Heard Of “Dudeoir” Photography?
You’ve heard of boudoir photography where to-be brides dress down for the camera for a collection of photos only for their groom’s eyes. Well get this: Some wedding photographers are now offering dudeoir photography where to-be grooms are getting sexy in front of the camera for a partially or fully nude photo shoot before their wedding day. I called photographer Catherine Leonard, founder of NYC Dudeoir, which launched in June, to understand what’s going on. Turns out, brides usually request an album of boudoir photos to give to their fiancé as a gift.
“Guys go more for calendars than for albums,” says Catherine.
She also noted that several of her dudeoir grooms have found inspiration from celebrity photos. “A lot of them try to imitate David Beckham in various states of undress.”
What was one of the most creative dudeoir shoots so far? She recalls one she did inspired this nude photo of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. I’m not going to post it, but guessing you get the picture!
Now I know you’re wondering how you can sign up your man too so I did a little homework. I’ve found a few different studios offering dudeoir packages. Carle Photography in Oakland, CA offers packages as does Noel de Christian in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Catherine’s NYC Dudeoir photo shoots for guys start at $450 and you can get all the details here.
For now, I’ll leave you with a few more from “dudeoir” photos (you’re welcome)…
Want more? Of course you do!