The ultimate guide to bridal boudoir

Are you considering doing a bridal boudoir session for your groom’s gift? You will probably be in the best shape of your life for your wedding so why not take advantage and have a sexy bridal boudoir shoot done for yourself and as a bonus for your groom’s gift! Double score!

The Ulimate Guide to Bridal Boudoir

  • It is best to schedule your bridal boudoir session at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your wedding. This will give you plenty of stress-free time to pick your images and get your photos in time for the big day.
  • A few days before your photoshoot – pamper yourself! Have a Mani/Pedi, get your hair trimmed/colored, have a bikini wax, and throw in a massage for good measure.
  • Drink lots of water to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing – seriously this really works! Plus it helps with bloating.
  • Your wedding veil will make for some very sexy photos. Whether you match it up with lingerie or bare it all underneath, this is a must-have on your boudoir portrait day. If you don’t have your veil yet you can borrow one from your bridal boutique or buy tulle to use as a substitute veil.
  • Bring your wedding lingerie or what you plan to wear on your wedding night.
  • Your wedding shoes. I mean really who wouldn’t want to wear their wedding heels as much as possible.
  • Wedding dress accessories such as your sash, headpiece, jewelry, garter. Anything bridal is a great idea!
  • Bring something of his. It can be one of his favorite shirts or maybe even another gift you plan to give him. His wedding band can make for some really sweet photos, plus he would never expect it.
  • Bring your groom’s wedding shirt and tie. If he is renting his tux or suit drop by the rental and ask to borrow the same items for your photoshoot.
  • Don’t spray tan, even though you really want to, it does not always translate well in photos.
  • Have a bouquet made for your shoot or pick up fresh flowers. Usually, your florist can make a smaller version of your wedding day bouquet for a fraction of the cost. Or you can bring a store-bought bouquet.
  • Bring panties or a t-shirt that says Mrs or bride on it. Or have something made with your new last name.
  • Wedding day signs that say “soon to be Mrs” or “Mrs” can be a fun photo prop.

When a client books with me I send them my Beauty Prep Guide which has a whole section on bridal boudoir. If you are a Couture Boudoir client you are in good hands!

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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.