A bridal boudoir shoot — isn’t that the best idea for a wedding gift?! It’s what my groom is getting for his gift on the wedding day. Traditionally, the bride and groom exchange gifts on the day of the wedding. I found this to be difficult, to find the right gift for him. My plan B option was a BBQ set. That’s a pretty generic gift, right?! Isn’t it better to give something more personable? Or something that has meaning to your relationship? A bridal boudoir book is the perfect, personable, wedding gift!
That plan B BBQ set, might be easily forgotten. But, I doubt he’ll forget the beautiful images I laid out for him in his boudoir book, with a wedding veil wrapped around my body or me in his oversized t-shirt. Let me tell you, he didn’t even recognize the t-shirt was his! He’s seen maybe four images from my boudoir session and I’m saving the rest for the wedding day. I finished his book today.
So, enough about me…and my wedding gift…back to you…and why you should have a bridal boudoir session if you’re a planning bride
You will love his reaction when he opens your wedding boudoir book because he wouldn’t have been expecting such a sexy gift! These photos will be loved for years, by both of you.
When planning your bridal boudoir wardrobe, consider your honeymoon lingerie, your white wedding lingerie, and your veil as options. Don’t forget the stockings and heels! Another fun idea is to bring some if his clothing…maybe a bottom-down shirt, or a ball cap. And of core, any other favourite lingerie you might have.
For high quality boudoir photos, you’ll need to search out a professional experienced boudoir photographer. Adjusting lighting and creating angles with the body are key. I’ve studied posing in boudoir photography in both Vegas and California. I was all over the ‘tight tummy’ (that’s when you suck it in) and trying to remember which way my shoulders and hips looked best depending on where my photographer was. (I’m a hippy girl) It’s an impossible knowledge for me to turn off. I kind of worry how I’ll be on the wedding day with family portraits! I totally see my running the assembly line of family members in and out, haha