May 23, 2022

We are pleased to have Tanya Smith judging this week.

As Canada’s Premier women’s portrait photographer since 2011, Tanya fell in love with the power of  boudoir to change the way a woman feels about herself.

With her keen eye for details combined with her signature Flow Posing, Tanya creates a distinctive, instantly recognizable style signature.

As a newly single mom struggling to make profit in her boudoir photography, Tanya merged her expertise from corporate banking and sales to revolutionize her business. This combination of artistry and business flair gave birth to The Growth Method, a simple strategic system which enabled her to grow her studio to over $400k in sales in 1 year.  

Since 2017, Tanya has been sharing her unique approach, to mentor and coach boudoir and portrait photographers to create impact and income. 

Her online programs have enabled hundreds of photographers worldwide, (in every genre), to grow, and scale a successful business on their own terms.

And the Weekly Choice Winner is…..

Tanya Atencio-Gutierrez | Diosa Boudoir

Congratulations to Tanya Atencio-Gutierrez from Diosa Boudoir based in Albuquerque NM.

Tanya’s thoughts on this image “I love the emotion in this one.  It captures a genuine laugh, and her hands are positioned beautifully to help set the mood.  It looks 100% like a caught moment, which is one of my favorite ways to shoot boudoir. Love the depth of field and strong focus on her eyes, and the hair and make up finishes the image.  Perfect sellable image”


Hillary West | Hillary West Studios

1st runner up goes to Hillary West from Hillary West Studios based in Norfolk, VA

Tanya’s comments on this image “I love the use of light and shadows in this one- works very well with the red satin and the textured headboard.  A classic boudoir pose, executed perfectly, right down to her pointed toes.”

April Slemensky | April Slemensky Boudoir

2nd runner up is April Slemensky from April Slemensky Boudoir based in Hattiesburg, MS.

Tanya’s thoughts on this image “Love the edginess in this one and the pops of color with their pink hair and red lips, nails and sheets.  The added texture of the fur is a nice touch.  The connection with the camera is strong and again suggests a caught moment”

Congratulations to the Weekly Choice Image Competition sponsored by UAF Photo Lab winner Diosa Boudoir! Congratulations also to the runner up images from Hillary West Studios & April Slemensky Boudoir We look forward to seeing more amazing work from you and more AIBP members!

Be sure to check back next week for another installment of Weekly Choice!

Are you interested in learning more about AIBP and how to be eligible to win a Weekly Choice? Visit our AIBP membership page to learn more.


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