Post # 1
I was browsing Wedding Gawker today and saw a link to a post about bridal party boudoir sessions:
“Many brides have done boudoir photography to give the groom a nice gift for the wedding. You may not have heard about this, but there is a growing trend for bridal party boudoir sessions. The bride and her bridal party are taking sexy photos together! The session can be nude or semi-nude and the ladies are usually given a makeover. The pictures are taken separately and as a group.”
What do you think? I hadn’t heard of this “trend”, but maybe it’s more popular in other areas…Have you heard of this before? Would you do it? What would you do with the photos after?
Link to the original post: http://www.weddingthingz.com/1/post/2013/08/bridal-party-boudoir.html
Post # 3
I totally forgot I started this thread! Bump? (: I’m curious to hear what the bees think about this “trend”!
Post # 4
@sugarpea: I’ve been hearing about this for years now. I actually think they’re amazing when they’re well done. Key word though: Well done. I haven’t done it. I’m not the most confident about my body, so it could be a personal challenge. That said, if we had the money, I think it would make a great present for DH for an anniversary or major holiday. I know he’d love it.
Re: What to do with them? That’s kind of up to DH. I guess I could potentially see having one or two in our bedroom (We have Parisian vaudville/burlesque posters in our room now, so it wouldn’t be a huge stretch.) .
ETA: A big part of whether or not I would do it would depend on the photographer and his/her willingess to NOT blog or otherwise put my photo on the internet for any reason whatsoever. Aside from a big “Oh HELL NO!” I run my own company that involves serving clients from governments, international business, etc. I cannot afford the risk my scantily clad behind showing up in any Google image search.
Post # 5
One of the girls in my bridal party is my FI’s sister. Talk about awkward.
Post # 6
I did a budoir shoot that I’ll give my Fiance as his grooms gift but I can’t say that I would do a budoir shoot with my bridal party. That just seems a little but awkward to me…
Post # 7
I came across a company that suggested that on their flyer at a bridal show I just went to. I think I’d actually rather do a budoir shoot with somebody and not just by myself! I’d feel more awkward by myself!
Post # 8
I like the idea if it’s just you as a present to your husband… I’d do it if I was in better shape. But bridal party included? Ummm, why would I give my husband pics of my best friends naked/mostly naked? That just seems weird to me. I’d rather give him a Playboy with strangers than an album of my closest friends/relatives posed sexily in their underthings, even if I has in in the mix!
Post # 9
There is a cheap men’s magazine in Québec that is called ”Summum” and they made a very controversial edition with twins – sisters half naked and in lingerie taking provocative lesbian-like pose. o_O x 1000. This trend reminds me of that, because it happens quite a lot that the wedding party involves family member. I would not do that.
Post # 10
Awkward. Who would want to pose semi-naked with their gal pals (or future family) and then give those pics to their hubby-to-be? It’s one thing if it’s just you giving sexy pics to your Fiance. Also, not everyone is comfortable with getting half naked and taking pictures.
Post # 12
And another way for photographers to make money. I can’t think of anything worse than posing semi-naked with my sisters and giving the photo to my fiance. What is the wedding industry coming to?
Post # 13
@sugarpea: There was another thread on this http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/new-discovery-bridesmaid-boudoir-shoots#axzz2hDmE0qia
And my reaction is still the same: Why? Who are the group photos for?
Post # 14
My two teenage sisters are in my bridal party, along with his best friend’s girlfriend. I’m pretty sure if he saw anyone in my bridal party nude he would be thoroughly repulsed.
Who even does that? If you’re a bridesmaid, why the heck would you want to get nekid and have photos taken for your best friend’s soon to be hubby? Why would the bride want her hubby to have a naked photo of her friends?Just weird!
Post # 15
It sounds like yet another way for the wedding industry to part punters from their cash! It also sounds like the sort of job eagerly anticipated by the sort of photographers who labour under the mistaken illusion that faux-lesbianism (in some cases laced with a spot of sisterly girl on girl action) is every man’s dream.
Not keen at all!
Post # 16
To quote the fictional character Sam Seaborn from the pilot eposode of “The West Wing” : “This is bad on SO many levels.”