Though pin-ups preserved the sultry poses of Hollywood starlets for years to come, their original purpose was to cover cracks and architectural flaws in the walls of allied army barracks. Travel to the golden age of flirty photos with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a pin-up photo package at Hilary Hope Photography (a $450 value). The package includes:
- One-hour pin-up photo session
- Complete vintage makeover with hair, makeup, and clothes
- Three airbrushed digital images
- An 8"x10" print
With the aid of stylist Amanda Adams, photographer Hilary Hope captures the individual attitude and beauty of subjects in 1940s and '50s-style pin-up portraits. To lure the vintage vixen from her modern shell, Amanda pins hair into retro finger-waves or bouffants before painting faces in the classic black-and-white looks favored by 1940s starlets. A stroll through an enviable wardrobe of items such as vintage-inspired pumps, halter dresses, sailor skirts, and stockings completes the portrait prep. Spice up a single outfit with various accessories (included) or don multiple styles to showcase a menagerie of moods ($25/each additional outfit). Before the one-hour snap session, photographer Hilary coaches kittens in pin-up posing, boosting confidence with her comfortable, personable demeanor. With an array of backdrops and props, the photo session captures a selection of shots ranging from flirtatious to sultry.
A password-protected online gallery displays snapshots, from which models may select one picture to immortalize into an 8"x10" print and three digital images to be airbrushed into magazine-quality perfection and slipped onto a DVD. A printed portrait gives clients the chance to frame and proudly display their modern Marilyn shot, and, for an additional fee, subjects may select a dozen images to craft into a personalized calendar to flummox future generations when sealed in a time capsule.