Boudoir can be intimidating, especially if you have a very specific vision in mind. Photographer Heather Nan encourages all brides to do it. “[It can be] a very empowering experience. Brides put a lot of work into their health and body during wedding prep. It’s as great a gift for the bride as it is for the groom.”
But most brides spend just as much time on their wedding plans as they do on their honeymoon-ready beach bod. In this gorgeous, nature-inspired shoot, up-and-coming Utah Wedding Photographer Branson Maxwell proves that putting a bit of aesthetic thought into your boudoir session can leave a big, style-packed impression.
This inspirational shoot at River Bottoms Ranch, complete with both bridal and boudoir sessions, was styled to catch the eye of brides that want a modern, organic look to their wedding. Earthy tones and muddy textures were used to evoke the raw, honest style of the bridal vision. Each of these galleries were carefully designed to bring Mother Nature to the stage, and the ethereal bridal shots brought the look home.
Compare this session with it’s companion bridal shoot, published on our site here. The hues both in the décor and dainty nightgown flawlessly mirror their counterpart bridal beauty shots, but embrace lighter, more metallic tones for a sensual allure. Considering including florals in your boudoir? Be sure to match the mood of the bouquet chosen for the big day. Here, Maxwell and his team chose fanning displays of foliage and dried grasses for both sessions, bringing the organic feel from the portraits into the more intimate moments.
Matching your moods is a surefire way to make your nuptials an affair to be remembered, and one you can look back on over the years with joy because it was simply, quintessentially “you.” Scroll on for more modern boudoir inspiration!