The Boudoir video + photo session is one of our most popular requests these days. And for good reason, since it is a fabulous way for brides to surprise their grooms on the eve of their wedding … or even on the actual wedding day.
It’s the perfect opportunity for you to celebrate intimacy and inspire romantic imagination.
Hey, chances are you will look and feel amazing on your Big Day … so what better time to confidently document your femininity!
But you know this already.
What you may not realize is that the quality of your boudoir photos and video (both in terms of fun-factor and sexy footage :-)) depends on thoughtful preparation.
So here are 3 quick tips you can apply to your own boudoir session right away:
- Surround Yourself With [Familiar] People. Hey, it’s not everyday that you’re asked to display intimacy and seduction in front of the lens of a relative stranger. So, think about bringing in your hair and makeup artists and perhaps even a stylist or best friend.
- Location Matters. Ok, this may sound a touch cliché, but location is super-important. It will affect your five senses—and by extension your playfulness—as well as the lighting and backdrops for your imagery. We are big fans of making a splurge on a hip hotel room (as opposed to settling for a studio). And best of all, you may even be able to re-purpose your room with your fiancé that very same night (just make up a good excuse so he does not suspect anything :-)); or, alternatively, gift the room to a friend.
If you’re based in New York City, there are plenty of ultra-cool hotels we recommend for your boudoir photos: The Hudson and the Gramercy Park Hotel (our personal favorite).
And if you’re considering a boudoir photo shoot in Miami—arguably one of the sexiest places on the planet :-)—then feel free to check out the following hotels: Mondrian South Beach and the SLS Hotel South Beach.
- Create a Mood-Board. Your mood-board, or so-called inspiration board, is as important to the boudoir as it is to your engagement photo session. The mood-board allows you to stay organized and effortlessly communicate boudoir ideas and inspiration with your filmmaker and photographer. We recommend creating and sharing [with your artists] a “secret” board on Pinterest, where you can happily Pin your favorite stilettos, sexy lingerie, hair and makeup ideas, and poses you may be after.
- BONUS TIP. Consider bringing a bottle of Champagne, which is sure to ease you into your shoot … and incidentally may even double as a delicious photo prop.
If you’d like to hear more, learn about the differences between a boudoir, burlesque, and fine art nude, or are ready to book your own boudoir, we are here to help; and now enjoy this boudoir film produced by us:
Don’t forget to ask us about our brilliant boudoir photo albums and boxes, luxuriously handcrafted by a “Woman’s-Only” department within Queensberry—the most luxurious artisan book maker in the world.
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