Fighting for My Clients
I belong to a sizable online boudoir photography group, and I have to be honest, I can't stand so much of what I read in the discussions/posts. There are piles of rules and no-go limitations that the photographers inflict upon their clients. Endless rules about the prohibiting alcohol/drugs in the session, Things they consider objectification, all sorts of props, wardrobe, and limits of sexuality for clients and their partners.
I can't do it, you guys. I just can't.
Once we, as photographers, start creating these rules we stop listening to what the client wants and start forcing our own rhetoric upon them. This is a terrible idea for a service based industry, and an even worse idea because it is such a personal, and highly vulnerable, experience.
I would never patronize a restaurant that wouldn't let me order foods to suit my tastes--and really, who would?