Saturday, April 07, 2007

Introducing bridal boudoir photography

A thousand thanks to Agent LauraB, who has brought a whole new genre to our attention: Boudoir bridal photography, otherwise known as pictures of the bride in her skivvies (for the family album? for the groom's private consumption? for the mother of the bride to whip out of her wallet and pass around at book group?). bride posing for bridal boudoir photography Intrigued? Wondering about the next step? A casual Google turned up the following advice from the deliciously named Cape Fear Weddings:
Your finished boudoir portait can be turned into a gift in many ways. The most popular is the wall canvas. Add a special touch by having it hung in your honeymoon suite for your wedding night... Current software makes it economical to produce slide shows or other multi-media presentations, with music, captions, voice-overs or special effects such as fade-outs, dissolves, zoom and pan effects.
"Economical." "Slide shows". Do you suppose this means Powerpoint? Awesome.

11 comments:

Rhonda said...

This would also go nice on a pillow or tote bag! :-)

ChgoRed said...

A slide show of boudoir photos? What, to show during the reception? EEK!

Canaduck said...

Man, that is one uncomfortable-looking bride there. One gets the impression she likes the idea about as much as we do.

Anonymous said...

That's a horrible example of bridal boudoir. That's obviously not the work of a high end photographer. Obviously, boudoir portraiture is not something you include in the slideshow at the reception. These photos are private, personal gifts that reinforce a woman's ability to feel good about her body and image. Done tastefully by a professional, it's a wonderful thing. Done by an amateur hack, it's atrocious. Don't let a few bad examples turn you off to the idea--do your research, find a professional, experienced photographer who gels with your personality and understands your artistic expectations, and go for it!!!

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm missing something here. Why would I pay money for a naughty picture of myself that I can hang in the honeymoon suite*, when I will actually BE in the suite, myself, completely nekkid?

ChgoRed

*And won't the hotel staff be thrilled?

marvellousmilf said...

I've had a boudoir portrait done by this woman in New York. She really made me feel relaxed and really captured who I am.
My husband loved it... but most of all I loved it... actually I had her come the morning of my wedding and photograph me and my girls getting ready, but for a moment there I shut the door on everyone and got naked with my veil. Most of all it is something that I can remember 'me' with. I won't always be young. Check out this womans website isisimages.net I absolutely recommend her. She is very nice as well as talented.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me!? That is the WORST boudoir photography I've ever seen. Tacky... and totally awkward! Not classy or sexy. Who shoots like that!? Gross. Find someone who knows what they are doing.

Anonymous said...

Do you have permission to use this image? If not you are in violation of copyright laws. I have a feeling both the photographer and the girl featured here would not be thrilled with it's use here.

picornish said...

Boudoir is based on a state of mind and perception. I believe most of the people against it probably hate themselves! Wouldn't be seen dead exposing their bodies to anyone for any purpose. I recently did a boudoir shoot for a girl who has a degenerative spinal disease, she looks pretty good at the moment but in a few short years will be hunched and twisted. Her wedding gift to her husband is an album of her looking beautiful. Whoever shot the image you have displayed here needs a slap but done well boudoir is subtle, sensual and fun.

I wouldn't take porno pictures, this is a celebration of ones personality and body.

For the small minded minority... maybe you should try it, catharsis can be good!

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