When will the small group shoot fill?/When is the cut-off date?/Can I come the day of and participate?/Can I be on the wait-list?
Do you provide wardrobe for the shoot?
What should I bring to the shoot?
* Bring fun props if you’ve got them! I have fans, boas, parasols, a few hats, and other fun props which you can use, and feel free to bring more so that everyone will have lots of options. Some people even bring their own furniture to the shoot to complete their “pinup story line.”
* Your makeup! If you book a private shoot, bring at least powder and whatever else you will want for touch ups. If you are participating in a small group shoot, a good foundation that matches your skin tone, translucent powder, and mascara are essential. If you don’t have a lot of makeup, don’t worry! I have enough for everyone! False eyelashes are very dramatic, and if you want to use them either bring your own or let me know in advance so that I can bring some with me.
* Hair supplies! I have hot rollers and curling irons, but feel free to bring your own brushes and accessories. I will have some hair pins, hair spray, etc. but the more the better, especially if you have a color preference for pins or brands you prefer.
* If I am styling your hair and/or helping you with your makeup, bring styling photos for looks you would like to try during the shoot. Bringing pictures will help us get the looks you want! Keep your hair texture and length in mind when choosing styles.
* Bring some music to play during the photo shoot, either on CD or on an MP3 player. It can help a lot to have music playing that makes you feel sexy!
* BYOB (optional, must be 21+) A little bit of liquid courage can help sometimes, so feel free to bring along something to drink if you’d like. Champagne is always fun and celebratory!
* Bring munchies (optional). For small group shoots, I always provide finger foods and some beverages during the shoot, however if you’d like more sustenance than light snack foods, bring along a bagged lunch.
What should I wear to the shoot?
How should I prepare for the shoot?
I would recommend starting packing for the shoot at least a week in advance, or at least start planning your outfits mentally at this time and write a list of everything you will want to bring so that you won’t forget anything!
Other than planning and packing your outfits, you will need to take care of your grooming. Hair should be clean, all necessary shaving should be done, finger and toe nails should be groomed. If you will be waxing or having a facial or anything that might irritate your skin, schedule it at least a few days before the shoot!
Will you help with my hair and makeup?
Do I have to sign a model release?
Will you use the pictures from the shoot?
How can I use the pictures from the shoot?
When will I get my pictures after the shoot?
I've done some modeling already. Is this for me?
If you are already comfortable in front of the camera, the pinup posing techniques will probably be new to you, while you will probably already know a lot of the basic non-pinup specific modeling techniques. I have had people who have already done some modeling tell me that they got a lot out of the training and direction to improve their posing, and I have had others that came just to build their portfolio. Ultimately, I do my best to make sure everyone has a good time and comes away with many great pictures. If you are unsure whether this is for you, please feel free to contact me.
Can I bring someone with me?
For reasons of space and the comfort of participants, the small group photoshoots are for paid participants, myself, and my staff only. I encourage people to invite their friends to register. It is a fun day to share with people you already know. If you think you have a group interested, I can also plan a small group workshop just for you and your friends! Contact me for more details.