Minnesota Bridal Boudoir Tips and Tricks

black and white photo of a woman twirling in white lingerie and a wedding veil

Bridal boudoir photography is one of the most unique and intimate ways to both capture your beauty & sensuality before your big wedding day! It’s a chance for you, the bride, to not only feel comfortable and empowered, but to have a special gift for your partner right before you walk down the aisle.Let’s go over some tips to help you prepare for your big day before your big day. 

Choose the right photographer

The first step in booking a bridal boudoir session is to choose the right photographer. Look for a photographer who specializes in boudoir photography (cough cough MEEEE) and has experience working not only with brides, but also someone who has extensive experience working with all different body types. It’s important to find someone who makes you feel comfortable and confident, and who can guide you through the process of posing and styling. Obviously this goes for any type of session- but especially a boudoir session. 

Plan ahead

Bridal boudoir sessions should be planned well in advance of your wedding day. This will allow you to schedule your session at a time that works best for you and me, and to allow plenty of time for editing and ordering prints or albums. Keep in mind our normal turnaround time is 6-8 weeks from your session date for products. 

Choose your lingerie carefully

The lingerie you choose for your bridal boudoir session can be chosen to match the style and theme of your wedding – isn’t that AMAZING?! Consider colors that complement your wedding dress and accessories, and choose lingerie that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Don’t forget to include touches of your wedding like your veil or wedding shoes. If you’re not feeling those whites & ivories? No problem; let’s go with some sultry blacks. There’s no wrong answer in choosing colors. Your session doesn’t HAVE to scream bridal. 

Get professional hair and makeup

Professional hair and makeup can make a big difference in the final results of your bridal boudoir photos. And guess what? You don’t even have to find your own hair and makeup artist! Our all-womxn team includes several insanely talented HMUAs who will not only pamper the shit out of you on session day, but are able to create the exact look you’re envisioning. Want to go bold and dramatic? We’ve got you. Want to choose a look that errs on the side of vintage romance? Look no further. I promise, our team can help you create a look that complements your lingerie and enhances your natural beauty.

Communicate with your photographer

Communication with me is KEYYYYY to creating a successful bridal boudoir session. Be sure to communicate your ideas and expectations, and to ask for guidance and suggestions from me. I can help you choose poses and settings that flatter your body and create a mood that matches your vision, while simultaneously delivering photos that I have no doubt will blow yours – and your fiancé’s – minds.

woman standing in front of red wall in white lingerie and wedding veil she is twirling

Relax and have fun

Most importantly, remember to relax and have fun during your bridal boudoir session. This is a chance for you to celebrate your beauty and sensuality, and to create a special gift for your partner. Trust me and let go of any insecurities or self-doubt. Between my killer skills and your positive mindset about yourself- we are sure to create magic that your partner will love. 

Are you ready to create stunning and empowering photos that you and your partner will cherish for a lifetime? Let’s chat www.andreabaue.com


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