The great Romantic painters had the same goal—to craft an image so beautiful that it would come to life and marry them. Increase your chances of turning images into love using the modern version of painting, photography, with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a vintage-pinup photo-shoot mini package (a $300 value) at Flash in the Past on East Adams Street.
Flash in the Past transports 21st century women into the bygone wilderness of the mid-20th century with tasteful tease photo sessions. A team of vintage style veterans garb flirtatious females in '40s, '50s, and '60s makeup, hair, clothing, and sets for a completely immersive afternoon of modeling. Future snapshot starlets begin with a booking appointment where coordinators discuss set choice—beach, lounge, or bedroom, all against a solid color backdrop—and take measurements for wardrobe preparation. On the day of the shoot, Flash in the Past primps modern-day Bettie Pages with a complete makeover, then teaches key era poses with and without props to ensure pictures are authentically composed and free from contemporary signifiers such as cell phones or movements from the macarena. A couple of weeks after the completion of their tintype time travel, models receive a disc with three high-resolution photos, five proofs, and a 12"x18" poster, all with blemish touch-ups. The mini package serves as a unique and fun day out, a thoughtful gift for a significant other, or a stylish way to fake your own reincarnation. The all-female staff welcomes women of all shapes and sizes ages 18 and up with no experience required. Additional prints and gallery gifts may be purchased.
Flash in the Past Studio
Any camera can capture a moment in time, but those at Flash in the Past Studio aim for moments long since gone. Their recreations of vintage pinup photos make a great romantic gift with a bit of old-fashioned sass. They're armed with a full arsenal of makeup artists, hair stylists, and fashion experts to kit their clients out in 1950s lingerie, bathing suits, and themed costumes. Outside of teasing portraits, the studio also offers a full vintage clothing shop and, of course, Retro Beauty Classes.
2450 E Adams St.
Tucson, Arizona 85719Get Directions