Vintage Pinup or Classic Boudoir Photography – What’s Your Flavour?

You have heard your girlfriends talking about doing a boudoir shoot but you don’t really understand what that means?

Or have you read about pinup shoots but didn’t know what that meant either? Well I’ll tell you one thing that they both are: EMPOWERING!!

 

Both boudoir and pinup photography focus on YOU and provide an incredible opportunity to release your inner goddess which is unique, gorgeous, sexy, and confident. This allows you to cherish these images as unique works of art, showing you the powerful femininity that’s jam-packed inside you.

When you think boudoir, imagine larger-than-life angel wings, Victoria’s Secret inspired hair, radiant skin with highlights on fleek, smoky and sexy eyes — and you. Lying on a chaise lounge, adorned in pearls and black lace. There’s a Christian Grey’s playlist playing in the background and you’re wearing your plumpest lipstick.

This session is for you if you are all about exploring and embracing the sexual power and ready to reclaim all your battle scars and turn them in to memorabilia of your achievements. If you are ready to show your good-girl-gone-bad side in contemporary MAGAZINE STYLE ARTWORK, Classic Boudoir is your calling.

Now imagine yourself with hair rolled up, nude garters peeking through, and a polka dot dress hugging your killer curves. You have a sexy pair of pumps on, wearing the biggest smile on your face or maybe even a grin – this session is for you if you like to flaunt your flirty and fun side, with a touch of innocence. If you are all about playing the FANTASY ART of the era gone by, pinup is your calling.

 

Little History of Women in Pinup Poster Art

Pinup photography originated in the 40’s and has since become a movement of positivity and freedom for women since Marilyn Monroe days. The pinup era is typically considered to be between the 1940-1960’s. These pictures were gorgeous and brimming with a retro energy filled with facial expressions that told a story, or hid a secret, or were just downright playful. Always dramatic and theatrical. Think a look of surprise or a come-hither smile.

The point of pinup photography at our Dream Boudoir Toronto Studio is to have a flirty, playful feel with the hint of teasing and focus on striking features of a woman. Pinup goes above and beyond with the extravagant makeup. Think Dita Von Tease: sexy, flawless skin with a defined red lip. We love sculpted cheekbones with layers of mascara and maybe even feathered, dark black lashes!

Vintage hairdos are an essential part of this the glam look: Volume and rolls, luscious curls and bouncy hair – maybe even a head scarf tied in a bow.

Typically, when clients ask for a pinup shoot, they are looking for fun, retro vibe. These shoots are definitely era specific – many choose to go with outfits that exhibit stories over the eras like a vintage low-cut frilly dress or a red corset with black panties and sexy high heels. Wardrobe can further include: swing dresses, one-piece bathing suits, wiggle dresses or rolled up jeans and a tank and plaids with a bandana.

Pin up encourages you to light-heartedly explore your femininity and follow in the footsteps of icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page.

What is a Boudoir photoshoot?

Both boudoir and pin up allow you to fall in love with yourself and your inherent beauty.
They may seem similar but there are comparable differences between the two, especially when it comes to the photography aspect. While pin up is more playful and flirtier, boudoir is bold, serious, relatable, and powerful. Boudoir is smoky, intimate and focuses on sensuality with more of a physical reveal. Boudoir photoshoots invite you into the bedroom, it’s great for a more sensual and intimate display of your beauty and definitely comes across as sexy.

Boudoir makeup is also very different than our Toronto pinup photography sessions, in that its more contemporary glam. Think dramatic, wispy lashes covering smoky bronze eyelids, along with a glossy nude pout and voluminous curls. Many clients love a pop of color on the lips and either go with a deep magenta or a bright, red lip.

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We like to keep the eyes and skin fresh, sexy and radiant as to not take away any attention from your physical beauty that we want to showcase in our Toronto and Vancouver Dream Boudoir Photography Sessions. The focus of boudoir shoots is your sex-bomb self at the centre and not so much colorful elements as you can see in pinup photoshoots.

