Ottawa Retro Pin Up Photographer
Retro Pin-Up Photography celebrates the vintage styles of the 1940’s & 1950’s with a little old Hollywood Glam mixed in. Retro Pin-Up is sassy, flirty and can range from playful to seductive, and everything in between. Using a mix of retro inspired dresses, corsets, garters and sheer thigh high stockings, you will be transformed into a Retro Bombshell!
Ready to turn back the time machine and become the poster girl of the 20th century?
I am a portrait photographer, a mother, a wife, a chocoholic and most importantly a woman. I started my portrait studio with the desire to empower women and celebrate all the many things we can be. My goal is to not only capture amazing portraits of women, but to empower you to explore all the ways they see themselves...
We start with an in-person consultation at the studio to get to know each other and establish that initial bond. Together we discuss ideas and thoughts about what you want to achieve with your personalized session.
Your day begins with you being a star! Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to be a model in a major photo shoot? Once you arrive you will be whisked away to prepare. After slipping on a satin robe and given a light refreshment of your choice we will meet to go over the plan. Together we will go through the wardrobe you brought, choose your best looks, and discuss the specifics of your session with a visual storyboard created especially for you.
On your reveal day (generally about a week after your session) you will come back to the studio to review your proofs. To continue your “star” status and get an initial perspective you will be shown an incredible music video slideshow before we move to the individual review process. Proofs are lightly retouched, but all ordered images will be fully retouched (including, when applicable, removal of blemishes/scars/bruises/stretch marks; softening of skin/wrinkles/dark circles and smoothing body lines).
The experience is not complete without one of our luxurious products to commemorate your time with us. Whether it's a fine art book or a framed print for your wall. Our product lines include high-quality prints, wall portraits, gallery art canvas, and fine art books. I offer easy payment plans that make this experience accessible to anyone who truly wants the experience.
Q: Will my images be retouched?
A: All images that are ordered are fully retouched. Please note that our Retro PinUps are retouched in a certain way to give them a more "illustrative" look. Retouching also includes removing any blemishes/scars, softening wrinkles, whitening teeth and manipulation of the background.
Q: I want to do this as a surprise gift for my special someone. How far in advance should I book?
A: Photo Sessions are normally booked at least 2 months in advance, especially if the finished product is for a Christmas, Valentine’s or birthday gift. Bookings for Christmas should be made in October and for Valentine’s Day in December or early January.
Q: I don’t have any “retro” clothing for a pinup session? Will you provide all the wardrobe and props?
A: We do have a variety of clothing options available (including retro inspired dresses, costumes, girdle garters in sizes XS to 4X), as well as the highest of leather patent platform heels (sizes 6-11). At the consultation, you will have an opportunity to see what is available and try some on for size. But you are also encouraged to bring clothing from your own wardrobe. And they don’t necessarily have to be “retro”. Bring whatever you would wear out on a night on the town — whatever makes you feel fabulously sexy! You could even buy a costume and have a theme photo session! In terms of props, we have some vintage items available for use (as seen in the gallery pix, well except for cupcakes… you must bring your own and one for me too!).