Oh, bridal boudoir season in Denver. This time of year, I hear from so many brides who want to surprise their fiances with a gift of sexy photos of themselves in a tasteful book before their wedding. What they don't often realize is that it's also a gift for themselves. (By the way, if you’re recently engaged and thinking about doing a boudoir session for your fiance, be sure to book your appointment as soon as possible! I like to photograph you 8 to 12 weeks before you need an album, and no less than 5 weeks.)
When Brittany, a Denver wedding planner, offered to model for me, she told me she was is getting married in July 2015--a real bride! Her colors are gray and pink, and she told me she has a feminine style.
So, I went shopping. I wanted to do a non-traditional bridal boudoir set (compared to Ms. R's set, in which I styled her with a chapel length veil and more traditional lingerie). I found some awesome pieces.
First, this sexy little lace number from LA lingerie store Dollhouse Bettie. This store specializes in vintage and vintage-style lingerie. When I found this bra and high-waisted panty set, I knew I had to have it. First, the blush pink is the shade Brittany will be using at her wedding (and I knew she'd be giving her fiance these photos as a gift). And it shows that you can look bridal without being bridal in your lingerie shoot. I found her shoes at DSW--a pretty blush pink with gold sparkles.
There is no rule for what you can wear if you're doing a bridal boudoir session. Think about your own style, what your fiance thinks is sexy and whether you want to incorporate your wedding outfit (even your gown) into your session. I will help make your boudoir photos reflect who you are, and what makes you feel sexy!