First, there was boudoir photography. You know, classy yet sexually suggestive photos of women either partially clothed or wearing lingerie, with nudity more often implied than implicit. While boudoir photography isn’t a new concept — Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow were all photographed in a boudoir style — it regained momentum a few years back among brides wanting to surprise their grooms with scantily clad images of themselves. (Grooms love this gift!)
Now, boudoir photo shoots are expanding to include bachelorette parties! Friends are forgoing a traditional evening of debauchery, opting instead for a sexy photo session. According to the New York Post, at “a cost of around $400 to $500 a person per session, bachelorette parties get hair and makeup makeovers and a chance to play dress-up together in lingerie.” One bride-to-be told the New York Post, “It was all about bonding and having fun with my friends.”
What’s next? In the interests of equal time, how about dudeoir photography? That’s right, a service for men to show off their bodies (partially or even totally nude) has recently gone mainstream, boosted by publicity from a New York Post story. This trend, which began in California, has already attracted male clients as young as 18 and as old as 70!
What do you think of these trends?