Each client has her own reason for wanting to pose for a boudoir session. And every now and then I get a client who hires me, and she is doing the shoot purely for her own pleasure, empowerment and memories. She wants to have the photos for her own appreciation of who she is, right now, at this special point in her life-whatever that may be. I love shooting those sessions so much.
The fantastic thing about photo albums or photo books, is that, no longer are they boring, generic covers with the peel-back plastic coating. These days, photo albums are highly customizable and can be made for any occasion. You can add a favorite quote or song lyric, perhaps a meaningful poem or even your wedding vows. You can even purchase smaller versions for the traveling business guy in your life. Give it to your love while wearing one of the outfits from the shoot and let him unwrap you!
Metal Art Box ~ (that we make special for our clients)
Canvas or Metal Prints
This one isn’t exactly revolutionary in the world of photo display, but it sure looks good. This needs to be a photo that you want to proudly display. It also should be one that you don’t mind the occasional person who you’ve allowed to enter your bedroom/closet/master bath see. Because, eventually, someone will, and it’s not worth feeling embarrassed. Canvas and metal prints are great and look fantastic printed as sets of two or so and comes in a variety of siz
Custom Jeweled Hard Drive
If you thought the pocket watch would be tiny, this is even smaller. If your love is constantly on his computer, or just a techie in general, a customizable jump drive is a great, low budget and practical gift. What I’ve noticed about guys, is that they never get around to printing photos. So, snag the USB and print off a few favorites and sneak them into places he’ll look. Avid reader? Sneak it into the next chapter of his book or behind the first fold of the newspaper. Some of my other favorites are putting a photo in his briefcase/suitcase, above the car visor, in the gym bag, in a clothes drawer and in his shaving kit. The possibilities are endless, and the surprise of wondering when he’ll find the next one is sexy.
Like I said before, guys are terrible at printing photos, so do it yourself. Matted silk prints give the photos that extra “umph” of quality. Keep a collection in a luxurious keepsake box that you love to display or can be pulled out on a whim. Even better, have a few framed in a portfolio mat and set them out on his nightstand occasionally, for the reminder of how beautiful you are and how lucky he is. The two of you knowing what is inside the keepsake box, while having it be unbeknown to others feels a little secretive and sultry.
Consider the Source
My last suggestion is to consider who it is you are giving this gift to which will decide on the final gift. If they (and you) couldn’t be more proud, then post that big print up on the wall! Whatever you decide, your significant other going to love it. I have been told by many partners that the gift of this boudoir photo shoot was by far the best gift they have ever received in their lives!