Getting married is an exciting time! You're planning a wedding, getting to know your fiance's family better, and having lots of fun picking out invitations, finding the perfect venue and trying on gowns. But there are some things you can do as a bride-to-be that will make your fiance's jaw drop when he sees you walk down the aisle. One of those things is a boudoir shoot! Boudoir photography has been around for decades, but only in recent years have brides-to-be started doing them to surprise their fiances with sexy photos taken by professional photographers. Here are some tips for making sure your shoot goes off without a hitch:

Buy your dress early.

We can't stress this enough! A wedding is a complicated thing to plan and the more time you have to spare, the better. If you want your soon-to-be hubby to be surprised on his wedding day, then don't wait until the last minute to buy your dress. Make sure that you've bought it before all other planning starts so that every detail can be planned around this big purchase. When choosing a bridal gown, do not let anyone else or anything else influence what style or design of dress works best with your body type or personality. Also, don’t make any impulse decisions based on trends or fitting into what others might expect from you in terms of attire—you should wear whatever makes YOU feel beautiful!

Start planning your boudoir session.

If you have already booked your boudoir session, then congratulations! If not, put it on your to-do list and get that done ASAP. Your photographer should be experienced with this kind of shoot because it will be important to him or her to create the right lighting and mood for you. He or she should also be a good fit for you so that they can share ideas together during the shoot and make sure everything goes smoothly.

Finally, choose a photographer who is affordable, available on your wedding day (if possible), and has great reviews from other brides who have used them before.

Find an inspiring photographer.

The photographer you choose should be someone who you trust and feel comfortable with. They should be able to help you feel beautiful, empowered and sexy. Most importantly, they should be able to make sure your husband-to-be is having fun!

Get hair and makeup professionally done for the shoot.

It’s important that you look your best on your wedding day. Your soon-to-be hubby will be taking photos with you and he wants to remember everything about his beautiful bride. So, do yourself a favor and get professionally done hair and makeup for the shoot.

First, ask friends who have had their pictures taken what stylists they used and if they were happy with how it turned out. Then, choose three or four different options for where you want to go based on each of those recommendations.

When you go in for your first consultation at the salon/studio where you selected your photographer; let them know what style of hair do want (down or up), what color lipstick (natural or bold), whether or not there should be contouring involved, etc., so that they can prepare accordingly before arriving on day one of shooting sessions!

Have fun!

Your boudoir shoot is an opportunity for you to have fun, and it’s important to remember that. Not only will your photographer be there with you, but also those closest to you. The last thing you want is for them to worry about how silly or uncomfortable they look during the shoot. If anything, having a good time will make everyone more relaxed and willing to do what it takes for a great photo!

Every bride-to-be should do a boudoir shoot.

Whether you're nervous about being in front of a camera or not, doing a boudoir shoot is a great way to celebrate your femininity. Plus, it's an intimate gift that your husband will absolutely love. It's also the perfect way for you to get in touch with your body and feel confident and sexy at the same time.

Here are some more reasons why every bride-to-be should do a boudoir shoot before her wedding day!


We hope that this has given you some ideas for what to do on your big day, and we hope it’s gotten you excited about doing something a little different from the norm. Now get out there and plan your adventure!