Bride posing in boudoir wedding shoot

Why Invest in the Perfect Boudoir Photoshoot


November 6, 2023
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Denis Rudi

A wedding day is a celebration of love, commitment, and the beginning of a beautiful journey together. While the focus is often on the ceremony, the dress, and the festivities, some brides are choosing to add a touch of intimacy and personal celebration to the mix by indulging in a boudoir photoshoot. 

Woman posing on a terrace in lingerie for a boudoir photo shoot

A bridal boudoir photoshoot is a specialized session designed to capture intimate and sensual images of a bride-to-be in a tasteful and elegant manner. The term “boudoir” refers to a woman’s private sitting room or dressing area, and in the context of photography, it focuses on creating images that highlight the subject’s beauty, confidence, and sensuality. 

In the midst of wedding planning stress, taking a moment to focus on oneself and embrace the beauty within is empowering. Boudoir photoshoots are a chance for brides to feel confident, sexy, and glamorous in their own skin. The experience can be a powerful reminder of their unique allure, fostering self-love that shines through on the wedding day.

Collage of woman in lingerie and woman posing in sheer robe on balcony in boudoir shoot

While some may perceive boudoir photoshoots as a luxury or unnecessary expense, they are an investment in confidence and self-expression. The experience often includes professional hair and makeup, adding an extra touch of glamour to the session. Brides are guided by experienced photographers who know how to capture their best angles and bring out their natural beauty. The resulting images are not only stunning but also an affirmation of the bride’s unique allure. 

To delve into the secrets of creating the perfect bridal boudoir photoshoot, we had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Giolo, the creative mind behind ItalianLuxEvents and the photos included in this article. Lisa recently collaborated with some of Milan’s best wedding professionals to capture a styled boudoir session that is sure to inspire you to consider doing one too!

Woman posing in sheer robe and woman in sheer robe posing with a bottle of champagne

“Communication with the subject is very important because anxiety and not being comfortable in front of a camera is the biggest difficulty,” Lisa mentions. 

Lisa also shares insights into building confidence between the bride and her photography team throughout the process. “Starting to work on what they like about their body in intimacy, and as the confidence and trust become stronger, you will obtain the perfect shots.”

Woman in sheer robe posing in bed for wedding boudoir shoot

In terms of the wedding day gift, a boudoir photoshoot is the epitome of personal and thoughtful. Gifting a beautifully bound album or an elegantly framed print to the partner is a gesture of intimacy and love. It’s a way to express vulnerability and trust, creating a deeper connection between the couple. The surprise of such a personal and unexpected gift on the wedding day adds an element of excitement and emotion to the celebration.

While it may be considered a splurge, the investment in a bridal boudoir shoot is undoubtedly worth the priceless moments it preserves.

Bride and groom posing on balcony and bed in wedding boudoir photo shoot

Vendors: Creative Director, Stylist, Planner: ItalianLuxEvents; Event Planner Coordinator: Ilaria Oddone; Videographer: Leonid Smith; Photographer: Denis Rudi; Makeup and Hair: My BeautyGraph Irina Rudimy; Florals: Ivy Flower Design; Attire: Sposa D’Este; Sunglasses Boutique: Ottica Vascellari; Shoes: Jimmy Choo & Sergio Levantesi

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