Boudoir (Mini) Lite Sessions REVISED!

Juicy boudoir news here!

After struggling for years to TRY to love the concept of fixed mini shoot days (which really sound great in theory but don't always work so well in reality) I made the decision to try it as a stand-alone offering. And it's working wonderfully! So it's here to stay.

What Boudoir Mini Lite Sessions mean for you...

If you fall into either of these categories:

  1. You're dying to try boudoir shot by an established professional, but funds are limited;

    or,
     
  2. You're wanting to try out a short shoot and walk away with only a few images

    ...then this is the option you've been waiting for!
Get your edited boudoir Images on a flash drive from Long Island Boudoir Photography

Love!

Isn't this the most awesome flash drive? So perfect for boudoir!

How Boudoir Mini Sessions work...

You can opt to have makeup done prior to your shoot or not; we shoot for 1/2 hour; we sit down and go through your images; I show you the Boudoir-Lite specific bundle options I've created for these boudoir mini sessions; you leave knowing exactly which images you're getting and in which format.

As with everything I do, quality is the bottom line.

A few important points about the Boudoir Lite sessions:

  • This option is only for individual shoots; if you want to shoot with hubby or a partner, then look at our Personal Shoot or Luxury Experience options instead.
  • Boudoir Lite sessions only take place during weekdays.
  • You can choose to do either boudoir, beauty, headshots, or maternity during this 1/2 hour.
  • Review/order sessions must take place immediately after your shoot.

If you'd like to chat about a session, call me at 631.398.4487 or contact me here.

Happy Spring (it IS spring isn't it?) :P

Warmest,
Susan

 

Maternity / Pregnancy / Belly Shoots at Long Island Boudoir Photography - with COMPLEMENTARY mother/baby shoot until 8/31/18

So, lately I've had a fair number of belly shoots going in the studio. And you know what? I LOVE shooting maternity! It's so positive, joyful, and fun! 

I'm always inspired by the beauty of mammas-to-be (whether or not they themselves feel all that fabulous)! Lord knows when I was carrying twins I didn't feel all that hot myself (haha!). 

But carrying life is SUCH an amazing miracle! And being pregnant is SUCH a gift! I learned this after my firstborn. I struggled for years to have another, realized I was suffering with secondary infertility (which is WAY more common than we realize because it's yet one of more female issue we don't really talk about as a society). 

So, pregnancy should be celebrated, cherished, and documented!! Whether you choose to do a conservative style shoot or something a bit more body baring, we've got you covered! Not to mention, it makes for fabulous wall art!

Maternity Pregnancy Belly Photography by Susan Eckert of Long Island Boudoir Photography

My clients and friends know I am always inspired by fine art, classic paintings and such. I have a vision for capturing the beauty of mother and baby in a classic, painterly way...soooooo to realize this vision I am going to begin offering a mother/baby shoot complementary with each maternity shoot I do through August 31, 2018.

There are specific requirements for these shoots, so if you are interested, please be sure to discuss it with me when booking your maternity shoot.

Happy spring (if it ever actually decides to show up!).

All my best,
Susan Eckert
631.398.4487

 

 

 

 

Boudoir Posing Tutorials have been posted! Complementary for VIP Boudoir Clients!

Happy Spring!! Is this the spring/summer you do YOUR boudoir shoot?

So, I finally got over my aversion to being on video and have created a 10-video series of boudoir pose tutorials to help my clients prepare for and know what to expect during their shoot!

Essentially, I sat down and thought about the most common posing mistakes I correct for. As I listed them they fell rather neatly into a list of 10! How awesome is that? 

Each posing mistake has it's own smirk-worthy title (e.g. "Peking Duck; Turtleneck") and it's own video clip. You can figure out which ones you're most likely to do and focus on those. Unless you're me, you probably will only find one or two of them that you have a natural tendency to do. (See, me? When I'm in front of the camera I do ALLLLL of them!! :P )

Watch as I guide the model out of the "mistake" and into more flattering angles and movements.  I have also posted before and after pictures to show you the difference in how the camera views the body in both scenarios. You'll see, posing goes a LOOOOOOONG way towards removing those 10 or 15 pounds you just might feel you have to lose before you do a shoot!

