Permission to Pose…Welcome

Hello, welcome to permission to pose!!

Starting today every mirror, store front window, and reflective surface is yours for taking! No longer will you fear being in front of the camera because you know you’re a unique, beautiful individual who deserves the spotlight. Your journey down a path of self-discovery and enlightenment begins now.
My journey into the world of pinup and boudoir started when I was 15 years old. I have always been incredibly passionate about historical fashion, and women’s history; especially the silver/golden age of Hollywood (30’s-60’s)! The glamours clothing, hair, makeup. Women taking their style into their own hands during a period of depression, using it to empower themselves, savoring their femininity. The more I learned, the more I fell in love with the style.
As that passion grew, I was slowly discovering the photography side of the pinup world, having taken multiple photography classes; having always loved the film median. I was discovering the greats such as Bettie Paige, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, so on and so forth! I was sold!! I NEEDED to go from behind the camera to in front of it. I so badly wanted to be these women- flooring all this who crossed my pathed. Becoming the ever loved femme-fatal!!
Since I could’t do a pin-up styled shoot until I was 18, from ages 16 to 17 I started planning, building my wardrobe so that when I turned 18, I would be ready to shoot! Around that time my then boyfriend was joining the military, and shipping off to boot camp. Historically, this style of photography came into popularity around World War Two, due to it being pictures of women, men could hang up in their lockers or planes while out at war, deriving the term “pin-up”, and the women posing in these photos became known as “pin-up girls”! I decided my first shoot was going to have a military theme to it, honoring it’s roots. One of my photographer friends wanted to break into pinup photography as well, so on a cold December day, instead of doing a “normal senior” photo shoot, I and my photographer friend were found shivering in my room while I was scandalously underdressed. I LOVED IT! I couldn’t get enough! We shot over 100 photos that day, worked together for about 6 hrs, I had around eight costume changes. And it was the first time I posed nude. After edits, I took those photos to Costco to get them printed, which I’m sure gave those printing my photos a hoot!
Since then I have done about four more shoots, and a video shoot. I have a fifth shoot in the works. With all my work I have always been incredibly hands on, because it isn’t just about the photos, it’s about the process! So, if you have been looking for a reason to get up off the couch, and get in front of a camera, and become the model you’ve always dreamed…Permission to Pose…GRANTED!

Xoxo,
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I am a boudoir and pinup model. I am sharing my portfolio, tips, tricks and secrets I've learned while modeling.

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