So I know I get a lot of questions about boudoir parties they're a great way to like kick start we've clientele it's also this is important a really good way to offer a budget option without discounting our prices because you never want to discount we'll talk about that later on we get teo pricing in sales but I just want to bring it up now because this is a really useful way to make it more affordable but essentially it's a different products you're not discounting yourself they're getting less time they're getting unless personalize experience of having to do it with other people um so it's a different thing entirely so it's okay to lower your prices for this um and you know you'll get a lot of word of mouth that's super fun and you'll build a clientele and friends keep the same company so if you're trying to reach your ideal client like her friends are probably all your ideal client um fast tracks you're learning you're gonna learn so much if you put together about due to our partie...
s and I call him parties not marathons marathon don't sound fun to me that sounds like a lot of work that sounds exhausting who's gonna want to come to a boudoir marathon not me I want to come to a party though and you can create a really expensive portfolio and variety so another good reason why they're a good idea and again, more budget friendly option without discounting um and we'll get into marketing in the day so I'm gonna take some questions about boudoir parties or anything we talked about um and then we'll take a break yeah have you read them? How do I read? Um, good question I will set up at a hotel um and each woman gets about forty five minutes give or take depending like some women. Oh, well, shave a few minutes off some woman I'll give a few minutes more three sets one is a studio set up because I set it up and I don't have to worry about the lighting and then ones usually back lit up again the windows and the third is usually the bed typically now there's a rock and lounge couch like it depends if this is a really sweet hotel there's you know, I've done some really gorgeous, so tell us what those are just like budget hotel options. It's pretty standard but I will always do three sets and it's the same one and I have my lighting preset um so I figure it out pretty quick. I have assistance because I need someone on time I need someone on fan I need someone chooses transitioning women in and out of makeup uh and it depends on if I'm shooting like five women I've sought up to twenty two women in one day, and that was eight to ten minutes each and a shot to women like canada and celeste, and what we did was trade, so one was in here and make up changing, and when I was shooting one, um so yes, I do your customer in the party meet each other or you keep them there well separated, um, I don't keep them separated, and they either chat with each other, they don't have their friends, and they're not, um, usually they are friends. Um, twenty two women think they had all just met, but they were really, like, tight. Um, so that was fun. Have you ever gone to the person who's holding its house and done the shoot at their house instead of doing a hotel or open up your own house, right? That's what I did and I'm you're opening up your whole house for yeah, I wouldn't ever do it at my place. I like to keep business and personal separate as much as possible, I mean, as it is already there's a, you know, blurred. So I really try and help I'm really mystic clear about that, I don't want clients in my space there already, and my facebook, um I have nobody would totally go to someone's house and do it I think that would be fun it's just that most people they wanted to be like you know a girly girl slumber party and they state the hotel in the party that night the night after the shoot not the night before do you get the hotel room or are you having them split it I usually will usually if it's a party I book it okay I usually look it a question from eloisa are the women in hair and makeup as long as a normal shoot if it's now how long is that yeah it's just just minimal like thirty minutes so do you ask them they still come without makeup on or they dio yeah I just have hair like dried and clean like fresh bosch is important and foundation on okay yeah good question for larger chutes are for a lot of people in your parties how many rooms do you rent tony rowe just once just once you get an extended sweet or anything yeah usually like a junior suite is usually enough and are you gonna talk about when we talk about sales later sails for boudoir parties and how they're different from an individual um yeah I will ok they're not really but it's a good question how do you do for the product that you sell to your ideal customer and your party? Same products same line of products is nothing different are you screening them different no but what if in a boudoir party they're not necessarily your ideal client but you're not spending this much time with yes oh really not has invested so they're not may be totally one hundred but it's you know not really spending as much time with them is everything posted on your web page or do you actually do mailers or do any paper products of the people to inform them of what's going on about the boudoir part about eh about it nothing's on my website actually it's just kind of emailed information do you find a heart over teo get like I know what I've mentioned this a lot of like girls like I would never do that in front of other girls yeah there are some women like that you don't like think it's like the most fun idea ever and some women are like hell no no in between yeah it's interesting but it has got to find the ones that are like yeah one more quick questions from our jansen how do you deal with hotel time constraints with check in and checkout times for the parties do are you getting two nights you usually get two nights if it's a lot of people but usually I can get a late check out his latest three o'clock thirty you start reeling like at eight I get that a lot of time
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