Brides are always looking for the perfect gift to give their groom. More and more are trending towards a bridal boudoir album. I personally think this is a great idea in this time in your life. Why? Keep reading.
Bridal Boudoir– A gift for you AND for him.
I say this one a lot, but honestly, a bridal boudoir photography session is a gift for him as much as it is a gift for you. You’re in a seriously stressful time in your life. So much wedding planning is going on. Dealing with your soon to be in-laws who don’t see things the way you do may be keeping you up at night. So many decisions need to be made now and you only have so much time to get those invitations mailed out. Your dress (try Ultimate Bride) needs to be altered, your awesome wedding planner( Megan Rusch Soirees is seriously good) has a few more questions, and your makeup artist (check out Savanah Summer Beauty) is ready to book your trial. A bridal boudoir session is the perfect excuse to put your phone in “do not disturb” mode for a couple of hours 😉
A bridal boudoir session is a day to celebrate you. You get to take the day to feel beautiful and pampered, sexy and like the most important person in the room. It’s empowering and it preps you for the amazingness of your wedding, the day you are part of the most important couple in the room.
He Will LOVE It
By the way, your groom will LOVE the gift. Why wouldn’t he? The woman he finds sexiest in the entire world gave him an album of herself in lingerie, his clothes, or some [implied] nudes. I know he already thinks he is the luckiest man in the world on his wedding day. And the album will be the cherry on top! My client, Liz (featured in this blog post), gave her fiancé his bridal boudoir album on the wedding day. See his reaction below.
New Lingerie & Clothes
A lot of my clients tell me that their bridesmaids get them lingerie at the bachelorette party/bridal shower. Perfect timing to wear it for your bridal boudoir session! This really is just another excuse to go shopping. Besides, have you seen this cute bodysuit on Amazon? If you need more “what to wear” suggestions, be sure to check out parts one, two, and three of my What to Wear to your Boudoir Session series on the blog.
Let’s be honest. You are in the best shape of your life now. Wedding shape is most likely the BEST shape you will ever be in. All eyes will be on you that day. You’ve been working super hard to stay in/get in shape. You need to remember it. A bridal boudoir session is the best time to honor that hard work. You will get to look back on that forever! I seriously wish I had an album like this to remember what I looked like 25 pounds lighter!
One more thing, right now you may not think this will be cool for your grand daughter to see one day. I want to tell you when I see photos from when my grandmothers were younger, it really touches my heart. The images we take at your session will show no more than what your bathing suit would show(with some exceptions when requested). Your grand daughter will seriously appreciate these when you’re 80.
Also get the album for the reason in this blog post.
When should you book?
Great question. Be sure to book your session with a MINIMUM of 2 months to spare, so contact me with a 3-4 month window. I am booking about 4-6 weeks out at the moment, so the more time the better. This allows time for retouching and ordering your custom album without the rush fee.
I really can’t wait to photograph your bridal boudoir session! Get in touch with me to book the most empowering day of your life. 🙂
Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.