Post # 1
I was thinking long and hard about what present to get my FH on the day of our wedding. I can always get him a watch, tickets to his see his favorite team play, etc so I wanted to give him something really special. Thats when my girlfriend mentioned a boudoir photoshoot.
I had never heard of such a shoot before, and to be quite honest I was/am pretty nervous! I have never been in front of a camera before let alone being half nude or nude!!! I gave it some thought and decided to do some research on finding a professional photographer to take the pictures. These pictures are not only for him, but for me as well. It is going to give me a lot of confidence!
I am scheduled to take them in August which I am really excited about 🙂 Has anyone else taken these pictures and/or planning on taking them? They are giving me 5 wardrobe changes which is a lot… I’m trying to figure out some creative outfits. He is into hockey, golfing, law enforcement etc. Thanks!!!
Post # 3
I have also considered this myself however im in such a small town I wouldnt even no what photographer to go to. I would start by thinking about what he would want to see you in. Just try to keep them classy and not trashy.LOL. Unless you have a large budget for a wardrobe I would start by looking in your closet maybe his favorite shirt or favorite thing he likes you to wear. All of these things would be great just wear them with less than you would in public for a sexy photo.
Post # 4
i am totally considering this! i did some research a few months ago and found that the photographers i really like are super expensive and i don’t really like the less expensive ones….. however, since i really want to do it, i might just have to suck it up and pay!! which photographer are you using, if you don’t midn me asking?
Post # 5
I did mine last Wedns! It was so much fun, just bring something to drink or your photog might offer to make you something and youll be fine!
Post # 6
@ TingTing- I am using Jim Kennedy http://www.jimkennedyphotographers.com Look for his “for his eyes only” section
He is super expensive ($400 for the shoot, $450 for a leather book) but like you said, I really like his work and was unimpressed with other boudoir photographers. Are you going to go somewhere in LA? He has his own studio in Huntington Beach… you should check out the website and see his work!
Post # 7
I am! I got a really awesome groupon so its only costing me $40.00. I’ll probably add on to my package which is more money, but I think FH will LOVE it and won’t be expecting it at all 🙂
Post # 8
@ivcsoccer6: thank you for the info! i am in LA and can’t wait to check him out!
Post # 9
I did mine about a month ago. It was so much fun! I don’t have a lot of experience in front of the camera, but I have secretly wanted to be a model my whole life : ) I posed in front of my mirror a bit before hand so I would know a way ways to hide/accentuate certain areas.
I had 4 changes and this is what I wore:
1) Victoria Secret white and blue bra set with apron garter attachment thing…it had a huge satin ribbon to tie in the back which looked cool.
2) Playboy purple and black bra set with garter attachments…a little sexier than the first (I found it at Marshall’s!)
3) A white tank with a Chargers thong – no bra underneath. These turned out really great!
4) lacy black undies with no top…just a long strand of pearls.
I was scared to do the partial nude but I kind of wish I had done more.
I already got my book and I can’t wait to give it to FI. The hardest part has been keeping the secret for so long!
Post # 10
Watch out with the fine print on the groupon! Most photographer add a lot of exceptions to those groupon like deals. Boudoir photography is an amazing experience, even if you do it just for yoursel. Its something great to have to look back at.
A great photographer will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Also, I’ve found that within the industry female photographers are just better at it. At least those that I have come across when networking with other photographers. No offense guys!