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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pinup Photograpy

I'm sorry I wasn't able to update last week. It's been busy around here.

I have had the chance to work with Ashley a couple of times. She contacted me recently and wanted to do a session for her birthday and to celebrate reaching a weight loss goal. Both of which are excellent reasons to treat yourself to a pinup session. She is looking fantastic, I mean look at those legs! She looked great before and now she is looking even healthier and more toned than before. Congrats Ashley! She elected to do a beach theme. This vintage swimsuit fit like it was made just for her. I'm glad I got a chance to work with her again.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fab Friday Fashion

This week I'm in the mood to see some girly classic looks. I've paired up two outfits that would be perfect for a summery pinup photo session. Details below! 

NONE OF THESE PHOTO'S ARE BY 422 STUDIO all photo's in this collage are @ their original photographers.

Outfit details:
Pink floral outfit
Floral Summer dress from Stop Starring $150
Pink Peep toe shoe with flower detail from Snaz 75 $35.99
Pink and grey floral headband on Etsy from 5 Letter Design $27

Red and white polka dot outfit
Red and white polka dot also from  Stop Starring on sale $99
Red ankle strap peep toe from Starlets and Harlots $29.95
Red hair flower on Etsy by Bellababy Studio $12

Contact me today to set up your Pinup Photo Session. I am located in the Richmond, Virginia area. ginger@422studio.com or call 804-833-0888 www.422studio.com for more samples of my work.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Richmond Burlesque Beauty Indy Go-Go!

One perk of my Pinup Photography work is that I have had the pleasure of working with quite a few of the lovely ladies active in the Richmond, Virginia Burlesque scene. This past month Indy Gogo came in to see me. Here are some of the images from her set. Love the fan shots!!! You can see her perform next at the Bouncing Betties show. BBB FB event page for the info.

Be sure to check her fanpage on Facebook Indy Go-Go.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fab Friday Fashion Finds

One of the most commonly asked questions I get about pinup sessions is "What should I wear". Today I'm going to give you one of my favorite pinup fashion finds. Since the weather has been just glorious this week lets focus on retro swimwear. Retro swimwear is a perfect addition to your pinup photo session. Not to mention it's hugely popular right now so you'll be able to get real poolside use out of it too. Bonus! It's sexy and sassy and a great way to show off what you've got without giving away the store. It's flattering for so many body types too.

Your first stop may be to hit the local vintage clothing store to see if they carry reproduction swimwear. That's right! Reproduction pieces have curve hugging spandex that many vintage suits do not. Plus having the chance to try the pieces on first hand will help you take the guess work out of what suit style is best for your body type. We Richmonders are fortunate to have Bygones Vintage in our back yards. They carry a great line of reproduction swimwear and also have a very nice collection of quality vintage suits and play suits. You can also check out Halcyon Vintage in the fan for actual vintage suits. Plus lucky for us many mall retailers are carrying vintage lines this year so happy shopping and I can't wait to see what you find.

 PS the fab summer hat on Nicole is from Bygones.

If your looking online your options are varied. Here are a handful of links to help you find the cutest suits out there. Some are actual vintage pieces others are reproductions. There are many, many more online retailers but this is a good start.
Mod Cloth
Pinup Girl Clothing 
Unique Vintage
Glamor Surf
Esther Williams

Being published in Pinup America Magazine

Pinup America Contest

This image I did of lovely, local, burlesque beauty Skye Sinclaire will be published in an upcoming issue of Pinup America Magazine.  http://www.pinupamerica.com/#!__pinup-america-magazine

I'll post an update when it's available for purchase or you can subscribe and be sure to get it.