This 10-video boudoir posing tutorial series is a complementary perk for my clients. After years of hearing concerns about posing, and telling clients not to worry about it (It's my job to pose you) I figured I'd take one more step towards relieving those fears and concerns.

And so far the feedback has been great!!

  • "This is really very helpful to see and you're fabulous on video!!!"
    (Really?! I feel so awkward on video!!)
  • "I will watch these 1000x...they are so great!!!"
    (Yay!)
  • "This is awesome!"
    (Woo-hoo!)

Once a shoot is booked, I will forward a link to access these boudoir posing videos and you can watch them as often as you like. :D

Have a wonderful spring! Summer's on its way!

Warmest!
Susan
www.LIBoudoirPhotography.com
For headshots, modern portraits, and business branding check out our sister studio: www.BodyandSoulPhotoStudio.com

Boudoir by Susan of Long Island Boudoir Photography®
 

"Welcome Spring" Boudoir Photography Special!

Long Island Boudoir Photography Flash Drive for Digitals
Flash Drive for Long Island Boudoir Photography Digitals

I am in love with these new USB flash drives! So sweet!

To celebrate my new find and welcome spring (it IS coming, isn't it?), here’s a special offer...

Book a summer shoot between 3/24 and 3/31 and your album purchase gets you a complementary flash drive loaded with your edited digitals printable to 8x10! :) J

Just mention code WELCOMESPRING❤️
(Note: Your summer shoot date must be secured by 3/31)

Happy Saturday!
Susan
631.398.4487

On being An Artist...

Living life as an artist means getting used to rejection. Even anticipating it. Because rejection is inevitable both in the art world and in the business world.

I submit images from time to time to competitions; I respond to calls for gallery exhibitions; and I propose image concepts for magazine publication. Oftentimes the answer is "No thanks." Many times, there's no response at all. But then out of all the no's and black void responses there come the emphatic "YES" replies, the enthusiastic "That's a great idea! Let's do it," or the "Congratulations! You're invited to show your work!"

This week has been a bit nutty. Crazy spring snow ruined my shoot schedule, schools closed, opportunities to connect with prospects were missed, and tax season is creeping every closer (ugh!). But smack dab in the middle of this all, I got that "Congratulations!" email and for a minute, everything else faded away.

See, being a photographer is one thing. Being a business owner is an altogether different beast. And then, being an artist...well, that's like living on another planet (one yet to be discovered - hah!). I wrote about this a little in my earlier blog on pricing which you can find here. But the point is, you can work so hard and for so long to define your vision as an artist. Back in the day painters would work so hard on their craft and there was never any guarantee that in their lifetime, they'd see success. In fact, some never did...until after they were long gone. Still, they worked so hard for the love of their craft. Much as I do.

Although I shoot my clients from THEIR perspective, to help them tell THEIR story (not mine), I do try to take time to shoot for me. That's something rather different. Because when I shoot for me, I share a bit of my world, my thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears and challenges. Perhaps I haven't spent nearly enough time doing that over the years, always so busy with client work, but I plan for this year to be different. I look forward to sharing some of the results of that exploration with you.

So I'm putting it out there! My creative personal work is sprinkled out there on Instagram, on Facebook, on 500px, but I'm dedicating this year to building a strong personal portfolio. Because in the past, when I have shown my personal voice, that's when I've sparked something within someone somewhere out there who's randomly stumbled across it and who's heard and inspired by the message loud and clear. That's pure magic!

The reason why this particular "Congratulations!" is so important to me is because 1) I almost didn't enter but a nagging voice at the 11th hour told me to just send at least 1 image and so I did; and 2) my hero Joyce Tenneson (if you've never heard of her, please Google her!) was judging and choosing. She's curated a powerful collection of images that will be exhibited at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont. When I saw the collection I was so proud to have my work listed among them. I am so thankful to be exhibited among them. And I feel so inspired to keep going...to keep on keeping on despite the rejection that will inevitably continue to come despite my best efforts. Because I know...the Yes's WILL come if I work hard enough.

