October 24th Program – Beautiful Boudoir with Rhea Lewis

R2017_TamaraKnightPhotog-49For our October 24th program, we are proud to welcome Rhea Lewis presenting her program, “The Beautiful Boudoir – Instilling Confidence in Others Through Portrait Photography.

This program will give insight into the transformational nature of boudoir photography for women; it’s not just about taking pretty pictures. It discusses why everyday women seek this style of photography experience; if there is enough of a market for it and if you can build a business with it.  It will go over what it takes to be successful in this market and if this genre is right for you.  The speaker will share her personal journey into this style and why she has chosen it.  She will then go over how she does it; from lead generation. to booking clients, to client consultation, to her version of the boudoir experience, her set design process, posing and flattering your subject, special editing techniques, sales presentation, ad her pricing strategy.  She is an open book and eager to share her knowledge in this new and empowering experience for women from all walks of life.

Biography: Rhea Lewis, CPP, is an award-winning portrait photographer. She has been in business as a professional photographer over the past 13 years, and owns a boutique studio in Jupiter, FL. She has received many accolades for her art. Her images have been on the cover of many publications including the cover of Florida Professional Photographer Magazine, Palm Beach Parenting and Style Magazine. She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local PPG Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board.

Rhea believes very strongly in continuing education, networking and sharing knowledge in her industry in order to foster the growth of all artists in a community of support and goodwill.  She entered the speaking circuit in 2017 and has hosted several PPA sponsored Super 1 Day programs.  She is always open to mentoring and assisting those new into the photographic industry and in particular those interested in pursuing the lucrative boudoir market.

At her boutique photography studio in Jupiter she enjoys a thriving high-end clientele. Rhea has been primarily a family and children photographer but over the past 4 years she has rapidly expanded her market to include boudoir and luxury women’s portraiture.  She has become a highly sought after studio for her boudoir specialty with her elegant, classy and sensual style, her warm and comfortable studio and her encouraging all women team. In her studio in Jupiter, clients can experience a pampering experience including professional hair and makeup, sip champagne and feel like a movie star while Rhea and he all women staff allows each women to express their true self while feeling beautiful and confident.  She strongly believes in uplifting women and that through this experience all women can rediscover the amazingly beautiful person they are, and have positive visual imagery to uplift their self-esteem.

When and Where?

We meet at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin (I-295 and San Jose Blvd). Social time begins at 6:30pm with announcements and meeting beginning at 7:00pm. Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both!

Not a JPPG Member? No Problem! You are welcome to attend and the cost is only $25/event. You may pay in advance (below) or at the door.

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

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June Meeting – Nellie Quiros: Capturing the Essence of A Woman Through Boudoir Photography

nelliequirosportraitWe hope to have you join us for the June 23rd JPPG Meeting as we welcome Nellie Quiros to our Guild! Nellie’s program, Capturing the Essence of A Woman Through Boudoir Photography, is one you won’t want to miss.

Social time will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Ramada Inn Mandarin. We hope you will plan to join us!

An overview of the fascinating topic that is Boudoir Photography and the occurrence she calls the “Felicity Experience.” The most important element in this genre is enticing the essence of the individual being photographed to surface. Learn how Nellie and her team make Boudoir Photography not just fun for their clients but an experience they will remember with true emotion. Capturing the essence of a woman through Boudoir Photography with Felicity.

• Boudoir Photography- More than sexy photos
• Boudoir Photographer- Not just a good photographer
• Females – Feelings and more feelings
• Males – Dude-doir
• Couples – Keeping it classy
• Pre Consultation- Getting to know you
• Felicity Experience- So much more than a photo session
• Posing – Do what
• Lighting – Where is the love
• Products – What do you like
• Brand- Recognition
• In Person Reveal & Order- Showtime
• Delivery – A new friend
• Referral – Who’s talking now
• Marketing – Let’s keep in touch

Those are the topics Nellie will cover in her interactive presentation, attendees are sure to enjoy this unique and informative review! You may even take home a golden nugget.

About Nellie:

Nellie Quiros, is a Portrait Photographer who specializes in Glamour, Boudoir and Maternity.  She and her husband Claudio own Felicity Images, llc. The Premier Boudoir Photography Studio of Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast.

After many years in the medical field and then administration, Nellie knew in 2008 when the opportunity presented itself that she wanted to be a Professional Photographer. Since then she has quickly grown in her field and has received the distinguished designation of Certified Professional Photographer. She is very proud of being the only photographer to achieve that recognition within a 30 mile radius of her studio.  Nellie enjoys helping other photographers grow their craft through certification and serves as a PPA/CPP Liaison. She has received CPP Image Submission Judges Training and is in that process as well. Participating in professional organizations and giving of her time, is important to her.  Nellie recently joined the team of remembrance photographers with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Currently Nellie is fulfilling the requirements and looking forward to earning many degrees but mostly enjoys the journey.  

Believing in the power of education, Nellie rarely misses a chance to share her fervor for growing her craft and knowledge with others. Aside from teaching PPA Super Monday Classes, she also hosts private workshops at her studio. Nellie also has an Intern Program in place at her studio giving her the opportunity to mentor photographers who are ready to get serious about their craft.

Nellie thrives on the relationships photography brings. She absolutely loves the rapport with her subjects and sets out to help them look their best by feeling their best. During her years as a wedding and portrait photographer, Nellie fell into Boudoir Photography unintentionally and was so captivated by the feedback from her clients that she set out to learn more from the best in the industry and now specializes in it herself. She is quick to let you know how much she loves helping people look and feel beautiful while capturing their true essence and how wrong she thinks the old adage “Beauty is skin deep” truly is. Nellie finds beauty without regard to age, gender, size and shape and can be heard telling her prospective clients, “I’m not afraid of anything you fear to bring into my camera room.”