Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Not motivated for a wedding....

Ok so don't read into the title just yet! It's not what you think.

I had lunch with John yesterday since he's been working a lot lately and we barely saw each other this weekend since I was visiting my sister. And the conversation went a little something like this:

J: I was thinking how awesome it would be to receive pictures of you for my birthday since it's my last year as a single man.

Me: (almost spitting out my food) What? Umm you mean boudoir photos??

J: What are boudoir photos?

Me: Who put this stuff in your head?

J: No one, just a random thought.

Me: Normally a bride gives her groom the day of the wedding boudoir photos.

J: Oh, I didn't know that.

*side note: his birthday is in the middle of August*

And so the conversation continued on but I wasn't sure if he was serious or not. This came from way out of left field. I wondered who put that bug in his ear! My first reaction was not a good one but I didn't let him know that. I just kept it inside to boil. This was just so random I was still in shock. I didn't even think he knew about pictures like this.

I've never really given the idea some serious thought. I personally didn't think he would like a gift like that. I saw Mrs. Cola's Boudoir photos on WB recently and they looked amazing and she's like me "size wise" so I knew not to worry about that.

So I came back from lunch and couldn't stop thinking about this random conversation we just had. I really would love to surprise him with a little black book of photos but I don't think I have hundreds of dollars to spend right now. So I took to the classified section of WB to see if anyone is offering boudoir sessions in the NYC area. My search didn't go far since the listing was one of the first ones. Laura Pennace is a photographer who is looking to expand her work outside of wedding photography. I was shocked at the price! I thought it would be at least $1000 for a session.

So I contacted Laura and we exchanged e-mails back and forth all day and it was so easy to talk to her and ask questions. All of a sudden I got this sudden urge to get my butt to the gym so I can look good in these pictures. I thought to myself, ' a wedding doesn't motivate you but a boudoir session does. Huh, that's kind of funny.'

So as you can see the title of this post isn't what you thought it was. I am still so excited for this wedding, 81 days!

I am meeting with the photographer today to discuss ideas and get to know her better to establish a level of comfort which is her number one concern. I'm very excited and still a little in shock that I'm actually going ahead with this.

More details to come.

Have you considered a boudoir photo session?


  1. I am TERRIFIED! My boudoir shoot is in TWO (VERY SHORT!) WEEKS!

    I'm not comfortable with my body. AT ALL. And my fiance hates that. He wants me to be proud and walk around the house naked or something, haha. :P So this is a gift to him, and myself. I've heard everyone feels awesome and sexy after their B-pics. I hope for the same. I'll let you know how it goes!

    P.S. I'm not skinny either. But the right pose and the right attire can "hide" the bad.

  2. Dani - I'm so excited for you!! I hear you on not being comfortable but the with a hot outfit and the right pose...along with a little photoshop and we are good to go!

    Good Luck and keep me posted and any tips you can pass along!

  3. I did it and it was SO worth it! I've always struggled with my self confidence, and it totally helped. I actually felt a TON more confident on our honeymoon wearing next to nothing and he absolutely loved the pictures. I'd recommend doing it to anyone! :) I hope to blog about it soon, so be sure to check out the post!

  4. Oh man, I don't think I'd have the guts to do this. Good for you though!

  5. no i haven't, until i read this!

  6. I considered it for like 10m. One of the first photogs we met with was Lina Jang. She does GREAT boudoir sessions and I seriously considered it. We didn't go with her because in the end it was too much $$ but check out her boudior site if you want some inspiration.

    Warning: Umm... NSFW obvi

  7. Wow I some how missed Mrs. Cola's photos she looks stunning and sexy! I think its great that you're doing these...they will boost your self confidence as well as give him a sexy gift! ;) Good luck and have fun!