Boudoir Book The Best Grooms Gift Ever!

Boudoir Book Grooms Gift for Bridal Boudoir Photography

So what do you think your husband-to-be would love more for a wedding gift? A watch, cufflinks, barware or maybe something golf related…B-o-o-ring! We have the best grooms gift ever, and it may be something you never ever considered, or maybe you secretly did think about it 😉

Here’s a hint: it involves wearing a lot less than a bridal gown. Why not consider doing a bridal boudoir photo shoot and create a steamy little Boudoir Book to hand over to your groom the night before your wedding? It’s the best grooms gift and a wedding gift he will never forget! My Bridal Pix makes it easy to create your own boudoir book with our free boudoir book templates and book making software. You may also be interesting in reading our boudoir book tutorial


Make a bridal boudoir books to give to the groom the night before your wedding

Why Not Surprise Your Groom With a Gift he Will Never Forget!

Boudoir photography is one of the hottest trends in grooms gifts, and there is good reason. When you see the expression, and thrill on his unsuspecting face when he opens up your boudoir book, it’s gonna be priceless! A boudoir photo book will surprise, and thrill him more than you can ever imagine.

Bridal boudoir gift for groom the morning of the wedding

Photo via Pinterest

Bridal boudoir photography is a very special, intimate pre-wedding photo shoot where you get the opportunity to become that lingerie model you always dreamed about. It can be as innocent or as sultry as you would like it to be. You get to pose in your sexiest, spiciest outfits, (or lack thereof!) and he gets the kind of photo album he will forever love, and cherish. It truly is a one of a kind gift from you!

Grooms gift - bridal boudoir photo book

Bridal Boudoir Photography – Is it Right For You?

So is risqué right for you? That depends on your comfort level with being the center of attention in front of the lens. Most brides-to-be say that they are nervous at first, but surprisingly, it turns out to be one of the most empowering and exhilarating experiences in their lives.

Bride posing for a boudoir photographer

When you choose to do boudoir photography shoot, it’s important to choose a photographer you can trust and also one who has experience in boudoir photography. They will know all the tips and tricks to help you have fun, and feel relaxed, and look your best. Some boudoir photographers will host marathon boudoir shoots in major metro areas, where the hotel room, outfits, props, make-up and hair are all part of the deal. Wow…talk about feeling indulged! To keep your nerves in check, invite your girlfriends to come along and maybe turn it into a pre bachelorette party!

Make sure you ask your photographer for hi-resolution files (300DPI) sized to at least fit the size book you want or larger. So if you want a 10×10 book, your images need to be at least 10″ high and if you want a panoramic spread of an image, it needs to the sized to 10×20 or larger. If you have an image sized 300 DPI at 5×7 then it will loose resolution when printed if you are trying to fit it into a 10×10 size photo placeholder.

boudoir photography pose for a grooms boudoir book

Keep it Classy

Boudoir photography, if done right, should come across very sexy and classy, not sleazy. You can even take a more modest appraoch and still look sensational. Lie on your front or your back and cover up all the strategic parts with just a little bit of skin showing…it’s really up to you and your comfort level how far you would like to go! Your photographer can suggest the right poses, lighting and looks that can turn you into a real sex goddess that will leave you feeling like a super model. Follow the My Bridal Pix boudoir photography Pinterest board for inspiration and to see some of our sample boudoir books.

DIY Boudoir Photography

If your wedding expenses have your budget totally depleted or you are just too shy to go to a pro photographer to make your boudoir book, you can always consider taking the photos yourself or having a BFF help you out. Pro photography will always be the best choice but if it’s not an option consider these tips from Robyn’s blog at Everyday…a laMode on DIY Boudoir Photography.

Bridal Boudoir Book from My Bridal Pix on Vimeo.

Boudoir book for grooms gift

Flush Mount Album with a Photo Wrap Cover- (Black Lace Template)

DIY Boudoir Books

Once you have your images, head on over to My Bridal Pix Shop to access our free book making software and designer templates. It fun and easy to use!  All you have to do is upload your photos, drag and drop your images into the pre designed templates and presto, you have a professional looking book layout in minutes. Turnaround time for book is typically 4-10 business days depending on the time of the year. We can also drop ship as well as ship books internationally. Be sure to check out our Boudoir Photo Book Tutorial for advice and tips on how to make a gorgeous boudoir book. If you need assistance or prefer one of our female album designers to layout your book, just contact us at design@mybridalpix.com. We design boudoir, and wedding books for professional photographers, as well as brides to be 🙂

Grooms Gift-Boudoir Book from My Bridal Pix on Vimeo.

Which Book is Best?

We suggest using our Lay Flat Albums   or our top of the line Flush Mount Album for boudoir books because the lay flat panoramic spreads( as you see below) will absolutely knock his socks off! No cuts or gutters down the middle of your centerfold spreads! We use only the finest Fuji Crystal archival photographic paper. It provides you with a professional looking finished book and sturdy pages.  Sure you can print a simple photo book online for under $30.00 but you will get what you pay for and you will most likely be disappointed with a cheap photo book. Boudoir books should be something much more special…after all, you went through a lot just to take the photos in the first place!  For this reason we strongly recommend the Lay flat Album with thin or thick flush mount pages for Boudoir Books.