Keep on Keeping On, Trample Rejection,
and Wear Your Passion Like a Shield!

 This is Susan Eckert's image chosen for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery next month

This is Susan Eckert's image chosen for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery next month

Some other personal work I count among my favorites...

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Enjoy your weekend and reach out if you'd like to inquire about your own shoot!

Best,

Susan

 

 

Boudoir Lite Bundles

Boudoir Lite Shoots are designed for women who are only looking for a handful of images. Every year I receive numerous requests for shoots where the desired outcome is only a few images. Full shoots are overkill in this instance, so I decided to do a test run with Boudoir Lite sessions - four sessions occurring on one day. 

Makeup is included, followed by a 1/2 hour shoot, and then an immediate review and selection of your images.

There are four options on the backend - bundles I've created just for the Boudoir Lite Client in mind.

Bundle 1: 5 Small Digitals with Lite Retouching delivered via zip file

Bundle 2: Silver

Silver Bundle for Boudoir Lite/Boudoir Mini Sessions

Bundle 3: Gold

Gold Bundle for Boudoir Lite/Boudoir Mini Sessions

Bundle 4: Your choice of 10 11x14 Matted Prints or an 8x8 Leather Photo Book; also with Small digitals printable to 8x10 and lite retouching.

Dates are coming up fast: March 24th and March 29th. Claim one of the remaining spots today.  Boudoir Lite sessions may or may not be offered in the coming months.

Bundle up for the last of winter - spring will be here soon!!

Warmest,

Susan Eckert
631.398.4487

 

Introducing Boudoir Lite Days...

Happy, happy hump day!

We asked - you answered!

Recently, we conducted a survey on our FB page. The results indicated that many women wanted the option of experiencing boudoir for the first time via boudoir mini sessions. Although a bit surprising, we decided to give mini shoots another go. In the past they were long, exhausting, and sometimes unfulfilling days filled with no shows, late arrivals which threw us off schedule, etc. SOOOOOO we've reformatted our old mini shoot day structure in order to streamline the process, increase its chance of success, and make it less, well, overwhelming!

We are excited to test out the new model. So for March, we'll be testing it out on two separate dates--one is on a Saturday (the 24th) for those who can't get off of work, and the other is on a Thursday (the 29th). There are only 4 slots each day! You can choose to shoot beauty, boudoir, maternity, glamour, or Portrait Atelier.

So, without further ado...our first Boudoir Lite day is March 24th. Only $199 (shoot fee) holds your spot on that day - but if you want in, hurry, because there are only 4 spots each day! The second Boudoir Lite date will be March 29th. You can sign up for either date.

Note: Depending on the results, we may or may not be offering these again so don't wait! :D

Long Island Boudoir Photography Studio, Photography by Susan Eckert

I have to be honest...[Journal Post from Susan Eckert of Long Island Boudoir Photography]

I have no problem making fun of myself, being self-deprecating, or seeing my flaws. NOOOOOOO problem with any of those whatsoever.

SO, when I receive an album that in particular is JUST amazing, I feel pride. Proud of the results of all the HARD work, proud of the years of skills-building, proud of the relationships I establish every day, and proud to be associated with the amazing labs I work with -- they are truly amazing!

But I also feel proud of my clients -- for pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone, for trusting me enough to be themselves in front of the camera, for exposing their bodies for me and my camera (a daunting thing for most women, have no mistake!) 

I see beauty. In everyone. Have done so since I was a little girl. I was the weird kid walking up to strangers telling them how great their jawline is, or how amazing their neckline. I noticed these things. And I'm so glad to be able to translate that into beautiful, flattering photographs of my beautiful clients.

I work really hard. I pour my soul into my work. And I am proud when I see the finished work. It makes all the hard days worthwhile, gives me perspective, and reconnects me with my mission of Illuminating the Power of the Feminine®

That is all.

