I love doing pinup photography! In fact it’s not just fun for me, it’s fun for my clients, too. It’s such a lark! I like to think of pinup photo shoots as a sort of elaborate, vintage-themed cosplay, much like steampunk. There’s something very feminine and sexy about vamping things up in a vintage kind of way. Men love it, trust me on that! Don’t quote me on this, but I suspect it has something to do with high heeled pumps and ruby red lips. 😉
Most of my pinup photography clients don’t style themselves like this in their day to day lives; they do a pinup photo shoot to inhabit a sexy (but not too sexy) calendar girl persona for a few hours. Added bonus: these pictures are always a big hit with your significant other! And imagine having these sassy portraits to show your grandkids one day. What fun!
So check out these saucy snaps of Marian, who came to me for a pinup photo shoot a few days ago. She was transformed for an afternoon from a modern career woman to the epitome of the classic pinup dream girl of the silver screen, and wow! She looks like she could be in a 1950s movie opposite a hunk like James Dean, Rock Hudson or Marlon Brando! Hubba hubba! Sophia Loren, step aside, there’s a new starlet in town!
Marian and I did use the wardrobe at my studio for this portrait session, and the jewelry is from my own large collection of vintage baubles and accessories. I’ve been collecting them for years and I love using them in photo shoots.
Honestly, Marian is certainly gorgeous any day of the week, but I think she looks extra beautiful in these pictures. You go, girl! As Humphrey Bogart would have said, “Here’s looking at you, kid!”
Miss Shannon’s pinup calendar came out fantastic! I couldn’t be happier with it, and she was thrilled. She gave it to her honey as a New Years gift, however my custom twelve month calendars can start with any month of the year, it doesn’t have to be January. Check out these pictures — it’s such a cool and unique gift. I think all my pinup or boudoir clients should do this!
If you’d like to see more photos from this pinup girl photo shoot, click HERE. Enjoy!
Shannon came to me for some sassy pinup portraits, a surprise gift for her boyfriend. This photo shoot was a blast! We had so much fun making her into a classic calendar girl and recreating all the iconic cheesecake poses. I really love doing pinup photography. It’s my favorite thing! All of the clothes and props that Shannon is wearing in these pictures are mine. I have a large collection of vintage and vintage-inspired clothes, not to mention vintage accessories such as jewelry and purses. Shannon wore it all so well!
I recently had the great pleasure of photographing the fabulous Michelle Baldwin, a.k.a. Vivienne VaVoom, for this fun retro photo shoot in Colorado Springs!! I hand picked a number of perfect locations for this shoot, and Michelle has a huge wardrobe that fits the era (both true vintage and retro-styled clothing). Bud’s Muffler kindly loaned me their 1955 Chevy pickup, and Russ, who owns the speedometer repair shop on Kiowa Street, also let me use his gorgeous ’56 Corvette. My dear friend Ron at Murphy’s Tavern gave me the run of the place, including their classic horseshoe bar, and we stopped by the Trolley Car Museum for a few snaps there, too. Oh and that greaser who’s “fixing” the Chevy pickup is my very own handsome fella, Pat. We had a blast! All in all it was a fabulous, fun retro photo shoot and I love the pictures!