Your wedding is around the corner and it everything from planning to finding the best team, venue and wedding dress is an emotional rollercoaster. You’re excited, frustrated, scared and in-love all at the same time.
Treating yourself to a boudoir session might just be the remedy that you deserve!
You’ve heard the words “Boudoir Session”, but what exactly is a boudoir photography session? Should you get one done? A boudoir session is a photography session where you wear sexy outfits, lingerie, dresses, or even go scantily clad and get your photographs taken.
To boudoir or not to boudoir? That is the question and for whatever reason, you may have some doubts.
And we’re here to tell you — with total confidence: yes, you should book that photo shoot. In fact, you’re bound to come out the other side with a slew of rewards for having taken the risk.
Still on the fence? Here are our top reasons why you should do a boudoir photo shoot BEFORE Your Wedding
1. IT MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR YOUR FIANCEE
Imagine the look on his face when you surprise him with a little black leather album filled with sensuous pictures of the one he loves!
He thinks you’re beautiful on your worst hair days and in your yoga pants, so show him how smoking hot you are in classy lingerie and professional makeup! It may be a side he’s never seen!
Even if you’re not planning this shoot as a gift, you owe it to yourself to play glamour girl for a day, getting pampered by a professional hair stylist and/or makeup artist and sporting some seductive underthings you may not normally slip on.
Many of us women tend to put others first, and rarely do something for ourselves, “just because” — and a boudoir shoot offers the perfect opportunity to indulge.
2. IT MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR YOU – YOU WILL LOOK AMAZING!
Show off your beauty and give yourself an esteem boost with photographs that you can treasure. Do it for yourself. Be pampered. Indulge. Love every minute!
Professional hair and makeup, a professional photographer, and professional retouching equals some of the best portraits of yourself that you will ever see.
Schedule a night out after getting your portraits done, because they will look and feel amazing! Waiting to lose those perpetual “Last 5, 10, or 15 pounds”? DON’T! Professional photographers know how to pose you to flatter your individual body type.
A boudoir photo shoot may give you a glimpse at a side of yourself that even you haven’t seen. We tend to be our own worst critics, focusing on the negative aspects we’d like to change rather than celebrating what makes us uniquely beautiful.
So if anything, you should book a shoot for the sake of your own self-confidence.
3. YOU’RE ALREADY WORKING IT FOR THE WEDDING
You’ve been on a skin care regimen for the last six months and skipped the donuts in the conference room to make sure you look the best for your wedding day.
Show off your hard work and document such a momentous time in your life.
4. YOU GET TO GO SHOPPING!
We all love a reason to go shopping, and a boudoir photo shoot presents precisely that.
After all, you’ll want to seek out lingerie that’s tailored to your body, enhancing every curve and accentuating all the parts you love the most.
Lingerie shopping is something that some of us feel guilty doing — as if it’s an unnecessary luxury.
And booking a boudoir shoot gives you an excuse to take the time to hunt down those pieces that will really work for you.
Besides, you’re bound to get a ton of use out of them well past the shoot, whether it’s on your honeymoon, anniversary, or even just a standard date night. Been eyeing a flirty white babydoll or fiery tango red lace underwire bra but wondering whether it’s a practical purchase?
There’s no better reason to buy it than a boudoir shoot.
5. IT WILL EMPOWER YOU
Getting treated like a celebrity for a few hours is great therapy for anyone! But wait until you get to see the photographs for the first time.
You will be blown away. You will see how gorgeous you really are and it will put a little pep in your step!
We all have insecurities. Those dissatisfactions can get the better of us when we unknowingly start to obsess over them.
And a boudoir photo shoot can be just the thing to remind you: you are beautiful just as you are.
That part of yourself that you wish was a little bit bigger, or smaller, or longer, or rounder — it fades away when you see how fabulous you really look and how unnoticeable that “imperfection” really is (a talented photographer and the right lighting will certainly help).
6. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE YOUR ENGAGEMENT
Not only will you have gorgeous portraits of yourself, but when you look at them you’ll remember how amazing this time in your life was! Celebrate it!
Remember that you can wear whatever makes you feel sexy and confident; a boudoir session is all about you!
When choosing a photographer, look for photographers that specialize in boudoir for the ultimate experience.
Think about how you want to be photographed and look for those kinds of photographs in a photographer’s portfolio. Don’t put it off, now is the time to indulge yourself!
7. IT CAN BE A TON OF FUN
The right photographer will make you feel comfortable throughout the shoot — but moreover, will keep the mood light, offering words of encouragement and likely a few laughs.
To boost the fun factor even further, make it a girls’ day.
Invite a couple of your best gal pals along to sip some bubbly on set and cheer you on from the sidelines.
You can even bring them along for your lingerie shopping ahead of the shoot to get their honest opinions on any purchases.
8. IT’S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO SEE IF YOU AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER ARE A GOOD FIT