Pinning Down Pinup History: The Origins of Pinup Pt. 1

Pinning Down Pinup History: The Origins of Pinup Pinup Photography is such a fascinating style of art. It’s unique in its evolution, as it marks western cultures ever changing views of sexuality, sensuality, and womanhood. Each version of it shows how society changed politically and culturally. Because of how vast, and multi-faceted this history is,…

Permission to…Play With Light!

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light! -Aristotle" I LOVE light! I love playing with light, I love playing with shadows the lights creates, and I love setting the right scene for a photo with the right type of light! So, what distinguishes a good photo from a…

Permission to Pose…Interview with Ms. Emily Doll (Aka The Vintage Doll)

Note From the Author: When I first got started in Pinup/Boudoir a friend of mine suggested that I start following Emily Doll; from the second I saw her page I fell in love with her work, and positivity around helping other's build up their dreams. Now, fast-forward four or so years, I finally garnered enough…

Permission to Pose…Highlights of the Summer

As you know I haven't been posting as much due to health reason, however, that doesn't mean I am not working hard behind the scenes. I have some exciting posts for July and August. Here's what's to come: Interview with the Vintage Doll aka Emily Doll Alice in Wonderland Photoshoot Posing Tips Basic DSL Camera…

Permission to Pose…How Young is Too Young?

These days it isn't uncommon to see girls as young as 14,15, and 16 overtly sexualized. Whether it be in movies, tv shows, or advertising, it seems as if young girls are inundated with this idea that they must emanate sex appeal 24/7. With the use of social media and ever evolving technology it seems…

Permission to Pose…Making Choices

The past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for me. I haven't been feeling at the top of my game lately. I have been recovering from a neck procedure, and as I was recovering, I had a tooth crack! I turned down modeling opportunity because it didn't align with my beliefs; though I knew it…

Permission to Pose…Getting Camera Ready

I have seen this scenario on multiple occasions: A woman, who is incredibly self-confident, beautiful, and very expressive decides to have a photo shoot. She comes to the studio has her hair and makeup done, the entire time incredibly chatty, vivacious; it's time to start shoot...and she is freezes...like a deer in headlights!  There are…