Post # 1
I start to do this every Valentines Day and always chicken out. I think it’s too stupid or I’ll look silly or DH will think it’s a waste…but I decided to go ahead with a boudoir session. A photographer I know is offering a mini session and.. why the hell not. I didn’t do the bridal portaits when we got married, didn’t do any TTD session or have any “alone” shots when we did our e-pics because I didn’t want to be viewed as full of myself or whatever. But dammit if I don’t want a few shots where my boobs are still in a good place that only 3 people will ever see: my photographer, my husband and me. I guess it’s all a bit narcissistic, but I’m OK with that right now.
So, where are some good places to get some lingerie fast? Any tips/tricks or inspiration photos? I have been looking at Pinterest; but it all kind of looks the same to me and I’m running up against a dead line, I think we are going to try and do the photos in the next week or so. I have a Victorias Secret close by, but does anyone have a better alternative?
I’m kind of nervous, I really hope DH likes them and it isn’t a giant fail!
Post # 3
Wow you definitely have more guts than I do.
You could try some departments stores? Nordstrom has a good selection.
Post # 4
Fredricks of Hollywood has some nice stuff sometimes (and also some totally-out-there things)
I’ve heard that a lot of these sessions involve a drink or two beforehand to help the subject feel more relaxed/lose some inhibitions (since that’s the whole point!)
I know if I ever do one, I plan on having a drink before we shoot! 🙂
[ETA] Oh! oh! And Marshalls/TJMaxx!
I know that sounds nutso but I’ve done it before and sometimes sometimes they have some really nice stuff.
Post # 5
I think the semi-annual sale is still going on at Victoria’s Secret. That would be a good place to check out.
I also noticed that Target and a lot of other department stores put out more sexy things in the intimates department leading up to Valentine’s Day. Those are worth checking out too.
Post # 6
@Mrs_Amanda: There are sooo many places that do sexier stuff for Valentines Day! I’d checkout Victoria’s Secret! I don’t know of too many lingerie places!
Good luck, I’m sure he’ll love them!
Post # 7
@Mrs_Amanda: I won a boudoir session and it was honestly a blast and a serious confidence booster for myself, someone who lacks in the SC department.
Forever 21 has cute lace little things and they’re significantly cheaper than VS. as with stores like JCPenney and Kohls, you get the same look without the price tag.
I also took things that were less “sexy” — like one of his button ups, DH is into ghostbusters so I took a tshirt and had that with some matching lace underwear… etc.
It doesnt have to all be totally lingerie focused.
Here is one of my photos, its actually my favorite from the entire shoot– and although I look totally in the buff i’m not… and it puts more of the focus on you and makes it sexy without having to expose all sorts of skin, etc.
Let me know if you have any questions. My photog LOVED that i brought a variety of hats, she loves big, over stated jewelry, things that will contrast with your dainty underthings.
Also, it’ll be a little bit uncomfortable in the beginning, but once you get used to your photographer (mine was super awesome, nice, relaxing & funny) you’ll start to open up and feel more confident!
Post # 8
Do it! Why the hell not. 🙂
Hmm, I’d probably check out VS first then try department stores.
Post # 9
@Mrs_Amanda: It’s for your husband, that’s not being full of yourself at all. He sees you naked anyway! I I hope you have a blast.
Post # 10
@Mrs_Amanda: I did one last spring as a wedding gift for my fiance and I had a great time! I brought some props (some old books, my garter and veil, etc.) and just had a great time. I would post some of the pics but I’m at work, haha.
Post # 11
@Mrs_Amanda: My friend did one of these and she was nervous, but ended up being really glad that she did it. I was one of 2 people allowed to see the pics, and I will tell you, the sexiest ones were not what you think. She wore an oversize sweater and had her hair in a sloppy pony tail. The sweater had a V-neck and I am sure she had cute panties on, but other than that, just a black and white photo, very simple and sexy.
Post # 12
I am doing one, no more how scared I am for my FI, as a gift for him on our wedding day. I’ll be doing it sometime in the summer.
Post # 13
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Ahhh fun!! I really want to do something like that but am too shy + self conscious … Maybe one day 🙂 . Dept stores like nordstrom & kohls can have some really cute underwear 🙂
Post # 14
@blondie_bride: Gorgeous!! I love that!
Thanks everyone! I forgot about the semi annual sale at VS, will need to go check that out ASAP! I will also need a drink or two three to relax, I’m sure :p
Post # 15
And yes, my photog suggested perhaps a glass (or two or three) of wine to help ease the nerves!
I did mine has a anniversary surprise for DH, so keeping it a secret and getting out of the house without him noticing was a difficult task– but you’ll do it! I had to come up with a drop-of-the-hat excuse as to why i came home iwth SO much makeup on, luckily he bought it =)
Post # 16
Do it! I did, at 190 pounds, and had a great time. I can send you some of my pics from the shoot if you’d like to get an idea of outfits. I would go with budget options if you’re not a lingerie girl though. I probably didn’t need that corset that sitting in my closet