MONICA GRIMES: PBPA Founder
If you are like me, your family is your world and you have a vision of how life is going to be; epic family vacations, magical holiday traditions that are full of joy and laughter, and being the house where all the kids want to hang out.
But we live in the real world, with real life adulting to do. We rush from one thing to the next while juggling our business with family, giving everything we’ve got. It feels both exhilarating and fulfilling, while at the same time can feel like you’re failing.
This is why I do what I do. This is why I’m both a photographer and an educator.
A photographer because I understand how fleeting time really is. And I understand how, as women, we tend to put ourselves last. My mission is to help women see how beautiful they are, they way their loved ones see them. Something that is SO HARD for us to see in ourselves.
An educator because I’ve figured out a way to run a lucrative business with plenty of time for my family, and the revenue to sustain a beautiful lifestyle with epic vacations included.
I started the association because there are a lot of educators out there with great stuff, but it was hard to figure out which educators to follow and what information to trust. I love community and always seek out the best—I’m a member of many groups.
The idea of a larger community that encompasses everything is appealing to me. A place where people can learn about wide variety of things. My goal is to create a safe place where photographers can go to find the knowledge they need to build their business and raise their standards in photography.
This community is a place where photographers can come together, learn from each other, and find what they need to be successful. A place where they can learn everything in business and in the photography industry to grow fast.
I like the idea of an award competition once per year so people can apply what they’ve learned—friendly competition to continue improving their craft.
The boudoir industry is blowing up right now and this is a great way for people to share images unique to the boudoir industry.
This is your chance to be one of the top 100 boudoir photographers in the world!
We’re bringing world class photographers together into one community. Join a network of photographers for trusted resources in marketing, business, positive feedback, and all things in the profession of boudoir photography.
Each of the five category winners will receive $10,000 cash, one-to-one mentorship, Professional Boudoir Photographer Association Membership, and a Mastermind membership, and so much more! Total combined value of prize packages up to $150,000.
2021 HOT 100
The top 100 competition finalists will be invited to join the 2021 HOT 100
and will receive recognition as the
top 100 Professional Boudoir Photographers in the world.