Friday, July 18, 2008

A hot trend for Bride to be's ...

I was talking to my mother this morning about Boudoir shots.

Mom: "Boud-what?"
RSB: Boudoir mom. They're sexy shots that brides give the their future husbands
Mom: What!!
RSB: Think classic pinup girls. Not "Playboy" mom!!
Mom: Just the same

I went to to explain to mom that this is a hot trend in the wedding business where the bride gets all dolled up and surprises their groom with the pics as a gift.

A little history of Boudoir. According to wikipedia historically "A boudoir is a lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room". When talking photography, "Boudoir is also used in photography as a term to describe a revealing style of photography. Implied nudity is common, as is the subject showing part of their undergarments while still dressed. There is now a very clear blurring of the lines between soft porn and boudoir images, where it is more than just the undergarments peeking out."

Let's look at Wikipedia's definition of Pin-up girl: "A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display."

Some famous pin up gals start as early as the 1920's - Greta Garbo

1930's - Jean Harlow

1940's - Rita Hayworth

and who can forget the 1940's introduction to the Notorious Betty Page!!

Now, I know you're saying "these women were sex icons. HOLLYWOOD sex icons".

Ya, so ... look at these hot women!!

From Lisa Mark Photography

Who says you have to be stick thin? Look at these HOT women taken by Jessica Blaine Smith

And look at these steller shots by Kelly Hsiao

This is a HOT trend, and I hope it stays!!

119 days until I'm a MRS!!