Wondering how to celebrate your next birthday, or perhaps looking for a wild and crazy hens night that screams girl power? Why not strip down to your skivvies with your favourite gal pals and have a professional boudoir photo shoot. Because nothing says I love my girlfriends like pressing your breasts into each other and flaunting some risqué lingerie.
According to the NY Post, boudoir photography parties are on the rise. Some photographers report a 50 percent increase in business over the last five years.
But they’re not just for silly hens nights. Apparently, women are using them to celebrate everything from their upcoming weddings to milestone birthday parties. “Happy 90th birthday, Grandma! We bought you this lace teddy to wear in the picture.” “No, no, it’s not a joke. It’s a way to show the world just how much we love each other.” “Oh, no, we wouldn’t hang the portrait on the wall. We’d store it away somewhere.” “Yes, that’s right, it’s $3,300 to have pictures taken that we’ll never show anyone.” “What do you mean it doesn't make any sense?”
Supposedly this trend is designed to empower women. See, we love our body so much that we’re willing to photograph it naked with our friends. But tell me this: How does baring it all for a highly retouched photo shoot become the sign of high self-esteem?