Have a wonderful Valentine's day!

Susan
Susan Eckert runs Long Island's leading boudoir photography studio
Long Island Boudoir Photography
631.398.4487

 

Long Island Boudoir Photography Studio

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

I can't believe it's already January 31st!!! Can you??

Wow - and there's so much going on at the Long Island Boudoir Photography studio!

For starters, we've relocated to a new, bigger space - super super cool!! Here's a sneak peek at one of our rooms -- I call it The Daylight Room and I can move any of our furniture pieces in here for a boudoir, glamour, portrait or headshot session. We'll be hosting a studio warming party once we're all set up and emailing those on our email list once the date has been determined. 

The Daylight Room at Long Island Boudoir Photography Studio

Now that we have so much room we're also going to be launching new programs and offerings too - stay in touch for those, and if you're not on our mailing list, now's the time to join (up top on the home page is your invitation to join our mailing list - and since I don't like to pester, we only email about once per month).

I'm already getting phone calls about 2019 shoots...and if you've read any of my blogs, you KNOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE planners. So, I've just added a new offer on my Specials page! It's called #THEPLANNERSSPECIAL - anyone booking a shoot in 2019 will receive complementary hair and makeup on the house, AND will also receive a complementary 6x6 black silk copy of their album to keep for themselves (this applies whether your main purchase is a flash drive or larger album).

We're still working on the larger back studio area, but shoots have already been taking place in the front part of the new studio space and I am loving how these images look!! 

If you've been considering doing a shoot, come visit! I'll give you a tour and show you all the possibilities for even more creativity and fun!

Long Island Boudoir Photography's Daylight Studio Room and Makeup Vanity Table

May 2018 be a wonderful, dream building, fear conquering, success achieving year for you!!

With love,

Susan
Susan Eckert runs Long Island's leading boudoir photography studio
Long Island Boudoir Photography
631.398.4487

Long Island Boudoir Photography

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
631.398.4487

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2017 SPECIAL OFFER BY LONG ISLAND BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

Pay it forward!! Gift someone special with a shoot this holiday season (choose any length shoot; a customized gift card will be provided with your personal message; shoots will be booked for 2018) and DOUBLE your money! Your special someone will receive a voucher for a matched amount which she can apply towards purchases! e.g. purchase a 1.5 hour shoot (300) and she will also receive a voucher for 300 towards purchases for a total gift value of 600! Mention code #PAYITFORWARD at the time of your order. This offer cannot and will not be applied retroactively. Plan ahead!

Check our specials page for other offers running this time of year, like our Vday special and our Anytime Special for those planning in advance for a special occasion. 

Have a wonderful day!

Susan
(631) 398-4487

Long Island Boudoir Photography Pay It Forward Special - November and December 2017

Shoot for the moon...Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars...

 I love this quote by Norman Vincent Peale so much that it's printed on canvas in my studio for everyone to see and be inspired by.

I love this quote by Norman Vincent Peale so much that it's printed on canvas in my studio for everyone to see and be inspired by.

Some good news for Long Island Boudoir Photography

Although I hesitated in sharing this bit of good news (I am not one to brag EVER) I realized, after getting so many positive comments on FB once I did share it...that by sharing this good news I can inspire others. The comments friends, acquaintances, and colleagues made, the thoughts and responses they shared, led me to feel more comfortable in sharing the good news here with you.

Following is what I posted on FB:

For everyone who feels like they have an impossible dream. To those who counter the naysayers daily. To the dreamers who try to fly but are yanked down to earth repeatedly by those who lack vision...goals are meant to be achieved!!!!

When I started this photography journey I had one major bucket list goal: to be featured in the industry’s Professional Photographer Magazine. This month, that goal was met! (See the page 72 ref up top on the right? “A lovely feeling”?—thats the one!)

Long Island Boudoir Photography Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine!

A multiple page spread captures the interview I had with the talented freelance writer assigned to the task. We had a great chat and it’s beautifully summed up here.

