It’s just three days to my wedding and I am a nervous wreck! It has been stressful enough, dealing with the guests, monitoring the arrangements and working on myself. So when my best friend Candice came to me with the idea of getting a few boudoir photography snapshots done to surprise Jason, my fiance, on the day before our wedding, I decided to give it a shot. I could use some fun after all!
Candice has a friend who is quite an expert in the boudoir photography London circle. We both checked out his work on the internet, and it blew my mind! I could not wait to strike a pose as one of those beautiful women. Candice talked it out with the photographer, and we set a time.
I wanted to look perfect for my boudoir photoshoot. Hence the next step was, of course, going for shopping. Candice and I combed through every lingerie store there is and picked the choicest pieces for my photoshoot. It was time well spent, and I must admit I ended up buying a lot more than I would need. But hey, a girl can never have too much lingerie, right? Right after shopping, we went to my favorite salon and spa – to get an entire beauty routine done – right from face and body polishing, hair spa to manicures and pedicures. Feeling beautiful inside out, we then stepped into the lair of our photographer.
The pre- photoshoot
As I sat in his office, I picked up a catalogue and started ruffling through it, just for some inspiration with the striking poses. It was one of his portfolios and he told me the wide variety of women who come for such photoshoots – right from shy brides to-be to professional and classy London escorts. We laughed over little anecdotes and I liked him instantly. For the ones who think Boudoir photography is just cheap semi nude shots [I did think so at one point of time], they cannot be more mistaken. As I flipped through the catalogue, I could not help but marvel the beauty of these tastefully done pictures – with subtle sexual innuendos and lots of class. I was then sent off to the dressing room, while my photographer set the scene in his studio. Candice helped me with the barely there makeup and dressing. I looked good! It was a good thing Candice was there – I felt very comfortable in her presence. So that is a tip – always bring someone you are comfortable around, it helps make things easier. And of course, you need to like your photographer too, since he’ll be taking your photographs.
Before the photoshoot, we all sat together and decided on the theme for our shoot. I am a high energy woman, with an infectious laugh. So, we decided playfully sexy would be the theme that would suit me the best. Somehow, I came off as a natural when it came to striking poses. My photographer was the real expert though – he dictated a number of poses, which were quite easy, comfortable and went totally with my personality. After a number of costume changes and a two-hour photoshoot, finally we were done. I could not wait to see the results!
The look on my fiance’s face
Once the photos came in, I just could not stop myself from staring at them. I never thought I could look that sexy! As for Jason, my fiance’s reaction – he could not close his mouth the entire time he flipped through my pictures. Let’s just say, he cannot wait to get married now!