Post # 1
A long-time friend (who is a photographer by profession) of mine does a few boudoir photography sessions each year, and I thought FI would love an album as an engagement gift. I booked my session for the end of March, and have my consultation/payment meeting tomorrow. Has anyone here done a boudoir shoot? If so, did you have a good time and love the photos? Did your SO love them? What did you wear?
If details are important, the fee includes professional hair and makeup, 30-40 minutes of shooting with three outfits, and edited/re-touched photos on a CD.
Post # 3
@danibelle: I did a session last year, and I think its a very good idea. I was a little bit shy at the begining of the session but in the end i felt realy sexy!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm
I didn’t have a good time because I felt very uncomfortable throughout the process. However, once they touched up a few photos I pointed out that I liked, I felt a lot better. It’s crazy how much Photoshop can enhance your image! I gave one to my fiance and he loved it. I have another session planned in March so that I can surprise with with it 🙂 I got to have three outfit changes for my first session. I took a pink bra and underwear, a black, and then some sport-themed underwear. I’d also highly recommend taking some high heels. They make a big difference. They make your legs look so sexy. Have fun!
Post # 5
Thanks for the input! I’m thinking of bringing my favorite black bustier and black panties, lavender nightie and panties, and buying a matching push-up bra and panty set. I also might bring a silky bedroom robe as a cover-up for the bra/panty outfit.
High heels sound like a great idea. I can’t walk in them, but I think I’d be fine just posing in them. I don’t think I’ll be super uncomfortable, since I’ve known this friend for seven years and she’s really fun and relaxed.
The location is a suite in a four-star hotel so it’ll be pretty nice.
Post # 6
I did one and purchased a physical album. DH loved it!!
I wore a black matching panty and bra set with DH’s shirt, same set with thigh highs and heels, and a pink sort of see-through teddy and match underwear.
It was lots of fun! The photographer brought me champagne, and my self-tanner totally rubbed off on the bed, which was hilarious. The best tip I got was to make sure to wear loose clothing all day beforehand so that you don’t have lines on your skin.
The most awkward part was definitely arriving at the hotel by myself with tons of makeup on, and having to lie to DH about where I was going. I felt like I was having an affair!! Lol.
Post # 7
@howsweetitis: That sounds amazing! I’ve been told that boudoir sessions are a lot easier to do when you can laugh at yourself and the little incidents that can come up.
My biggest thing will be going out with no makeup on at all, since an artist will be there to do it for me. I’ll probably feel weird walking into a fancy hotel in loose clothing with plain hair and no makeup!
Post # 8
Hey, I did boudoir and i would do it again! When i did it i basically piceked a bra and panties (a teddy or bustier just look funny on me) and i expressed that i wanted dark eyes and sex hair… they styled me up and in i went. i was nervous at first seeing as i dont like how i look but she made me feel comfortable and sexy. when i got the photos back i was completely blown away.
In the future i plan to have more done as it was one of the most invigorating things i have ever done.
I dont mine to share so if youd like to see, just let me know.
Post # 9
@Pappy8: It’s good to hear you had a great time!
I may have to postpone my shoot, sadly. My car needs repairs and that’ll probably use all the money I’ve set aside for this =/
Hopefully I can still do it. FI is really excited and I am, too.
Post # 11
I did one as a surprise and made a book for my dh’s wedding present. He absolutely loved it. I would do it again in a heart beat – I had such a great time. I think the key is a photographer that makes you feel comfortable. I couldnt get my garter to stay connected to my thigh highs so she squats down behind me and connected them and laughed about how we were now best friends. I wore a couple different outfits and even did some nude just in a sheet. definitely bring heels!! Also I think long pearl necklaces are super sexy in boudpir photos. I looked on pinterest for some ideas before I went so I could see poses and outfits so I wouldfeel a little more prepared.
Post # 12
Hmm … you guys are making me consider doing this as a present for my boyfriend’s July birthday. I know he’d love it!
Post # 13
I have allowed my future FI take boudoir shots. He’s an extremely creative person with a very artistic eye…they were sexy and tasteful, and we both had a lot of fun, during and after ;).
Post # 14
I’m considering doing boudoir photos for our 1st wedding anniversary. I would like to tone up before I do it though! Did you set boundaries with your photographer first? I was looking on Pinterest at different boudoir pics and some were topless (not showing anything), and some were more covered up (white tank top & panties). Most were thongs!
What did you wear for yours?
Post # 15
Thanks for the replies and story-sharing, everyone. Unfortunately, I definitely won’t be able to do my boudoir shoot in March (stupid car needed transmission work), but I hope to have one done sometime this year before FI and I are wed.
Good luck to the ladies planning on doing boudoir!
Post # 17
I had some done and really enjoyed the experience and love the photos. My fiance felt a bit weird about them although he thinks i look classy in them he wasnt very comfortable with someone else seeing me like that. Initially i was a little hurt but we had a good talk and he said he really appreciates that i made such an effort but prefers the lingerie in person.