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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hgoncalves by hgoncalves | MELROSE, MA
May 01, 2009

I think it's a good idea to spice things up, but I personally wouldn't do it.

mchavezrey by mchavezrey | Denver, CO
May 01, 2009

I'm not a fan of this type of thing but I know many who would. I couldn't do it personally but if others want to I say go for it.

1hotlilmama by 1hotlilmama | SPRING, TX
May 01, 2009

I did some for my husband for Valentines day. He LOVED them. I had them bound in a book that he keeps in his night side table. My sister came over and made a "set" and took the pictures. Then I did the same for her. They came out awesome. We just printed them in 8X10s from our computer and went to have them bound. It was the best gift ever.

eflanny99 by eflanny99 | scituate, MA
May 01, 2009

I just had 3 kids in two years. Once I get my body back, I would love to have pictures done like this for my husband's 30 th birthday. What a great way to remind myself (and him) that I have still got it!

suoliu by suoliu | WORCESTER, MA
May 01, 2009

What an awesome idea!!! I've always wanted to do something like this as long as it's done tastefully and artfully. I also like the idea of nude photography for pregnant women.

sarahmblessing by sarahmblessing | new york, NY
Apr 30, 2009

Having a respected and professional photographer take TASTEFUL nudes, implied nudes, or sultry images of yourself my not be for everyone. However I feel it is wonderful way to gain self confidence and share your confidence with your self, lover, family, and or friends in an artistic way. Having images taken during an important time of your life and/or after a huge body transformation (pregnancy, extreme weight loss and/or gain, before and/or after a surgery, during and/or after an illness) can help someone see their true beauty in whatever state. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone that is concerned about other peoples opinions or judgments. For someone who is just looking to rekindle some lost "spice or spark" in there marriage I would suggest trying something else as this is something you should want to do on your own, not just to appease your significant other. Only do it if you feel 100% comfortable and never let a photographer push you over your limit.

2busy2day by 2busy2day | Schaumburg, IL
Apr 30, 2009

Ladies just remember that even if your married to a man that picture might get out on the web. After a friends divorce a racy picture she had given her ex-husband during the marriage wound up on the internet. Once it's out there you can't get it back. If you wouldn't want your mother/father/kids/grandparents/business collegues to see it then don't do it.

angelabrooks by angelabrooks | CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Apr 30, 2009

What a wonderful idea. I know my husband ould love it. Even though we've been married 5 years, I bet this would make a fantastic anniversary present.

CharityMcD by CharityMcD | Hendricks, MN
Apr 29, 2009

What a great way to spice things up!

libby1260 by libby1260 | FRANKFORT, KY
Apr 28, 2009

I think this is a fun idea. My husband would love it.

MrsCrys by MrsCrys | North Reading, MA
Apr 28, 2009

I love this idea but I don't think it would excite my husband.. why look at pics when he has the real thing right in front of him? If I did it, it would be more for me and I would display them like Samantha in Sex and the City, haha.

lonniwho by lonniwho | Sherman, TX
Apr 25, 2009

For our 10th wedding anniversary, I went to Sears Portrait with a large amount of red silk. I wore stretchy trouser pants and a strapless bra & sleeveless shirt. I just hiked my pants up, pulled my shirt up to uncover a little hip, and it looked great without showing a bunch of skin. I have the pictures mounted on our bedroom wall next to the door, so no one ever sees it except my husband and I.

elenacala by elenacala | SPRINGVILLE, UT
Apr 24, 2009

I personally would never do something like this, not only for the above stated reasons, but also for the fact that I think my husband would appreciate the real thing instead of a photo. How much nicer would it be for me to dress up like a pin-up girl for him when he comes home, instead of jsut a photo. I think its good to keep things spicy though, I mean you always want to keep your hubby coming home to you and not someone else, so keeping it interesting is one way of doing that. To those ladies who think thier bodies are not all that for these photos that want to do it, should do it anyway, after all your hubby loves you just as you are, or he wouldn't be married to you!!

snapshot94 by snapshot94 | Fulton, MO
Apr 23, 2009

This type of photo shoot wasn't yet in vogue when I married almost 7 years ago, but my photographer did snap a pic of me in my "foundation garments" (thigh slimming girdle included) when I was goofing around in the hotel room. It turned out to be a great shot, and my husband LOVES it. I would recommend this for anyone who is adventurous enought to give it a shot.

jewelryjenny by jewelryjenny | Southgate, MI
Apr 23, 2009

I think it would be a good gift, but not sure if I'm brave enough yet. : )