No matter what your profession, I believe that it’s truly good for the soul to do something out of the ordinary to stretch your creative muscles. This past September, I finally got to bring to life my months of planning for a pin up photography shoot! I had originally planned on photographing only one of my Femmes, but I had such a hard time trying to decide which one that I asked them all to be part of this epic outdoor pin up shoot.
Because I shoot both boudoir and pin up photography, I often get asked what is the difference between the two. Throughout history, art has depicted the female form in many variations. However, pin-up as we know it now, typically refers to illustrations created in the early 20th century. These bombshells were popularized by soldiers abroad, who were fighting in World War II. Often depicted in bathing suits, lingerie, or nothing at all, pin-up girls were sexy, fun, and a bit cheeky.
How does that translate into my work at Cheeky? Well, I like to keep my pin up work as traditional as possible while still having that Cheeky touch. I like to describe pin up photography as fun-sexy versus sensual-sexy as you see in my boudoir work. Typically, the wardrobe is vintage or vintage-inspired and the photos are more “posed”. And speaking of which, the poses can be a little more challenging as well!
For this shoot, I wanted to create images that are both beautiful and sexy. I wanted to put a modern twist to traditional pin up photography and be able to tell a little story. It was probably the last sunny day before Fall arrived. The sun was out and there was a crisp breeze in the air. We had some hiccups (like almost NOT having a car to shoot), but the ladies were troopers and I came away with some fantastic shots!