Why you should do a bridal boudoir shoot


Why you should do a bridal boudoir shoot

Ok, stripping down to your sexiest lingerie in front of a basic stranger and taking sexy photos doesn’t seem like most people’s idea of fun.

I get it.

But a boudoir shoot is an a-maz-ing wedding gift to your husband-to-be (and to yourself).

Let’s face it. You have likely been cutting carbs and working out to get the perfect wedding bod, so why not celebrate how gorgeous you are just before you walk down the aisle with some boudoir photos.

I know what you are thinking …..

I need to lose a little more weight first

I don’t think I would feel comfortable in front of the camera

I am not photogenic. I know I’ll look awkward.

I’m sure you can come up with a million excuses for why you SHOULDN’T do a boudoir session, so here are six reasons you SHOULD consider booking a boudoir shoot — and why you won’t regret it.

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1. To show off your wedding bod

You have been putting in extra workouts and skipping desserts. Your diet game is strong, and you look (and feel!) a-maz-ing! There is no better time than now to strip down and show off that body you have been working so hard on. My advice : schedule a shoot 2 -3 months before your wedding. You will look great and you won’t be worried about the hundreds of little things on your to-do list.

2. To give him an unforgettable gift

Every guy wants to have photos of his smokin’ hot wife looking like a Victoria Secret model. Imagine the look on his face when you give him sexy, romantic photos of you. Whether you opt for a handful of prints, a custom-designed album or just the digital images (hint : save a few for a surprise “thinking about you” text message), this is one gift, I promise you he won’t want to return. Give it to him the night before your wedding so he isn’t around all his friends, and he won’t be able to wait to see you in the morning.


Why you should do a bridal boudoir session before your wedidng

3. To get comfortable in front of the camera

If you are anxious about how you will look in your wedding photos and you haven’t worked with your photographer for an engagement session, a boudoir session is a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera. Your photographer will pose you so that you look amazing, and you will feel extra prepared for your wedding photos.

4. You get to go shopping / show of all that lingerie you got

We all LOVE a reason to go shopping, and a boudoir session is a perfect excuse to order some gorgeous lingerie. You can use it for your session and save it for your honeymoon. Plus, your closest friends are likely already spoiling you with lacy lingerie and silk robes at your bachelorette party, so you now you can play dress up and show it all off.

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5. You are perfect how you are

We are our own worst critic, and sometimes all we see are the “flaws’ we think we have. But I promise you, the people who love you the most think you are pretty amazing and perfect as you are. So instead of worrying about losing a few more pounds or the flab on your arm, capture your perfect body how it is right now.

6. It will empower you

A lot of times, brides will book a session because they want to do it for their other half. But once you go through the experience, you realize how amazing you feel. When you get glammed up, put on something lacy and pose for the camera, you will feel confident and gorgeous. It might initially be about your fiancee, but a boudoir session is also a gift to yourself.

Why you should do a bridal boudoir shoot

Still not sold on it — here is what a few past Brittany Bekas boudoir clients said :

“I used Brittany for my very first boudoir photo shoot. She was incredible to work with start to finish. If you can imagine, stripping down can be nerve-wracking, but not once did I feel nervous or insecure. Brittany and I immediately connected and she kept the photoshoot light, fun, and exciting! After cracking jokes, talking about our lives and basically having a blast, I completely forgot that I was barely wearing clothes. This was such an amazing experience and I don’t think I would have been as comfortable as I was going with any other photographer for this photoshoot. My biggest fear with a shoot like this was that I was going to look tacky, and believe me when I say my photos were GORGEOUS. I would 100% do another boudoir photoshoot with Brittany in the future, and I probably will!” – Taylor

“The hardest part about my shoot was selecting only 15 prints to use for a photo box for my husband. I was in love with just about every single photo Brittany took (and so was my husband). She was very helpful in telling me how to pose, and she made me feel super comfortable during the entire experience.” – Elisa

“I knew I wanted to work with Brittany when I saw how beautiful and natural her boudoir photos were. Her photos look and feel like a Victoria Secret catalog. Her studio, fun personality and ability to make me feel 100% comfortable while being in a bra and panties has me telling everyone I know to book a shoot.” – Amy

Interested in scheduling your own boudoir session? Contact the studio for more information.


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First time to the blog? Hi, I am Brittany, and I am a fine art film photographer specializing in lifestyle wedding and family photography. I travel worldwide photographing beautiful weddings, engagements, and families, and most of the time you can find me in Chicago, Naples (Southwest Florida), and Las Vegas. My light and airy editing style and candid, joyful photos are what I am best known for. Interested in working together? Contact the studio for more information.



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