(Closed) Boudoir photos- any advice?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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!

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