Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

It's been a hectic year filled with joy, creativity, wonderfully inspiring clients, and LOTS of change! 

I got published in Professional Photographer Magazine (definitely a bucket list win!) I launched Body & Soul (R) - a sister studio offering business branding headshots, modern elegant portraiture, and commissioned art. 3 of my trademarks were federally registered -- woo hoo! I hosted a storytelling workshop in my studio. I introduced a new album collection that was an amazing hit with over 80% of my clients. And I made tough but necessary business decisions that will allow me and my clients to spread our wings and work more creatively and comfortably moving forward. More to come on that...

Thing is, I'm even more excited for 2018! 

This upcoming January I have been invited to speak at the Professional Photographer's of America annual Imaging USA conference on the psychology of the boudoir experience. Bonus: it's taking place in Nashville--another bucket list item checked! At the conference I hope to share with other photographers considering taking on boudoir, how they might make the experience more meaningful and transformative for their clients. Over the past 9 years I've learned that how photographers are taught to work and interact with clients doesn't always translate so well when it comes to boudoir as it doesn't take into account the unique psychology of the feminine mind/experience. My book which was published in 2016--Body & Soul--aimed to shift perspectives on default approaches to photography and the feedback so far has been wonderful! Although public speaking makes my knees week, I'm really excited about this opportunity, and know that my passion for this subject will overcome any anxiety about facing an audience from a podium! :P 

I'll leave other great news for future posts, but in the meantime I wanted to wish you a wonderful and very Merry Christmas! May 2018 bring all your dreams come true, show you a path to bigger and better things, and challenge you so that you may continue to grow and express yourself authentically!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Long Island Boudoir Photography

Much love,

Susan Eckert
Illuminating the Power of the Feminine(R)
Long Island's Leading Boudoir Photography Studio

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