Every bride needs to know about sensual photoshoots that will make him and her feel excited and extra special!
When it comes to wedding gifts for your husband to be, the options are endless; the classic watch or special cologne. Ask yourself, what special intimate gift will really sweep him off his feet?
Rock his world with the perfect wedding gift; a stylish, seductive photo album of his One love, and yes, for his eyes only. A sensual shoot (also known as a boudoir shoot) will exceed all of his expectations and at the same time be a great way for you to celebrate being a woman. Claim your femininity and own that undeniably bride-to-be glow.
What does a man find more attractive than a woman who appreciates her body and shares her sensuality with him?
Surprise your partner with an intimate photo album of you; the love of his life, the woman he chose to spend the rest of his life with.
Although sensual shoots are usually done in seductive lingerie; the whole essence of a sensual shoot is to capture your sexiness, and that can be done with whatever clothes you are wearing (or not!). Boudoir shoots are a matter of poise and attitude!
I would love to share my experience with you on how you can ensure you have the perfect sensual photo shoot prior to your wedding!
But what exactly is a sensual shoot?
Sensual photoshoots with me are stylish, classic and all about showing the best of you. It’s a common misconception that sensual photos need to be adult-rated, as sensual photos can go from intimate and flirtatious to erotic and sexy; depending on your own comfort level, personal preferences and taste.
Regardless of your body type or age; with flattering lighting and creative angles I can bring out your best features, while hair and make-up artists bring forth the natural beauty every bride possesses!
As a bride, how can you benefit from sensual photography?
Celebrate being a woman.
Every woman is beautiful; enjoy it! Get to see yourself as desirable and sexy. Women often deal with body image and self-consciousness issues. So embrace your body; step out of your comfort zone, and feel beautiful. A sensual photoshoot is your chance to have a professional photographer who will make you look your absolute best!
Boost your self-esteem!
Positive self-esteem is critical to an individual’s mental health and ability to relate well to others. Low self-esteem can put a distance between you and your partner, and make you question your self-worth and whether you deserve to be in a loving relationship. By improving your self-esteem; you can help to construct a more meaningful, lasting and healthy relationship.
Show the world how beautiful you are!
You are spending time, energy and money on your pre-wedding wellness and beauty routine; show off the radiant results. You are likely to look your best ever in this exciting and romantic time.
Just a bit more pampering.
The weeks surrounding your wedding are all about making the bride feel beautiful, relaxed and confident. An indulging photo shoot is the perfect opportunity to take a breather from arduous wedding planning. Treat yourself and feel like the princess that you are for a day, with flawless makeup and picture-perfect hair.
Great gift…for yourself!
Boudoir shoots allow the bride-to-be to treat themselves in a way they may never have before! Not only are they fun, but also an amazing opportunity to capture and keep all the things you love about yourself forever. Many women realize after a sensual shoot how much such a session actually meant to them. You’ll benefit from the confidence gained during just that one shoot for the rest of your life.
Have fun with your bridesmaids.
A sexy photoshoot is the perfect fun girls outing, and it’s the ultimate way to celebrate your first step into marriage with your friends. If you feel slightly nervous, having your girls by your side will make you feel more at ease. Champagne and strawberries anyone!!
Your partner will love a sexy shoot!
Your photos will be the best wedding gift ever!
This will be your opportunity to show yourself to your new spouse in a way he may have never seen you. A wonderfully personal, thoughtful and awesome intimate gift.
Your husband-to-be will adore his sexy surprise for years to come!
Even after the honeymoon it will remind him of all the passion shared during that intimate time. You could even whet his appetite by slipping him the album before you go your separate ways to prepare for the wedding!
Men are visual; fill his mind with beautiful sensual and tasteful images of you!
Ignite the spark between you and your fiancé when tying the knot. Show him that he is the luckiest man in this world by displaying a different, sexy side of you!
So, how does a typical pre-wedding sensual photo shoot work?
The first thing to do is decide on a date, then the fun can start…
• How much does a sensual photo shoot cost? To suit everyone’s budget and preferences I have various options available. You’re welcome to send me an email for more info.
• How long does a session typically take? This will depend on the photography package you choose. It takes time to do hair and makeup, as well as setting up any additional props or lighting. It may also take you a little while to relax, usually 3 to 4 hours from start to finish.
• Where will the photo shoot take place? In the comfort of your home or at one of my pre-selected private venues.
What should I wear?
