Let's talk about pin-up photography and why it could be one of the most empowering experiences. Pin-up got its name because the photos were meant to be “pinned-up” instead of framed, the pin-up is over 100 years old. Origins can be traced back to as early as the Victorian era. However, the term “pin-up” didn’t come to be until the 1940s and has since become a popular way for curvy women and women of all sizes to confidently showcase their beautiful bodies, and their playful, sexual side.
WHY I LOVE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY
One of the main reasons I love curvy pin-up photography is that it’s all about female empowerment and body positivity. Whether you are a size two or are plus-size, it’s time to embrace your beautiful body.
5 ELEMENTS OF PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY
Creating the pin-up look, unlike many other stereotypical portrait photography, is about having fun, using props, and embracing vintage lingerie. Below are five elements to embrace your pin-up photography session.
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
Being a pin-up isn’t about trying to fit a genre: it is all about you. When you decide to do a pin-up photo shoot with our Chattanooga boudoir studio, we create the perfect shoot for you — with different poses, styles, and outfits. As we envision your shoot, we will take all of this into consideration to create a photo shoot that shows off your many assets.
POSING & PROPS
Though having fun is one of the main elements of a pin-up photoshoot, no true pin-up shoot is candid. Each pose is carefully calculated and formulated by your photographer to accentuate your beauty. As you work with us, we will help you find the most flattering poses. Another main element of a pin-up photoshoot is the props; anything from lollipops and lipstick, to classic cars and vintage phones, can be a part of your shoot. The options are endless — have fun!
FUN & PLAYFUL
When you do a pin-up photo-shoot it’s time to bring out your fun and playful side. Pin-up photography throughout history has always been about being playful with a strong undercurrent of sexual energy and confidence. Don’t stress about being provocative, just channel your sexy, playful side and have fun. Through the use of props, makeup, and costume, we will help create a fun atmosphere that will make having a good time easy.
MAKEUP & HAIR
Gals, it’s time to glam it up! Pin-up photography is all about glamorous vintage hair and makeup styles. Lipstick and winged eye-liner are stereotypical of a pin-up shoot as well as vintage style hair with victory-curls, baby bangs, and ringlets. We can often add a modern flair and other style elements that bring out your own personality. Also, there are many different styles that you can embody as the star of your pin-up photo shoot.
Many people think that you have to be a certain body type to embody the pin-up style, but that’s not true at all! Any woman can be a pin-up supermodel— it’s time to embrace your beautiful curves! A pin-up photoshoot is an empowering experience, because we are celebrating your personality, your body, and your sexuality.
Brittany is the camera, heart, and soul behind Haute View Boudoir in Chattanooga, TN. Her mission is to empower women to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.