Q I want to give my fiancé a special gift for our wedding—beyond the tired watch or cuff links. He’s a modern guy, but loves vintage stuff, too. Any cool suggestions?


A Absolutely! A big trend right now is boudoir photography, a nice blend of modern acceptance of allowing a peek inside the bedroom but with a vintage flair.

It’s perfect for capturing you looking your sexiest on your own if you want to surprise him with a portfolio, bound book or framed photos—a present he’s sure to treasure forever. Also, consider buying a couples’ package and giving it to him in the form of a gift certificate. Then you can get steamy or sappy together in front of the camera celebrating your nuptials and lifelong partnership.

Certain photographers specialize in boudoir photography, so you’ll want to find one who works best for you, has a style you like and who you’re extremely comfortable with. In NYC, we are particularly fond of Margaret Singer and Max Freeman of Unusually Fine Photography in New York City, and in Atlanta, the glam talents of Tina Rowden really impress. Find more gay-friendly photographers around the world in our Local Resouces Marketplace.

Kirsten Ott Palladino is the editor-in-chief and cofounder of Equally Wed, the nation’s premier online magazine for gay and lesbian weddings and honeymoons. Follow her @kirs10palladino and subscribe to her newsfeed on Facebook.