What ARE PIN-UPS?
Pin-up girls were models in the 40’s and 50’s whose mass-produced pictures appeared in magazines, newspapers, posters, calendars, and postcards. These pictures are also sometimes known as cheesecake photos. Pin-up photos are sexy while leaving a lot to the imagination. These sessions are flirty and fun.
Although we specialize in boudoir photography, we like to arrange vintage pin-up sessions for clients who LOVE the vintage style photos and/or are not ready yet for a boudoir session
Why BOOK A SESSION?
❤️ To regain confidence
❤️ To embrace your body
❤️ To celebrate a birthday or a milestone
❤️ To surprise your significant other with a gift
❤️ To “bring sexy back” into a relationship
❤️ Because you LOVE everything vintage
❤️ Just because you always wanted to!
Pin-ups are for every body!
We celebrate ALL bodies from ALL ages and sizes! A pin-up photoshoot is for every body. You don’t need to lose weight. You don’t need to change your appearance. Our expert posing and lighting skills will help your natural and unique beauty shine throughout your photos. Because you are already beautiful and sexy.
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Q. Where in Central Florida are you located?
A. My sessions are held in my home in Groveland, Florida. Groveland is in South Lake County next to Clermont. We are approximately 35-45 minutes from most Orlando areas, about 1 hour from most North Orlando (Seminole County) areas, and about 1½ hours from Tampa. Our clients come from all over Florida, but mostly from the Orlando area.
Q. CAN I COMBINE A BOUDOIR WITH A PIN-UP SESSION?
A. No, sorry. The experience, styling, lighting, photoshoot, and everything about a pin-up session is different from a boudoir session. However, you can use the boudoir bedroom set if you want to do a sexy look. Just make sure your lingerie matches the era.
Q. WHat type of backdrops do you have?
A. Standard pin-up sessions are shot with traditional paper background, usually in bright colors (yellow, pink, blue, etc.) as shown on the gallery above. We used other backdrops during special theme shoots only that we arrange a few times a year. You may also choose our boudoir bedroom set if you want a sexy bedroom look.
Q. How long does it take to get my photos ready?
A. Depends on our queue list and the time of the year. It could take 2 to 8 weeks. Please come in for your session at least two months before any deadlines to ensure delivery by your due date or 4 months if you are doing a payment plan.
Q. I’M NOT SURE WHAT THEME I SHOULD DO!
A. Here are some ideas for your shoot:
Classic theme - this is shot with white or color paper backdrops and bold wardrobe. For wardrobe you can do anything you want: a dress, lingerie, a bathing suit, capris, shorts, etc.
Bedroom theme - wear your favorite retro lingerie look. For example, a corset, ruffle panties and thigh-highs.
Old Hollywood Glam - For the gal who loves long gowns, fur, and lots of bling!
Rosie the Riveter - cute shorts and a work shirt would do for this look!
Housewife - wear your favorite dress for this one! Props include kitchen props, doing the laundry, etc.
Military - Bring your sexy military costume for this one
Seasonal + Holidays: Valentine’s, 4th of July, Fall, Winter, etc.
Q. What happens the day of my session?
A. When you come in for your session, we will have a short consultation to go over your wardrobe. Then your retro makeover begins! After your makeover is ready, we'll discuss a few pointers about posing like a vintage doll and then the FUN begins! When your session is over, we will take a short 45-minute lunch break. You will go out for lunch to any of the nearby places while we download your photos and them ready for viewing and selection. When you come back, we will go over your photos and you'll decide which ones you'd like to purchase. Overall, the entire experience may take up to six hours, so please plan your day accordingly and leave plenty of room between commitments!
Q. My girlfriend and I want to come in together for our own sessions.
A. Sorry, that's not possible. We prefer to take my time with one client at a time, therefore, we don’t schedule multiple client sessions.
Q. Can I bring a companion?
A. No, sorry. It is my experience that clients have a little difficulty connecting with me, take longer to relax, and have difficulty during the posing and coaching session when they are paying attention to another person instead of me. In addition, I don’t have room to spare to keep them away from the shooting areas. Please do not bring companions to your session.
Q. Do you have props?
A.I do have a small selection of vintage props, but for the most part you won’t need any. Props are usually used on limited-edition special themes we shoot throughout the year.
Q. Do you provide vintage wardrobe?
A. We have a small selection of retro dresses that you are welcomed to use. However, we recommend that you bring your own wardrobe.
Q. I WANT TO BRING MY OWN WARDROBE. What do you suggest for a pin-up session?
A retro/vintage dress (I have petticoats to lift the dress.)
A pencil skirt and top
High-waist pants (shorts, capris, or slacks) and top (Must be high-waist to fit the era.)
Retro Lingerie: bullet bra, high-waist panty, full size girdle, Cuban heel stockings, etc.
You can do a nude cover with sheets look (Think Marilyn in bed wrapped in sheets.)
Retro swimwear (I have a few available. Contact me first for info.)
Accessories like cardigans and scarfs. (I have plenty of hair flowers.)
Q. Where can I purchase vintage clothing?
A. There is a local shop in Deland called Pinup Parlor Boutique. You can also purchase retro wardrobe online through many of the specialty online shops available including Retro Glam, Unique Vintage, Pinup Girl Clothing or even eBay. Don’t forget a garter and Cuban heel stockings to complete the look.
Q: WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
A: After you book an appointment, you will receive details on what to bring.
Q. I have no idea how to pose for the camera; can you help?
A. Absolutely! Don’t worry about posing. That’s our job! We’ll guide you through all the fun vintage poses!
Q: WHICH NAIL POLISH COLOR DO YOU RECOMMEND?
A: Red nail polish is recommended. Avoid french or contemporary colors that were not common during that era.
Q: SHOULD I GET A PEDICURE?
A: We highly recommend you match your toes to your hand nail polish, especially if you plan on posing barefoot or with a bathing suit.
Q: who much is a session?
A: Fill out the contact form below to receive details!
My name is Mya; owner, makeup artist, and photographer at Sexy Beautiful Me. I’ve specialized in women portraiture since 2011. Although I shoot mostly boudoir, vintage pin-ups have a special place in my heart and I’m thrilled when a clients wants to book a pin-up session.
Getting to know your photographer for this type of session really helps with nerves and concerns. That’s why I created a separate private Facebook group, just for my pin-up ladies. Make sure you join now, even if you are not ready to book a session yet!
What they said…
My first experience with Sexy Beautiful Me was so amazing that I've been back for many more sessions, best thing I've ever done for myself. As it's helped me rebuild my confidence and has helped me love myself more.
I will have to say if i had to sum my experience with Mya at Sexy Beautiful Me it would have to be "C'est Magnifique" ("It's Magnificent"). Being a plus size woman i had my concerns like every woman out there and it all melted away as I started my shoot with Mya…
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That’s why we created a private, ladies-only Facebook Group. Our VIP lounge is a safe place to explore the possibility of a session but it’s also so much more. When you become a member, you’ll be part of an amazing supportive community of women who are ready and willing to guide you through the process.
What is boudoir?
Boudoir photography is the modern version of sexy pin-ups. The look and feel is different. Pin-ups lean towards the fun and “cheesecake” style from the 40’s and 50’s ads, while boudoir photos looks more like the photos you see in a Victoria’s Secret catalog or a Maxim magazine. Boudoir is a different experience as well. It’s more about feeling confident in your own skin and capturing the real you. Click here to read information about our boudoir sessions!
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