(Closed) Boudoir Pics

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think it would be really tricky to DIY. Do you have a nice camera? A nice tripod? Lighting? Photoshop skills? If you don’t have the equipment, it’ll show.

You’ll also be limited on angles. If you have a standard tripod, you’ll really only be able to get shots straight on. There are some tripods that allow you to bend the camera though, so you’d have more options with that.

Lining up the shots might be really tough too! Even with the utterly casual mini shoots I’ve done on my own, I’ve constantly run back and forth to the camera and my positioning trying to zoom the camera in or out, or adjust it slightly here and there. So be prepared to spend a lot of time doing that. Maybe have some colored painter’s tape to mark off where to stand/lay to make things a little easier when lining up a shot.

I feel like I am being a total Debby Downer! They could turn out great, for sure. Have a plan, get some equipment (nothing fancy is needed – camera, tripod, a lamp, some aluminum foil for light reflection, photo editing program…), and have fun with it. The pro to DIY is you’ll be totally comfortable being with yourself and not having to pose in front of someone else.

Post # 5
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Im going to ask my friend to do them.. my sister has a kick ass camara and the friend that im going to ask knows photoshop like the back of her hand haha. If they dont work out o wont be too disapointed.. I got ALOT of working out to do till i let that happen! But i figure it would be really cute to send a bridesmaid over to my Fiance morning of the wedding with an envelope with a couple pics and a cute love letter.

Post # 6
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

What if you have a very close female friend to take your pics? Since you’ve done some modeling, if your photographer has no experience, you can direct the shoot.

Post # 8
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I want to do these types of pictures also but also not sure how it would be in front of a staranger and if fiance would feel comfortable that I did that. I wish I had a friend that could do it!

Post # 9
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did them myself. I do have a pretty nice camera & some background in photography. I used a tri-pod. You can do simple re-touching in some cheap programs, or even if you use something like pic-monkey (I think they have an airbrush tool for smoothing skin & something for enhancing eyes…. I can’t remember for sure though). I shot them in our bedroom, but I moved all the furniture out of the shot, and just had a plain white blanket on the bed, no patterns. That way the focus is really on you. And you can always try taking some, and if you don’t like how they come out, then just don’t give them to him 🙂 You can also look up some pose ideas online. 

Post # 11
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@nl:  I’m scheduled to do a boudoir shoot next weekend and my photographer is bringing feather boas, a few silk wraps, and I’m not sure what else, but I’ll definitely let you know.  My Fiance was a little concerned about the shoot at first, but I’m not doing any nudity (basically I’ll be covered as if I was wearing a bikini the whole time), so it’s pretty PG-13.  Best of luck with your pictures!

Post # 13
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@nl:  yeah, I’ve definitely seen a few boudoir pics that looked “borderline” to me (I’m just not that comfortable with my body), but then again I don’t really have too much experience.  That’s why I’m just trusting my photographer, however, if I didn’t have her I’d probably be doing the shoot myself.

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