While the ban on women in combat has been recently lifted, women in the military are finding themselves more involved in life as active duty solider. Now, the women who remain at home while their men go to war have found a way to sent their husbands off with love and support. In a mix of traditional military history and adventurous sexuality, women all over the nation are posing for boudoir-style photo shoots and sending their partners off to war with little reminder of what it is they’re fighting for.
Scores of soldier’s wives are signing up for boudoir photography sessions and surprising their spouses with the results. Some say its a means to keep the fire burning while couples are separated. When asked if the husband like the surprise, Brooke Armendinger — a photographer based out of Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento, California — exclaims, “Oh, yes!”
Armedinger spoke to The Inquisitr about the intimate shoots, noting that most of the photos “never see the light of Facebook,” but are just for couples to share.
“It’s not like Playboy,” she notes. “It’s classy. It’s a good confidence builder for women.” When asked if she enjoys the shoots, she says, “It’s fun.” While the photos come off looking sexy and intimate, the sessions themselves can start off a little awkward.
“I tell women to take a shot of alcohol before the shoot, just to relax.” Armendinger confides, noting that its only about the first twenty minutes that can be uncomfortable.
Hawaii-based photographer Daphne Hargrove agrees. “They are stepping out of their comfort zones,” she says of the women courageous enough to pose. She notes they are “very excited about doing something for their husbands to see them in this way.”
Hargrove admits that while the women are often self-conscious at first, they end up “romping around like Bond girls.”
Armendinger is a military wife herself, and understands the demands of being separated from her husband. She and husband, Dan, have been married for seven years. Over those years, they have experienced four deployments. Armendinger’s husband, a sensor operator for MC12s, is preparing now for deployment number five. Armendinger’s photography business has traveled with her to the three different duty stations they have called home.
Many military wives are realizing that there’s something they can do to retain the spark of romance while there men are away, and husbands, according to Armendinger, seem to enjoy the gift.
“It shows their wives in a whole different light,” explains Armendinger. “They’re surprised that their wives would do something like that for them. It’s not for everyone to see, it’s for their husbands.”
Armendinger also does a photo package called “OpLove,” in which she photographs the intimate moments of soldiers and their families reuniting after separations. You can view more of her photos here.
Would you do a racy boudoir photo shoot to support the one you love?