You may have heard the term “bridal boudoir photography” here and there as you browse through various wedding planning resources and forums. It’s a hot new trend that is becoming more and more popular, and it’s starting to become as common of a to-do item as choosing a photographer or a wedding venue. But what exactly is bridal boudoir photography? Many modern brides are choosing to participate in this trend that is just as much a gift for her as it is for anyone else. If you’ve stumbled across this term before and aren’t sure if boudoir photography is right for you, we’re here to help you learn more about this fun trend that serves as a gift for both of you.
What Is A Bridal Boudoir Photography Shoot?
Boudoir photography is a type of professional photography in which the subject is wearing provocative clothing, typically lingerie, and posing in a sensual manner. The purpose is to capture your sexuality, allure and femininity in a tasteful and classy way, immortalizing your youthful beauty in stunning photographs that will thrill your partner on your wedding day.
Many brides-to-be are in the best shape of their lives just before their wedding days, so doing a bridal boudoir shoot is the best way to document just how great they look. Your boudoir photo shoot is your chance to feel sexy in a private, intimate setting that is just as much an exciting experience for yourself as it is for the recipient.
In fact, boudoir photography has been around long before it’s been tied to bridal sessions – if you want to do a boudoir session just for yourself or for any other occasion, go for it!
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Do I Have To Be Naked?
A lot of women have this impression of bridal boudoir photography as being X-rated photos, but in reality the nudity is implied rather than explicit. You never have to be naked, and you don’t even have to wear barely-there lingerie if you don’t want to. The best part of bridal boudoir photography is that you have control over what you wear, how you pose and what kinds of photos are taken.
The shoot is all about you and your comfort level, and your boudoir photographer will not only respect that, but she will guide you through it with her professional expertise.
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Who Will Take My Boudoir Photos?
Bridal boudoir photography has become so popular that some professional photographers have started to focus solely on boudoir. Many wedding photographers also offer boudoir services as an add-on to their wedding packages, or as standalone packages as well. If you don’t feel comfortable asking your wedding photographer to be your boudoir photographer, there are many professionals, both male and female, that specialize in boudoir sessions.
When searching for your boudoir photographer, ask yourself if this person’s style is what you want your boudoir pictures to look like and whether or not you feel comfortable posing in front of them. It’s most important to choose someone you not only feel comfortable with, but who can also bring out your sensual side.
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What Do I Do With The Photos?
As we mentioned earlier, boudoir photo shoots are becoming more popular in the wedding world, with brides-to-be taking these sexy photos and giving them to their grooms-to-be as a wedding day gift. The most popular way to give these pictures as a wedding present is in the form of a sleek, beautiful boudoir photo album.
A professional-quality photo album is the absolute best way to showcase your stunning images and how incredible you look. You can also get a few of these pictures framed, or slip them in his briefcase to serve as a sexy reminder.
If you aren’t planning on doing a boudoir session for your wedding, boudoir photos and albums also make excellent gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or even just because. You don’t need a special occasion to treat yourself and your partner to the exciting world of boudoir photography!
Now that you know a little bit more about boudoir photography, it’s entirely your decision whether or not you want to partake in this fun trend. If you know that you’ll enjoy taking the photos and that your partner will enjoy receiving them, then we say go for it! You can even do a boudoir session for fun if you don’t have a specific occasion in mind. Bridal boudoir photography is not for everyone, but if you’re still unsure, there’s always plenty of time in the future to do a boudoir session if you change your mind.