So, I love shooting weddings. You guys know that. Or you should.
But do you know what else I love? Fun photo shoots. Like pinup-style photos.
What could be more awesome than getting dressed up in your favorite (or newly acquired) dresses, skirts, or other pinup-y style clothing and getting some awesome pictures taken? Actually, that wasn’t a rhetorical question. Because I know exactly what would be more awesome… ALSO getting some victory roles or some other appropriate hairstyle by one of the amazing people at Iasan and Sebastian Studio Salon.
Yeah, that’s right.
So I’ve put together a package to make this happen. Here’s what you get:
— Begin your day getting treated spectacularly by a stylist at Iasan and Sebastian. You’ll get professional hair AND makeup styling for your pinup shoot.
— Continue with an awesome pinup photo session. I have props, but you can bring your own.
— Receive the high resolution digital images.
— Pick your favorite from the session and receive an 11×14 print.
The price for all of this is only $500 (50% deposit required to book the session both with Studio Orange and the salon). Want to share the cost? You and a friend can share a same-day pinup session for $600.
Expect your photo session to last a few hours, and bring along as many outfit changes as you’d like. We can fit in as many as we can.
Not sure you can pull off being a pinup model? No worries. I’ve got lots of ideas, and plenty of reference material we can look through for pose inspirations that suit your comfort level. The goal here is to just have fun. And provide you with some amazing photos in the process.
Contact Studio Orange for details about how to set up your session.
What is Pinup Photography?
The style most associated with pinup is photography intended for “informal” display. That is, pinned up on a wall. Thus, pinup. Get it?
Pinup photography became most popular, and is most well-known, from the World War II era, when GI’s relied on photos of their favorite female stars to remind them of home. A typical pinup photo is generally playfully suggestive and fun.
Today, pinup photography isn’t just about male gratification, but also a way for women to have fun, feel good about themselves, take ownership of their image, and put on a “character” for some unique and amazing photos of themselves.
What should I wear?
Largely the outfit(s) you choose to wear will depend on the type of image you’d like to project. For example, a pencil skirt and a button up shirt, with some horn rim glasses, can be perfect for a “sexy librarian” image. If you do a Google image search for “pinup model,” you’ll find tons of examples of outfits, from skirts and summer dresses, to gowns, to lingerie.
I do recommend bringing a couple of outfits. I also recommend making sure it’s an outfit you feel comfortable kneeling or laying down in, in order to give us the most options for poses.
Does pinup mean nudity?
Absolutely not! Pinup is meant to be playful above all, and only mildly suggestive.
Having said that, there can certainly be a more risque quality to the photos, and pinup *can* include some nudity. However, I always leave this entirely up to you. For these sessions, I will never push for photos any more suggestive than the samples you see here. If you’re wanting to be a little more revealing, simply let me know.
Can I bring someone with me to the session?
I actually strongly recommend coming with a friend. Having someone who can assist you with touching up your makeup, changing outfits, or just lending moral support when you’re taking photos a little outside of your experience can be invaluable to helping you feel comfortable.
Also, if you are under 18 years of age and want to book a session, it is absolutely essential that you have a parent or guardian with you at the session.
Will you be posting the photos on your website or to social media?
Being able to show the work that I do is essential to my business. However, I also understand if one of my clients is nervous about having their photos seen. Especially if we do a more suggestive style of shoot. Generally, if you do not tell me otherwise, I will assume (per details in my contract) that you are ok with your photos being displayed. If you’re not, just discuss it with me and I can be accommodating.