Pinup Photography Special

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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.

 

Pinup photography in Lincoln, Nebraska

The classic pinup style is intended to be fun and playful.

Pinup photography in Lincoln, Nebraska

The shoot can even be personalized to reflect your interests or career. For example, Amy is a chef, so we substituted her chef’s knife for a hand mirror for a play on this classic pinup pose.

Pinup style photography in Lincoln, Nebraska

Props add to the fun.

Pinup photography in Lincoln, Nebraska

Ultimately, the goal is to just have fun.

Pinup FAQ

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.

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July Equality Special!

SO_Special-LogoToday, June 26, 2015, is a momentous day in American history. The US Supreme Court ruled that marriage should be a unity defined by love, and thus open to ALL couples.

To celebrate, Studio Orange Photography would like to offer a special discount for anyone who books their wedding photography during the month of July.

Select the Tangerine package (normally $3000), Studio Orange’s most popular wedding package, and you will receive $300 off of the total package price.  For the month of July 2015 only, the Tangerine package will be only $2700.

To clarify, you don’t have to get married in the month of July.  You just have to retain Studio Orange as your wedding photographer during the month of July.  And in the spirit of equality, this offer is open to ALL couples.

Head over to the Wedding Pricing page for more package details.

Fill out the Contact Form to inquire about a date and begin the process of hiring Studio Orange for your wedding.

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Photographing the wedding of a hot couple on a cold day in Nebraska City

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You guys know I photograph weddings, right?

Duh. How about I say something more obvious.

Well, did you know I sometimes blog about the weddings I photograph?

Of cours–Wait… WHAT?!?

I know.

Look, we all are aware of the fact that my ability to NOT blog about the weddings I photograph is the stuff of epic legend.  In fact, I’m pretty sure Ridley Scott is optioning a movie about it as we speak. Russell Crowe will star.

Blogging just isn’t my strong suit. Not for lack of desire. (Or lack of things to say, as those who know me will confirm.)

So here goes. An honest to goodness wedding post.  And what a doozy I have for you here.

I first “met” Ellen back in the days when I lived a the Meadowlark coffee shop. I tossed the quotes around met because her shift didn’t often coincide with when I hung out. So even though I knew she could make a pretty mean latte, I didn’t know her as well as some of the other baristas.

I also saw James at the ‘Lark pretty frequently.

When they approached me to photograph their wedding, I was pretty excited. I mean, for one thing, they are a pretty fun and photogenic couple.  But I also had a good idea of some of the people likely to show up to their wedding…and a fun crowd makes for fun photos.

I shot this (along with the ever talented Ben Bird as my second) awhile ago, so I don’t remember all of the details, but here’s what I can tell you:

1. James is a ham.

2. This was a cold day in Nebraska City.

3. Photo booths can get a little…weird.

We’ll kick things off with their engagement session before moving on to the wedding.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below.

And I’ll be honest here: My best intentions and reality aren’t always similar when it comes to this blog. I’d like to say this is the start of more frequent updates.  But let’s just enjoy this for the gift that it is and hope for the best.

 

 

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