Originally a still-life art form, pin-up photography switched to human subjects when clothiers stopped making apple-size garter belts. Bite the fruits of seduction with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a Dilettante pin-up photo package at Shena Lee Pin-Ups (a $300 value). The package includes the following:
- Makeup, hair, and pose coaching by Fuchsia Foxx
- Proofing gallery
- Three retouched high-resolution digital images<p>
Shena Lee Pin-Ups’ eponymous shutterbug works in tandem with an experienced stylist to capture seductive shots whose retro aesthetic pays homage to midcentury pin-up art. Shena encourages subjects to do their homework even before booking their appointment; ladies should send along dress, bra, and shoe sizes and also browse Shena’s online samples for costuming ideas and tips on how to fit into a calendar frame. At the studio, clients dressed in loose, button-down shirts sip on a complimentary drink such as champagne or juice as stylist and famed Seattle burlesque performer Fuchsia Foxx dolls up puckers and ‘dos by laying on luscious red lipstick or pinning up curly ringlets. Next, a boudoir wardrobe of corsets, push-up bras, vintage slips, and high heels costumes bodies in a sultry, shutter-ready outfit.
With Shena snapping and Fuchsia coaching, inhibitions slowly retreat as vintage binoculars, a leopard-print pillow, inflatable hearts, and other props shell shy’s front lines. Shena suggests clients try a few poses from the classic pin-up catalog, such as winking over their shoulder, sprawling on their back, or filling out tax forms by hand. After the shoot, ladies will be provided with a proofing gallery of the best sultry and sassy shots to select their favorite three images, which will glisten and sparkle under digital airbrushing sprays before being delivered in high-resolution form on a disk.