Why You Should Give Your Groom (or Bride) a Bridal Boudoir Photo Shoot
Getting married is exciting and nerve wracking. At the same time, it should be one of the times in your life that you feel the most desirable and sexy! After all he (or she) has chosen you out of all of the women in the world, all the ones they could have had.
A bridal boudoir shoot can help you get over those nerves and remind you of why you deserve your soon-to-be spouse.
Why Do a Bridal Boudoir Shoot?
A bridal boudoir shoot is a great way to add to your collection of photos for the big day. The photos will help you kindle your love now…and rekindle it later. Here are some reasons you might want to do a boudoir shoot.
- It helps get both of you in the mood for the wedding night.
- It improves your self-confidence and will help get rid of the wedding jitters. A properly done boudoir shoot helps you feel sexy, powerful in your own skin, and value your body.
- You can use it to showcase your special wedding lingerie or robe.
- It helps you get used to being in front of the camera. A boudoir photographer will pose you to look your very best and the wedding photos will seem easy in comparison.
- It is a fantastic gift in which you are offering your sensuality to your partner. (Lesbian couples, why not do a trade?)
- You are already working so hard on looking your best, why not make extra use of it by doing a boudoir shoot?
- It’s a great break from the stress of wedding planning.
There are as many reasons to do it as there are brides! Consider this as a gift to both your partner and yourself, and as another memory of your big day.
What Should You Wear For Your Bridal Boudoir Shoot?
Here’s another advantage of doing a bridal boudoir shoot: Expert advice on what lingerie to purchase! Most brides do their shoot in the lingerie they plan on wearing under the wedding dress. You can also involve your wedding shoes and your veil. Photographers love working with veils, especially ones with lace. Don’t forget the garter. Bringing the actual dress is something some brides might consider (imagine a sexy pose with it discarded in the background?)
You could also wear a second lingerie set that has more of a wedding night feel. Perhaps one in deep red or black, or whatever color makes you feel sexy. Traditional wedding lingerie is white so it will not show through your dress. Use this as an excuse to buy something fun for your honeymoon.
Typically, boudoir shoots work best with classic lingerie, a sexy bra and panty set, or a one-piece slip. You might also consider wearing a robe for some of the shots, to offer a more teasing and covered appearance. Make sure to try the lingerie on before your shoot so you know it fits and is comfortable. (Making sure that your wedding lingerie works is another good reason to do this).
Other Tips for your Bridal Boudoir Photo Shoot
If you are nervous about a boudoir shoot, our best tip is always to bring a friend. Given the event, how about bringing along your maid of honor? She might even want to get a shoot done for herself, and it gives her a break from everything she has been doing for you as well.
Wear loose fitting clothing. Anything tight fitting is going to leave lines on you. And avoid spray tans. They never look right. Do it a bit before the wedding, not at the last minute, that way if anything goes wrong and we need to repeat the shoot, or the lingerie isn’t as comfortable as you thought, you have time to fix it.
Having a bridal boudoir photo shoot done is a great way to feel sexy and empowered, to remind yourself why your spouse is choosing you and also a great gift for them that both of you can cherish (and pull out on anniversaries). Contact Colorado Springs Boudoir to talk about doing your shoot and how we can make you look and feel great right in time to get hitched.