(Closed) Boudoir Photos

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Will/did you do boudoir photos for your groom?
    Heck yeah! : (33 votes)
    43 %
    No way! : (15 votes)
    19 %
    Thinking about it, but undecided : (19 votes)
    25 %
    No, but wanted to : (10 votes)
    13 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I did them and can’t wait to do them again.  It’s the most confidence boosting thing you can do for yourself.

    My DH loved them so much he has one of the pics as  the wallpaper on his phone.

    Have a few drinks to loosen up – your photographer should be able to guide you through poses so you don’t look silly.

    I got my outfits at VS and Frederick’s but you can wear anything – if you’re self concious, wear one of his button down shirts or a jersey of his.

    Do it!

    Post # 4
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I really wanted to do them, but DH was really against it. He didn’t want a stranger to be looking at me half or fully un-clothed, even if the photographer was a woman and completely professional. I guess for him it was just something he’s not comfortable with.

     For you, since you know he will love it, I ditto the wine and just have fun!!

    Post # 5
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    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Oh, I so want to do it maybe I will do it for our one year anniversary! I have always wanted to feel like a model!!

    Post # 6
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    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i definitely am going to do it before the wedding and give as a gift to him! i’m a little nervous and unsure as of yet to what i’ll wear exactly, but mrsleopard i saw your pics on another post and they ARE STUNNING! GORGEOUS! haha, i think a cocktail before will be a must!

    Post # 7
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    thanks krissybee!  i had a great photographer who was also skilled at retouching 😉

    Post # 8
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Mrsleopard, I have been wondering about if they generally do retouching. I have been toning up and I feel like I care about that less and less, but if I saw something that I wished had been retouched after the fact, I fear it would be very un-confidence boosting. Either way, I’m really excited to do it, but I know I’ll be extremely giggly and awkward at first.

    Post # 9
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    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I’m looking forward to it.  I’m scheduled for a June shoot and it will be my one year anniversary gift to my husband.  He wasn’t too into the idea until I showed him some inspiration pictures that are very tasteful so he could see it isn’t all about sex and nudity.

    I would suggest that you look up some of the photographers other bees have used (check the wiki) and check out their portfolios.  It should give you some inspiration on attire that you may not have thought of but that you would feel comfortable in.  I’ve seen some where the bride’s veil is used (typically a longer veil so more fabric) and I thought is was a pretty neat idea that I wouldn’t have considered before.  Also, some of the photographers websites should have some do’s and don’ts listed to help you get a feel for best practices.

    Post # 10
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    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m totally 100% doing it. There is a photographer based out of Columbus, OH whose blog I STALK. I’m keeping it a surprise from my fiance. I seriously doubt he’d have a problem with it, especially when he sees the results. I’ve read a lot of testimonials and none have regretted doing it.

    By the way, if you’re interested in the name of the particular photographer I’d be happy to give it to you (or anyone else interested). She does marathon sessions all over the country. 

    Post # 11
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    mine retouched the 10-12 that i ended up choosing.  you should see the difference! she didn’t take off pounds but she smoothed my bulges.

    also get a tan – it’s amazing how much of a difference that makes it the pics.

    Post # 12
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I want to do it, but when I mentioned it to my FI he wondered why he needed the pictures when he has the real thing.

    I’ve decided against doing it for a wedding present, but think it’s a great anniversary gift idea for us!

    Post # 13
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @lilneko69 & lovelerae:

    I’m not doing them for similar reasons to both of yours.  My fiance would be uncomfortable with it, and I don’t think he’d enjoy them as much as I’d hope since by the time he’ll get the album, he’ll have the real thing.

    Post # 14
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    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I wanted to do it, but it just didn’t fit into our budget – that plus I don’t really know how my fiancee would react to them. I mean, I know he would like them, but then what would he do with them? I think he would feel like lovelerae’s FI: I can just look at you, not pictures of you! That plus the cost helped me rule it out. Maybe for an anniversary, though!

    Post # 15
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I DIYed them for Valentine’s day. It was awkward and I probably wouldn’t do it again, but he seemed to enjoy it!

    Post # 16
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    You should definitely do it if you are thinking about it.  I was super nervous and thought it would super awkward, but it wasn’t at all.  I was suprised at how easily I just walked right out in my lingerie (maybe it was the glass of wine I had?).  But that also might have to do with my photographer being super easy to talk to and making me feel comfortable.  But the photos turned out amazing – I couldn’t believe that it was me in the pictures! 

    @EAQ219 – I think I used the photographer you are talking about.  She was great – you will love her!  Let me know if you have any more questions about her.

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