A Honey of A Moon

Chicago Pinup Photography is loving Bridal Month this June! We’re back with the latest tips for the bride-to-be.Okay, so maybe the honeymoon isn’t the “big reveal” it used to be--we’re all adults here, doll.  But you can still bring a significant wow factor by giving the groom (or bride!) a taste of what’s to come. Boudoir photos or pinup shots are a tantalizing way to get and keep your significant other’s undivided attention.

When it comes to getting the sexiest, most flattering shots, choosing the right photographer is key. You need someone experienced who makes you feel comfortable, confident, and knows exactly how to highlight all your best features. Take a look at photo galleries and try to meet the photographer in person at their studio to get a feel for the environment. Lastly, check out reviews to see what others have experienced.

Once you’ve picked the artist who’ll be lighting your canvas, it’s time for all the fun stuff! Start thinking about the kids of shots you want to take and make a list (it’s handy for you AND the photographer. That way, you can create the perfect plan for your shoot together.)

Fun ideas to take with you to the shoot:

Use props that have special meaning to your partner. A favorite motorcycle jacket, wooden bat, or guitar are all super cute props that will showcase your partner’s interests while you showcase the goods! Bonus: each time they pick up that hobby forever after, they’ll think of you.

If you're shy when it comes to showing off your figure, then pair a sheer shawl or cozy sweater with lacy lingerie underneath. Peekaboo time! After all, leaving a little to the imagination is extra hot.


Pick morning or evening for your shoot so the light is perfect. Sometimes, all you need is a gorgeous, light-filled room and a simple shot to create I-just-woke-up-like-this magic.

Make use of mirrors. Clever mirror placement lets you be seen from all the best angles, and you might just find yourself playing it up! Experiment with poses beforehand so you know what to expect.

Ditch everything but the veil. What’s simultaneously the purest and sultriest mood you can strike? Drape yourself in nothing but the veil for this one. We promise it will take his breath away.

Pose with everyday objects as though you do all your daily tasks in your negligee. A bullet journal, cell phone and pen, even a sink and apron are all fun, subtle ways to get her thinking about what you REALLY do all day while you’re apart.

See if the photographer can do some GIFs for you. Slide that bra strap down. Unhook a garter. Play with a strand of pearls. Just 2-3 seconds of action will leave your lover wanting more.

Don’t be afraid to get creative! And if you run out of ideas, give us a call! We’d love to help you create an unforgettable experience.