Greetings, women. Would you like a keepsake of all the time you spent rubbing boobs with your girlfriends before a man came along and cured your invert sexuality with marriage? Bridal party boudoir photography knows that you would, and it is here to help.

According to The New York Post, this new trend in unnecessary wedding photos is getting bigger by the minute, with some businesses reporting a 50% increase over the past five years. That’s a lot of people who can get naked and make sexyface around their friends without laughing.

“Designed to empower women,” these photos are taken for many reasons, including “bonding and having fun with my friends” and “[gaining] the obvious element of strength and safety in numbers.” Because if you don’t feel safe doing something, the obvious answer is to get your friends to do it, too. It did not touch on the reason of “lesbians for attention,” so I’m going to assume the ladies are getting naked together in a purely platonic way that is less about sexual pleasure and more about being fully present in one another’s head space. Or maybe they just do a lot of Molly? Outside of what I opened with, this might be the only explanation that makes sense.


The Platonic essence of friendship.

Of all the types of photos people take around their weddings (engagement photos, “morning after” photos, bridal boudoir photos), this kind seems extra annoying, because it asks the bride’s friends to go beyond the long-distance travel and ugly-dress-buying that is the normal province of bridesmaids to something loads more permanent and embarrassing. I guess it’s nice to focus on people who aren’t the bride, but if that’s what you want to do, a custom dessert plate will do just fine, thanks.

(Via The New York Post)

Photos: Provocateur