What you really want | Indianapolis Boudoir
Hey All! First I want to say a huge thank you, to all of you for sticking with me, and getting me through last year. It was a year of painful growth, rediscovery, and hard journeys for me, and for a lot of you. I have been blown away by how kind, supportive, and sharing you have been throughout my road back to good. I’d like to think I’ve given you the same listening ear, shoulder to lean on, and hopefully the start of reclaiming yourself too. You didn’t know we were getting so deep, so quick, did you? haha. ((That’s what she said!)) Clearly I still have some growing to do! Anywho, I’ve been doing some epic goal digging, and thinking about what I want for you gals, but also keeping in mind what you’ve all said YOU want and love about our boudoir experience, and I’ve decided to make some changes. YES, in the middle of the year. Better late than never, right?
FIRST AND FOREMOST: In person presession consultations stay! I have tossed around the idea of cutting them out and opting for an e-session guide, but I really feel like they’re the difference between a good boudoir experience, and a great one! The personal attention to each and every one of you, getting to know you more, allowing you to get to know me before such an intimate session, and being there for you through one of the most stressing parts of planning means the world to me. It’s what makes my studio, truly unique. That being said, because I am taking on more clients, I will also need to set specific consult days, to make sure I can give you the dedicated time needed.
NEW ALBUMS: We have new albums!! Luxury albums. Like runs a shiver down your spine, when you run your hands over this real leather, and amazing designs, kind of albums! I am also taking away our little 5×5 album. It was cute, but who wants cute, to describe an album that will unveil your ferocity? So it’s gone. Now we have the 8×8, 10×10, and new 12×12 albums. And guess what else?? No upcharge for premiere or luxe covers. So now you can get the cover YOU want, for no additional money. WIN!
CREATE YOUR OWN COLLECTION IS BACK: Yep, it’s back. For our clients who were with us in 2015, I offered a wildly popular “create your dream collection” product menu. Ladies could pick and choose the products they wanted, and save money by bundling. Like Flo with Progressive Insurance always talk about! haha. I still have customized collections, but now, you have the option of choosing one of my custom product packages, or making your own. Show your images off the way YOU want to.
DIGITAL FILE COLLECTIONS: Phew, anyone who’s been with me for years can tell you, it’s been a struggle on how to price digital files. With technology being what it is now, our most popular item is our digital files with personal print release, but they weren’t sold as a stand alone product. They were always in a predetermined collection, or as an add-on after purchasing an album. NOT ANYMORE! Now you can purchase a stand alone digital collection.
PRICING FOR EVERYONE: I think this has been THE toughest issue, in my business journey. You know how extremely important it is to me to offer a quality experience to everyone, but it doesn’t come cheap. At the same time, I know cost is what stands in the way of most girls who inquire, but then don’t book. I can’t say I’m the cheapest, and I’ll never be able to say that. Truth is, I don’t want to be. I don’t want to charge you cheap prices, and give you a subpar experience, subpar images, or treat ANYONE like a number. You are all so important to me. I want to keep that personal relationship with you, but I also want to make it easier for you to come back year after year to treat yourself, and for your friends to afford their own boudoir experiences too. So I’ve changed things around to hopefully offer something within reach of everyone.
SESSION FEE CHANGES: This spring I changed our session fee, to one fee for any day. I wanted to make Saturdays more accessible to you. While it did do just that, it made Saturdays too accessible, and our Saturdays filled up months before our weekdays did. I understand. You don’t want to take a day off work, or find a sitter, or make arrangements during the week if you can avoid all of that by taking a Saturday instead. But in the short time I’ve gone back to one session fee for any day of the week, it has put a huge strain on both myself, and Heather. Saturdays ARE a premium. They’re the only day we have with our families. With my husband working nights, which means working Friday night, into Saturday morning, we don’t really have a “weekend”. He has to sleep in the morning for a bit, and the time me and my girls have with him is in the evenings, when I’m working if we take on a Saturday session. It’s the same for Heather. She’s a single mom of 3 amazing little boys, and she’s usually working weddings all morning, and then running to our studio in the afternoon for a session, and she doesn’t get home to see her boys until the evening. Saturdays ARE a premium. Our time away from family, the only days we have with them, comes at a premium to us. So starting now, weekday session fees will remain at $375, and Saturday session fees will be $395. It’s not much, but I think it will help to encourage more ladies to opt for a weekday.
OPENING A NEW DAY: To allow enough time for more clients, we will also be opening up a third day of the week, after school starts. Heather and I have not finalized which date, but I’m fairly certain, it will be a Friday. Those who take off work for their session, just bought themselves a three day weekend!! SCORE! There will be more details about this, as it’s decided, but I did want to share preliminary talks with you. 😉
There you have it! You’ve spoken, and I listened!! I’m making changes to make Nine 23 Boudoir better for you, me, Heather, and every woman who needs to let that sexy flag fly high, baby! Together we are making Nine 23 the best damn boudoir studio in Indy!!! All of these changes, and the 2017-2018 product menu can be found in our private Facebook Group “Nine 23 Girls”. If you haven’t joined yet, hit that join button and become part of the community!