We created this F.A.Q. which may help answer your questions.
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We are a complete vintage photography studio with our studio located near Phoenix Arizona. We have been creating pinups since 2007 and we have specifically crafted a unique look similar to the great pinup artists' of the 40's & 50's like Gil Elvgrn, George Petty and Art Frahm. We also take inspiration from Bunny Yeager, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Jayne Mansfield and of course, Betty Page.
So let us take you on a voyage of pampering, adventure and playfulness where the fantasy YOU becomes the destination!
You have come to the right place because our work has been featured and published in numbers location and has been listed as one of the top 100 pinup photographers in the world which means you are in good hands when it comes to posing and editing! Our portfolio are women just like you, wives, girlfriends and of course moms in a lot of cases!
What is included?
Pride in our work and your satisfaction are always first and foremost here at the studio. All of our clients get the full glam experience including professional hair and makeup, access to our props, posing instructions during your shoot by our woman owned photographer, editing on your selected images at the end of your shoot along with our signature editing along with some digital finesse!
What about payment?
We only accept cash or credit/debit cards.
Can I bring alcohol?
If you feel the need to have some liquid courage to help you get in the zone, please be responsible! We will not offer a second shoot if you are unhappy with your expressions because you had too much.
How old do I have to be?
You have to be 18, so bring some ID or a parent/guardian!
How can I use my images?
We maintain all rights to all images taken at our studio. Your images are for personal use only! If you wish to use the images for self promotion or commercial use, you must contact us first so we can discuss commercial usage rights.
I am convinced, where do I sign up?
Call or email to see when we can set your itinerary up. We tend to book a month in advance, so book early! It is best to call us first to check availability.
What are your available time slots?
Please see our CONTACTS page for the time slots available. If you are interested in having one of the sessions, book early because they go quick!
Is being a little late okay?
Nope! Our shooting schedule is pretty packed, so if you show up late, you will make the next person late and so on down the list. If you are going to be late, you will lose time and that is no way to have fun. It may be better to reschedule. We do this because we want everyone to get the same amount of attention and it wouldn't be fair to the next person if they were on time. Sorry :\
What should I bring to the session?
We do request that you bring your own undergarments or black boy shorts, high heel shoes or cowboy boots, combat boots, and anything special that your significant other really likes. It also helps to bring along special shirts or uniform accessories that are specific to the look you are going for. Don't forget to bring some cash for TIPS!
How do I prepare for the session?
Once you place your deposit, we will send you our guide which is packed full of great tips from lessons learned. It is geared to make your time with us the best possible.
I have never modeled before, how will I know what to do?
Relax! All of the women on our website are just like you. They have never performed professional modeling either. Our staff is here to make you look your best and set you up for success. We have some favorite poses that we use and are always trying something a little different with each session so that it is unique to you. We would never ask you to do something that is impossible or downright crazy!
Do you photograph nudes?
Well, we do not take pictures with exposed genitalia. That being said, sometimes our clients like to expose their breasts occasionally, which is fine with us as long as it remains tasteful and beautiful.
I am not sure how to be a pin up model. Is there anywhere I can go to find out more information?
Yup. As we mentioned above, once you place your deposit with us, we will send you a link to watch a video on posing pin up style. You can also search YouTube for pin up posing and see scores of videos. They will help you get an idea of what to expect and you can also practice your favorite ones. This will help you get the most out of your session with us because the faster you move with poses, the more posing you can get on camera.
What about my stretch marks, moles, acne, scars or weight?
We use some very awesome software on our tip top computers to manipulate photos. Generally speaking, we can easily remove flaws if you would like. Some women prefer to keep them as "battle" wounds. We can shave a little weight off of you, but the best thing is to have a true representation of yourself.
How long will my session last?
Each package has a set amount of time built into them. They generally last about 3 hours because getting the hair & makeup usually takes about 90 minutes to complete before you get in front of our camera.
What about cancelling?
Excellent question. We ask that you notify us at least seven days before your session. Your deposit is non-refundable because of us reserving that slot for you, but what we will do is move that amount to your new date without any penalties as long as it is within 30 days.
How will you use my pictures?
In our contract, we inform you that we may use your images on our website or other promotional areas. We will never sell your pictures to a stock image warehouse or for profit somewhere else. If we do, we will cut you in on the deal! You can also elect to not have your images displayed publically as some of our previous clients have wished.
What if I want to print, sell or use my pictures somewhere?
We give you joint copyright of your images. What this means is that you can use them wherever you would like, they are yours after all. The only thing we ask is that you give us credit for the shoot. Tagging us on Facebook or some other credit is required. If you want to sell one of your pictures or someone wants to buy one, you must call us first so that there is no copyright infringement.
Do you have discounts if we want to throw a pin up party?
Of course! We will build a package for your group! Our studio is portable and we can come to your house, office, or to be really cool, get a hotel room for us to drag our stuff down to it! There is a travel fee involved if we have to drag our gear around though. Sorry :(