Boudoir Photoshoot: For You or Not?

Boudoir Photoshoot: For You or Not?

You see them on Pinterest. You see them on magazines. But, can you pull it off? A pre-wedding boudoir photoshoot, that is!

Many women would love to jump on the bandwagon on this one. It’s a trending style and with the many up and coming photographers nowadays, you can get photoshoot fees for a really affordable price. You can even get them free, if you have photographer friends.

What’s good about them?

A lot of women who are still new to the concept of boudoir photoshoots would ask this question. What use is it? There are plenty of uses for it but here are just some of the good reasons to do them.

  • It’s a great way to feel comfortable in your own skin. Boudoir photoshoots won’t get you naked (if you don’t want to, that is). What it does is aim to get is a great picture of you in your intimate apparel prior to the wedding. It can be a simple silhouette or something more, depending on how comfortable you are with your own skin and in front of a photographer. When you are able to do this, it communicates to your future husband the confidence you embody and he’s going to look at you with a lot more respect than before.
  • It’s your last photoshoot as a single woman. Once you say your I Dos, you’ll never be single again for quite some time, in fact, ever again. So, take a picture of your woman-ness prior to the wedding. It’s a great milestone that you can look back to over the years!
  • It serves as a great teaser for your husband-to-be. This is especially great if it’s going to be a first for you and your future husband. Giving him a boudoir photoshoot of you prior to the wedding will get him so excited, he’ll be dying for the program to be over so he can have you to himself!

Now that you get a picture of the wonderful things a boudoir photoshoot can do for you and your husband in the future, here are some considerations you need to think about before going ahead and doing it.

  • Get a photographer you can trust. Although you won’t be showing off your naked body, you’ll still be showing off your body, hence making you vulnerable. You want to get a photographer you can trust. He/she can be a friend or someone endorsed to you by a dear friend or family.
  • Have a confidentiality agreement. This won’t be hard to come by since boudoir shoots are no longer quite new. However, if you do come across a photographer who’s doing this for the first time, it’s a great idea to sign a confidentiality agreement. You don’t want that photographer posting those private photos for everyone else’s enjoyment.
  • Don’t let the photographer decide on your shots. Yes, he or she might be a great photographer and have an amazing concept in their minds about your shoot, but that’s just it, it ultimately is your shoot and you are involved. Direct your photographers on the poses and angles you’re comfortable with. If they have suggestions, you have to approve of it before letting them do it. You’re going to be looking at these photographers for the rest of your life. You want to look at something you and your husband can smile at. So make every shot count.
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