Saturday February 13, 2016
#dudeoir: man's sexy boudoir photos for his wife go viral
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Brendon Williams loves to make his wife laugh. So when the Langford, B.C., man saw a local photographer post boudoir photos on Facebook, he knew what he had to do.
"As soon as I saw them, I thought, 'That would be really funny for me to do for my wife.'"
Williams went to a nearby Walmart to stock up on photo shoot supplies, searching for skimpy clothing he thought would be funny.
"So I found this women's top that said 'amour' on it and a multicolored package of tighty-whities," said Williams.
On the day of the shoot, the photographer — who'd never done a boudoir series featuring a man before — came over and set up her equipment. The two of them got inspiration by Googling "male underwear model poses," said Williams.
'I would have been so disappointed with myself if I found myself old and withered and never took boudoir photos.' - Brendon Williams
In one photo, Williams stands pensively in front of a window wearing a pair of tight white briefs. In another, he's submerged neck-deep in a bubble bath with his hairy legs kicked out in to the air.
When it came time to give the photos to his wife, Williams wasn't sure what she'd think.
"She just loved them. I did them anticipating that she was going to fall over laughing... but she truly liked them."
His wife wasn't the only one who liked them. After the photographer — Masika May Photography — posted the images online, they quickly became a viral hit.
Thousands of shares later, Williams says he thinks he understands why his awkward boudoir photos gained so much attention.
"If I was a stereotypical underwear-model-guy, they would not have been that popular at all. But I think [they were] because I'm a bit overweight and I look like any other dude.
"I would have been so disappointed with myself if I found myself old and withered and never took boudoir photos."