I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, and maybe even took some inspiration from my post on how to shoot a holiday themed boudoir shoot? Today I’m back with another how-to, this time for an era that is so very in right now – pin-up!
What is pin-up? It’s a style of photos, usually of women, in less-than-formal attire. The style of pin-up draws its origins from the 1940s, with those classic rolled curls and bright red lips. It’s a super fun way to get a little bit retro with your boudoir shoot, and emulate the many glam ladies of bygone eras!
How can you channel a little vintage risque in your boudoir shoot? Well, the first step is to dress the part. Luckily part of the bmore boudoir experience are hair and makeup services, so if your aim is to do a pinup style shoot, just let us know! Alternatively, if you are a die-hard vintage lover, you may prefer to do your own hair and makeup! Either way, I can be sure to bring some red lipstick for touch-ups!
The next step is sourcing some vintage style undies. What Katie Did has a great selection of styles that are entirely authentic to 1940s and 50s. If you just want to have retro-inspiration, a touch of retro as it were, you might want to simply look through your collection for whatever you have that reminds you of years gone by.
Good options include, sheer robes, high-waisted undies, and long-line bras. And of course, I recommend stockings of some kind! Stockings are the epitome of vintage sex appeal. Go full retro with a matching garter belt or simply hint at the fifties with your seamed thigh-highs!
Now you’re dressed the part, it’s time to emulate the old-school glamour girls. Before your shoot, google some pin up girls and look at how they pose. Bettie Page is the classic example of course, but a simple search for “pin up girl pose” will pull up sheets of different poses. I know it sounds silly, but try some out in the mirror! See how they feel, and what you think looks good on your body. That will really help you get into the retro spirit on the day of your shoot!
I hope that this was helpful for you! If it sounds like something you’re interested in, give me a call and we can talk about your very own boudoir shoot! My goal is to make every woman feel beautiful and empowered through photography! Also, check out the bmore babe in these photos. She is definitely killing the retro pinup vibe!
"Anne is an incredibly talented photographer, and her passion for capturing beautiful memories really shines through during her boudoir sessions. She really takes that time to make sure you're comfortable, and I honestly felt so glamorous and confident. This photo shoot was such an empowering thing to do! (and honestly...it was really fun to get all dolled up and pretend to be a supermodel for the day!) I highly recommend Anne and Bmore Boudoir."
"Working with Anne was absolutely amazing! Anne is very knowledgeable and gave wonderful advice. Even though Anne was a lot of fun and very laid back, she ensured she exuded professionalism always. I was so nervous to do a boudoir shoot and was lacking some serious confidence. Anne has a special way with her that made me feel not only comfortable, but confident and sexy! The pictures were beautiful and very tasteful. I cannot wait to work with Anne again!"
"Working with you was incredible!! You were so laid back, made me feel comfortable and beautiful in my skin. I didn't feel like I needed to cover up or hide at all. Your direction and energy was exactly what I needed to have a successful shoot. I chose YOU to do the session because I felt like you would put me at ease and we'd just have FUN during the shoot, and I was right ;) Having finished and leaving that day I felt empowered and absolutely gorgeous, like I could take on anything life threw at me haha! I was super excited to get the photos back and share them with my hunny, and he LOVED them! No complaints there <3"