What is boudoir photography?
This trend taking the wedding industry by storm are personalized, tasteful and classy photos of the bride wearing either just a little or nothing at all most often given to the groom as a gift. These are far from being X-rated, according to The Knot. These photos are done professionally and feature brides in classic pinup-inspired outfits or brides could choose to do an “implied nude.” This means that you’re without clothes, but you won’t be showing anything in the picture.
How do I prepare myself?
Don’t worry about going on a fad diet to starve yourself before these photography sessions. These photos should show off exactly who you are and celebrate every curve in your body. Just For You Photography said that these pictures remind you that you’re just as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside.
If you’re doing this for the first time and are a little nervous, it’s probably a good idea to bring a friend to cheer you on during the process. This person may make you feel more at ease, more like yourself. This will help you to take more natural-looking pictures. The Knot even recommended bringing a little champagne to the event – why not? It will only loosen you up and help you to take the best pictures for you future husband or wife.
Where are these photos taken?
These private photography sessions can be taken in your own home or in another destination of your choice, like in studio, a hotel room or a friend’s home. The Knot suggested choosing a location with lots of natural light to produce the best possible pictures.
What do I wear?
This decision is entirely up to you. Research some boudoir photography and see which ones you like and don’t like. This should help you decide which route to take. The number one rule to follow is simply to keep yourself comfortable. If you’re in an outfit you’re not too comfortable in, you won’t be able to rock your photo session. Just For You Photography suggested bringing three outfits. Consider having a white outfit, a black outfit, and one with a pop of color to mix things up.
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