The trust my clients extend always amazes me. They trust me with their wedding, their friends and their family. They trust me to represent them well. On occasion, bride’s will trust me with so much more. I’m asked to capture bridal boudoir photography on the morning of the wedding. The reasons to do this are numerous. The photos become a loving extension of the wedding day. They are a heartfelt (or heart-bare) gift for the groom. More so, the photos are a gift to the bride herself. Of course the photos are deeply private as well, which is a trust I hold inviolable.
As a photographer, that inviolable trust presents a quandary. I’d love to show future clients what is possible and to demonstrate some of my work. However, bridal boudoir photography is deeply private. To solve this problem, I got together with my friend Hillary to capture the editorial boudoir session you see below. I love working with Hillary and the whole experience was a joy. I’m simply in love with the outcome.
Hillary and I used a hotel in downtown Cleveland for the session. I purposefully picked a hotel because that’s where wedding preparation so often takes place. Hillary had thoughtfully brought a ton of wardrobe to use. All of the selection actually led me to the a good theme for the editorial – White Bride/Black Boudoir. I think you can pick out the theme in the photos below. It’s simply a play on innocence vs. daring.
I try to offer my clients a satisfying array of options for their wedding, and I’m thrilled to be able to show this small component. I certainly hope you enjoy the highlights below. And as always, thanks to Hillary for the amazing assistance. Even more so, thanks to the wonderful ladies at Something White Bridal Boutique for loaning us the stunning veil and hair piece. Something White Bridal has become my favorite bridal boutique for one simple reason – Rebecca & Karin treat their clients with such care and attention.