While doing research for your wedding, you may have noticed a common trend amongst brides-to-be – bridal boudoir photoshoots. It is currently the hottest groom’s gift a bride can give. This trend involves brides posing for sexy tasteful photos and gifting them to their future husbands. The photos are displayed in a custom-designed album and are typically given as a groom’s gift on the wedding day. It can be an exciting experience, but some women, understandably, will be nervous to pose in lingerie.
If you’re thinking about doing a bridal boudoir shoot, ask yourself these four questions to determine if boudoir photography is right for you.
Do you want to celebrate the skin you’re in?
If not for anyone else, you should always try to achieve to be the best version of yourself. That is the whole point of living life to the fullest, right!? When you feel good about yourself, you will start to realize that little flaws don’t mean so much. Boudoir sessions can be an uplifting experience that brings you face-to-face with self-love.
After your session, you will 100% feel empowered, beautiful, and confident in the skin you are in. Doing a boudoir shoot will truly help you get closer to a version of yourself that you are proud of and adore.
Do you want to relieve wedding planning stress?
As you plan your wedding, you will undoubtedly experience some stressful moments. Bridal boudoir photoshoots can be an exhilarating experience and a stress reliever, allowing you to treat yourself before your big day. The entire process of preparing for your photoshoot will help you unwind, as you will be dressed in beautiful lingerie and pampered as your hair and makeup are done. Add a glass of champagne to the experience, and you will have a true pre-wedding self-care day.
Bridal boudoir photoshoots also relieve stress because they are fun. Boudoir is still a unique opportunity to focus solely on yourself and feel beautiful.
Do you want to gift your groom something special?
If you want to spice up your marriage before it even starts, have a bridal boudoir photoshoot and give the photos to your partner. The experience of sharing your bridal boudoir photos with your groom will bring you closer and will be a memory that you can return to throughout your marriage. Whether you surprise your groom with the photos on your wedding night or honeymoon, they are sure to be blown away and love the results of your boudoir photo shoot. Most grooms say it is the gift they never expected but always wanted.
Do you want photos to remind yourself how amazing you are?
Boudoir sessions document important moments in time that you would like to remember all your life. Women may book a boudoir session to celebrate an occasion such as a groom’s gift, only to ultimately find the session was a huge gift to themselves. It is empowering and insightful and can change the way you feel about your body. Imagine looking at your photos on your ten-year anniversary or 50 year anniversary and seeing how you started out your marriage. It will bring back memories and feelings of the past you will be happy to relive.
If your answer was yes to these questions then you are ready for a boudoir shoot of your very own! So go ahead and take the plunge. You will not regret it.
About Couture Boudoir
Critsey Rowe, Couture Boudoir’s photographer, is an experienced, internationally published, and respected boudoir photographer who has dedicated her career to helping women feel comfortable and beautiful. With the help of female-only assistants and stylists, Critsey celebrates the uniqueness and intimate beauty of every client and takes truly flattering, tasteful, and gorgeous boudoir photographs.
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