What Did You Like?

Detroit Michigan Lingerie Photography by Mary DuPrie.

Ohh la la, my new Adorama book.  I like the horizontal spreads but notice most photographers offer a square format.  I like how I can do long horizontal looks.  The spread is 20″ wide… wow.


I sometimes forget how a client finds me.    Humm, I thought I would dig a little further. The daughter came in for an actors headshot  so while she was in makeup I thought I would ask her mom a few probing questions.  Did you find me strictly through my website?  Yes.

What did you like?

  • I liked you showed images of the inside of your studio
  • I liked all your windows
  • I liked that I recognized some of the props in your images
  • It looked like you had a lot of equipment
  • I liked you had a picture of yourself
  • I like that you followed up with information (and you called me back)

Who else did you contact?

  • Her daughter attends an actors workshop an hour from their home in Grand Rapids and the instructor recommended two photographers near them but neither one called  back… ever

Wow… I live 3 1/2 hours from them!

If you’ve been recommended you can almost start cashing the check.  Nothing like a referral.

I thought photographers were struggling out there?

Winter is coming and it’s the perfect time to do all the behind the scenes stuff that I’ve  been putting off.  I’ve really been enjoying using InDesign by the way.

I’m offering two different horizontal books and the matching purse size at a deep discount.  I love how the Adorama book is totally flat on the cover.  They also print on the inside and back covers so a 14 page spread is really 18 images if you like.  The seam is itty bity.

This spread is a whopping 24″ wide.

I plan on adding these images to the info/price list I’m finishing up.  I don’t have any other products right now so I’m going to have to put that on my to do list.

For glamour clients what should I offer besides albums and prints?

I have a boring link to Adorama on my main page but I plan on replacing it with snazzy  images of my books instead.  I sold a shoot to the very first client I showed it to and just placed my order a couple of days ago.  I retouched them all in Photoshop but did ALL the layouts on blank pages in Adorama.  No templets at all.  One good thing I did was shoot the back of a patterned chair she was sitting on. The chair had a great pattern that I wove throughout the book.


3 comments category: Boudoir,Glamour

1 Emily Tishhouse December 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

Those books look great! I personally offer gallery wraps, thin wraps, and custom proof boxes to my glamour clients in addition to albums and prints. I include products with each of my boudoir collections and my clients tend to choose the one that best fits their needs.


2 Todd November 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm

The books look awesome! I really need to look into offering this to my clients in the future.

Question for you- how are you handling vertical format images in these books (such as a full length shot of a model in an evening gown)? Do you just zoom and crop so that they fill the page?


3 Mary DuPrie November 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

I’ll have to post an image of how i do the vertical… i do different things with them.


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