the ground up and incorporate power dynamics to enhance your imagery.

We’ll breakdown and compare shooting both live and simulated sex and their differences emotionally and technically.

This is extremely emotional and vulnerable work for both you and your models, so we'll also cover the best techniques for setting expectations as well as the most effective ways to communicate them.


 

$150

LUKE GOTTLIEB — hands-on shoot

EDITORIAL FASHION SHOOT

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

Fashion photographer, Luke Gottlieb (Victor Of Valencia), creates an editorial shoot for us to watch, shoot and learn from. With a full team of makeup, hair and wardrobe stylists present, we will get to take an inside look into the process of shooting a professional model and creating a narrative to present to a potential client. We will get to see multiple looks with the same model and be able to pick his brain throughout the process on what he looks for when shooting an editorial.


$150

Chadwick braithwaite — hands-on shoot

lets get it on

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

As a wedding photographer, engagement photos are a staple session or ours. As I began to shoot more and more couples, I started to fall into my niche of the couple getting a little more intimate than just holding hands and kissing in a flower field. As photographers we always strive to pull more and more emotions from our clients…. What’s more emotional than feeling like you are about to rip off each others clothes? Yes, Mavin Gaye will play during this session on repeat!

$200

jen rozenbaum — hands-on shoot

BOUDOIR TECHNIQUES

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

Working one on one with boudoir clients can be intimidating and vulnerable for both the photographer and client.   In this hands-on class,  Jen will demonstrate how she works with her clients while teaching subjects such as lighting, posing, and gear. Then Jen will provide guidance to the attendees as they work with model, helping the photographers up their boudoir game. 


 

$150

MARISSA BOUCHER — hands-on shoot

Be Cool. Always. 😉😎

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

I, Marissa Boucher, owner of The Boudoir Divas, have had over 4000 women seek out our photography! I believe I've dialed in what women are looking for and I'm going to discuss my formula for getting exactly that. From the most wanted flattering poses, believable expressions, to freeform edgy art. I will show you how to create hip and beautiful photos even when you are in blah conditions - how to keep your cool when feeling overwhelmed...while getting even cooler photos. We'll wrap up shooting outside and grab some killer shots that will make potential clients have to book you. You will walk away with an actionable plan that will get you more sales and beautiful portfolio images. 


$200

RYAN MUIRHEAD & BRITTA elle — hands-on shoot

CONNECTION & EMOTION: HOW TO ACHIEVE EXPRESSIVE SINCERITY

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography is an inherently confrontational activity. Both the photographer and the subject have to overcome expectations of what they “should” create to be able to truly express themselves. Ryan and Britta will share and demonstrate a shoot that focuses on connection and emotion over expected outcomes. Perspective and advice will be given from both the photographer and model side helping the students to better understand how to make images with more emotional sincerity and personal value.


 

$100

SARAH WITHERINGTON — hands-on shoot

WHAT IF PHOTOSHOP DIDN’T EXIST?

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

What if the image that you took in camera was the final image that you would show your client? Meaning: no skin smoothing, no liquefying, no lighting/exposure adjustments. What if you could feel confident delivering unedited images to your client? In this course I will teach the importance of getting the image right IN camera as well as demonstrate how to do so. Attendees will learn the seemingly minor adjustments that have a major impact (I call these “major minor” adjustments) that will cut down on editing time, make your client feel like you’re a magician, and give you the confidence to show images straight out of the camera.

Part 1: teaching how to prep our clients to look their best (wardrobe-prep and skin/ beauty prep) and listing the major minor adjustments (while showing examples) that we can watch out for when posing our clients

Part 2: a Hands-on shooting experience where attendees will put to work the fundamental tricks that were learned during part 1.


 

$75

LESLEY BODWELL — hands-on shoot

PHOTOGRAPHING MATERNITY BOUDOIR WITH A ROMANTIC & FINE ART APPROACH

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

In this class, we will focus on the art of maternity boudoir.  My primary objective when photographing an expectant mama is to help her feel beautiful at a time when she may be lacking confidence in her physical appearance.    We will focus on posing and detail shots as well as how to gain your client’s trust when speaking to them.  During the shoot, Lesley will demonstrate the lighting and angles she looks for as well as provide attendees guidance on posing with confidence and maximizing your clients experience.


$150

Jessica Rae — hands-on shoot

DARK & MOODY IMAGERY

ADD ON FOR 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS

It's easy to get stuck in the trap of relying solely on your gear and ignoring your gut. Throw the traditional rules of 'what should my meter read' out the window, and let Jessica show you to trust what you see and not what the rules tell you. She will debunk some of the misconceptions that people tend to believe about dark and moody images. As well, she'll show you that it's not about post production, it's about shooting with intention and learning to read the light. This course will help you create dark and moody imagery with confidence.