(Closed) Two very important questions!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Future_Mrs_Naugle:  I just did a boudoir shoot with my photographer, and I couldn’t find a hotel that would rent out rooms by the hour and still looked nice.  I ended up just doing the pics at my home.  Honestly, I don’t think the renting a room would’ve been worth it for me in the end.  My photographer was awesome and brought props with her, used the natural light in the house, and I can’t wait to see the rest of her pics.  Here’s one of them just up against a plain wall.

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did a boudoir shoot and a first look.


1.  We decided a first look was “right” for us because I wanted to alleviate some anxiety before I walked down the aisle.  Both my mom and my brother have passed away so I knew I was going to be an emotional wreck anyways, so it seemed like the best thing to do.  Also, we were able to get a lot of our pictures out of the way beforehand which made it so there was no gap between the ceremony and reception!  It didn’t make my walk down the aisle any less special or magical.  It was absolutely perfect for us.

2.  For my boudoir shoot I just did it at my friend’s apartment.  Turns out a big white sheet really goes a  long way!  My husband never would have guessed in a million years they were taken in an apartment.  They turned out so good!!

Post # 5
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did both as well.

1. We did a first look and it was awesome! We met at a park filled with tourists and had a great time. I’m someone who isn’t usually very sentimental so when things are more emotionally charged, I just start sobbing uncontrollably and unattractively. I knew that a first look would take away some of that anxiety and lead to some awesome pictures.

2. I did a boudoir package with a fantastic local photographer for about $600, which included a book, hotel room, hair, and makeup. See if you can find packages – I would feel super weird about calling a hotel and asking about hourly rates! πŸ˜‰

Post # 6
9673 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m doing a first look.  I know it is right because I want virtually all of my pictures done before the ceremony so I can enjoy the reception (ceremony and reception are in one location).  I want to do bridal party pictures outside so that needs to be done earlier because I am giving 2 hours for it.  So I didn’t base it on anything except that.

I’m also doing boudoir photos with my photographer, but she has a studio.  But I don’t think hotels will rent you one by the hour.  If you really need a hotel room you could always get it and after the photos you can make a romantic evening of it with your Fiance.  Otherwise maybe you could do it at home?  I am paying $450 for an hour of shooting time, 2 sets, hair and makeup, and a 6X6 album (30 pictures)

Post # 11
9673 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Future_Mrs_Naugle:  I’ve heard a white sheet (hanging on the wall) and some pillows or rugs can go a long way. 

Post # 12
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did a first look and totally LOVED it. I smile and get all warm/fuzzy every time I look at these pics…





Post # 13
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Our photographer suggested we do a first look because sometimes she’ll try to photograph the groom’s face as he sees the bride coming down the aisle and he’ll be so nervous he’ll just have a fake smile plastered on with no emotion.  My Fiance said he was really worried about being nervous and such, and he thinks a first look would help with that.  I was against them at first, but they made a good point, so we’re going to have a first look.

Post # 14
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I do most of my wedding boudoir right at your home. We do it when FH is at work. Your bedroom does not have to be perfect as we can shoot with a shallow DOF, you wont see much of the background. Also utilize other rooms like the kitchen and living room.. Like an apron with your fanny showing pretending your cooking in your kitchen.. or a sexpot shot on your couch.. πŸ˜‰

If you want a hotel you’ll have to pay the extra for it. If you go that route use priceline.com or the like. Ive gotten crazy good deals on rooms at nice hotels! You may work something out with a hotel and paying a fee to use a room for a few hours, you’d just have to ask..

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