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What's a boudoir shoot?

A Boudoir photo shoots are becoming increasingly popular as a wedding day gift from a bride to her groom. The photographs are implied nudes, which means you won’t be wearing anything (except maybe a corset or some skimpy lingerie), but won’t be showing anything either. For example: a shot of your bare back while you lie on your stomach. Many wedding photographers now offer a boudoir session as part of the wedding package. The bonus here is that the photographer can easily bind the photos into a mini album for your groom. You can also work with a photographer who specializes in boudoir for a more high-end look. These photo shoots can happen in a studio, a hotel room, or even your own bedroom if the lighting works.

Brides often wait to take the photos until the week before the wedding, coinciding with the pampering they do leading up to the big day, like manicures, pedicures, or massages.