Bridal Boudoir Photography Tips

Tips for your bridal boudoir shoot.

Bridal boudoir photography has become a popular gift idea for brides-to-be. It’s a great reason to get dolled up in pretty makeup and lingerie and model in front of the camera. It’s also a fun way to preserve that special moment in a bride’s life and a way to capture the beauty that radiates from a woman when she feels sexy. Brides who have boudoir photos taken can then build an album and give it as a surprise gift to the groom on the wedding day. It also makes a great Valentine’s Day or birthday gift. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and posing in front of the camera, here are some bridal boudoir photography basics to help you get ready for one of the most enriching experiences of your life.


What to Expect at Your Bridal Boudoir Photography Shoot


Many women have this fear of walking on to the set of a photo shoot and not knowing what to do. If you have your doubts and worries, just know that it’s all a lot more dramatic in your mind than it is in real life. The great thing about hiring a professional photographer, especially one that specializes in bridal boudoir photography, is that she’ll know exactly what to do and how to make you feel more comfortable.

White and airy bridal boudoir photo shoot

 Photo credit: Bijou Photography

If you’re a bit shy and not sure how to pose, ask your photographer for suggestions. If you have some ideas, let her know and see if she can help you make those ideas come to life. Tell her what you have in mind, perhaps a theme or a mood you want to set. She’ll be able to look at the surroundings and put together a photo shoot that is unique to you.

Before and after boudoir photography makeup application for bridal boudoir photo shoot

Photo Credit: Face by Megan


Depending on your photo package, hair and makeup may be included. If so, you can expect a professional hair and makeup artist to get you camera ready once you get to the photo studio. If an artist is not included in your photo package you can either hire an outside beautician or do your own hair and makeup. As you can see from the photo, it’s totally worth the investment!

Once your beauty session is over, you will be guided to a dressing room where you can look through outfits the studio already has on hand or unpack your own and decide on which one you want to start with. Oftentimes, the photographer can help you choose the perfect outfits and accessories to compliment the style you’re going for.


Bridal boudoir photography- pre wedding gift for the groom

Photo Credit: Via Pinterest

When you’re all dolled up and ready to go, the photographer will ease you into the session with some simple poses. Have the studio put on some tunes to get you in the modeling mood or bring your own playlist.

Boudoir Photo Shoot Outfit Ideas

Picking out your boudoir outfits is both the most fun and the most challenging part. Challenging because it will be hard to only pick a few! Here are some of our favorite ideas.

A white corset with accessories like thigh high stockings, a garter, the wedding veil, and heels.

Bridal boudoir outfit ideas

Photo Credit: Studio G.R Martin


A lacy bralette with high-waist panties says vintage elegance.

Bridal boudoir photography ideas

Photo Credit: Simply Bloom Photography via Whimsy Unveiled


Sometimes all you need is a pair of heels.

White bridal boudoir photography ideas

Photo Credit: Studio Carre


A matching pair of bra and panties is simple, sweet, and sexy.

Bridal boudoir grooms gift

Photo Credit: Julie Michaelsen via Bridal Musings


Slip on one of his shirts.

Tips for an awesome bridal boudoir photo shoot for the groom

Photo Credit: Lavish By Aimee Campbell

He’ll be all grins when he sees you in his favorite team jersey.

Boudoir bridal photo shoot featuring your guys favorite jersey

Photo Credit: Ps Photography


Is there something you both enjoy? Use it as a prop.

Boudoir photography ideas and tips

Photo Credit: Bijou Photography


How to Make a Bridal Boudoir Album for Your Groom

Once you’ve aced the boudoir photo shoot and chosen your favorite pictures from the session, gather them up to create a customized boudoir photo album. The My Bridal Pix software is super easy to use with fun and cute templates and we even have designers on hand to answer any questions you may have. To get started read our boudoir photo book tutorial to get all the tips and instructions on how to make a gift you and your groom will love.

You can even have your book cover embossed with “To My Husband” or “See  you at the alter” and present it to him the morning of your wedding day! He’ll love it!

A boudoir book makes the perfect
gift for an unsuspecting groom.




If you are searching for a bridal boudoir photographer near you, you can begin your search right her on My Bridal Pix. We have many photographers listed in our Photographer Directory that include bridal boudoir photography as part of their photography services. You can also post a job to our Photography Job Board and invested photographers will bid on your posted job.

Now that you have all the inspiration and resources you need, book your boudoir photographer, create your boudoir album, and get ready to see the huge smile on your sweetie’s face when he unwraps that luscious book full of your beautiful photos. It will be a gift he will never forget! Have fun!

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