The wife of a Camp Pendleton Marine taking racy photos of military wives in their husbands’ uniforms caught the attention of base commanders - but not for the sexy poses.

Michele Parsley, whose husband is assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at Pendleton, has a booming business taking boudoir photos.  Military wives and girlfriends go to her home to have snapshots taken that they then send to their significant loved one, usually a Marine deployed overseas.

Parsley began taking the portraits a little over a year ago.

"I said no at first, and then it turned into 10 or 15 people asking me, and then I finally gave in," she said Tuesday.

Parsley, who did not want to hurt her husband’s career in the military, said she made sure it was okay to take pictures of spouses or girlfriends in uniform.

"Spouses are wearing their husband’s uniforms," she said. "As long as it is not the active duty service member it should not be an issue and it’s something that the guys actually enjoy, seeing their wife in these cami’s or their dress blues."

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