Boudoir Book makes the best grooms gift

Choose Lay flat pages for beautiful panoramic spreads

The point is – no matter what your budget, shape, size or looks, you can bring out your sexy side and show your groom-to-be what an incredibly lucky man he is! The fun part is seeing the astonishment on his face when he opens your special boudoir album and sees you draped over a bed, smoldering and sensual, in your skimpiest lingerie, g-string, shorts, bikini, even topless if you dare. He will be blown away, guaranteed!

Grooms gift - boudoir book with glamour shots

Record His Reaction

Boudoir books make the best grooms gift.

Photo by: Jonathan Fanning

On your wedding day, when you give him your boudoir book, make sure you have the photographer take a photo or video of his reaction and send it to us! We love to see how unsuspecting grooms react…it makes us laugh and smile every time! In fact, your boudoir photography book might just turn out to be the biggest hit of your entire wedding. It certainly has been for countless other grooms! If you’re interested in making your own boudoir book, please visit the My Bridal Pix Shop for details to get started.

Tell us what you think. Are you going to make a boudoir book for your groom? Maybe you already have…if so, we would love to hear from you!


 


This Post Has 12 Comments
  1. Thank you for the mention of my post! Your post is great! I did my DIY shoot two years ago and it is still my husband’s favorite gift! I chose to of my own shoot because I loved the challenge as a photographer! I have been thinking about doing a shoot again. I’m not sure if it will be professionally or another DIY, since DIY is VERY time consuming to do it right.
    Either way, I loved how the shoot made me feel, so sexy and free, and I LOVED seeing my husband’s reaction! 😉 Thanks!

  2. I was wondering if there are certain types of photos you WON’T print. Not that I’m planning on bearing it ALL, but you know how certain companies won’t print the photos if there is nudity, just wondering if there are limits. Thanks

    1. Hi good question…thanks for bringing it up! We will not print anything disturbing to look at or pornographic in nature. Boudoir books are meant to be sexy but kept classy. Some nudity is fine but anything too vulgar will NOT be printed. Hope that answers your question 🙂

  3. I am wondering if it is possible to create a book with not as many pictures. Most photographers don’t give you that many pictures.

    1. Great question! Our books have a minimum of 10 spreads(20 pages) as most books require. When working with just a few images, the trick is to get creative with the images and use text to fill up space. Here are some options to consider. One image per spread can be used or images on 1/2 of the spread with a nice message on the facing page. The software also allows you to apply filters so you can take a color image and turn it to black and white to give the image a whole new look and then you can place that filtered image somewhere else in the book. You can also take an image and crop it differently, for instance, you may have an image where you can zoom in on your ring or a part of your body that you want to accent. It will give the original image a whole new look. The software allows you to easily adjust the layouts and delete photo placeholders that you do not need. You can then fill that space with a quote or poem. Another option is to add a pic of you and your significant other somewhere in the book. You can also delete the photo placeholders on the first spread and use this page as a title page with a nice intro or message to your loved one. Hope those ideas help inspire you. If you need assistance laying out your book, our “all female” book designers can work with you one on one to create the perfect look. See Custom Album Design

  4. How do we get the cover to just have words? Like “for your eyes only” or something…I only see the options on My Bridal Pix for covers with photos on them…

    1. Hi Colleen,
      If you choose the Eco leather or Italian leather covers, you can choose to emboss the cover at checkout. The software does not show the cover imprint, so it must be added manually at check out. Once you click on “Add to Cart” you will see the option to add the foil imprint. You have up to 40 characters with embossing. There are also two font styles and you can choose in gold or silver. You can also choose a photo wrap cover and add whatever words you would like. If you don’t want a photo on the cover, you can simply drag the photo place holder to the edge and delete it off the cover. You can then add multiple text boxes to the cover to create a fun and creative cover. Photo wrap covers come with a choice of a gloss or a matte laminate finish. Feel free to contact us directly at design@mybridalpix.com

    1. Hi Ivana,
      Thanks for your interest in wanting to make a boudoir book with us! We are more than happy to assist you through the process. You have the choice to layout your own pro-quality album with our easy to use software using our free designer templates or you can choose to hire one of our designers to layout the book for you. If you’re looking for a boudoir photographer in your area, be sure to search our Network of Photographeres. If you have additional questions, please email design@mybridalpix.com.

  5. Hi,
    I wanted to find out if you could do 10 spreads and an extra 10 1/2 side by side spreads? I wanted something more, more pictures than just 10 spreads. And could the first page contain something like a “foreword”, just a sentence or two? The bill wont be an issue.
    Thanx

    1. Hi Lee,
      Yes, you can add more pages to you book layout. The software lays out 10 spreads for your but you can add more pages/ spreads if you like, Just be sure to add spreads after the first spread and before the last spread. It’s always best to design the first and last spreads first then add the pages in-between as needed. You can configure the spread layouts any way you would like and you can add text to the first spread by clicking on the text tab on the first spread to add whatever message you would like! Hope this helps…if not, please message us at desing@mybridalpix.com and we would be happy to help.

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