One really fun theme we can shoot in the studio is the classic Pin-Up style, first popularized back in the 1940's and '50's. This style can involve tight, "skimpy" outfits like you see above, or go with a more conservative approach like the outfit you see in the images to the left and below. The important thing is to get that classic style, and to use that great, high-key lighting style. It's very flattering lighting, and capturing those old, classic poses can be a lot of fun.
These images were all shot with the lovely model, Jordan Chantel (go check out her FB page!), but you certainly don't need to be a professional model to do this style of portrait.
What I love about this style of portrait, is that the fun is almost automatic. The scene is blasted with light, already giving it a bright, cheery feeling. On top of that, the outfits and make-up usually involve lots of bright, contrasty color; again, giving everything a nice, cheery feeling. Then, you're just doing these fun, silly poses, which makes it hard to take things too seriously.
Anyway, if you're a woman looking to have your portrait done, and want something different - sexy, yet light and fun - consider giving this style of portrait a try. I guarantee you'll have a blast.
The photos you see here were all part of a session we did at my studio back in late December. It was a group session (multiple photographers), and everyone had a great time. To see more of my photos from that session, check out the gallery I posted on my Facebook page. And if you haven't already, give my page a "like" while you're there. :)
I love these last two pics. Jordan's got such a great smile, really lights up a room. This last pic was kind of an outtake; everybody was getting a bit punch by this point of the evening and the jokes were getting a bit looser. When I saw this laugh erupt between shots, I quickly fired a shot to capture it, and it was one of my favorite shots of the night.