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!)
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.