Pretty as a pinup: Lawrence photographers lasso retro glamour in portraits
When she had pinup portraits taken last year, Kay Traver says she was the heaviest she’s ever been.
After winning a photo session at a charity auction, the 6-foot-1-inch blonde worried she was crazy for going through with the shoot when she did. But as she discovered upon seeing her proofs, there’s something about turning your head just right and sticking your bum out just so that makes any woman look fabulous.
“I looked so much better than I thought I did,” Traver says. “It was just absolutely amazing.”
Lawrence is home to two photo studios that offer pinup portraits, and photographers say the style’s feminine vintage fashions and playful posing result in both a fun experience and finished products that look sexy without being sleazy.
And, they say, the look works for ladies of all ages and all figure types.
“It’s about wearing confidence rather than wearing the clothes,” says Racheal Major, owner of Atomic Photography . “I think it’s just really celebrating the female body.