(Closed) Boudoir Sesssion

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

A hotel room is a pretty popular place.  I saw one girl’s photos in a field on a picnic blanket (beautiful!).  If you have the budget, try Agent Provocateur for attire.

I am getting these for our first anniversary, and one of my outfits will be in his hockey jersey posing with his hockey stick.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you dont do something outside I would definitely choose a hotel!  Its supposedly fantasy right?  I wouldnt go too far, a photograph is forever, ASSUME your grandchildren will see it some day

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My boudoir photographer actually had her own loft space, so we didn’t need to get a hotel or anything. I’d look around these boards and your local Knot boards for recommendations of boudoir photographers in your area.

@Niki, I posed with a hockey jersey, too! =) I also had a bunch of lingerie, jeans without a top and wrapped a veil around myself with cute bride undies. My photographer recommended 4-6 outfits.

@ju1244, boudoir photographs aren’t really for anyone else besides your husband (would you really want to see boudoir pictures of your grandmother??? I know I wouldn’t.). While there’s a chance that someone may stumble upon them someday, you shouldn’t play it safe just because of this. This is your wedding gift to him, so have fun!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think you should go as far as you want to. just my two cents. They are your pictures.

Mine were taken in the photographers studio, they were great and I’m really happy….we had a bed set up, we also used some other places in the studio area as back grounds – they turned out great…

Have fun! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I did mine in the photographers studio as well. I wore a matching bra/panties set, some lingere, one of his shirts, a football jersey and went topless for a few. The photographer was willing to shoot full nudes, but I really just wanted to go for the illusion so I had him do his magic in photoshop on a few and in the final product it looks like I’m just covering myself, but really was wearing bra/panties etc. Some photographers will come to your home too.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I just realized that you had a second question in there.  How far to go.  I know that if I were about 35 lbs lighter, lots would be coming off, but as of right now, the most I am comfortable showing is top off with a sheer scarf.  It’s mostly my tummy/waist and upper thighs that I don’t like to show.  Not to mention, it is probably going to be your photographer that will set the limits.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

My photographer had a loft. She was amazing! I would say try to find one with a loft so you can be in the right element. I went all out on his fantasy and wore a black boustier with fishnet thigh highs and a garter, and than topless covered with a sheet with white panties. It felt awkward but liberating at the same time. ENJOY IT! Ooh and if you can get your hair and makeup done to complete the whole thing.
 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

lyka168

I have arranged for my photographer to come a little earlier on the day of the wedding to do my session after I’ve had my hair curled and makeup done. Two birds with one stone! I don’t have to pay for a searate session and I can also do it at a hotel because I’m already in one! 🙂

I’ll probably go topless but covered with my hands/arms in some of them but most of them I will have matching lingerie sets, bustiers, etc.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Is this a regional thing? I’ve never heard of this as a wedding gift before.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Kate, it’s been brought up on Weddingbee before, especially after Mrs. Onion’s great posts about them. Here’s a link to her stuff on the Wiki:

http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Boudoir_pictures

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Kate, they may be called different things depending on where you are. In TX (where I live), I’ve heard people refer to them as cupcake pictures or something like that. But they’re pretty trendy now for wedding gifts to your husband.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I had mine done in my photographer’s studio (a loft-type space). I wore a more innocent nightie, a form-fitting tank top and boy shorts (a la Mrs. Petunia), bra and boy shorts, and lacy bra and lacy panties. I didn’t plan to, but I did end up doing a few with just my hands covering me up top. Turns out, those are DH’s favorite (of course!). Also, bring sexy shoes. Something about my highest black high heels really put me in the mood. I also second the hair and makeup thing. I showed up kind of dreading it, but once I had my makeup done, I was READY!

I LOVED doing mine. I had so much fun, and my photographer was great. She even had a few props that we added (a giant lollipop with the innocent nightie and a string of pearls).

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I AGREE WITH REBECCA they are totally trendy and no I would not have wanted to see my grandmother’s pictures, but it wasnt a trend then!  I think it is incredibly naive to believe that only your husband will ever see them, that is true if he burns them soon after receiving them, even bank boxes get opened when people die.  I ended up seeing some cheesecake pictures of my friend’s mom and it was well….weird.  I blushed at the love letters my dad wrote to my mom, I found them years after he died and my mom just forgot she even had them.  Diaries get read…if things exist, they get discovered.

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