Bridal boudoir, yes it’s a thing and it’s a thing that your man will LOVE. Many of my clients contact me to reignite their love spark and do a boudoir shoot many years into their marriage. What if you did a bridal boudoir session to jump start your new life and document this milestone? There will be a glow on your face and happiness in your smile; all because of the magical day you’re approaching and it WILL show in the boudoir photographs. You’re already preparing for the wedding, likely dieting and working out among other things… celebrate and document your hard work! A boudoir session is the ultimate gift for your groom on your wedding day, plus what better time to go lingerie shopping?! Hello honeymoon hotness!
“I don’t have the time.” — I hear this from brides who are planning their weddings and don’t think they can take a break from it. Why not pamper yourself? You deserve a day off from planning and chaos, a day to embrace and love yourself. I guarantee you that you will feel rejuvenated after seeing how incredible you look. You’ll come to the studio and get your hair & make up done, I’ll go through the outfits you’ve brought with you and decide on the best options, we have wine & music… all your nerves will be gone and you’ll LOVE it (so much that you’ll likely book me for a repeat sesh). We’ll keep the fact that this is actually a gift to yourself a secret.
I do not recommend arranging for a boudoir session on the morning of your wedding, the session should be planning 6-8 weeks ahead of your wedding date so that there is plenty of time for products to be designed and printed.
“I don’t have anything to wear.” — Well, that’s okay because brides wear white and I have plenty of white sheets! Plus, lets be real for a moment: most brides buy cute panties or robes that say “bride” on them, or a tank with something related to the wedding. I’ll help you decide what’s the best option for your bridal boudoir shoot. I have an entire guide dedicated to helping you prepare, shop, and execute this session plus I’ve been a boudoir photographer since 2008 so I have the experience to guide you through it.
“Where?” — this is the easy part. My studio is located @ 800 Georgia Ave #5 in Gainesville GA. It is romantic, vintage, dreamy and sexyyyyy. Boudoir photography is offered at the studio or can be done at a location you choose. Some brides have requested the session be at the same location as their wedding venue, that’s totally fine with me! I love getting out of the studio and exploring new space.
“Can I just add it on to my wedding photography?” — Yes, I’m sure you can. I’m sure your wedding photographer also offers boudoir and you will likely get a package rate. Mirrored Images Boudoir specializes in boudoir photography. As a photographer, posing people to look their best is a skill you achieve over time BUT posing someone who is wearing little to no clothing and using lighting and angles to maximize the best possible look for each woman that comes into my studio… that’s something that took years of shooting, education and workshops to master. I believe boudoir photography should be done only by those who are passionate about it because it translates into your images and your finished products. I actually removed wedding photography from my services this year because I know there are photographers who are more passionate about weddings than I am and my focus is 100% boudoir.
Side note: Are you trying to think of a fun and unique way to celebrate with your girls for your bachelorette party? This is the ultimate Girls Night Out event. Here’s how it works: The bride sets up a party date with Mirrored Images Boudoir, at the studio. She can invite up to 10 girls (if you need to invite more than 10 that’s fine but we need notice!), if 4 girls attend the bride gets her shoot FREE but if 8+ attend the bride gets a FREE shoot and a FREE 6×6 little black book! So, your girls have the opportunity to give YOU a present which is also a gift for the hubs. That’s pretty magical, right? Also, if the bride isn’t coordinating this party, we’ll give a $100 credit to the lovely lady that is. Do you want to make it a theme? We can do that too! Previous theme have been pin-up, vampire, career specific (teacher, nurse, etc)… lets use our imagination.
Ultimately, I recommend bridal boudoir for the same reason I do any boudoir session… you deserve to see yourself as beautiful as everyone else sees you. Boudoir photography is an incredibly vulnerable form of photography, but it is the most rewarding to my clients. I work with women of all ages, shapes and sizes and 90% of my clients have absolutely no experience in front of the camera. Your transformation from your initial email requesting information to when you receive the product is one that no other form of photography can do for you. I guarantee you that after your session with me you will love yourself and appreciate your body for what it is. You will find your sexy and you will be totally empowered on a natural high that you never knew existed.
In 10, 20, 30 years you are going to look back on these images, pat yourself on the back and say, “I did this!”
I have done multiple bridal boudoir photo shoots since starting boudoir photography in 2008. This, along with regular boudoir photography, is a very private and intimate session and I only receive permission to use certain photos which is why I don’t have many for you to look at. Please schedule a private consultation with me if you’d like to see more.
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