The pin-up girls in the '20s may have started the trend, but the real wives of military men nowadays certainly own it. Evidently, it's becoming more and more popular for women to hire a professional photographer to take sexy snapshots that they can then send to their soldiers overseas. The pics, for the most part, are very tasteful and rather becoming -- photographer Daphne Hargrove aims to capture her subjects in flattering poses that show off their best assets.
It's a brilliant idea that every military wife should consider because, I mean, why not?
Nothing wrong with sending your boyfriend or husband a little pick-me-up while he's serving abroad. Some of the wives interviewed said the pics help remind their spouses what's waiting for them at home. After months and months of bleak scenery, I'm sure seeing their ladies in a bikini on the beach is a welcome change.
Plus, the photo spread is a nice escape for the women, too. With their partners gone, they're left to take care of the house, kids, bills, etc., and I'd bet getting dressed up in fun outfits and posing for some great pics is a treat for these women who do so much.
Hargrove encourages her subjects to wear something they feel good in, then finds soft light and a seductive setting to make the magic happen.
Overall, this trend kinda reminds me of those "morning after" wedding shots that allegedly capture the closeness and the happiness a couple feels the morning after their wedding night, only there's no husband, and no real "TMI" factor.
For that reason alone, I'm on board.
Would you send a sexy shot to your husband or boyfriend serving in the military?
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