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You Can’t Photoshop Trauma with Niki Schaller

September 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

You Can’t Photoshop Trauma:
Improving the Boudoir Experience for Trauma- Affected Clients

Clients presenting for boudoir photography are frequently harboring underlying trauma from critical events in their lives. This trauma can manifest during or around the time of their sessions in a number of different ways; some more obvious than others.

In this session, Niki will discuss types of trauma-responses in boudoir clients and aims to help participants be able to identify risk leading up to a session and recognize these behaviors at the time of an appointment and predict the consequences of an unmanaged response.

She will suggest methods that participants can utilize in order to respond appropriately to their clients in their time of need.

It is Niki’s hope that by implementing these strategies, webinar participants will be more capable of guiding their clients effectively through a trauma response to have a great session and leave feeling safe and empowered.

To register for this class,
1. Log into your account at  https://aibphotog.com/members/login/
2. The link will be listed on the “Welcome” page
3. This class will be a live Zoom Webinar for AIBP Members only
4. Replay will be available shortly after in the Member Education section of the website.

For information on joining AIBP please www.aibphotog.com

About Niki:

Niki is the owner of Niki Schaller Photography and Niki Jade Boudoir.  She is a professional photographer working in multiple genres for the past 9 years.

Before a formal education in photography, she received extensive experience in both healthcare and law enforcement. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University, Niki first worked as a Detroit Police Officer. She spent time in patrol in Southwest Detroit, working under cover, with US Customs and Immigration and Border Patrol and also working vice as an undercover sex worker.

After police work, Niki went back to school and obtained a Degree in Nursing.  She stayed in Detroit as an Emergency Nurse and Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner for many years.  She was the Assistant Program Director for Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, one of the busiest programs in the country. She obtained formal training in managing traumatized patients from the National Forensic Nursing Institute in both adults and pediatrics. She is certified SANE-A and SANE-p.  Niki has performed hundreds of forensic exams on sexually-abused patients and is qualified as an expert witness in Federal, Circuit, District, and Family courts.

Together with her husband, they wrote two chapters in the American College of Emergency Physicians Standards of Practice.  One chapter was Working with Law Enforcement and the other was on Human Trafficking.  During these experiences, Niki honed critical communication and emotional skills necessary to recognize the signs of trauma-induced behavior and successfully guide affected individuals to a favorable outcome.


September 29, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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