March 21, 2023

Boudoir Photos Make a Great Wedding Gift for Groom

As a bride-to-be, you have a lot to deal with planning your upcoming nuptials.  Whether you’re planning a large traditional wedding or planning a small intimate backyard gathering, giving a wedding gift to your groom is an increasingly popular “optional tradition.”  

Googling groom’s gifts is one way to find a list of sentimental and practical gifts ranging from custom maps to custom cuff links.  Don’t get me wrong, sentimental and/or practical gifts are nice, but wouldn’t you rather get him something he really wants?  Like sexy photos of you! …aka boudoir photos.

Boudoir specifically means a woman’s bedroom and boudoir photos are another way of saying sexy photos, intimate photos, racy photos, secret photos, night photos and/or bedroom photos.  It’s also why a lot of boudoir portraits have an intimate or bedroom styled setting, but don’t let that hold you back from getting creative because you’re not limited to the bedroom!  

Boudoir Session Myths and Questions

Ok, before we go any further let me squash a couple of myths and/or answer a few quick questions… 

  • Do I have to be naked or wear almost nothing?  No, you do not have to be naked or scantily clad.  Sometimes of the sexiest photos don’t show your girlie bits!  Your level of comfort dictates how little or how much you take off your for photos.
  • I don’t own lingerie.  Guuuurl, you don’t have to own any lingerie!  There are so many options and they don’t have to be lingerie!
  • I don’t see myself as sexy or I’m a tomboy so this isn’t for me.  I’m sure your future husband would disagree.  Even if you don’t see it, he sees you as SEXY!   Also, you don’t have to be a girly girl to have a boudoir session.  My recent tomboy client wore bathing suits for her boudoir photos.
  • I don’t have the body for a boudoir session. WRONG! You have a body, right? Then you have the body for a boudoir session.  You don’t have to be a model or have the “perfect body” to deserve a boudoir session.  Girl, I got you!  I know the poses that will flatter your body style because everyBODY deserves to experience a sexy session!  You will see what he sees in you and find confidence you didn’t know you had!!  I recently experienced my own boudoir session while at my heaviest weight.  Girl, I get it! I know your fears!  Read the blog post explaining my experience.

Creative Boudoir Session Ideas:

For Him

You can get as creative as you want with your boudoir session.  Not sure where to begin? An easy way to start is to think about what your groom-to-be is interested in.  Is he into sports?  You could wear his favorite team’s jersey and bring a hat, ball or other sports equipment to your session.  Is he into motorcycles? How sexy would it be to wear a black leather jacket or wear helmet and little else.  If you REALLY want to blow his mind, we could take photos on his motorcycle!  Are you marrying a cowboy? He’ll love to see you in short jean shorts, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. On the flip side, is your groom-to-be a business executive?  Let’s photograph you in a men’s white button-down or a tie and thigh-high stockings!  Ok now that I’ve given you some ideas for him, think about what the two of you like to do together.  What props could you bring to represent those interests!  Give it some thought, I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out some other ideas!  

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For You

In addition, I have plenty of props that’ll give you an amazing experience while I capture flattering, sexy photos of you! These are all about YOU!  They will empower you to see your sexy side so you feel seen and special!   Imagine yourself wearing beautiful angel wings like those runway-walking supermodels!  They are truly luxurious and amazing!  Plus, the wings go great with almost anything!  You can wear a sexy bra and panty set, lingerie, or a dress!  


But if the wings aren’t your style, have you seen the white sheet sessions?  You'll give the illusion of being completely naked even if you aren’t!  But shhh let his mind go wild thinking you’re naked under those sheets!  We can even sprinkle the white sheets with hundreds of red rose petals!  

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Not into the white sheets?  I also have red and black satin sheets too!  They all look amazing on camera, so it’s up to you and your style!  Know what else looks great with the any of these sheets?  Flowers!  I have red or white roses that would make the perfect hand held prop!  

Want to take it up a notch? You will feel uber luxurious wearing the black tule robe!  OMGeeee!! It is absolutely AMAZING and will look even better on you!  


The Black Tule Robe.  Remember I said I experienced my own boudoir session?  That's me!

We could take it up a few more notches if you want to be even more adventurous!   The shower scene is the ultimate in seduction!  You could wear a tight white tank and a thong or go all in for a nekked scene.  The shower scene is amazing because we never leave the studio and you can stay 100% dry if you want!

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Boudoir Photo Gift Options

Ok, now that your head is spinning with all of the different ideas for your boudoir session itself, you may be wondering what you'd actually give him.  Well, you have a variety of options depending on what would work best for you and your future hubby’s lifestyle.  Imagine having a stunning portrait of yourself hanging on the wall as a reminder of how beautiful you are.  You can choose from framed prints, metal, acrylic, and canvas wall art in a variety of sizes.  


Matted and framed wall art print.  (Framing is handled by Hoosier Highlander and is an additional fee)

However, if you’d prefer something more intimate and discrete you can choose from prints in reveal boxes or luxury custom photo albums.  

Closed Reveal Box displaying the front image

Opened Reveal Box showing the matted portraits inside. 

Custom Luxury Photo Album with and without the protective box & cover

But, if you want something more fun and unique you can pick custom playing cards or the retro viewer and reel set!  

Custom Playing Cards and the Retro Viewer & Reel Set

In addition, when you purchase any of the print products, you’ll also receive the matching digital images! And lastly, if you don’t want printed products at all, you’re welcome to purchase digital-only portrait packages.  With the digital-only packages, you and your future hubby will be able to download your personalized smartphone app to view your beautiful portraits at any time!  Plus, you’ll get the high-resolution images so if you decide to print them later, you can!

The Benefits of Gifting Your Groom Sexy Photos of You

Now that you know your gift options, you may be wondering why your husband-to-be would want or need sexy photos of you since you’ll be together, right?  Well, there are several benefits of giving boudoir photos as your wedding gift to your groom and the benefits are not restricted to him alone! Wouldn’t it be fun to have these secret, naughty photos for the two of you to share?  Whenever you’re in the mood you could send him another and it’ll be his cue that you’re in the mood.  Better yet, if he travels for work he can take the sexy photos of you with him!  He will always have his phone app and he could easily pack the album or the retro viewer too!  And for those days when you’re just NOT in the mood, he will always have these portraits to look at and keep him busy!  However, the best reason to experience a boudoir session is to celebrate you! All of the other benefits I described pale in comparison to the ability to honor yourself where you are in life right now, to love the skin you’re in AS IS and as imperfect as it may be, and to feel more confident because girl you are only this young once!  Plus, all of these benefits will translate into better intimacy and excitement in the bedroom!  


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Boudoir Photos are a WIN-WIN!

So, do you remember those custom maps and cufflinks I mentioned earlier?  They're not sounding as good as they once did, do they?  They just don’t compare to gifting your groom boudoir photos of you because sexy photos of you are what he really wants!   So, sign up to experience a boudoir session for yourself and surprise him with the one gift he'll treasure forever! It’s a win-win!!  He will go crazy over your photos an you’ll see your sexy side, you'll boost your confidence and you’ll regain a pep in your step again!  It's the perfect wedding gift for you both!

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About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy is a professional portrait photographer in NW Indiana. She specializes in glamour and boudoir photography because she takes great joy in empowering women of all ages and sizes to look and feel beautiful. She also loves watching her clients’ self-confidence, self-accept, and self-love re-emerge during their photoshoots as they see how truly beautiful they are.

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