A boudoir shoot — they’re one of those things that you see scrolling through your Instagram or when browsing Pinterest creating your perfect wedding board, but very rarely are they something that people picture themselves doing. What a shame!
These photo shoots are one of the best gifts that you can give your soon-to-be spouse as a wedding gift, but more importantly, they’re one of the best gifts that you can give yourself — plain and simple. As intimidating as it may seem for you to shed your clothes in front of a stranger behind a camera, at the end of the day this photoshoot will provide you with so much more than a couple of great prints.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should book a boudoir shoot, here are a few of the reasons that we think every woman should at the very least give it a shot.
Find Some Extra Confidence
Women are harsh on themselves — like, way too harsh. Every woman is beautiful, and they deserve to feel absolutely gorgeous when they walk down that aisle — you included. Boudoir shoots are intimidating because you are shedding your clothes in front of the camera, but what you gain in the end is so worth it.
When you look at the final prints, you’ll see just how beautiful and sexy you are. There’s no editing; there’s no shifting of light or Photoshop — it’s your body that you get to fall in love with. This is what lingerie companies and boudoir photographers want to see women experience and it’s certainly the most rewarding part.
A Photographer That Gets It
Sure, we’ve all looked in the mirror and been able to point out flaws. Some women hate their freckles while others wish they had them. The same goes for voluptuous curves, perky breasts, and petite figures — the grass is always greener on the other side.
While you may feel that your body is full of flaws, your photographer will never see that, and they certainly won’t photograph it. Boudoir photographers have a little bit of magic in their lenses and in their hearts, which is what makes it possible for them to capture women in their natural beauty. And they make it look easy!
Don’t worry about the boudoir pictures that you’ve seen before, because yours will be entirely different and entirely their own. Trust the photographer and just wait until you look at the pictures they present to you!
A Little Bit of Pampering
Planning a wedding is challenging, time-consuming, stressful, expensive, and countless other things. Man, we’re exhausted just reading that sentence! Every bride deserves a little bit of pampering when they’ve been planning a wedding, and a boudoir shoot is a fantastic way to get the job done.
Every boudoir shoot is a reason to get dolled up, pop some champagne and be the beautiful goddess that you are. Most shoots will include the makeup and hair styling, and some complimentary champagne to help you loosen up for those first few shots. By the end of your session, you’ll feel like a new woman that can tackle anything that wedding planning brings on!
They Make a Great Gift
We’ve talked a little bit about how great of a gift these prints can make for your spouse. Whether you give them to your soon-to-be-spouse on your big day or when you send them off for their bachelor/bachelorette party, they are something that they’ll love to receive! The person that you’re marrying loves you exactly as you are for exactly who you are — which makes this gift an even more intimate and special gift.
Choose a few of the shots that you loved the most and create a cute little scrapbook of the images to give your fiance. This is a great keepsake that you can both look back on later on. Who knows, it might even inspire another shoot.
Who Needs an Excuse for Shopping
The last perk of boudoir shoots that we’re going to cover is our favorite: shopping! Who doesn’t love a good excuse for shopping? Every boudoir shoot calls for some sexy pieces of lingerie that you feel great in. Sure you’ve probably got a few pieces in a drawer somewhere, but they probably aren’t the first things that you think of when imaging yourself in a boudoir shoot.
That being said, it’s time to go shopping! Find a few new pieces that are colors you’ve always wanted to purchase, styles that are a little bit out of your comfort zone, or a few of those safe and sexy pieces to start off the shoot and keep in your back pocket at home — either way, it’s time to spoil yourself with some new lingerie!
The team at Dreamgirl are passionate about making women feel sexy in their own skin. With a little bit of extra flare and some fun pieces to throw on, anything is possible. Browse our online lingerie store for the pieces that you’ll rock during your boudoir shoot. We know you’ll come back after that first session!