although i have been doing wedding and portrait sitting for a few years (especially while at university) i feel like alot of people turn away from booking me because of the model shoots i have on my website ( especially the nude and glamour type shots - my question to you lovely purestormers should i take them down and host them elsewhere and just use my website for my business images such as wedding and partys and family pics etc
I found with the studio that I keep them separate. I have one website for the families, weddings etc and another for the glamour etc. I also use a different alias for each. I did this as a lot of mums and couples looking to book did not like anything of an adult nature.
I originally had a single website on which I had a separate section (with nudity warning and specific acceptance to access) of glamour/nude images, and eventually found that I was losing customers simply because those looking for family shoots/weddings were not happy that I also had images containing nudity, even though of course they didn't have to look at them, and had to make definite decisions in order to view them.
I agree with the others - use two different names and try to make sure they don't mix - I've been guilty in the past of writing "photography by xxx" and not realising that the name I have used has been their "wedding photography" name (its the only name they seemed to go under at the time). So to cut out any confusion make it clear what you want to be credited as on models pages. I have been asked a few times to take down the credited images or to at least remove their name from the title of the image - which is easy if its a recent shoot but being asked 2 years later and having to go through the blog and various other sites I barely use anymore to remove all the "evidence" of them shooting nudes is a little more tricky.
some people are totally closed to art. all they see is smut, grubbiness, deviant. they make up 90%+ (?) of your customers.
That statement is rather succinct. I was recently told by a very successful thirty-something business proprietor in the hospitality industry that the black & white version of this image is porn. I am just glad that Laylarc wasn't around at the time to correct that particular misconception.