What's more, in January I will be silencing my nerves and speaking to photographers in the industry about my passion and my philosophy about shooting women at PPA’s Imaging USA. In Nashville!!!! Which I have always wanted to visit—Another bucket list item checked off!

Next goal: to kill it in print competitions! 

#alwayskeepmoving #dreamskeepyoualive #movingforward#evolveandgrow #alwaysstrivetobebetterthanyesterday

know your why--this is the path to inspiration and success says Long Island Boudoir Photographer susan eckert

Everyone who meets me comments on how passionate I am about what I do. That's because I'm driven by a beautiful WHY. My mission is very specific and when I meet clients who are looking for and value what it is I truly have to offer--self-reflection, self-esteem, self-confidence, transformation--their joy becomes my reward!

Although it's only November still, I look forward to new challenges and opportunities to connect with new faces and beautiful souls in 2018!

Sincerely, 

Susan Eckert
(631) 398-4487

Long Island Boudoir Photography

Body & Soul Photography and Studio

When is art expensive?

When I started shooting back in 2008, I was unsure of myself. I knew I had vision, but I was figuring things out as I went. Having left the corporate world behind, boudoir photography was a new creative path for me and my pricing reflected this uncertainty in myself.

Even though, looking back, my images were technically beautiful and my clients were very happy, my uncertainty led me to undervalue what it was (what value) I truly offered my clients.

You see, an artist does not merely offer pictures. Anyone can snap a picture

An artist offers more. Way more.

long island boudoir photography by susan eckert

An artist offers her client a new way of seeing herself. Newfound appreciation for her body, her figure, her true beauty.

An artist gently coaxes out her client's best so the images will be considered priceless by her client...not just today, but for decades to come.

An artist finds flattering angles, uses the best equipment she's carefully invested in, and truly knows how to use light as a sculpting tool.

An artist elicits genuine laughter from her client so her images reflect her naturally, without feeling artificial.

An artist highlights her client's best features, ones she may not even know she possesses.

And an artist does this all the while building her client's self-esteem, self-confidence, and making her feel like a million bucks--all in a genuine way, because, you see, the artist is genuine--she truly SEES her client's beauty, body and soul.

long island boudoir photography by susan eckert

But here's the thing: not everyone is an artist.

Not everyone behind a camera is capable of seeing beauty in every shape, every size, every color, every figure...everyone.

Not every person behind a camera has the ability to truly see and use light, angles and lines to create beautiful images.

Not everyone is capable of revealing clients' beauty--raw and untouched.

Have you ever seen this video - where the photographer's understanding of the person they're shooting determines the outcome? Fascinating stuff. So imagine what happens when a photographer doesn't even take the time to figure out who you are... 

It takes an artist to see beauty. In every shape. Every size. Every color. Every single individual who comes her way.

And there is value in that.

long island boudoir photography by susan eckert

I am often challenged on my pricing by some who find my page online--individuals who assume boudoir photographers are all the same so the best way to go about finding one is to price-shop. I am asked to meet what prospects perceive to be "the going rate" in my field when I am well aware there is no such thing as a going rate.

I am a well-connected professional in this industry. I know what talented, established professionals charge. I also know what amateurs and newcomers (which I once was) charge. 

So when is art expensive?

That's inevitably up to each individual to decide. I already know I am not the most expensive boudoir photographer. Just as I am not the cheapest. But over the years one thing has become clear: I offer tremendous value to my clients. And the right clients are the ones who value what I have to offer. They understand that for the price of a designer pair of shoes (hot for a single season before they're outdated), they could instead own a memorable keepsake, a precious moment in time forever captured.  

A high-volume studio can offer low pricing, but in exchange, they must take on many, many clients to make up for their low prices. So...service and quality inevitably suffers. Just think about the different shopping experiences offered by a boutique high end shop and a discount chain store.

My goal is different: I take on fewer clients; offer the best service I possibly can; offer only the best products--which I take great time and care in sourcing and testing; and, I aim to deliver a boudoir experience that will forever serve as a highlight in a client's life.

