Boudoir photography: The divisive new wedding trend

More brides-to-be are stripping for the camera as a pre-wedding gift for their grooms. Is this just a regrettable fad or an empowering form of body art?

Before saying "I do," some brides are stripping down for a sexy photoshoot as a pre-wedding gift to their grooms-to-be.
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No longer is it enough for engaged couples to commission awkward, contrivedly posed engagement photos and force them on friends and family. A new trend in wedding photos has arrived, says Michelle Ruiz at The Daily: The boudoir photography session. Brides-to-be are stripping down either partially or completely and paying to have soft-porn photos taken of themselves as a gift for their grooms. Some critics cringe at the prospect of future generations looking back at these supposedly treasured photos of their parents, but boudoir photography specialists say it's an empowering form of body art. A look inside the divisive new trend:

What is boudoir photography exactly?

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