Wedding boudoir photography is the newest trend for wedding photographers and brides-to-be. But, what is boudoir photography? It’s basically a sultry but tasteful photo shoot. Imagine classic images of Hollywood starlets, 1950’s Pin-up girls and Marilyn Monroe. Wedding boudoir photos are taken of the bride to be and given to her groom as a wedding present. Some brides give their groom just one large print of their best photo, while others have their best images from their shoot made into an album for him.
Some bigger cities, like New York and Los Angeles, even offer photo studios that specialize in this type of wedding photography. For the majority of couples, the best route would be to see if your wedding photographer will add this special shoot to your wedding photography package, this already a common practice for many NY wedding photographers.
So, now that we’ve piqued your interest with this newest bridal trend, how about some tips? First off, if you are on a new beauty regime and work out routine to look your best for you wedding day, hold off on your boudoir shoot until the week before your wedding ceremony. That way, you can reap the benefits of your hard work and look your best at the shoot. Don’t schedule your shoot the day before the wedding or even worse, the morning of your wedding, as the stress of the upcoming nuptials, may be too great for you to channel your inner Beyoncé or Giselle Bündchen.
Finding the bridal lingerie you want for your wedding boudoir photo shoot is also another great activity for you and your bridesmaids. Many lingerie stores even offer bridal parties afterhours and offer personal shopping for you, so you’ll feel you beautiful during your shoot. During your shoot, try to invite as few people as possible; posing half-dressed in front of your friends may make you feel even more awkward during your shoot. And finally, pick a wedding photographer who you feel comfortable with. If you got some really great pics with your wedding photographer during your engagement shoot, approach them about providing wedding boudoir photography services. At least with NY wedding photography, the majority of wedding photo services offer boudoir photography for brides but they might not advertise it on their website yet, since it is a new trend.
Whether you dare to go bare or choose to save your bridal lingerie until the wedding night, we hope this article helped shed some light on this sexy new wedding trend. Congratulations to all you brides to be! We wish you the best.
Rachel is a New York City based writer who first became interested in all things wedding after working for photography studio,Le Image Inc. Her articles have been published on several wedding and fashion websites including, BrideTide, Cityblis & Wedding Wire.