Behind the Scenes: A Pin Up Photo Shoot

 

It all began with this pic and an insta message:

”So do you do pinup modeling when you’re not on the news or what lol”

Funny back story: this photo was actually snapped on an iPhone by an angel of a man who momentarily put up with my mini melt downs and sass... capturing this moment at the Rock’n’Rods event amidst late friends, an afternoon rain shower and prolly a headache (or two).

Funny back story: this photo was actually snapped on an iPhone by an angel of a man who momentarily put up with my mini melt downs and sass... capturing this moment at the Rock’n’Rods event amidst late friends, an afternoon rain shower and prolly a headache (or two).

 A few DM’s later, Braeden of TymaPhoto and i decided to work together

It was just for fun and it was my first pin up photo shoot.

Needless to say, I was nervous-excited.

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A rockabilly up-do, a whole lotta sass and an artistic photographer

Getting Ready

The Outfit: With some coaching from Braeden, I chose basic black high rise jeans, a retro-looking shirt with cherries on it (thanks Syd!) and black patent leather peep-toe heels.

The Makeup: I knew cherry-red lips were a non-negotiable. Winged eyeliner, minimal eye shadow and a defined cheek bone finished my face.

The Hair: Teasing the crap out of my bangs, I pinned them into a poof. Curled ends threw into a loose messy bun and a red bandanna finished the look. Loads of hairspray held it together.

A huge shout out City Auto Repair and jim nickel’s Lincoln for the perfect backdrop 

Arriving with a little baggage

There’s no such thing as being over prepared or over packed, especially at a photo shoot. When heading out the door be sure you have: a speaker and a killer play list, a mimosa or two, spare bobby pins, lippy, hair spray, HD blotting powder, a backup outfit just-in-case, snacks and some Red Bull to kick the energy up. Oh yeah, and a BFF to calm the nerves and provide lots of laughter.

Tyma says, the more you research pin up photography and the more you look at these images before a shoot, the more naturally the poses will come.

Typically, Tyma shoots outside but the cold weather brought us in. Glancing at the images on his camera, I’m really excited to have done this session at the garage. They have a darker, more edgy mood than some of his other images.

Typically, Tyma shoots outside but the cold weather brought us in. Glancing at the images on his camera, I’m really excited to have done this session at the garage. They have a darker, more edgy mood than some of his other images.

The stress of having all my weight on this car was almost too much to handle. Don’t dent the hood, don’t scratch the paint and don’t fall off!

He says in pin up modeling: if you can move it, bend it!


Overall, the experience was incredible. Once we got the first couple photos out of the way, I’d like to think I loosened up and got the hang of it. Tyma has lots of ideas, pointers and tips along the way.

I’d echo what he said; do you research. Also, allow yourself to feel a bit cartoon-ish. Back in the day, pin up models were a bit exaggerated in their facial expressions and their poses. Don’t be afraid to let loose and have fun with it. If I have the opportunity to do this again, I’d like to do this a bit more, moving away from my traditional facial expressions.

With more than 700 pics snapped, there’s so many more behind-the-scenes moments. Catch ‘em all in the vlog


Sounds like fun? You can hire TymaPhoto to photograph your car or yourself. Heck, you can hire me to pin up model on your car if you want ;)

Be sure to stay tuned for the release of the official images  

xx