(Closed) Boudoir Photos, have/would you?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Have you or would you consider, doing a boudoir shoot?

    Did it and loved it

    Planning on doing one

    Would consider doing one, but not 100% sure

    Have not and will not ever

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Did it and loved it. And so did my husband. I’m a plus-sized woman and so I also found it to be a total confidence booster (not that you HAVE to be plus-sized to find it a confidence booster!). Our wedding photographer did them, and she and I totally bonded. It was great to have worked with her before the day!

    @ProfessorGirl:  That’s so incredibly sad and unfortunate. Guess she knows she’s making the right decision in leaving his creepy manipulative ass!

    I suppose I would say that yes, it’s important to consider your career in relation to these things. But I think you can also get boudoir pictures done that are still lovely and sensual but minimize the danger of scandal if they were “leaked.” None of my photos are very risque — the most risque of them for me shows no more skin than you would see if I wore a bikini to the beach.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

    @housebee:  You have no idea how much of a d-bag he is. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem like one when she married him, or gave him the photos. 

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @housebee:  Thank you!!! 🙂 It was so much fun

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    A friend of mine was wanting to do boudoir photos a few years ago and needed some models to make a portfolio. I volunteered and it was actually a lot of fun. I’m pretty open about sexuality and my body, so some of mine were pretty risquee, but they turned out really nice. Now that I’ve had a breast reduction and have gained a lot of weight I’m not sure if I’d want to do it again, simply because of the scars and I’m not super happy with how my body looks. I’ll see though how I feel after working on losing some weight I gained.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did it and I loved it.  I’m waiting for my friend to send me all of them but here is one.  It was super fun!

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve done it twice and will again. I’ve always had body image issues, and doing boudoir made me feel better about myself than I ever have. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is so much fun! Mine were not a surprise to DH, but it was almost more fun that way because he was so excited about them.

     

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @auggiefrog:  What company did you use to make your album? I’m still shopping and running out of time!

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If my husband deploys, I will definitely be doing this.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I bought a living social deal for a boudoir photoshoot and will be doing it in December.

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did one about a month ago (my wedding is in 29 days) and I have never been happier with photos of myself. I am a larger girl (size 12/14) and I felt so confident and beautiful during and after the shoot. Our wedding photographer did them so an extra $100. My Fiance has been hinting to doing one for months and he has no idea! I say if you are comfortable with the photographer, do it! It really is a huge self-esteem boost! <3

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I did one and I LOVED it. I did it as a surprise for DH’s wedding gift and found a great photographer who specializes in these. I showed up with my outfits and her team did my hair and makeup and she had tons of backdrops/props for me to choose from. I opted for simple bra-panty sets, rather than DH’s clothes/costumes, and DH really liked the super artsy shots. If you get a good photographer that understands angles/lighting/women, it’s a total blast and you’ll look like a magazine centerfold (like Vogue, not Playboy).

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I couldn’t answer the poll because I did it and it was not well received by my now husband 🙁

    I bought a groupon so it was only 40 bucks – NOT a huge investment. The pictures turned out wonderful, the company was really professional, I had lots of fun while doing it (I got my hair and makeup done too – part of the groupon) and was super excited to show my husband (FH at the time). His response on seeing the first phote, “where did you get these?!” and “someone saw you like this?!”

    He was not comfortable with the fact that someone else had seen me like that (even though it was only one girl). The idea to do them came from the fact that in college he had mentioned wanting sexy pics of me so I thought it was a for sure win but apparently not.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m planning on boudoir photos and very excited about it.  Over the last year I’ve been losing a lot of weight.  Still have more to go and won’t be doing the boudoir shoot until I reach my goal next summer.  I’m planning on doing them as much for myself to celebrate the figure I’ve been working so hard on as it is a gift for my fiance.

    I’ve got an inspiration board of several different looks and am planning out the setting, props, etc to inspire me in my weight loss efforts and also so that the pictures turn out the best they possibily can.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @ProfessorGirl:  that’s awful! worst case scenario pretty much 🙁

    Along similar lines, even though I’m very optimistic that my marriage will work, I just don’t really want such photos to exist of me. How can you even be sure what will happen with the copy the photographer has? I’ve seen really tasteful shoots done, and ultimately I think they’re fine if you’re comfortable with those images existing. But I  am too paranoid to do it… I worry about them somehow ending up on blogs/facebook, in the hands of a thief, my future children or one of their friends finding them. 

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