For His Eyes Only

   By drodriguez  Apr 14, 2009

When on the hunt for a gift to give to a significant other many women are now turning to something a little more scandalous than a necktie or sweater.  The trend of giving boudoir photographs to a loved one to celebrate a special occasion is growing.  Women across the country are stepping in front of the camera to show their sexy side to mates.

A wedding website called recently reported on the growing boudoir trend, especially among new brides.  The boudoir photo has become a popular wedding day gift for the groom.  During the photo session women will either wear a sexy negligee or nothing at all.

For the modest at heart this may sound a lot more risqué than it actually is.  TheKnot describes the style of photography as “classic pinup-inspired pics” with “implied nudes”.  In other words, you’re covered in all the right places with poses often taken from the back or lying on your stomach.

If the idea of posing for these types of pictures makes you nervous TheKnot offers a couple tips to loosen you up for the shoot.  Bringing along a close girlfriend can liven up the atmosphere, plus you can rely on her for ideas or suggestions on what to wear and how to pose. Having a glass of champagne in the studio or hotel room may help to relax you before it’s time to give your sultriest pose.

It’s not difficult these days to find a photographer who specializes in this type of photography.  Wedding photographers have begun to offer the boudoir photo session as an addition to the wedding package.  They will even arrange for the photos to be bound into a mini album for the husband-to-be.

What do you think of the growing boudoir photo trend among new brides?

Is this something you might consider giving a loved one to celebrate a
special occasion?

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myangel82 by myangel82 | MECHANICSBURG, OH
May 31, 2009

I am a mom who got a bill passed in the state of Ohio to allow emergency contact with our drivers license. When you go to the Doctors, work place and kids in school you always have to put an emergency contact. My son was killed in an auto accident and Hospital chaplain ended up telling me over the phone that David was dead without knowing who I was, didnt ask if anyone was home with me or if I was driving. No one deserves to be told this way. I talked with the Sgt. that was on David's case and this is how I came up with it. So if you live in Ohio you can sign up on line and you DO NOT have to wait until your license are renewed. This way law enforcement can find family members much quicker.

lilbrunetee88 by lilbrunetee88 | Woodstock, IL
May 31, 2009

hmmmm, this seems funny to me. They should love themselves and it would be for them only.

radiantnewb by radiantnewb | fort bragg, NC
May 29, 2009

This is wonderful that so many wemon are opening up even if you are a little self consious or alot this would be a very wonderful thing to do but you should also take cation to where these pics are cause you really wouldnt want them on the internet for over a billion people 2 see

chloee by chloee | mt carroll, IL
May 29, 2009

i think this is a great idea, but only for married couples or couples in serious relationships. i can just see it now, half-nude pictues of some teenage girl being passed around a highschool, ruining her reputation.

bonnieb118 by bonnieb118 | Bennington, VT
May 29, 2009

I really wanted to do this before I got married, but I couldn't find a photographer in my area that would do it. Also, they ones I found out of state were very expensive. But I really wanted to do it and I think it's a great idea.

mother2five by mother2five | dothan, AL
May 29, 2009

I totally agree with this gift. Especially if you are covered in all the right places. How sexy is that? And wouldn't you rather have your hubbie looking at you than this months issue of Maxim or Playboy? Marraige takes spice! Wonderful idea! Go for it...

SuperMommy2TheRescue by SuperMommy2TheRescue | Fort Wayne, IN
May 28, 2009

Live it up! Life's too short. I've been doing boudoir photos long before it became the trendy thing to do. We (women) are our toughest critics and we deserve to be celebrated. Boudoir photos capture our beauty and the photo session can make a woman feel incredibly beautiful, sexy, liberated, empowered. In my early 20s, I did some boudoir photos. Looking back now that I'm in my 30s, I see how beautiful I was. When those photos were taken, I thought my booty was a lil too big and my tummy wasn't flat enough. Ten years and two children later, I'd LOVE to have that body again. :-) Even though my booty is a lil bigger than it was and my tummy isn't flat, I appreciate my body. It's healthy, it created and carried my two beautiful children, and it allows me to enjoy life, chase my children, and be close to my husband. And I realize that whatever I don't like about my body today, I will likely see as beautiful 20 years from now.

bubra007 by bubra007 | MCKINNEY, TX
May 24, 2009

Hmmm....I MIGHT do this, but I would have to be in possession of the photos at all times! I am a prude, I know :)

jerseygyrl143 by jerseygyrl143 | cape coral, FL
May 24, 2009

I think its great, I would love to do this! I know that my husband would love to get this from me for a gift to, if anyone hears of someone taking the pics in delaware please let me know, bc i would really really love to do this. I think it would add a little spark to our realtionship!

colie2k by colie2k | Owasso, OK
May 15, 2009

My hubby would love it!

dovefiend by dovefiend | BOONES MILL, VA
May 06, 2009

I think this is a great idea and sounds like alot of fun. A one-of-a-kind gift that shows plenty of thought went into it. What better way to start out a new union than with a little spice...

wonderwomanist by wonderwomanist | CHARLOTTE, NC
May 05, 2009

I'll have to study on this one...

chrissy48 by chrissy48 | Weymouth, MA
May 04, 2009

i would not do this at all i think it could be risky what if someone in the family found it i would be so embarassed, also i would not even have a picture like this taken by a digitail camera, i think the husband should just use his imagination, and be thankful if his wife still has a great body, and he really does not need any pictures when he has the real person he can admire.

Paulsgirl by Paulsgirl | HOLLAND, MI
May 03, 2009

Sounds like a way to cause a lot of potential heartache. I'll pass on this and find ways to spice it up in the bedroom.

buttercup7717 by buttercup7717 | JENISON, MI
May 02, 2009

I think it's a wonderful idea. It's a great way to celebrate self love and I think my husband would love it. I've known women who have done these pictures - and they've always been very tastefully done. The human body is a beautiful thing and I see no problem with the art of it. That said, I would be very careful about choosing who is doing the photos, what types of pictures are taken, and what is done with any negatives or files....both in terms of what the photographer does with them, as well as what YOU do with them when you get them home. Based on the photos I've seen, I wouldn't be horrified if my children came upon them - but you never know what's going to be in those negatives!