There is a big difference between established professional boudoir photography studios, and non-professionals who've yet to study, establish, or invest in a business appropriately. Budget seekers may best be served by the shoot & burn newcomers and the discounted coupon offers that abound in this market.

But I seek to partner with individuals who seek a professional boudoir photography studio capable of delivering unmatched service and the level of quality that can only come from years of experience. 

As I approach 9 years as a boudoir photographer, I now know exactly who I am and what I offer: I am Susan Eckert, owner of Long Island Boudoir Photography. I am an artist. And I run an established luxury boutique boudoir photography studio.

If you value photography by a professional, dedicated, creative, talented, passionate photographer and fully licensed and insured business owner, set up a visit and let's have a chat!

Have a great week!

Susan
631.398.4487

long island boudoir photography by susan eckert

There is only one Long Island Boudoir Photography!

When you are first to market, as I was in this wonderful niche called boudoir photography, you have several advantages. I have had TIME to build my reputation. TIME to build my search engine standing, Google ranking, links, and connections. TIME to build strong testimonials and feedback from actual clients who've gone through the process with me--start to finish. 

I have also had the great fortune of building my EXPERIENCE in this niche. I am 9 years in with this photography business. I left corporate America to follow my passion--empowering women, helping them see their beauty, helping them overcome their fears, insecurities and negative self-talk. I leveraged my psychology background to build an experience for my clients that is unparalleled and directly related to my expertise with the emotional world of women. And I've invested nonstop in building my skills in this field. My published book on the psychology of boudoir could only have happened because of the EXPERIENCE I have.

When I started it was me and one (1) other boudoir photography studio. That was it. Women either loved her style. Or they loved mine. Now, given the popularity of the niche, there are countless "photographers" offering their services. Some are true professionals -- having studied, acquiring licenses, insurance, and all the business permits and legal requirements necessary to run a real business. Others are not. Few manage and run physical studios--ensuring reliability, privacy and comfort to their clients. In fact, a recent client called me in a desperate plea for help because one such photographer canceled her session only days before they were supposed to shoot.

But there is always the right person for the right job...so long as the client knows what they're looking for and therefore, what they're really getting.

As the field has become way more crowded, I've become aware that others, hoping to ride my SEO coattails have been using my business name. They confuse prospects, and pretend to be associated with my business when clearly they are not. These people hope to benefit from my flawless client feedback, Google high rankings, and the great efforts I've made over many years to make my business visible.

But there is only one Long Island Boudoir Photography. And it is my studio--my name is Susan Eckert. I am located at 25 East Main Street in Bay Shore and I pride myself on delivering transformative experiences to clients who seek something way more meaningful than the pretty pictures you just might get from a generic beauty, boudoir or glamour low-cost shoot.

I vet my clients just as my clients vet the photographers they choose to work with.

But you see, my client testimonials speak for me.

I am humble. But I work tirelessly.

I am proud of my accomplishments, but I am even more proud of my clients who transcend their fears so they can create beautiful work in partnership with me.

I will not allow others to ride my coattails or diminish the hard-won outcomes resulting from YEARS of work.

There is only one Long Island Boudoir Photography. And if you are on this website, then you have found it...you have found me--a passionate photographer who approaches her work from a place of love, empathy and understanding. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful. And for this reason I trademarked my mission...

"Illuminating the Power of the Feminine." (R)

May every day bring you joy. May your accomplishments and hard work be recognized. And may your mirror truly reflect your beauty--inside and out--for always. 

I am grateful to each and every client who's enabled me to continue all these years on this wonderful journey. One client told me just this week that I'd found my calling. I agree. I've never felt more fulfilled than when I became a boudoir photographer. I look forward to even more beautiful relationships and experiences in the coming years!

Happy Friday!

Susan
631.398.4487

Long Island Boudoir Photography's Women's Night Out Networking Events are ON!!!

Our Women's Night Out Networking Events are Back ON!!!

