Post # 1
Okay so what are these photos exactly? When do you take them? When do you give them to your fiancée? I am so shy, are the photographers professional? Can I bring my Maid of Honor? Also do you choose your own props?
I thought I knew everything about gift giving and everything but these came as a shock to me…
Post # 3
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
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! 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
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
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
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!
Post # 8
Thank you for all the advise! After reading these post you have made it sound like so much fun! I will be nervous but I have always wanted to do something like this for a while, so why not? I’m happy that I can bring some friends and of course some champagne!
I still have a while but I think this is something that I would really like to do! Thank you again!