(Closed) boudoir photography?

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think it is a unique and increasingly popular trend (like trash the dress) that is perfect for some brides and would never work for others.

I am kind of conservative so the idea of dressing up in lingere and heels for pictures makes me blush. I think it is much more special to dress up for your husband in person!

I am always hesitant about that kind photo because no matter how secret you try and keep it…there is ALWAYS a chance that mom, dad, siblings, in-laws might come across them sometime. How awful!

So, I would probably not advertise it up front. If our photographer made a point of offering boudoir photography, I would run the other way, but that’s just me. I would suggest maybe taking a more subtle approach with your brides when you meet with them about their wedding ask if they’d like sessions before or after their wedding which can encompass engagement shoots, boudoir shoots and trash the dress shoots. 

What do the rest of you ladies think?



Post # 4
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I did it! I would love it if a photog offered it up front. I had to ask a photog if they did it and it was really awkward. When someone has a portfolio and it’s a legitimate portion of their business, it’s much more professional and a better experience for the client, IMO.

Post # 5
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think it’s a weird trend and it’s not something I would have considered giving my husband on our wedding day. But, if I were going to do it, I would only do it with a photographer that was well established and had a portfolio that included it. 

Post # 7
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

Hi Heather,

I actually did it, too. I never posted about it because Mr. Toucan and I have too many friends and relatives that read Weddingbee.  I think that some of the above posters are correct in saying that Boudoir isn’t for everyone. There will always be some people that will never be comfortable with it. That said, I do think it’s a growing trend to have these types of pictures taken, and based on some other message boards I have read it seems to already be pretty popular in Boston. In all honesty, I thought that I wouldn’t have the guts to do this, and after seeing a few posts on the Boston knot boards about a discount marathon session, I just went for it. What some people don’t realize is that a session like this is actually a pretty empowering experience. If anything it has also helped my self image. A good boudoir photographer not only takes beautiful photos but will also make you feel sexy and beautiful – a great confidence booster for any bride, in my opinion.

~Mrs. Toucan 

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