Boudoir Portraits on your Wedding Morning

Boudoir Portraits on your Wedding Morning

I most definitely think you should incorporate a mini session of boudoir portraits on your wedding morning before stepping into your dress.  But first, let me clarify what boudoir photography actually is.  The word boudoir is French and actually refers to a woman’s bedroom or private dressing room. Boudoir photos are intimate photos usually taken in less clothing than more in a private setting. Your session could be as short as five minutes or as long as thirty.

But you say you have nothing to wear!  That’s not a problem. In fact, you don’t need that fancy lace robe or teddy, a favorite bra and underwear set will suffice, or heck grab your fur throw from your couch. It’s the essence of You that makes these photos magic not what you’re wearing!

Why do Boudoir Portraits?

Ok, but why take boudoir portraits on your wedding morning?  I say why not take advantage of this opportunity. After all , you’ve already hired a professional photographer for the day you might as well make the most of them.  Furthermore, you’re probably in the best shape of your life, right?! Don’t you want to freeze this moment in time to look back at in 20 years with pride?  Moreover, you’ve most likely just enhanced your natural beauty by having your nails, hair and makeup professionally done. Bottom line boudoir portraits are fun and confidence boosting!

What will I do with my Boudoir Portraits?

These photos would make an excellent surprise gift for your partner. Just think you could keep that honeymoon vibe going once you have returned home from your actual honeymoon!  Additionally, just think how confident you will feel when you finally slip on your wedding dress for your bridal portraits on your wedding day. I say go ahead and celebrate your sexy self! It’s time to tell your photographer you’d like to add boudoir portraits on your wedding morning.

blonde bride sitting cross legged in a white sheer robe on a green velvet couch posing for Boudoir Portraits on her Wedding Morning

detail wedding ring and bride in lace robe on the morning of her wedding

Charleston boudoir portrait in black and white of nude woman wrapped in white fur sitting and holding onto rattan chair

a Boudoir Portraits of a blonde bride looking over her bare shoulder with white long sheer robe trailing on floor


Bride's wedding dress hanging in dressing room and bride putting final lipstick on during her Wedding Morning


Bridal Jewelry Details of earrings and engagement ring on pink background

brunette bride in white lace robe posing for Boudoir Portraits on Wedding Morning

nude woman wrapped in white fur sitting on floor

blonde bride reading vow book in long sheer white robe on wedding morning

white diamond wedding shoes and detail shot of embroidery on wedding dress



black and white of nude woman wrapped in white fur sitting in rattan chair

close up of blonde bride in white sheer robe during Boudoir Portraits on Wedding Morning

Boudoir Portraits on bride's Wedding Morning; bride tying robe and looking off and down at shoulder in white lace robe

Charleston Engagement Photographer Ring detail surrounded by peach carnations and a rose

Photos by Leigh Hayward Photography of sheer back of blonde bride's wedding dress

Charleston bridal portraits of blonde bride sitting in front of mirror in white dressing room



blonde bride sitting in white vintage Rolls Royce car outside of I'on Meeting House


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Leigh Hayward

Leigh Hayward

Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

Hi, I’m Leigh! I’m an engagement and wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. I’ve been serving ALL love and couples since 2006. I adamantly believe everyone deserves their love story to be told beautifully! 

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