I know it seems like a long way away, but it’s probably time to start thinking about a Christmas gift for your husband, fiancé, or boyfriend.
Although I am sure he loves the ones you’ve gotten him before, do you really want to get him another tie and dress socks? Or do you want to get him something he will remember forever?
I’m pretty sure I know which option he would rather get!
Let’s talk about why this is the perfect Christmas gift for your husband(fiancé or boyfriend), what you should wear to your boudoir session, when’s the best time to book so you have the album for Christmas, and how to give him the photos so it’s even more special.
Why is this the perfect Christmas gift for your husband, boyfriend, or fiancé?
A boudoir photo album is the best Christmas gift for your husband, boyfriend, or fiancé because it’s something he will remember forever. It’s not a typical gift. Instead, it’s something he will realize you put a lot of time, thought, and preparation into.
It’ll also strengthen your relationship. A boudoir album does make you feel vulnerable, but when you see the look on his face as he looks through it, you realize the vulnerability was worth it. And he will know he means a lot to you if you put yourself in the position to feel vulnerable.
Vulnerability. Scary word, but worth the feels in most cases.
What to wear for a Christmas boudoir session?
I have three recommendations for a boudoir session that’s a Christmas gift for your husband(or your man). But check out this past Christmas post because I think it applies as well. Oh, this one, too.
Dark red always looks classy and obviously feels Christmas-y/Holiday-y.
You can NEVER go wrong with black. It’s always a classy option, and who doesn’t look good in black? No one doesn’t look good in black is the answer. Sorry about the double negative.
Get some thigh-high knit socks and one of his shirts- button up, flannel, favorite hoodie, or tee. It’s the perfect wintery look and he will LOVE that you are wearing his clothes. Guys love that for some reason.
When should you book your boudoir session to have it in time for Christmas?
I would recommend at the latest early November. This will give us time to have the album in your hands in time for Christmas.
Remember, this isn’t something you want to create on the fly. You want professional, beautiful photos that you can look back on and love them in the years to come. Not something you are taking with your cell phone.
That being said, I will have very limited sessions in December where I can have the album done in time for Christmas. Email me at email@example.com and we can talk.
How do you give this Christmas gift for your husband (or man if you aren’t yet married)?
A boudoir album is definitely not something you want him to open in front of your entire family Christmas morning, or with the in-laws Christmas Eve.
That wouldn’t be awkward at all.
Mother-in-law: “Oh let me see the photo album.”
You’d never be able to look her in the eyes again.
I’d suggest setting some time aside so you can both unwrap gifts, but be sure to let him know ahead of time so he has a gift for you as well! Only fair, right?
Most of my clients decide on an album, but you could also do something like a wall portrait, nightstand folio, or nightstand framed prints.
Usually, though, an album is the perfect option. It allows you to put the album away in a nightstand or closet, and he can still get it out and look through it when he wants. And he will want to!
This is a Christmas gift for your husband(or man) that he will never forget and always appreciate.
At the same time, it’s something for you as well. This time of year is always crazy with holidays and school and work deadlines. Take some time out of your busy life to be pampered and feel like the gorgeous woman you are, while getting him an unforgettable Christmas present. You both deserve it!
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.