THE BOUDOIR GURU
LIKE A PRO,
WITH THE HELP OF A PRO!
One on One Training
DO YOU WANT TO TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS?
Imagine if you had a
HOW TO GUIDE
written out for you, and an expert in the business walking you through it all.
MONTHY BOUDOIR POSING GUIDES & PORTFOLIO BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Learn not only how to pose your clients, but also how to light them and angle your shot for the most flattering outcome.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
Not only about developing your style, booking your dream clients, shooting and editing like a pro, and staying organized;
But also opening your corporation, building your website, and branding yourself.
I'm Marilyn Scavo, a Miami based photographer with a degree in education, and a unique perspective on photography. Although the subject of my photography is mostly boudoir, my style is high-end editorial. My mastered use of lighting, constantly changing set designs, and expert editing skills help to create original, magazine quality images that are tasteful, classic and timeless. I own and operate a six-figure photo studio, centrally located in beautiful downtown Coral Gables, for over 12 years. I have photographed thousands of clients, many of whom are repeat customers.
Over the past 29 years, I have photographed everything from people to products to corporate trade shows, weddings and architecture. I have exhibited in Art Basal, have had my work published and awarded and I am recognized as one of Miami's top boudoir photographers. I work with everyday women and men of all ages, shapes and sizes to help them look and feel like models for their photoshoot. I offer an extensive client closet with high end shoes and lingerie, my private label photography makeup, and an all women team.
I now consider myself a master photographer and successful entrepreneur that has developed and managed multiple businesses at a time, including Boudoir by Marilyn Scavo, Corporate Photo Pros, Photo Workshops and now Boudoir Guru.
BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS
I WENT FROM $30k A YEAR WORKING IN MY FIELD OF STUDY
TO $30k A MONTH DOING WHAT I LOVE
Photography was my hobby as far back as I can remember but as a young woman in the early 90's I didn't realize it could be a career. At the age of 17 I began to study architecture in college, and I loved to photograph it. I took a dark room photo developing class as an elective and before I knew it my classmates were asking me if I would take sexy pictures of them for their boyfriends.
My first boudoir client almost 30 years ago.
At the age of 19 I went to Spain for a study abroad program and fell in love with photographing architecture. I exhibited my work in Spain and received an offer to work for National Geographic. I turned the offer down because I didn't have the confidence in my work or in myself. This took me several years to develop since I was completely self-taught.
When I returned from Spain, I soon became pregnant with my daughter, and I knew that completing a degree in architecture was going to be impossible with a baby on the way. I chose a bachelor's degree in art education instead, that way I would have time for my baby and time to work on my photography.
I QUICKLY FOUND THAT I COULD BARELY MAKE ENDS MEET BEING A SINGLE MOM,
WORKING AS A TEACHER.
I developed and taught art and photography programs to elementary, middle school and high school students for 8 years while also teaching myself everything from makeup, web development, marketing, business and even some IT. I built up my clientele and eventually outgrew my home studio. In 2009, I opened my first official boudoir studio location. Although I was terrified to leave a steady paycheck and health insurance, it was the best decision I ever made, and I haven't looked back since.
Only one year later I opened a second business, teaching a series of photography workshops to thousands of adults ranging from beginners to advance photography levels. Photo Workshops, Inc. was a success from 2010-2020. Due to the Covid pandemic, I decided to close the school and focus solely on my photography studio. I made it through the hard times and came out stronger than ever.
I made a promise to myself and to my young daughter two decades ago, that I would become a successful photographer and work for myself. I had talent, passion and purpose and I didn't stop until I made it happen.
I only wish I would have had someone to help me reach my goals sooner.
BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY HAS SKYROCKTED OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS
New aspiring boudoir photographers do not have the luxury of spending several years trying to figure everything out on their own like I did.
As the competition grows, so do the prerecorded, online courses offering a cookie cutter approach to boudoir photography.
IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU MUST BE ORIGINAL
My clients always tell me that they researched several boudoir photographers before choosing me, but my work stood out because it was so different from others.
Developing your own style is what will set you apart and gain you the type of clients that you want.
HOW IS MY PROGRAM DIFFERENT FROM THE REST?
When you sign up for any of my plans, you will not get a one size fits all series of downloadable videos and worksheets, you will get me!
I will customize each session to your fit your career goals and work with you directly. Portfolio Building is the only group session with a maximum of ten people, all other programs are One-on-One.
SELECT YOUR PLAN
Find one that works for you!
Portfolio Building500$Perfect for beginners to boudoir photographyValid for one month
- Take portfolio worthy images with a variety of models
- Models will be styled, posed and lit for you
- Final images will be reviewed and selected with you
- Feedback & editing suggestions included
- One 6-hour group session per month
- Two models per session
- Available in Miami Only
Mentoring Program2000$Every monthFast track from a beginner to a pro in six monthsValid for 6 months
- Two 1-hour session per week, in person or video chat
- Access to all group portfolio building sessions with models
- Full Day studio use for your own clients (Once per month)
- Access to all marketing materials and posing guides
- Available in Miami Studio Only
- 6 Month Commitment
One-on-One Training4000$For photographers that want to fine tune their skills.Valid for one month
- 16 One-on-One Hours of Training
- Each lesson will be created specifically for your needs
- Classes are available in person or by video chat
- Schedule designed to your convenience
- One Month Commitment