(NEW YORK) — Increasing numbers of women are marking special occasions such as bridal parties and big milestone birthdays by posing together scantily clad, the New York Post reports.
It’s female bonding on a whole new level, as in an 8×10 glossy photo, sometimes wearing little or nothing at all.
Kathleen Donohue of Red Bank, N.J., had her bridal party take portraits with her in their skivvies and white T-shirts.
Amy Fence, 40, of Manahawkin, N.J., and Erica McCabe, 41, of Jackson, N.J., commemorated their girl trip to Atlantic City with a seductive $3,300 photo shoot in sexy loungewear.
And when Jen Zank, 37, of Middletown, N.J., was pregnant, she wanted some unique pictures but she didn’t want to go alone, so her best friends came along and all posed with her.
For bachelorette parties, birthdays, even disease or divorce, some women are flocking to photographers like Chris Lo Bue to capture their mojo or help get it back.
“Our clients range from women [who are] 28, about to get married, to 62, either celebrating something in life or having an issue in life,” Lo Bue, owner of Lo Boudoir Photography in Red Bank, N.J., told ABC News.
But how do you get women comfortable enough to take it off, or even bare it all?
One idea is hair and makeup sessions, which these photographers say go a long way. But the women are also well pampered, and they’re encouraged to bring their own outfits so they’re comfortable. There’s even airbrushing, if you want it.
Lo Bue says his clients leave his studio different women, and they have the pictures to prove it.
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