A Sexy Wedding Gift for Him
If you want a surprise for your groom, a little peek at your sexy side is the perfect Gift ! Boudoir photography is a wonderful way to celebrate your sexy self shamelessly! At Houston area Heights Boudoir Studio we celebrate the sexy side of life’s transitions. Not only will your sweetheart get a rockin’ Wedding Gift but you will have the time of your life picking out sexy lingerie that only he (and maybe me) will see. You will spend time being pampered!
Also, you will be trying out your “look” in photographs prior to the big day. Most importantly, maybe you will finally see how beautiful, hot, and delicious you really are! Thus, as Queen Bee will tell you, “if you want it…put a ring on it” Precisely what your honey has done!
And that, my soon to be married friend, is the Wedding Gift that just keeps giving!
What is a Wedding Gift of Boudoir Photography?
You present the Wedding Gift you are proud to present. Therefore, you get to decide the answer to that question! Photographs of the lingerie you wear beneath your wedding gown can be an option. This could include that little garter belt you purchased for the ceremony. Perhaps pair it with your veil (or use one of ours, we have a few).
Purchase a special nightgown for your honeymoon? Bring it! A photograph in that nightgown will be a wonderful memory for you as well as your groom. While nudity is always optional, implied nudity is just as sexy and for some, more so! The white sheet portion of a photoshoot often produces the most loved photographs for clients. And sometimes that corset and garter paired with some fishnet stockings, well, its your world – lets rock it! However, more than anything, a boudoir session is about having a little bit of old fashioned girl fun!
Where can I get Boudoir Photography?
Heights Boudoir Photography Studio in the Houston Heights specializes in boudoir photography. The studio is located in the photographer’s home. Therefore, your privacy is maintained at all times. A photographer who specializes in boudoir has experience in posing and lighting to flatter you and all your lady bits in the best possible way! And don’t forget, a boudoir photographer probably has a few sexy items in her closet of tricks that could save you a bundle at the lingerie store!
How Do I Pick a Boudoir Photographer to Create My Wedding Gift
There are any number of photographers in the Houston area that specialize in this type of photography! You have many options for selecting the Boudoir Photographer that you would like to create your boudoir images for your Wedding Gift. The most effective avenue, browse the boudoir photographer’s gallery. Therefore, select a photographer that you like the style of their work. Notably, if you are drawn to black and white images, I would veer away from a photographer that offers light, bright, airy images.
Another question to ask, is how do you want to present your Wedding Gift to your soon to be husband (or new husband if saving the gift for the honeymoon). While most brides opt for the very sexy album, many also want to keep those high resolution digitals. When selecting a photographer, verify that you will be able to obtain your images in the form that you desire for the cost you are willing to pay.
Is Male or Female Right for You
Personally, I would never go to a male boudoir photographer, sorry, but I wouldn’t. I have nothing against men, I assure you…as evidenced by marrying more than my fair share of them! However, their are both men and women who can provide you with beautiful images that you will love for years and years to come.
When should I book my Boudoir Session?
Give yourself at the very minimum a month ahead of the big day. Longer if possible. Remember, this is “me time” not just another item to check off your to do list! Taking a little “you” time away from the wedding planning could put you in a better place leading up to your big day. You will feel pampered at your boudoir session. There will be a few days to a week before your photos are ready for the big reveal. Then the time to produce the art you select to showcase your sexy splendor! You should allow at least three weeks for delivery (and that’s my insecure side, usually albums are back in less than two weeks). Booking a month to six weeks before your big day would probably be sufficient, but why cut it close?
What does a Boudoir Session entail?
The actual boudoir photography session will take about two hours. At Heights Boudoir Photography Studio, we begin the session by reviewing the lingerie you bring with you. Also, we will make sure that we get the images you know you need in your album! However, I always encourage women to bring inspiration, but photographs will never look exactly like the inspirations. Obviously, the person is different! But replicating lighting, mood, backgrounds, and all the minute details that go into photographing a human being is difficult. I will do myself to give you the image you love, but I am also trying to give you a number of images that tell your story. Your Wedding Gift is about you! Therefore, have realistic expectations when perusing other peoples images posted on Pinterest!
How to Prepare for a Wedding Bridal Boudoir Session
Here are the steps to get ready for your boudoir session to get that sexy Wedding Gift he wants!
Select your photographer
Once you have selected the studio and/or photographer you want to take your sexy images, secure your date and time, and start your game plan!
Now Get Ready!
Wardrobe – think about what you want to be photographed wearing! Here is a guide to preparing, and take note of the most import elements of selecting wardrobe – it should make you FEEL sexy as hell and it should fit. Also, variety!
Do you want to commemorate items from your wedding? Then bring the items you want to be photographed with. This could include items like: garter, veil, shoes, the whole dress if you like, the lingerie you will wear beneath your wedding dress, the nightie for the wedding night, Aunt Louisa’s pearl necklace you will be wearing on your wedding day, that fabulous bracelet he gave you last Christmas. In twenty years, you will open that little leather bound album and see those items and remember that beautiful day.
Hair and Makeup
Hair and Makeup is your call. At Heights Boudoir Photography Studio, we work with a few talented women. Clients let me know if they want this service, and I schedule it. The makeup artist is paid by the client was the time of the service. Cost is $125 for the artists that come to Heights Boudoir. However, Brides often work with their own makeup artist. Some women are fabulous with their hair and makeup and come rocking it! There is a popular smokey, long eyelashes concept of boudoir images that the makeup artist will help you achieve. However, these are your images. If you feel uncomfortable in a lot of makeup, you do not need to go over the top. Yes, if doing makeup yourself, it needs to be a bit heavier than usual. Darker around the eyes, brows need to be well defined, lips should not be dry and patched. However, pink and natural looking looks lovely! Sorry, hair needs to be big. If you have fine, flat hair that does not hold a curl, you will need help puffing it up. However, frequent shaking helps!
Prepare your body
Yes, Ladies, you know what this means. Therefore, shave, wax, pluck, whatever you do to stay neat and trimmed. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Wear clear deodorant. Wear loose clothing to the studio the day of the shoot to avoid marks from bras or tight fitting clothing. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Get a mani-pedi in shades that will compliment your wardrobe. Avoid tanning prior to your session. Also, do not try a new hair color or a new hair style. Please do not worry about those extra pounds, we are going to pose you to flatter your body. Get a good nights sleep the night before – without the help of alcohol!
Plan to have fun!
You will be safe here! However, I am sure whoever you choose to photograph you in your lingerie will want you to feel comfortable and at ease for your session. A boudoir session is fun like a spin class is fun…it can be grueling, intense, and you may need an ibuprofen later. Most clients walk away with a new found respect for those in the modeling profession.
Read more about preparing for your boudoir shoot in this Guide to Preparing for a Boudoir Session
How Do I Give Him My Wedding Gift
How to present your Wedding Gift? That is entirely up to you! Brides opt for a variety of gift giving opportunities! Notably, the night before the wedding is a nice option. After you leave the ceremony can be another option. At the location where you plan to spend your first night together as Mr. & Mrs. However, if leaving for your honeymoon right after the wedding or the next day, the first day of the honeymoon is romantic. Here are a few ides on Presenting Him with His Wedding Gift
Houston area newest boudoir studio is Heights Boudoir Photography Studio. At Heights Boudoir, we provide intimate portraiture in a safe environment in the shadow of downtown Houston. For intimate portraiture in Houston contact Heights Boudoir at (832) 630-8081 or email jan@HeightsBoudoir.com to begin the adventure of your lifetime!
Celebrate your sexy self – shamelessly!
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