(Closed) Help with Boudoir Photos!!!!!! What are they?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

First of all, it’s a relatively new trend, and not something that is required.

There are different levels. Some are just playful/cute/sexy images of you in an intimate setting say in perhaps your FH’s fave jersey or something

Some may be more lingerie 

Some may be nude

If you’re hiring a professional wedding a portrait photog they’ll be professional. I would steer clear of people on CL looking to do them (There’s so sketchy sleazy people on there just wanting to see women, etc.)

Usually you can bring anyone you want. Some hold “marathon” sessions where built into the package is also hair/makeup. 

Post # 4
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

First of all, your message made it sound like boudoir pictures are something that you have to do as a bride. Not at all! This should be something that you do because you want to do have them taken! Smile I think boudoir pictures are an experience that  can be fun and rewarding for any woman.

I really wanted to have them done, but had reservations  I did have boudoir pictures taken and I am so happy with my experience and the way my pictures turned out. I did this initially as a gift for my Fiance, but it has turned out to a gift to myself as well.

I hired a professional photographer to take my pictures and she was great. A very professional person and made me feel relaxed. I agree with the pp poster that you should not hire someone on CL, only a professional for this.

If you are interested in seeing a couple of my pictures go to this link. You can also see other girl’s boudoir pictures on here by searching for boudoir pictures.

Post # 5
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They are so much fun!! Not going to repeat what other bees have said but I will say they were a blast and I totally brought my 2 best friends with me, some champagne, and fun music! Here are some of mine if you wanna take a look– I was definitely nervous but had a great photographer and great friends who all made me feel comfortable and confident 🙂

Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have to repeat and say it’s not something you HAVE to do. But it’s something that is you can afford to you definitely should! More for yourself than your Fiance:)

Also there is no standard in how they should end up I’ve seen some really nice ones that are just self portraits (evening gowns, etc) all the way to fully nude. And there are many ways to play with “suggesting nude”.

This is one type of photography that I would only stick to pros. It’s so sensitive and the last thing you want is your personal pics to be all over the internet. Pros are pretty strict when it comes to copyright and permission to publish. Even though it’s a part of their portfolio they will ask permission to post your pics on their website or make it a flash so people can’t just save the images off the site.

Post # 7
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Maybe I am getting the wrong impression from your post, but it sounds like you really don’t want to do them. You don’t have to! Most people don’t. If you aren’t comfortable, it will come through the photos and you might end up not liking how they turn out anyway. If you decide to do them, you don’t have to do them now. You could always do them later as an anniversary gift or something, if you think you’d be more comfortable later. And if you do them, do it as much for yourself as for your fiance. It’s a lot of fun!

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