Heather Stumpf of Vavoom Pinups


Courtesy of Vavoom Pinups

The boudoir photography trend has been gaining popularity over the past few years, but Heather Stumpf of Vavoom Pinups has a new take on this sexy groom's gift. The Chicago-based photography company offers brides -- and their 'maids -- a unique experience to express themselves in a cheeky vintage or sexy look with their Vavoom Boudoir division. We spoke with Heather about what her company offers clients and how you can create a pinup photo if you don't live in the Chicago area. Here's what she had to say: —Anne Chertoff

Boudoir photos have been popular for several years, why did you decide to shoot pinups?

There's something terrific and iconic about women embracing their fun and flirty sides in classic pin-up hair, make-up, clothes and poses that I think women don't get to celebrate nearly often enough in their day-to-day lives. We wanted to show them how fabulous they could look in this mode.

You also offer vintage-style boudoir photos—can you tell us how your boudoir pictures are different than others we've seen?

Originally our idea was to concentrate on pin-up photography, but we quickly realized that there were many women who wanted to explore and embrace their more sultry and sensual sides through...

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from brides.com