31 Empowering Bridal Boudoir Photos to Make You Consider a Shoot of Your Own

Serving you serious inspo when it comes to looks, poses, and photography styles

Updated 04/03/19

We've said it once and we'll say it again: Boudoir photo shoots should be seriously considered by all brides. But we totally get it if you're still a little nervous about the idea. And because it's such a pain in the butt to spell "boudoir," we also understand if you haven't looked into them any further on the Internet or social media. Still, we want you to know that a boudoir session can be one of the most rewarding and empowering gifts you give yourself—and maybe your future spouse. (Hint! Hint!

Wedding day present! Hint! Hint!)

See more: How to Feel Confident During Your Boudoir Session

But rather than trying to sell you on this idea with just words, we thought we'd show you why instead. To that end, we've rounded up 31 ah-mazing, oh-my-gosh-wow boudoir photos featuring real women in a range of looks, poses, and photography styles. We hope you'll find inspiration in their beauty, and be emboldened to consider capturing your own on camera. You may be surprised how quickly your nerves turn to playful smiles and sexy smizes. Go get it, girl.

Sarah Hill Photography

Looking for a gorgeous getting-ready robe too? We gotchu.

Donna Lane Photography

CUTE. CUTE. CUTE. CUTE. CUTE.

📸 IG: @boudoirbydonna

Angela Culp

Sometimes a straight-on camera shot can feel completely natural and sexy. (Like this one right here.)

Boudoir By Taylor

We all know how steamy things can get in the backseat of a car.

📸 IG: @boudoirbytaylor

April Elizabeth Photography

Set the scene with gorgeous floral installations. Plus, you won't have to ask, "What do I do with my hands?" if there's a rose between your fingers.

@boudoirbyoldcrowstudios

Behold the power of the red lip.

Boudoir By Taylor

An all-white set feels very bridal, don't ya think?

📸 IG: @boudoirbytaylor

Shannon Smith

A bird's eye view is a captivating full-body shot option.

Nikki Watarz

Black lace is ev-er-y-thing.

📸 IG: @boudoirbynikki

Boudoir By Taylor

This pulled-down, exposed pose works great for flowy robes, or oversized shirts stolen from a partner's closet.

📸 IG: @boudoirbytaylor

Cheyenne Gil

If things start to feel too serious at any point during your shoot, a giggle break will do wonders for your nerves, and yield a fabulous pic!

📸 IG: @cheyennegil

Sarah Hill Photography

A dreamy veil makes the perfect prop.

@boudoirbyoldcrowstudios

Hair waves on point.

Jen Needham Photography

When they tell you to play with your hair, but make it the most adorable thing you've ever done.

📸 IG: @boudoirbyjnp

Nikki Watarz

Bodysuits are a gal's best friend.

📸 IG: @boudoirbynikki

Sarah Hill Photography

We're obsessed with this tomboy ensemble that proves cotton can be just as sexy as lace.

Nelly Saraiva

Head nod for the subtle ring feature here. Nice.

📸 IG: @boudoirbynelly

Boudoir By Marie

Yas, statement earrings. YAS!

📸 IG: @boudoirbymarie

Sarah Hill Photography

Bow down, y'all.

Boudoir By Marie

We call this one, "Pure, unabashed joy."

📸 IG: @boudoirbymarie

Shannon Smith

Okay, we see you, sequins!

Nelly Saraiva

So where do we get that sheer number, those shoes, this bedspread—basically everything going on here?

📸 IG: @boudoirbynelly

Boudoir By Marie

Take things outside for a cool, alternative-style shoot and allllll the natural light

📸 IG: @boudoirbymarie

Shannon Smith

Is this an album cover? Take our money now, please.

Boudoir by Tracy Lynn

Who doesn't love a cold shoulder moment?

Angela Culp

If you're more the artsy type, consider an edgy, conceptual-style shoot.

Boudoir By Marie

Giving the term "wallflower" all kinds of layers here.

📸 IG: @boudoirbymarie

Shannon Smith

Open backs may just be the best backs.

Sarah Hill Photography

Tacos in bed?! HELL YES. Just don't forget the hot sauce.

Donna Lane Photography

Playing with shadows gives your snapshots a sultry, moody vibe.

📸 IG: @boudoirbydonna

JEN HUANG

A head-to-toe bare bridal look.

📸 IG: @jenhuangphoto

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