Post # 1
I’ve just booked a boudoir photo shoot (eekk!) it wasn’t somthing I’d ever dreamed of doing, but I’d seen various bits about it, searched round my area, found this and fell in love!
I really hope she can make me look like some of theese!
Anyway just wondering if anyone has any advice?
Post # 3
I just posted this thread, so first and foremost. Make sure its something he would like!
Post # 4
I did a shoot for my FI but I haven’t given him the book yet. I was a little worried right afterwards that it was a waste of money, but once I got the edited photos and the actual book – WOW, I can’t stop looking at it and I know he’s going to flip out (in a good way).
@snowybride: Do you have to bring any outfits/props/etc.? My advice is mainly toward that. I had the shoot in my home and provided everything. I went over the top because I wanted it to be perfect (candles, special bedding, fancy pillows, etc.) and that, for me, was a waste of my money (because the shots were more close up and detailed on me … not the surroundings).
Post # 5
I think he’d like it, although I agree it is for me too! I like the whole vintage pin up style the photographer does, plus I’ve lost a stone and a bit for the wedding, and toned up quite a bit so it’d be nice to see a photo where it looks like all that work paid off!
Plus he’s not a ‘share it with the guys’ kinda guy- so no fear it’ll end up in the wrong hands!
@milesbella:Yep, I’ve picked a few outfits- corsets (apparently the easiest to work with,plus they’ll keep my
tummy in!), hold ups, garter, my veil and my wedding shoes, but i don’t need to provide anything else.
Post # 6
My number 1 piece of advice would be…don’t be afraid to laugh. I don’t know about you but I’m rarely all serious & “sexy” looking. I’m goofy and usually laughing. One of my favorite pictures from my shoot is one where I’m laughing hard at something. I love it because it captures me so well.
Post # 7
Ease your way into it. My photographer started me off in a sexy outfit (short skirt, bra, button down shirt unbuttoned), and then worked me into full out lingerie as the shoot progressed. It made it feel less awkward. It wasn’t just “okay, nice to meet you, here’s my gitch!” I totally agree, laugh a lot. Listen to the directions they give you even if it feels awkward. Touch your hair a lot, it looks sexy. If he has a dress shirt or tie he always wears, try to get it out of the house without him noticing, it’s a cute surprise when he gets the album! I took one of DH’s dress shirts and his cowboy hat, he loved it! I also got some photos of the shoes I was wearing the first time I met him (the first thing he said to me was “nice shoes”), so that was awesome to have in the album as well 🙂
Post # 8
I am surprised that some fiance’s out there wouldn’t like this but mine was so proud of me for having the confidence to be able to go through with it & I’m really happy I did them.He loved them. I have 3 tips…
#1, bring a close friend. One who can maybe help you in and out of outfits and help you with the posing along with the photographer. I had 2 sessions. The first one i didn’t bring a friend and the photographer had to help me with my garters. It was awkward.
#2. If you’re a little nervous or Self conscious like myself, I had a glass of wine before hand to take the edge off and it helped tremendously!
#3. Bring a decent amount of outfits to change into
Good luck and have fun!