Are you toying around with the idea of a bridal boudoir photo session? For many brides, it can be a wonderful keepsake and an amazing gift for their groom-to-be.

For inspiration, Vancouver wedding photographer Kari Heese shared this beautiful styled boudoir shoot featuring a variety of accessories like veils and pretty jewellery. Kari, who has now expanded her business into boudoir photography under the name Lux Portraits, also offers a few tips for what to bring to your own bridal boudoir photo shoot.

“Maybe you want to play with your veil, wear your something blue, or just show a flash of leg in your fabulous wedding shoes. Here are the bare essentials to bring to your pre-wedding bridal boudoir photo session:

• Your engagement ring or wedding band

• Your wedding veil and shoes

• Honeymoon lingerie

• Garter or nylons

• Your wedding jewellery

• Anything sentimental, such as a necklace or a meaningful item that your fiancé has given you.”

Photographer Kari Heese | Makeup Taryn Ronning | Clothing (most): Victoria's Secret | Jewellery Elsa Corsi | Model: Leah Vairo | Location: Private residence