(Closed) Boudoir?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What are your thoughts on Boudoir Photos?
    Sexy, intimate and special, the perfect wedding gift : (65 votes)
    46 %
    TACKY : (12 votes)
    8 %
    TMI- don't talk about your underthings HERE : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I'd love to but don't have the confidence : (19 votes)
    13 %
    I'd love to, but can't find the right photographer : (6 votes)
    4 %
    I'd love to, but couldn't keep the secret : ) : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Inappropriate. Your body is meant for your man only (and not a photographer) : (14 votes)
    10 %
    Hellz yah, I've got a smokin' body and I want to document it! : (14 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was on the fence too, but I just booked my session so I’m just going with it! I’m honestly not sure how my Fiance is going to react – I really hope he doesn’t think its tacky…

    Post # 4
    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would love to do them, but definitely do not have the confidence. If you think your Hubby-to-be would appreciate them, then do it! If you think he’d be uncomfortable about it, then pose for him on your honeymoon… just make sure that those pictures remain between the two of you. 😉

    Post # 5
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’m going to do them.. nothing too risque’!!! i’m going to keep it a surprise from Fiance and give it to him sometime after the wedding. I hope they turn out ok and i don’t look too awkward! it def will motivate me to get my butt to the gym though 🙂

    Post # 6
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d love to do this but don’t know if my Fiance would like it or not.  He’s pretty conservative, so it might freak him out.

    Post # 8
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @krissybee – Yes!  Motivation for the gym is one of my main reasons for wanting to do a boudoir session.  ha!

    Post # 9
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @bryce234- heck yeah! glad i’m not the only one! ha!


    @lairdea- haha..thats so funny hes wondering!! little does he know, sneaky!

    Post # 10
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did them and they were AWESOME! Also, I’ve seen plenty of boudoir photos that are not that risque or naughty. Well, in my opinion, haha. Mine were pretty nakie but my photographer was super sweet and I really liked her and felt way comfortable with her.

    Post # 11
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Didn’t vote because none of the choices reflect what I feel.

    I’m not doing them. I don’t feel sexy, and when my fiance and I tried to do some boudoir photos ourselves, I felt so ashamed. And then his parents saw them, which was just awesome. /sarcasm

    I think they’re fine for other girls who feel confident in their body (not to mention confident enough to pose it in front of another person who they’re not marrying). But they’re not for me.

    Post # 12
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have considered doing them and probably will.  I surreptitiously brought it up to my guy and he seemed interested.  I believe his words were, “especially if I can watch!” 

    I have talked with some friends about this and the best advice I have received is to make sure you are comfortable and, if you are like me, don’t take any picture you wouldn’t show your sister or mother.  Think of the times your Fiance has said you were sexy when you weren’t in the bedroom and use that as your guide.

    Post # 13
    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I did them and was SOOOO happy I did.  And when I say I hate having my picture taken, I really mean that I HATE having my picture taken, but the end result was so worth it.

    I didn’t want my pics to come across as being too raunchy or anything, I was going for a sexy/classy shoot where yeah, you saw some cleavage, but “everything” else was strategically covered up.  My hubs says that he actually likes that the best because then it leaves more to the imagination. lol

    Post # 14
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My Fiance told me he DOESN’T want me to get boudoir pictures.  He said he doesn’t want anyone to see me naked or semi-naked. 

    Post # 15
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Honestly, I had never heard of this “tradition” until I saw a post mentioning this earlier today.  It certainly isn’t a tradition in my family.  I wouldn’t have boudoir pictures taken of myself for a few reasons:

    – I don’t want anyone looking at my body and evaluating its sexiness other than my Fiance.  Even if the photographer’s a female.  I’m just not comfortable with that level of scrutiny.

    – My body should be celebrated for the person that’s inside it, not its sex appeal.  I wouldn’t want my Fiance oggling over pictures of me anymore than I would want him oggling over calendar pin-up girls.

    – I can just imagine what would happen if our future kids got hold of those pictures.

    – I’d rather not be reminded 30 years from now how good I used to look!

    P.S.  None of this has anything to do with my body type.  I’m not ashamed of my body, but at the same time I hold it in too much reverence to be photographed like a Playboy model.  On the flip side, I can imagine having sexy pictures of herself could serve to boost a gal’s self-image.

    Post # 16
    48 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i honestly think that they are a fab idea, though im not sure whether to get them done for the wedding in my wedding undies, or to wait until i am pregnant and do a tasteful maternity session. or hell with it and do both!


    to be honest, if you get the right photographer, they are not tacky or uncofortable!

    i went with my mum when she got a set done for my dads 40th and it was a giggle, i ended up being artistic director for the shoot, she only took me along cos she was too nervous to go alone. and it was a great, albeit totally surreal day. she didnt do anything crude, she took a huge suitcase filled with different shoes and props, and every photo centred around a different pair of shoes, and she kept knickers on the whole time!

    i honestly recommend it

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