As we mentioned last week, the peg for Boston Boudoir Month is ostensibly the run-up to Valentine's Day and getting people thinking about creating a unique and romantic gift for their partner. But a boudoir session isn't something you just do for someone else, it's a gift you give to yourself, letting you have a little luxury during an otherwise dreary season (January in New England).
Need help planning your boudoir session? Thinking of your session (and prints) as a gift for someone else can help you get inspired. We’re here to help with these tips on incorporating your partner’s interests for a truly personalized photo shoot:
Sports – This is a popular one. If your partner loves sports, bring some sports gear with you. For example, you could wear a jersey from their favorite team/player, or bring a ball, mitt, club, bat, etc. We usually recommend against the full set of pads, since they're only flattering if you're going for the linebacker look and they take up so much space in a bag.
Occupation – If your partner loves their job a little too much (and may have forgotten about you), try to incorporate that in your session. If he’s in the military, think dog tags, uniform, etc. If she’s a doctor, try a nurse outfit or lab coat. If he’s a firefighter – borrow his helmet and boots. There are so many options here. Some careers are more difficult to incorporate creatively, but we can even make an office job work. You can totally rock the button down shirt, tie, and briefcase. If you need help, give us a call or send us an email and we can help come up with something (or steer you away from some very bad ideas).
What does he love about you – Think about the things your partner loves – their favorite part of your body, traits you have that they adores. Maybe she loves your sassiness or playful personality, or how you are shy, sweet, etc. We’ll want to feature these attributes in your session. Does he love it when you walk around in his clothes? Bring some along for an added personal touch.
Fantasy – Does your partner have a fantasy? Surprise them by dressing up for your session. If she’s a big Star Wars fan and always wanted you to wear nothing but a bandoleer like Chewbacca, now would be a good time to break out that costume for some sexy sci-fi photos.
Hobbies – What do they like to do for fun? Does he play guitar, read comic books, paint? Bring along items from his hobbies. Is he a country boy? Bring a cowboy hat and boots. Does she enjoy carpentry? Bring her construction hat and tool belt along.
If you need help coming up with a theme for your session to incorporation your partner’s interests, contact us and we will brainstorm with you.
Ryan Richardson Photography is a full-service photography boutique based in New England that specializes in Wedding Photography and Portrait Photography. We proudly serve events and clients in Boston and Providence.