Pinup, Not Boudoir
I don't do boudoir.
And if you want a photographer who will do boudoir, I can get you some great referrals.
I do not do boudoir for moral reasons. And aesthetic ones. Boudoir requires a special talent that keeps the subject from looking tawdry and cheap. All too often, I see boudoir shots that do not flatter the woman, much less glorify her. I recall seeing one series of images and just thought they were silly and sad.
On the other hand, I have seen some very, very lovely boudoir. The images are beautiful, sensual, and . . . steamy. Uncomfortably so for me.
So if you are more of a modest woman, but are looking for perhaps a special gift for a man, maybe even something he can display in a frame on his desk, what can you do?
I think the answer lies in the genre of pinup.
Pinup has an element of fun in it. Think back to WWII, when the famous picture of Betty Grable sticking a pert butt towards the camera graced many a locker in the military.
Sure, some pinup - such as the images featuring Betty Page - can be too risque and qualify for the modern "NSFW" label. But pinup can feature a lower hem and more - *ahem* - coverage. It can mean having fun with vintage clothing and settings.
Recently, I asked the lovely Sarah to model for me and she graciously agreed. We had a blast. Believe it or not, she found that dress for $15 in Goodwill!
Pinup is all about attitude and exaggeration as well. If you are the type of woman whi would feel too self-conscious in a corset trying to be "sexy," you may find that pinup allows you a chance to be silly - and look good doing it. Clothing, props, themes - anything can be made pinup with the right poses.
If you are thinking of a special gift for your man or you just like to play dress-up, let's talk about ideas, let's discuss scenarios to make this a one-of-a-kind session for you. And yes, it can be something you are not afraid to let your Momma see! Enjoy some more of the Sarah In a Blue Dress series.