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Military wives go on boudoir photo shoots for their loved ones

By Moanike'ala Nabarro
Published On: Jan 22 2013 09:49:22 AM HST

A spicy trend among military wives is quietly sweeping the nation.

HONOLULU -

Military couples sometimes deal with weeks, months, even years apart while loved ones are deployed.

But, some wives have found a way to reignite the love flame even  thousands of miles away.

More and more military wives are taking boudoir photo sessions striking a pose and sending sexy personalized albums overseas.

Case in point:  Kaitlin Folkers.

In this photo shoot, she's nervous because she's stepping way outside of her comfort zone.

"I hope that he's really excited about it, and I think he'll like it a lot," said Folker.

Kaitlin's husband ships out for months at a time in the U.S. Navy.

"It doesn't get easier.  We can't talk a lot of times when he's on the sub so it makes it even harder," said Folkers.  "I wanted to do this now just as something to remember our time in Hawaii.  Kind of before we go into our next stage in life having kids and everything."

Photographer Daphne Hargrove says business is booming and not just with military wives.  Everyday women of all ages, sizes and shapes come to her all looking to tap into their inner bombshell to give their husbands an extra kick.

Click here to see the boudoir photography slideshow on your mobile device.

"It's kind of refreshing for them to see the women in their lives as these goddesses that they initially fell in love with," said Hargrove.

Hargrove says these shoots have a secret side effect.

"If I'm able to boost her esteem in some way by showing her how beautiful she really is and that she deserves to feel that way then that makes me happier than anything," said Hargrove.

Kaitlin says every pose captured today is just another way of saying, "I love you."

"Especially when he's gone, to be able to have the pictures to remember you by I think is really important," said Folkers.

Hargrove says photo shoots are done both indoors and outdoors.  Her trick to getting her clients out of their comfort zone during photo shoots -- she has them think of their loved one and the magic starts from there.

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