Looking the part is important, but most of all you must feel comfortable in what you’re wearing; wether it’s all clothing, partial clothing or implied nudity. What you wear should reflect your taste and personal style.
A typical session will include 3-5 outfit changes. Choose outfits that make you feel confident, comfortable and sexy. Corsets are classic and will create sexy and voluptuous curves, while delicate lingerie will create softer, more romantic and delicate lines. Pack your bag or accessories like shoes and jewellery you want to incorporate and then most importantly that gorgeous engagement ring!
One last word of advice on the day of your photo shoot, don’t wear tight fitting bras, socks or underwear right before the shoot as this may leave marks and lines on your skin.
What about make-up and hair?
A professional make-up artist and hair stylist are included to make you look and feel fantastic and give you more confidence for your shoot.
Relax and take guidance from the photographer!
Don’t worry if you’re nervous! Most women are somewhat uneasy as we start with the shoot, there’s always a certain reluctance to baring yourself and having it permanently captured in pictures. Unless you're a model or a celebrity; chances are you're not used to working the camera, and being shy is perfectly normal.
As your photographer I will make you comfortable in front of the camera in no time. You don't need a ton of confidence either, as the session progresses, you’ll loosen up and start to relax. Consider the session the perfect warm up for your special wedding day!
I’ve photographed more than 450 sensual women and I am experienced to exactly show-off your best features. I will guide you on how to pose to make you look your best, Trust the process and in no time you'll put your trust in my ability as photographer — you will look more stunning than you would have ever imagined!
Tips and tricks: my professional guideline for the perfect pre-wedding sensual photo shoot
• Talk to your photographer! Don’t feel awkward for sharing what you think are your best and least favorite features. With the correct poses and lighting, every woman can overcome any body image issues!
• Here are some posing tips: Click on the link, fill in your email address and I'll mail you the link to - 15 Tips on how to look instantly slimmer.
• You'll feel more at ease if you can make a few jokes with a friend. You will be comfortable in no time! Make your shoot a girls’ day out.
• Importantly, as cheesy as it sounds by bringing and incorporating a piece of clothing or hobby item of your future hubby can be a sweet (and sexy) way to include him in the shoot! For instance wearing only one of his dress shirts with most of the buttons undone…
Your sensual shoot should be all about the experience. Pictures have the unique ability to transport us back to the exact moment in which they were taken. A sexy, classy and tasteful sensual shoot will document the moment when you felt the most beautiful, with all the emotions that you had during that very special time leading up to your perfect wedding.
What my clients say:
"Despite being quite camera shy it took only few minutes before I could feel myself relaxing and finding my inner goddess to celebrate my femininity. Salomien’s relaxed yet very professional way of guiding as well as the safe atmosphere and surroundings she creates, contributed to a very pleasant experience which enriched my marriage and empowered me. Her work is obviously her passion as is also evident in the end product which is a masterpiece! Attention to detail and the ability to masterfully capture your personality and being is an art she’s obviously perfected."(Joh-Mari)
“My husband absolutely loves the photos. I thought I was just an average woman but you showed me another side of myself. The sensual and beautiful side. Thank you!” (Lizette)
“Is this me? Impossible! As a full time working mom of two, I have little time to play model. I’m not sure what was more fun, the day with Salomien and her team, or when I opened my Little Black Book and was astonished by this new person." (Izelle)
"It took a lot of guts and convincing before I did a sensual shoot, because I didn't think I was photogenic at all. Salomien arrived at my house accompanied by make-up artist Karin. I was very nervous and didn't feel comfortable at the thought of exposing myself like that. After Salomien got hold of me we were soon chatting and laughing. It ended up being a wonderful experience filled with humour. Salomien had me posing in ways which had me questioning what the picture was going to look like. When she sent me the photos, the ones I thought would be the biggest disasters turned out to be to best. She really made me feel at home and at ease. I actually forgot what we were busy with. It will always be my best photo shoot ever. The results were really stunning and I felt and looked like a supermodel. Thanks Salomien." (Shevon)
I am your photographer that can create stylish yet classy images that will make you look your best!
As one of the Leading Wedding Photographers in South Africa I know all about finding the right person to capture the day you've been dreaming about your whole life.
Let's chat about your sensual shoot! Contact me for the finer details, we’ll schedule a date for your shoot. Booking your sensual shoot will be one of the best decisions you'll make for yourself and as newlywed's, your husband-to-be will be as excited as you.