Category Archives: Boudoir

Risqué Boudoir {NSFW}

I have a love/hate relationship with boudoir photography. On the one hand, I think every gal should have the opportunity to feel sexy, and being photographed with that pre-wedding glow – either as a gift for your beloved or a treat to yourself – is a great way to boost the confidence. However I don’t generally feature that many of these shoots, because, forgive me, but a lot of the ones I see are somewhat tacky… or trashy… or just not very sexy at all. Whoever decided feather boas can make the transition from hen do tack to boudoir class needs a stern talking to. There are exceptions of course, but in my experience they are few and far between.

Well I’m pleased as punch to report that, again, I’ve been proved wrong with today’s shoot. Submitted by portrait photographer Meredith Wullkotte is is elegant, classy, sexy and effortlessly cool. These simple shots of model Staci Gibbs are just perfect!

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A 60’s & 70’s Inspired Smokey Boudoir Sesh (*NSFW*)

**Warning before we begin, some of these photos may not be safe for work, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. There are boobs…nice boobs…but boobs none the less…**

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Most of you will have noticed that I don’t feature a whole load of boudoir on Rock n Roll Bride. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I guess my opinion is the same as that on engagement shoots – the photos are amazing for the people involved (show me a man who wouldn’t want to see his bride to be all sexified-up for him pre-wedding?) but for us non-involved people, once you’ve see one hot lady in sexy undies jumping around on a bed you’ve seen ’em all…

Which is why I was chuffed to bits to receive Casey’s boudoir shoot from photographer Nikita Gross recently. Something a bit different and hella hella sexy hurrah!

The inspiration for the shoot was “a crazy, psychedelic, Rock n Roll, fantasy dream,” explained Nikita. “Inspired by 60′s and 70′s music and the feel of old album covers,  I wanted this shoot to be wild and hot. Casey was so awesome! She got my vision completely and dug out some amazing pieces from her own wardrobe…. the smoke is actually from left over smoke bombs I had from Independence day.”

“We started the day out in my car jamming The Doors which inspired a heated discussion about how hot Jim Morrison was. After about a 20 minute ride we arrived at the location I picked out for the shoot, a field of wild flowers in KY, my favorite place to be. Here we were, on a long gravel road in the middle of nowhere, clothes and cameras everywhere, Casey half naked and here come the police! You should have seen the look on their faces, priceless. Thanks to Casey’s power of seduction they were super cool about letting us stay and shoot. How could they say no, right?”

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Miya’s Natural & Arty Boudoir Shoot

Boudoir photography isn’t something I feature that often, but when I saw Miya’s session I instantly loved it. The genuine vibe of these images, coupled with the beautiful use of light…and of course Miya’s beautiful ink…made me swoon. Lots.

“Miya came to me wanting a boudoir shoot that was a little different… something a little more abstract and artsy, not just ‘here I am in my underwear!’ ” photographer Ariel told me.”So I thought of shooting through fabrics (to soften the image and give them some natural texture & color) & to use the tilt shift lens a bit.  I love how they turned out and Miya was super cool to shoot!”

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Under the Spotlight – For Your Eyes Only

The trend for brides to organise a pre-wedding boudoir shoot to commemorate their pre-wedding self, as well as provide their husband’s to be with a sexy memento of just how lucky they are (!) is one that has gained momentum over the past few years. Not many of you will know this, but I actually did a similar shoot before I got married! Needless to say it wasn’t as scary as I thought it was going to be (it was the first professional photo shoot I’d ever done!) and Gareth erm…LOVED the results!

One of the poineers in boudoir photography in the UK are For Your Eyes Only. The studio based company is run by women for women! They company was set up in 2002 by Alexandra Burns – her idea being to create stunning images of gorgeous women of all shapes and sizes.

She explains, “A FYEO Shoot is a unique experience and is based upon a routine of skin smoothing, body sculpting poses in a private black out studio, where you are one to one with your own female photographer, who will direct you and look after you the whole time.”

FYEO has studios across the UK – in High Wycombe, Manchester, Essex & Tunbridge Wells (studios opening in Newcastle and Taunton soon!) The reason we are studio based and not daylight based, as some other photographers are, is because of this specialist black out studio and lighting techniques, which are designed to flatter all different body shapes and is ultra skin smoothing.”

The experience starts with you arriving at your FYEO studio a few minutes before your appointment with a bag full of your own personal goodies, such as your wedding lingerie, a tiara or veil, strappy shoes or even something of your other half’s, such as favourite shirt and tie. The shoot is completely tailored you you, your style and what you want you want to create.

“As well as having shots taken in your wedding lingerie, you can also have some nudie pics!” continues Alexandra. “Tasteful, of course… think… You, your favourite necklace and your wedding shoes!”

You’ll even have your very own make up artist on hand to primp, preen and make you feel like a million dollars.

Meet the FYEO Team at The National Wedding Shows, visit their website www.fyeoportraits.com or send them an email at info@fyeoportraits.com. To make a booking call them on 0871 218 0343.

FYEO would like to offer a MASSIVE 50% off to Rock n Roll Bride readers who book any package booked before the end of January. Simply quote ‘RocknRollBride’ when you enquire.

Huge thanks to Alexandra and the whole FYEO team for taking part in this feature today. I love you guys!

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Roxy Rose’s Flapper Girl Boudoir

I thought I’d start this Wednesday morn with a little bit of sauce…something a little bit sexy to wake you up proper!

I don’t feature a lot of boudoir shoots on the blog as it takes a really unique idea to get my heart racing, however when I saw Burlesque performer Roxy Rose’s flapper girl inspired shoot, shot by Italian photographer Cinzia Bruschini, I couldn’t help but have a little nosey.

Enjoy!

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Eyelashes Akimbo! Gala Darling’s Sexy Boudoir Sesh.

Oooh la la!

I have been a huge fan of Gala Darling ever since I discovered her blog about a year ago. I love her style, her positivity and the fact that she’s not afraid to be herself and speak her mind. I love the way she writes and I’m inspired by her every.damn.day!

Gala posted these très sexy boudoir-esque shots on her blog last week and I’m really excited to share them all with you too. I think these make great inspiration for all your brides-to-be wanting to do boudoir shoots – they show that great light and fabulous styling makes all the difference! So do it. Embrace your inner minx and go for it!

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