 

While Pinup Is…

A sharp winged liner, sculpted cheekbones, and a pouty red lip, and curled up hair. A fun and flirty pinup image could cover your living room or bathrooms as pop artwork whereas your boudoir pictures are magazine-style art creations fit for your bedroom, above your bed, or in the walk in closet.

These pinup sessions are highly stylized, meaning they are meant to project digital artistic interpretations with suspension of belief required to enjoy the final products. Our Toronto Pinup photography images are standalone works of art presented in collections of no smaller than 8×12 ready-to-frame matted & mounted wall prints while with boudoir, you have a choice of our luxury albums as well because these images tell a story.

Our luxury boudoir images are intimate and sensual while our vintage pinup photography sessions scream “check me out!”

 

Our pinup photography sessions in Toronto are also different when it comes to posing and styling. The poses are exaggerated, theatrical, and almost unrealistic — this is intentional to create the world of fantasy where women can celebrate their whole beings on their own terms.

Both boudoir and pin up are great ways to celebrate your body and sexiness while also having an incredibly fun, unique and exciting photoshoot experience in our all-female Toronto pinup photography & boudoir studio. With up to 20 boudoir and 6 pinup shoots every month, we’ve seen women embrace both their pinup girl and edgy boudoir side with us. For regardless of the medium of expression the focus really is on YOU taking control of your narrative and how you want to preserve the best of yourself.

 

Why?

Because everyone woman deserves photos of herself that empower her and remind her that she’s got it all! You deserve the time to be pampered and to have the camera focused on you and nothing but you. Regardless of how you choose to capture your sexy and fun goddess who lives within you – these images are memories preserved in museum quality artwork and they will be yours to cherish for a long, long time.

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Looking for an excuse to a pinup photoshoot in Toronto? Here are 5 reason why you should do it now!

When you think about what a pinup boudoir photoshoot means to you what comes to mind? Is it the 50’s and 60’s models and actresses like Betty Grabel or Marilyn Monroe poses? Back then women felt objectified when they saw these pin ups posted in their local mechanic garages or in mens rooms, but today we don’t feel the same about it.

Today when we do a pin up shoot it’s about showing just how confident and sexy we are. It’s taking a look in a mirror and owning who we are and liking it. Gone are the days of feeling insecure in our own bodies when we can have a boudoir pin up shoot to show us just how sexy we can be. With all of this in mind, I want to give you 5 honest reasons why you should go ahead and book your Toronto pin up boudoir shoot by the end of this blog.

1. You will conquer your fear

When posing for any photos now a days we don’t want to or don’t have time to. When we think of doing a boudoir pin up the excuses are limitless. As a skilled and professional pinup boudoir photographer in Toronto, you can discuss your fears with me in confidence. We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible so we can give you the best shoot of your life.

 

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2. Looking at ourselves objectively

When you have someone else take your photos, especially a pinup boudoir photographer in Toronto such as myself, they are going to find your beauty that is there yet we are all determined to look over. Finding the beauty while doing pin up is the same thing and it can even turn out to be fun for you.

3. Getting back into your confidence groove

At one point we were all confident in our skin, but something took that away from us. This is a great way to gain that confidence back because by the end of your session you will be feeling exhilarated, sexy, and wanting more. Pinup Boudoir photography is classy, sexy and you will want to have this memento for years to come.

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4. To honor yourself.

That’s right as women today we don’t take enough time to honor ourselves. This is the perfect opportunity to do that. And, it makes a great gift for a special someone like yourself.

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5. Lastly, but just as importantly, doing a pinup photoshoot is fun!

Not only do you get to play around with different outfits, maybe even fun 50’s hair and makeup if that is your wish, but it’s also a fun way to see how really body positive they can be. You don’t have to be a size 2 to feel sultry, and you don’t have to be a size 12 to feel curvy. When posing for any form of boudoir photography is about making all your wonderful assets feel as appealing as you allow the photographer to allow you to feel.

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Now I bet you are still coming up with a reason why you may not want to have your pinup boudoir session done, but I really cannot think of any reason why not to let the negativity go and really have fun with things. You are a strong beautiful woman and you should celebrate yourself at any age or stage in your life. In the words of Ashley Graham, “You can be sexy and feel good in your skin, no matter what size you are.”

 

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