So there’s this “trend” in the world of weddings that I’m kind of in love with…but I think I’m too shy to try.
It’s called a “boudoir shoot,” and it’s everything the name implies.
Basically, the bride does a sexy solo photo shoot as a gift to her soon-to-be husband. It’s not porno-level sexy, and as I’ll show you in a moment, it can actually be tastefully done. Alison at The Knotty Bride is one of my favorite wedding bloggers and loves to feature boudoir shoots that are sexy but don’t necessarily focus on the girl wearing racy negligee.
I know Shaun would kill for a gift like this. And I love the fact that he loves me for who I am…including those parts of me that I consider “imperfections.” Since he’s going away on a trip for his bachelor party, I think it would be sweet to stick one of the pictures in his suitcase without him knowing…and give him the rest of the photos when he returned. But I don’t know if I’d have the moxie to pull this off.
First of all, as some of you may remember, I’m a bit self-conscious about my body. So I don’t know how well stripping down (even a little) in front of a photographer would work for my confidence. I don’t even know if this is something photographers in the Midwest have heard of! Maybe it’s a coastal thing…and they’d think I’m a freak if I called asking to schedule a boudoir shoot. That would be a great first impression with the woman who’s going to be capturing our wedding day on film (/sarcasm).
Here are a few photos from shoots that Alison has featured that I like…and would consider doing something similar to if I were to ever do a boudoir shoot.
This is one of my favorite shoots ever, and it would be super awesome to do a car shot like that with Shaun’s Camaro. I think he’d die.
Finally, this is the shoot I can most see myself in. Not that I look like this girl (or any of these girls). But I like the baggy sweater idea. If this ever actually…you know…happens.
(Just as a warning, I chose the photos that I liked most from each of the shoots/the ones I’d be most comfortable doing myself. Be advised that if you follow the links there are some more risque photos…like real lingerie shots.)
What do you think? Would you do something like this? On one hand it seems like fun…but on the other hand I’m hesitant/nervous/just a big chicken. Plus I don’t know if this type of thing is really acceptable in the simple, naive backwoods of Northern Wisconsin. What do you think of the idea in general…as a gift for your husband that (in my case) no one else would ever see? I need advice!