Welcome to Nellie Photography's Blog! I'm Janelle, creator and owner of Nellie Photography. Our studio is based in Sacramento, California. We shoot Pin-ups & boudoir, weddings, engagements, families, children, portraits, the occasional pet, and other random subjects. I created this blog as a personal journal for my professional work, personal imagery, studio news, promotions, and other fabuluous randomness.

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    Monday, March 3, 2008

    My Mission: Why I Plan to Shoot Pin-up/Boudoir Style Photography

    I've been thinking about the above question. My first thought was that I wanted to shoot Pin-up simply because I love the vintage style, the simplicity, and the tamed sexiness. But then, it got deeper, and I realized that there are a number of reasons why I want to offer this type of session at our studio. For starts, here's one:

    "We want to confront society's misguided messages about what a woman should look like in order to be considered beautiful."

    We are real women, and as real women, we don't always have taut stomach muscles, perfect breasts, and smooth, dent-less thighs. But, that should by no means hinder us from feeling just like the alluring seductress that we see on magazine covers. There's no reason why we shouldn't (and couldn't) be photographed the same way. And personally, I plan to make that vision happen.

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