4 Cute Boudoir Photo Ideas


Boudoir photography can range from steamy seductive to cute and flirty. Your boudoir photos will reflect your personality and everyone is beautifully unique. I love shooting boudoir because every shoot is different from the last. If your personality sides on the more playful and fun side these 4 ideas will hopefully inspire you!


1. Bring a Friend

A duo boudoir shoot with your best friend is one the best ways to lighten the mood and calm nerves and is a fun twist on what most people think a boudoir photo shoot is. Fun and cute photos are pretty much guaranteed!      


2 Pizza Boudoir (Boudoir with your favourite food)

Pizza has become a staple of our boudoir shoots. So much so we starting incorporating it into our photo shoots lol. Just let your imagination run wild. think of the possibles. Cake boudoir, Sushi boudoir, etc.     


3. Festive Boudoir

Do you have a favourite holiday or event you love to celebrate? Wedding anniversary, Christmas, Easter and Halloween are the obvious ones. But think outside the box and come up with a theme that means a lot to you!  

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4. Video game boudoir

About a year ago I set up a few of my old game consoles in the studio. Mostly just so I could kill a few minutes while I was waiting for clients to arrive. It wasn't long after that people were asking if I had a game from their childhood and if they could have a quick game.   


There are so many different ways your photos could end up looking like. Be creative with your choices and remember to ask your photographer for help.

Why Boudoir Photos Can Take So Long To Get Back


Why Boudoir Photos Can Take So Long To Get Back

One of the most common questions people asked before booking a photo shoot is “How long will it take to get my photos?” You don’t always have to wait forever, but if you are hiring a photographer that really cares about the quality of the final product you receive It might take a decent amount of time. Every photographer will quote different times. We quote 6-8 weeks for our albums and printed products and our digital-only collections we quote 2 weeks or less! One thing to remember is there is no standard turnaround time, so don’t assume that every photographer will take the same amount of time and the time year can also greatly affect how long things can take.

I have been developing my workflow over the years to the point it's a well-oiled efficient machine that can deliver images quickly but also deliver the highest quality. Let’s have a look at my process.

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Step 1 Upload and Backup.

The second the shoot is over I’m uploading and backing up all the photos from your shoot. I have two hard drives in my computer and 1 external USB hard drive and a NAS drive. I save copies of every photo to these 4 hard drives for safe keeping. This is all happing while you are getting change back into your clothes.

Step 2 Viewing and Picking

My favourite part of the shoot is the viewing. I do same day viewings, so only a few minutes after your shoot the photos will be available for viewing. During your viewing, we will sit down and go through all the photos together and we will pick the best photos from the shoot. Next, if you are ordering an album I will design a draft album layout for you. This all takes about an hour or so to do.


Step 3 Even More Backups

What!? Even more backups?? Once everything is finalised and you have picked out your favourites I will do another round of backing up to my encryptied off site cloud storage and to another USB drive that I keep in a fire safe. At the end, I will have a total of 6 backups of your photos. 6 backups crazy right! But not to me, your photos are important to me and I know they are to you!

Step 4 Lots of Coffee

Now I start editing your photos. Every edit starts off with simple colour corrections and then each image is retouched and fine-tuned in Photoshop. Editing is the most time extensive part of the process. Just one photo shoot can take over 10-20 hours to edit.


Step 5. Finalising your order

Finally, once all of the photos are edited I will upload the photos and album layout into password protected gallery on my website. Once we have finalised the layout of your album I will send it off for printing and delivery to you.

That it that’s my process. On average each boudoir photo shoot is 40-50 hours work. I work long and hard hours to deliver the highest quality quickly. One thing to remember is I’m not just working with one client at a time. I will usually be working with more than four clients at the same time and then theres all the other business stuff I need to do. It’s a big delicate balancing act.


How To Find The Best Photographer For Your Wedding


Planning your wedding is usually one of the most exciting and stressful times in your life and trying to find the best photographer for your wedding may not be easy. Everyone has thought about using a relative with a nice camera when they first start planning their wedding. The ones that end up going down this route will always spend the money they saved on unnecessary things. The day will fly pass so fast you won’t remember a lot of it. Trust me your photos are the only tangible thing left from the wedding. Therefore you should invest in the best photographer you can afford.

You don’t need to spend tons of money, there are plenty of really good photographers out there that won’t blow the budget. Having a relative with a nice camera shoot your wedding will end in tears.

I went to my cousin's wedding earlier this year and was the perfect example of why you should hire a professional. They had a professional photographer and also an uncle from the bride's side of the family taking photos. Watching the two work was fascinating. The uncle spent most of his time standing in one spot fumbling with his camera and not taking many photos of the action. Meanwhile, the pro is walking around and planning out tons of different shots and when the time comes she is in the right spot at the right time to take the perfect photo.   

In conclusion, don’t go with your relative with the nice camera. There is more to photography than the gear we use. It’s is possible to find an affordable, trustworthy and professional that has a good portfolio.

Hopefully, this will help you find a wedding photographer.

Belle-Vous Photography is a boudoir studio based in Brisbane. We always trying to help all women feel beautiful, sexy and powerful. We would love to take beautiful bridal boudoir photos of you.

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