A few years ago I launched Women's Night Out Networking Events because of all the FABULOUS ladies I get to meet as a boudoir photographer here on Long Island! It was a huge success and so much fun! So, with the new space, I decided to start them back up again. Only this time we'll be partnering with other local businesses and professionals to incorporate fun classes, informative talks, but above all FUN opportunities to hang out and connect with other amazing women!

Long Island Boudoir Photography hosts monthly Women's Night Out Networking Events

If you're on our monthly newsletter email list then you've already received your invitation to our kick-off event which is taking place this Thursday at 7pm in the studio. Our Emoting Class will be led by therapist and former musical theater performer Nicole Piervencenti (who, I swear, missed her calling as a comedian - she's hilarious). Emoting is soooooo important if you want to make images that are knock-down, drop dead gorgeous. But it's tough to just turn on the emotions when you are in front of the camera...

...enter Nicole. But don't worry. This is not a photography session. Think of this event as an improv class - it will be interactive and fun and we'll all be doing it together. It's not to late to rsvp - just send abby@liboudoirphotography.com an email and let her know you'd like to join us.

Long Island Boudoir Photography Women's Night Out Networking March Event

Our March event is scheduled for 3/23 at 7pm. For this one we've partnered with our neighbor Pinot's Palette for a ladies paint night out! We chose a fun feminine concept to paint - remember you can always make it your own and you don't have to be a skilled painter. Everyone leaves with a piece of art. I may even be setting up a portrait corner so we can take shots of all the beautiful Artists with their Art - so wear your very best Artiste clothes!

Sign up for the event via this link: https://www.pinotspalette.com/bayshore/event/147875

Future events will be announced in our monthly newsletter. If you'd like to be on our email list, send a message to abby@liboudoirphotography.com and ask her to add you.

Hope to see you at one of our events!

Happy Valentine's Day!

XO,

Susan
631.398.4487
LongIslandBoudoirPhotographyTM - accept no imitations!
Illuminating the Power of the Feminine(R)

Susan Eckert owns and operates Long Island’s Leading Boudoir Photography Studio and is author of BODY & SOUL, A MEANINGFUL APPROACH TO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM and AS A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCE ON BARNES & NOBLE

New: Incentives at Long Island Boudoir Photography

I love giving gifts! Perhaps even more than getting them. 

A few months back I implemented an incentive based on a hectic summer I had experienced last year. I offered brides booking at least 6 months out makeup and hair on the house. Lots of brides responded and now I've decided to offer a new incentive each month!

While the 6 month book ahead incentive will still remain active, I've decided to offer something different each month. So every month in 2017, a new limited time special offer will be in place.

To take advantage of these, you must be sure to note the terms and offer codes and mention them at the time of your image review and selection session. Specials will not apply to past purchases or orders already placed. 

Currently, specials through June 2017 are posted

Happy 2017!!

XO,

Susan
631.398.4487
LongIslandBoudoirPhotographyTM - accept no imitations!
Illuminating the Power of the Feminine(R)

Susan Eckert owns and operates Long Island’s Leading Boudoir Photography Studio and is author of BODY & SOUL, A MEANINGFUL APPROACH TO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM and AS A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCE ON BARNES & NOBLE

Tomorrow is the last day to give the gift of a boudoir shoot this holiday season!

My phone has been ringing off the hook this morning!

Did you know that gift cards are a GREAT gift?

Give the Gift of Boudoir this holiday season!

Just in case you're still wondering what to give...session fees are $250/1 hour shoot, $300/1.5 hour shoot; $350/2 hour shoot.

Recipients have 6 months to book their shoots.

Tomorrow is the last day to get your personalized gift certificate in time for the holidays!

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And wishing you all a wonderful 2017!

XO

Susan
www.LIBoudoirPhotography.com
631.398.4487

 

Wishing you a very Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

May this season be filled with love, family, friends and lots of laughter!

And as you look forward to 2017, may you be bold, chase your dreams, conquer your goals, and achieve progress and growth you never imagined you could!

