The Curvy Bride's Guide to a Bridal Boudoir Session

If you’ve never done a boudoir shoot before, it can definitely be a little nerve-wracking. But a bridal boudoir session is not only a perfect groom’s gift—it’s also a great way to relax and feel awesome about yourself before your wedding day. For curvy brides, a bridal boudoir session can help give you the confidence you need to truly rock your wedding photos and feel like the star you truly are.

Check out our top tips on how to get the most out of your boudoir session—and feel gorgeous!

Show your body some love

Before you even start your session, remember that your partner loves you for who you are—not in spite of your body but because of it. Every curve and seeming imperfection you may stress about when looking in the mirror is part of what makes you you. Confidence is sexy, and the more you love and embrace your body, the hotter your photos will turn out.

curvy bride poses in her black lingerie

Find a photographer you trust with your curvy bridal boudoir

Your boudoir images won’t turn out well if you don’t feel comfortable with your photographer. When choosing someone to take your photos, look for someone who makes you feel at ease and knows how to pose you in the sexiest and most flattering positions.

a curvy woman in her white undergarments laying down on her side for her boudoir session

Get a new perspective on your body

Seeing your boudoir images can help you truly appreciate your own unique beauty and let you see yourself in a whole new light. Instead of focusing on your flaws, you look back on your photos to remind you of just how truly gorgeous and sexy you are.

close up of woman laying stomach down on the bed looking at the side during her boudoir session

Take some time for self-care

A boudoir session is the perfect excuse to indulge yourself a little. Get a pedicure and manicure and maybe a massage while you’re at it. The more relaxed and beautiful you feel, the more confident you’ll be during your session. And who doesn’t love a little pampering?

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Join My Women Only VIP Group!

If you want to discuss your boudoir session or would like more information, be sure to join our mailing list and receive our FREE Boudoir Magazine! Our magazine is packed with tips on preparing for your session, what to wear, posing guides and client testimonials.

Also, join our women only VIP Boudoir Photography Group on Facebook. Here's the link:

This group is an intimate & exclusive women only group for past, present, and potential future clients of Ralph Deal Boudoir & Glamour Photography.

My goal is to encourage body positivityself love, supporting your fellow ladies and learning to love yourself a little more. If you’ve already done a photo shoot, are about to do a shoot, or are just considering a shoot with me, this is the place for you! Members will get to see sneak peeks of what's going on behind the scenes as well as news first of any promos and preference for session giveaways.

Feel free to invite your girlfriends to join the group. Nothing is a bigger compliment than your referral! Your comments or images will never be shared outside of this group without your consent. This is a group for encouragement and positivity and I want EVERYONE to feel comfortable.


"My boudoir session was a fantastic experience. Ralph thank you so much, you are truly amazing. You have this wonderful ability to relax and make everyone feel at ease from the very beginning. It was so much fun to spend this experience with you!"

-Stephanie Moshella

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