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#1 Not too keen on baring it all? Throw on a pretty, sheer robe that’s still sexy while covering up.


#2 The key to gorgeous boudoir photos: Feel every bit as beautiful as you look.


#3 Get your groom in on the shoot!


#4 Love the pretty details on your outfit? Have your photographer zoom in on them.


A very lucky man gets to marry his bride next week.

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  #5 The perfect wedding accessory for a boudoir shoot is your veil. Place strategically, they make for sultry and sophisticated shots.

#6 Your shoot doesn’t have to take place in a hotel room. We love this industrial chic setting with a brick wall and exposed pipes. Soften the look with swathes of tulle and lace.


#7 Bring props and accessories to add extra oomph to your shoot. Think flower bouquets, jewellery, hair accessories, and of course, your engagement ring.


#8 If you’re going for the effortlessly beautiful look, you don’t want your poses to look too contrived. Consider natural poses, like lounging on the bed or couch, leaning back against the wall, or simply relaxing your shoulders.


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#9 Black and white portraits create extra drama.


#10 Natural light is fabulous for creating that dreamy, ethereal look. Find a venue with a natural light source.

See also: 5 Tasteful Ways To Shoot Your Wedding Boudoir Photos