A boudoir shoot is often one of those things women take years to build up the courage to do. And as boudoir is so often misunderstood--the whys and what for--I asked women to share one word they associate with their boudoir photography experience at my studio.

Here's word art I created from their responses. I'll be hanging this in my studio beginning in January because I find it so inspiring...and rewarding. Makes all the hard work so very much worth it. I look forward to a new year filled with creativity and the opportunity to meet new faces and make new friends.

The Long Island Boudoir Photography Experience is...word art based on client responses

Happy holidays from the team at Long Island Boudoir Photography!

XOXOXO

Susan Eckert

 

A Special Christmas or Hanukkah Boudoir Bundle

Is it just me or is it absolutely ridiculous that next week is the beginning of November?! 

HOW did this year fly by so quickly??

I'm starting the process of getting settled into my new space this upcoming week and I'm looking forward to the new shoot possibilities in this space! For example, there's a really cool barn door I had a very talented guy make just for the studio and I cannot wait to throw a strobe light on that baby and shoot some gorgeous photos with a willing beauty!

So......In celebration of the new space, I thought I'd throw out a winter holiday boudoir special for those who might not even have begun to think about what to gift this upcoming holiday season. Details follow, but do hurry and claim your spot--all that's required is a 250 booking fee which will get applied to your bundle total!

long island boudoir photography christmas special

 

1-Hour In-Studio Shoot

2 Outfit Changes

Professional Retouching on 5 Images

Rush Processing for Winter Holiday Season

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Choice A: Images as full resolution printable image files

--Or--

Choice B: Images as 8x10 mounted prints plus web (low) resolution image files

A 750 value for 500

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Inquire about available time slots on the following shoot dates: 

Sunday, November 27th

Tuesday, November 29th

Thursday, December 1st

With love,

Susan
631.398.4487
LongIslandBoudoirPhotographyTM - accept no imitations!
Illuminating the Power of the Feminine(R)

Susan Eckert owns and operates Long Island’s Leading Boudoir Photography Studio and is author of BODY & SOUL, A MEANINGFUL APPROACH TO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM and AS A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCE ON BARNES & NOBLE

Boudoir....Is it Pornography?

This has been an interesting week to say the least. Twice (and it's only Wednesday) has someone equated boudoir with porn. 

Wow.

I wonder if these same folks think Victoria's Secret ads are porn. If Agent Provocateur ads are porn. If Maxim is porn. And if all the very many female celebrities who have been shot in sensual, seductive ways, not to mention nudes, have engaged in porn shoots?

Seems ridiculous in that context doesn't it? And yet, boudoir gets a bad rap sometimes. I'm well aware of it though; I mean I've been at this a while now.  And I don't even blink. That's because I know the truth. I know how powerful the boudoir experience can be. I have seen clients tear up when they see their images because they feel so beautiful; that they've conquered something--body image challenges, negative self-talk. And maybe even that they've taken one very big step towards self-acceptance in some way. 

I highly doubt any porn star has ever had that experience.

Boudoir is personal, I give you that. BUT it is soooooo far from porn. It is about a journey towards self-acceptance, body acceptance and self-love.

How can that ever be a bad thing?

I feel like a warrior -- I will continue to share stories, and support the women who brave the boudoir experience. 

we support women in rebuilding love for their bodies after breast cancer

As I sit here at a breast cancer fundraising event, I know there are so many women who struggle with self-love and body acceptance. For them, I will forge ahead despite the naysayers who have no idea what they are saying. Turning something so beautiful - love of one's own body - to something so ugly like porn says more about the people who hold that perspective than it does about the niche itself.

Happy Wednesday - you're midway through the week and Friday will be here before you know it!

With love,

Susan
631.398.4487
LongIslandBoudoirPhotographyTM - accept no imitations!
Illuminating the Power of the Feminine(R)

Susan Eckert owns and operates Long Island’s Leading Boudoir Photography Studio and is author of BODY & SOUL, A MEANINGFUL APPROACH TO BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM and AS A BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCE ON BARNES & NOBLE