Pinup Photography Favorites: Innocent and Alluring

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Iman is a photographer who, through her unique process of coaching and photography, can show a woman what other people see when they look at her. She is passionate about teaching other photographers how to live and be a professional and making change in the world. She dreams of changing the way women look at their bodies and how the world defines beauty. She also thinks being an instructor on CreativeLIVE would be incredible. Iman battles Lyme disease and shares her unique view of dreaming while fighting for her health. Her post day is Wednesday. [email protected] Iman Woods If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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It’s 12/12/12 and we’re all still standing. (Insert canned laughter track here.)

To celebrate, I’m sharing one of my favorite photos. This is a recent client at our studio, Juliane and she is a doll. She captured the innocent allure and sexy but frustrated expression of 1950s era pinup art perfectly. We’ve all had those glam days that end with sore feet, haven’t we ladies?

Pinup Photography by Iman Woods

My tootsies are tired!

Sometimes as part of my dream I like to showcase images that represent that “moment” when everything seems to come together.

You know what that feels like, right?

You lose all sense of time and when you are done there’s this excited, scared satisfaction sprinkled with a bit of fear that you’ve just accomplished something amazing.

Today in honor of 12/12/12 notice the moments where you lose track of time and you are completely engaged in what you are doing. These are the signs that you are on the right dream-track and doing what you love. Your dreams should feel alluring — much like this photo.

And if nothing alluring is currently calling to your heart right now then you need to spend some time remembering the things you once loved.

Do you remember when you were young and innocent … what did you love to spend time pretending?  What did you love to play?  What drew you in?  What made you feel whole?  What made you feel powerful?

What was alluring?

Today, just remember.


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  • Cath

    I love your images … so full of hope and personality.

    • ImanWoods

      Thank you, Cath! We try to capture the innocent allure and whimsy of the classic work.

  • I always loved moving – my favorite childhood story that I was too young to remember is my grandfather feeding me a spoon of ice cream each time I ran around the table. Apparently I wouldn’t sit still! Dance and now fitness adds a ton of movement to my life. Feeling physically strong helps me when I’m having difficult mental stress.

    Thanks girl and hang in there – Heather

    • ImanWoods

      I love moving more! Someday we need to pow wow on the ways you stay fit. You’re my hero.