As a wedding photographer, I work with brides regularly for their boudoir photo sessions. My brides come to me wanting to do a boudoir session for themselves, but with the added bonus of giving their fiance a wedding gift that he’ll never forget.
If you are exchanging pre-nuptial gifts the day of your wedding, boudoir photos certainly have an unexpected wow factor. Here are a few of my favorites gift ideas:
Little Black Book
If you really want his jaw to drop, this is the ultimate boudoir gift. Usually, these custom designed albums can hold around 25 photos, with the option of more, if desired. This is a one-of-a-kind gift that is customized completely to you and shows off as many of your favorite boudoir photos as you’d like.
With a classic, timeless look, my matted albums tend to be a boudoir client favorite. Each fine art print is matted with archival quality materials, ensuring it will stand the test of time. A Matted Album usually holds between 8-14 of your favorite boudoir photos — just the right amount and leaving him begging for more.
Wrapped in linen, a Folio holds 2-4 of your boudoir photos. It folds up into a delicate and discreet little package, easy to place in the drawer of a nightstand or bookshelf.
A Few Loose Prints
If you want to give him just a “teaser” of what’s to come, you could simply print a few favorites and include them inside a card along with a love letter. This is simple and sweet and gives you plenty of opportunity to use your photos for more surprise gifts down the road. After all, paper is the traditional first wedding anniversary gift!