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Has anyone done this? Tips for doing it? What things should I be asked photographer if I decide to do this? Any reactions from husbands??
I did this for FI and they came out AWESOME. I'm so excited to give to him in 12 days!! I will certainly try to report back on his reaction, though TBH I am imaging he's going to freak out.
FSIL recommended the photographer, she worked with her for a boudoir before her own wedding last year. I'm sure you can find great reviews for local photographers online, and also ask if any of your friends know anyone - I think for something like this, comfort is the most important part.
If you find someone you like, look at their portfolio, similarly to a wedding photog see if you like their style (are they editorial?). Ask about outfit changes and printing options, as well as ownership of photos, if it's not in their package descriptions.
Once I had put down my deposit, my photog asked for a recent picture of me just to get an idea of my look and style, and sent me some suggestions for outfits and she created a Pinterest board for me to look at based on what her ideas were. I loved that because I could get a feel of what I was in for before the day.
She played some music and while the contract had 2 hours, I was with her for more than 4. So also talk about timing.
I had a BLAST and would fully recommend it to anyone. Just for yourself! It was so much fun and I felt beautiful and sexy the whole time. And the photos, seriously, I've never looked better.
Thanks ladies! I am allowed to do 3 costume changes, and doesn't include prints or rights. BUt the actual shoot is in included in my wedding package. So will just to pay for rights/prints extra.
I've been looking at costume ideas- one that I love is the all white lingerie with the veil...
Another idea I had- is red stuff- with Ohio State flare- he is a HUGE Ohio State fan.
Still thinking on a third idea, maybe something more natural- sexy bedtime or something like that.
Any other suggestions for costumes?
I also did 1 white outfit, felt pretty fitting for the occasion. You know your body the best so what types of lingerie do you usually feel most comfortable in? For me, I think babydoll tops are unflattering, and I knew if I wore one I would be thinking about it the whole time. So just things like that are good to think of.
I found some really good pieces at Victoria's Secret, and not too pricey either! Lord and Taylor also has some cute stuff, I found some white pieces for my honeymoon there and I love them. Good sleep-ish lingerie rather than the hot and heavy VS stuff.
Adore Me is a subscription kind of service for lingerie but I think you can turn it off, and they have sets at discounts. Very cute stuff. This was out of my budget but Agent Provacateur is GORGEOUS in my opinion. Very $$$ though.
Also ask your photographer if she has any suggestions based on your look/the feel she and you want to achieve during the shoot. She's an expert!