If you’re thinking of surprising your groom with something special on the wedding day, a pre-wedding lingerie or boudoir shoot is the latest (and sexiest) trend in gifting. However, there are so many questions. What if I’m not in shape? Is it tacky? Will I look awkward? What will my Mother think?
We’ve weighed up the pros and cons, so you don’t have to.
It’s a creative gift that he’s guaranteed to appreciate (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Bear in mind that you don’t need to bare loads of flesh in a lingerie shoot; if you’re not comfortable, you can always don a beautiful robe instead of a bra and knickers.
Lingerie can be quite pricey and when you add on the cost of a photographer it becomes a big chunk of the wedding budget.
You’re probably working hard on your body before the wedding, so there’s no better time to show it off! A boudoir shoot will mean you will always have a memory of your ‘best body ever’, even after you’ve downed a litre of gelato on your honeymoon.
The key to getting a great photo all comes down to the photographer and if you can’t find one who you feel comfortable around, the lingerie shoot will be more awkward than awesome.
It will give your groom a little preview of your passionate side – something he might not have seen before. Some photographers are happy to add a private session onto your wedding package. This is easier than finding a separate photographer and will save you money.
If you’re a sucker for tradition, you might want not want to ruin the surprise and want to save it all for the wedding night instead.
A lingerie shoot is a great way to build your confidence. You’re celebrating your body and the images are bound to leave you feeling great.
There’s nothing worse than a lingerie shoot that’s tacky and stiff. If you’re going to do it, make sure you’re feeling confident and consider have a few glasses of champers before you go. If you need a cheerleader, this is the time to call upon your Maid-of-Honour for a bit of support!
Would you consider a lingerie shoot?
All images from designer lingerie brand, Ms Couture. Photography by Jason Ierace.