Post # 1
Our package include either an engagement, bridal or boudoir shoot to get to know the photographer. I am deciding between Bridal and Boudoir.
Pros for Bridal – Pretty pictures of me in my dress. Nice chance for me to test out my hair and make up. Proserity.
Cons for Bridal – I hope people won’t think me conceeded…I definatly wouldn’t put it on the gift table. I would much rather put a picture of the BOTH of us on the gift table
Pros for Boudoir – Smexy pictures of me for my Hunnie Bear, super tasteful, girlfriend sexy type pictures in a leather bound book. When I am 67 I wanna remember how hot I was at 27.
Cons for Boudoir – Scared FI may not like it.
What would you do?
Post # 3
I had the same choice and I picked boudoir. My FI is really happy about it lol, but my photographer is a female, not sure if that is a factor for you, but it was for me.
EDIT: I did an engagement shoot with my photographer before I did my boudoir shoot with her. I don’t know if I would feel comfortable enough to use my boudoir shoot as my first shoot with my photographer, but if you’re confident, I think it could work.
Post # 4
Go for the Boudior. Find a female photographer – tasteful one – take along some friends and a bottle of champagne. Get your makeup and hair done and have fun with it. Don’t make it raunchy…make it sexy almost revealing. Something that will turn him on. He’ll love it, trust me. I do this for a living. I get a ton of reviews back from the girls (and the guys) thanking me for taking pictures 🙂
my FI also loves when i do this for him once a year…
ETA: I hang out for a coffee or lunch with my boudior clients before we schedule a shoot just so we get to know each other. Helps ease the tension!
Post # 5
BOUDOIR. Hands down. Especially when you have the choice and it’s included!
I think once you can trust a photographer with a boudoir shoot, you can trust them with most anything. I think that ANY MAN wants to see sexy pictures of his lady. And if you try to keep it hush-hush, a surprise photo album could TOTALLY blow him away. The only “weird” part – which is what my guys thinks is strange – is the thought of another person outside your relationship actually capturing the sexiest shots of you. But once he gets over that – and trust me…he WILL…once he sees them (;)) then you’re good to go!
Post # 6
Bridals are not very common around here but the nice thing about bridals is that you can actually show them to people. That being said, you can get bridal style photos on your wedding day itself. You can’t really get boudoir style photos at any other time. I did boudoir photos as a groom’s gift and they turned out great. It helps to have an experienced boudoir photographer. For me personally, I liked about 70% of the photos and they were generally a great self-esteem booster. You can use your boudoir shoot to test out your hair and makeup. That’s what I did.
Post # 7
I agree with above post that bridals aren’t that popular. Boudior seems like the new trend and I am sure your FH will love it.
Post # 9
@Sapphire-Dreamer: Boudoir, it sounds like what you really want. Make sure that you keep the book well hidden, though. I’m sure you kids won’t want to see just how hot mom was at 27 lol.
Also, not to be rude, but did you mean conceited when you said conceeded? I’m a little confused by that sentence.
Post # 10
Why don’t you do both within one session? Maybe a strip tease of your dress of sorts.
Post # 11
I had a session with both boudoir and bridal shots. I can PM you the details of my gallery if you want to have a look – I was really pleased with the pics! (But would rather not put them on a public arena for obvious reasons ) I’m giving them to my husband as a first anniversary present
Post # 12
I find bridal shoots to be pretty pointless. Why waste time getting all dolled up to get pics of yourself when you’re going to do that on your wedding day anyway? Those pics will be more meaningful, as well, since it is the actual day of your wedding, not you dressed up on a random day. I say boudoir!
Post # 13
Ah – I had photos done at 25 – kind of narcissistic, but I don’t give a crap – I want to remember, more than anyone, how I looked at 25. Damn sexy! I don’t regret having those photos done, I say go for the sexy pictures. You will look back and smile at your choice later in life! Trust Me! I am doing a boudoir shoot too, now at 32, before I have children!!! Ahhh…. before my body goes bye bye, see ya later.
Post # 14
Boudoir for sure. You can get plenty of those bridal shot type pictures on your wedding day. I dont see the point of having more wedding dress pics.
Post # 15
@crayfish: I can only give the reason that I had a bridal shoot – my photos were very reportage style so I didn’t get any really gorgeous pics of my dress. So the other option is to make doubly sure that you get some good shots of your dress on the day, then you won’t need a bridal shoot as well!
Post # 16
I want to do a boudoir shoot SO badly, but FI is COMPLETELY opposed to anyone seeing me in my undies!