(Closed) Boudoir pics turned out awful

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh you poor thing.  Nothing is worse than trying to feel sexy and failing to even turn yourself on.  Maybe do a retake of the photo shoot but save money by just doing your own hair and having a trusted friend take pictures.  Open a bottle of champagne and have some fun with it!  You will feel a lot more comfortable that way.  But also keep in mind that while you may hate the pics your fiance would probably totally drool over them.  We women tend to be pretty harsh on ourselves.  I bet you looked beautiful and the though that you were trying to do something so nice for you man is very endearing.

Post # 4
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Aw, that totally sucks!

First of all, I doubt it’s as bad as you say, as we are often more critical than we need be. Sometimes, it happens that it’s just not the right personality chemistry between you and photographer, which isn’t conducive for boudoir shots–it’s not you, it’s not her/him; it’s just an imperfect alchemy.

Second, I don’t think that you are necessarily jonesing to spend MORE money and believe me, you don’t have to, but put it in the back of your mind that if you ever want to try again, think of boudoir shots as more about an experience for YOU, of which the pictures are a nice bonus. I mean, did you have fun with the shoot even if the results weren’t what you wanted? That’s part of the reason I did boudoir shots–I didn’t really care about my Darling Husband having the pics in the end. And if you DO decide to try again in the future, see if you can meet the photog ahead of time to make sure you like them personally, consider booking your own hair/makeup people, and drink a nice, big glass of champagne (or two). 

And finally, it was a really cool thing to try for you and it’s such a disappointment that it didn’t go well, but give yourself a pat on the back for going outside of your comfort level in the first place and for trying something fun for your lovie. THAT’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of!

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