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.
Why Not Surprise Your Groom With a Bridal Boudoir Book!
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.
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!
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.
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. Images should also be saved as sRGB color space. This will offer you the best print quality.
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. You can also visit our Vimeo Channel for more sample layouts like the one below.
DIY Bridal 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.
DIY Boudoir Books
Once you have your images, head on over to our free software. It fun and easy to use anther is nothing to downlaod! 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 5-10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We design boudoir, and wedding books for professional photographers, as well as brides to be 🙂
Which Book Style 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 will absolutely knock his socks off! No cuts or gutters down the middle of your centerfold spreads. We use only the finest material and photographic papers. 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 or thick Flush Mount pages for Boudoir Books.
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!
Record His Reaction
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 our Boudoir Book detail page for info 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!