So What is a Pin-Up?The Pin-Up is one of the most iconic and adored types of boudoir photography. Its recognized style is timeless and friendly for both men and women. Originating back in the 19th century, its popularity skyrocketed during the 1940’s with the start of WWII when. American G.I.’s were missing their sweethearts back home and would “pin up” photos of popular actresses in their bunks.
And what is “Modern Day” Pin-up?The modern day Pin-Up Photography has not veered too far off the path of the traditional style. Those bright eyes and curvy figures are just as beloved now as they were a century ago. With their form flattering attire and an endless variety of poses to choose from. Pin-Up is a style of boudoir photography that is versatile enough to fit any woman! Whether you’d like to enhance your current personality or impersonate a completely different side of yourself, it’s all possible!
Is there just one style of Pin-Up?
Tips for Preparing for Your Pin-Up photography Shoot:
There are certain things you can do to feel more prepared and comfortable in front of the camera. Take these few extra steps to make sure you can relax and enjoy your session as much as possible!
With Pin-Ups, it’s all in the face! With the glowing skin, immaculate make up and flirtatious facial expressions, this is where the whole attitude shines through. Take a little time to practice different expressions in the mirror to figure out who your natural Pin-Up persona is. As silly as it may sound, it’ll make all the difference!
The same goes for poses! Pin-Ups are known for their seemingly innocent poses that are SO much more than that! Practice different poses along with facial expressions and you’ll soon find out which ones fit together perfectly. This preparation is simple yet it will give you the confidence to easily bring out your inner sex kitten.
It is very important that you wear clothing that fits your particular body shape correctly. Not every woman is the same size and shape. Pin-Ups are known for embracing the unique curves of every woman! Take advantage of this by choosing pieces that accentuate the areas of your body you feel most confident about. Love the shape of your waist? Than how about a bare midriff or clothing that cinches around that area? Proud of your lips? Than go bold! Pin-Ups practically invented fire engine red lip stick! There are so many different clothing and make up styles to choose from. The most important thing is picking things that you feel comfortable and confident in.
Creating incredible photographsI love being able to create incredible photographs that are customized to you. When doing Pin-Up Photography sessions, there are so many different aspects that make each session completely unique! I take the time to understand exactly what you’re looking for so that your finished prints are absolutely perfect. One of the things I love about doing Pin-Up shoots is that as the customer, you can be yourself or anybody else you wish! Pin-Ups are meant to be fun and over everything else, I want you to have fun with it! A lot of my photo sessions take place in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, areas as well as Reno. Please fill out the contact form so I can start to prepare for your day! Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have. And as always, I’m looking forward to working with you and I will answer any requests as soon as possible!*If desired, hair and makeup application can be provided before your photo shoot time for additional cost and prior notice.
Cars and MotorcyclesConsider having it done at a classic car or motorcycle event! Not only will your photo come out incredible but you’ll be taking part in a classic American tradition of bringing together Beauty and Beast. From modern custom built Harleys’ to a restored ‘57 Chevy Bel Air, there’s the perfect match for every Pin-Up with Cars and Motorcycles! Adding in Cars and Motorcycles can be a fun and amazing style because there are so many different directions you can go in. But something you may have not put as much thought into beforehand is the background. Setting the scene in a photo is almost as important as the subject matter itself! The right background can make all the difference between creating a photo that gets easily over looked versus one that has the ability to immerse the viewer and make them feel like they’re right there with you. Imagine the impact that the right setting could have in your next photo shoot – the possibilities are endless! A classic combination that never goes out of style is the alluring Pin-Up perched up against a car or motorcycle.
Seduced by the independent spirit and evolving versatility…Pin-Ups have a long standing history with cars and motorcycles of all makes and models, both in person and in printed media. In around the 1940’s when Pin-Ups exploded into mainstream culture, artist Gil Elvgren created the first recognized pairing of the popular sex symbols with that day’s modern automobile brands and accessories. Almost immediately, everybody wanted in! Businesses from around the country, both big and small jumped at the chance to feature their own products being used by or simply placed next to a one of these charismatic little darlings. The world – once again – was seduced by the independent spirit and evolving versatility of the Pin-Up. From that moment on, the everlasting relationship between Pin-Ups, cars and motorcycles was born!
A winning combo
With their irresistible seductive nature against the prime paint jobs and shining chrome of a classic bike or hot rod is a winning combo for both girl and motor alike. You can never go wrong when choosing to do your own photo shoot propped up against such a powerful machine! We are fortunate to be in an area of the country where there’s always an upcoming event right around the corner. So please don’t hesitate to take advantage of it! There’s hundreds of different styles of cars and bikes at every show, so no matter if your Pin-Up style is sweet and innocent or fiery and passionate, I can guarantee there’s a car or bike out there that’ll fit your Pin-Up persona perfectly!
Photographs that are customized to you
I love being able to create incredible photographs that are customized to you. When doing Pin-Up photo shoots, there are so many different aspects that make each session completely unique! I take the time to understand exactly what you’re looking for so that your finished prints are absolutely perfect.
One of the things I love about doing Pin-Up with Cars and Motorcycles shoots is that as the customer, you can be yourself or anybody else you wish! Pin-Up with Cars and Motorcycles meant to be fun and over everything else, I want you to have fun with it! A lot of my photo shoots take place in the San Francisco and Santa Cruz / Monterey areas as well as Reno and Las Vegas, NV and many places in between. Please fill out the contact form so I can start to prepare for your day! Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have. And as always, I’m looking forward to working with you and I will answer any requests as soon as possible!
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"I had the pleasure of working with Aaron Wilson photography for a boudoir photo shoot and I must say, I had an amazing experience working with this team of talent! Not once did I feel uncomfortable or out of place. They have a great sense of directing and working with you every step of the way. The setting was clean, professional and fun. I would definitely work with them again. "
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