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How to Pull off a Pinup Girl Boudoir Session

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Go back to the Classics

Boudoir is a form of art in the photography world. You can do many different looks when it comes to this style of photography. Pinup is an old style of photography from way back, but it is still a form that is viewed as both beautiful but unique as well. Boudoir shoots focus on your sensuality, pinups showcase your personality. It’s in the name: “pinup.” When you do a pinup shoot, you’re creating images that are designed to be shared and embraced. You can demonstrate your beauty in a playful like setting and showcase your individuality with your unique energy. The history of photography that really breaks boundaries is very interesting in how far it has come, and not only that, it is very neat to see how even in the older days women used photography to build their self esteem and to feel empowered. Boudoir photography is a fun idea, but with the added twist of doing one that is related to pinup makes it even more exciting. The idea of the pinup girl is historical and one that should never die out, it is classy yet mysterious. In this article we will discuss how you can pull off a pinup girl boudoir session. Let’s get started!

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Elements of Pinup Boudoir

Boudoir photography and Pinup photography are very commonly spoke about amongst many who dabble in photography or do it professionally., but what are they? Most people would argue that they are the same, but the reality is, that while they may have much in common, their style and meaning are worlds apart. If you’re considering a gorgeous, feminine photo session that will help showcase your unique beauty, both boudoir and pinup sessions can help you do just that. But understanding the difference between the two of them will help you choose the type of shoot that works best for you and your vision. Some women are a little too shy to go full boudoir and that is completely fine. This is about you and what your comfort level is. In pinup you are not exactly wearing lingerie per say, I am going to post a few ideas for you below:

  1. Cigarette pants. One of the biggest focuses of pin-up fashion is the silhouette.
  2. Circle skirts. Circle skirts are a fun staple style for any 50s-loving fashionista.
  3. Pencil skirts.
  4. Wiggle dresses.
  5. High-waisted shorts.
  6. Cardigans.
  7. Seamed stockings.
  8. Peep-toe heels

These are just a few ways to really pull off the session, and mixing boudoir and pinup is really a neat idea! The classic pin ups like Betty Grable achieved the best effect by enhancing their natural eyebrow curve rather than faking it. Your eyelashes should be long, dark and curled. For the most dramatic look, many opt for fake eyelashes or extensions but generally, some time with eyebrow curlers and black mascara will do. Pin-up girls use to wear period dresses, always tight on the waist and with polka dots, stripes or checks. Regarding the skirts, they can be long or short. If they are long will be three quarters with flounces. If you are looking to mix these two styles up for an epic boudoir session you will not be sorry you did! Not only will you have a blast during your boudoir session, but you will feel completely empowered and honor the woman you are.

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Black Lace Boudoir; Pinup Boudoir Session

Rami is known for her unique eye when it comes to giving her clients exactly what they are asking for in their sessions. Whenever a client asks her to step out of the box of what is considered normal boudoir she does all she can to make it happen within reason. If you are in the Washington DC, Maryland, Richmond, Newport News, Jamestown, Williamsburg, Annapolis, Baltimore area and you are looking for a boudoir photographer to do a pinup session with you, contact Black Lace Boudoir to book your session today!


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