Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day from Pinup by Liz {Tulsa pin up photography}

Happy Valentine's Day!  I just love this day. Not so much for the commercialized romance, but for the fun, colorful, kitschiness of it all. I love the pink and red and hearts everywhere and cheesy displays of affection, whether to significant others or to close friends, and for that reason every year at the Pinup by Liz studio our Valentine's Day themed mini session day is usually one of our biggest of the year!

This year at our Downtown Tulsa studio we offered 3 Valentine's themed sets that were appropriate for pin up or boudoir photographs. We outfitted our studio bed set with beautiful red bedding for a sexy boudoir set, we had a red backdrop with lots of heart shaped props for some classic pin up looks, and we built a big heart shaped chair as a tribute to one of my favorite Gil Elvgren pinup paintings. As with every mini session, our clients enjoyed wine and light snacks while they had their hair styled by Bootleg Betty and makeup applied by Katie Belle. Some clients brought their own clothing items to wear in the shoot, while others browsed our extensive studio wardrobe and chose items to wear in their photos. Even it was the first time to do a photo shoot for many of our clients booked that day, I coached them all through posing and they all looked amazing!

Here are some of the photos that we got that day:

So much fun, right?  Do you want to experience the fun of a Pinup by Liz mini session day, having a pin up makeover and being a pinup girl for the day? Our next mini session day is just around the corner and there's still time to book!  Our themes for this month are spring themes, including pin up baseball, a cute vintage camping set, and an American Beauty style bed of rose petals.  Want to book? Check out the flyer below with all the details and then email me at liz@photosbyliz.com!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Helllloooooo 2017! Madame Berlin's January calendar shoot and more!

Hello 2017!  We are so excited to see you.  We have so much exciting stuff in store for this year. First, have you ordered your Pinup by Liz 2017 pin up calendar to keep track of the year? If not, there's still time to buy!  Click here for the link to purchase.  Our Miss January is the beautiful Tulsa pinup personality, Madame Berlin. 
 Here is the January page that she is featured on in the 2017 Pinup by Liz calendar!  She matched her vintage style moon dress perfectly with our paper moon set!  Here are a couple of other poses from her pinup calendar photo shoot. 

We have some really fun shoot opportunities coming up in the new year.  Our first mini session day of 2017 is Valentine's themed.  Mini session days are fun shoot days where we book multiple clients back to back and shoot on specific, themed sets.  Our first mini session photo shoot takes place in the Pinup by Liz studio located in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.  We are taking inspiration from 3 vintage Gil Elvgren pinup paintings.  We will have the bed covered in red satin, we will have a heart shaped chair, and we will have a "making valentines" classic pin up set.  All of these sets would be appropriate for both pin up and boudoir looks.  Our mini session packages all include hair by our studio hairstylist Bootleg Betty and makeup by our studio makeup artist Katie Belle, access to our wardrobe full of vintage and repro pieces in sizes ranging from extra small to 4x, complimentary wine and snacks, posing assistance, and fully edited digital files. Plus you get the fun of meeting other ladies interested in vintage styles, and the self confidence that comes from a pinup makeover and photo shoot.   


Not ready to book for Valentine's Day? Check out our schedule for the first half of the year! We have so many fun themes coming up!  For more information on any of our shoots, email me at liz@photosbyliz.com.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays from Pinup by Liz!

We had such a wonderful time at our holiday mini session at the Pinup by Liz studio in Downtown Tulsa, and we got so many amazing Christmas pin up photos!  I've been sharing holiday pin up photos daily on my Facebook page and Instagram, but I've realized that with Christmas day being tomorrow, I'm running out of time and wanted to share even more here! 

Clients had a choice of 3 different sets for our 2016 holiday themed photo shoot.  We had a giant gingerbread house set, a holiday baking kitchen pinup set, and a sweet retro living room set complete with a vintage Philco tv and starburst clock. Every client received a pinup makeover with hair by Bootleg Betty and makeup by Katie Belle. 

Photos from all of these sets are also being published in the holiday issue of Calendar Girls Magazine, which should becoming out any day now.  Make sure to stay tuned to my Facebook page for links on where to buy!

Enjoy the photos, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Team Pinup by Liz!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Small Business Saturday from Pinup by Liz !

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! If you're looking to celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping and supporting locally owned and small businesses, I can help you out with that! I have the pleasure of working with so many strong women that also happen to run their own businesses, and I wanted to give them a shout out!

First, if you would like to support me and buy some gifts or just treat yourself, I have a couple of fun things going on this weekend.  Our 2017 Pinup by Liz calendar was released today.  It features 12 pretty pin ups from Oklahoma.  Buy your copy by clicking this link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1197775

We also have a great sale going on now through Cyber Monday. Book your 2017 pin up or boudoir session with a paid $75 deposit between now and Monday night at midnight and receive all of the following:
* $25 off of your chosen package (discount taken off of final balance)
* Free copy of the 2017 Pinup by Liz calendar ($20 value)
* Lock in current 2016 prices (Some private session packages will have a slight increase beginning 2017)
* All who pay their deposit during the sale period will go into a drawing for a FREE Jayne package photo shoot!
- May be used towards any regular mini session or private session held at the Pinup by Liz studio January through November 2017.
- You are not required to select your session date now.
- Offer not available for out of town or special guest events.
- Final package balance due day of scheduled shoot, remaining balance will depend on package choice.
-View available packages at www.pinupbyliz.com and email liz@photosbyliz.com to take advantage of this special offer!

Now, on to those small businesses! Some of these are owned by clients I've had the pleasure of shooting, others businesses I've partnered with in one way or another. I'm so thankful for other business owners who support me, and I want to give them a little support in return! Make sure to check out their pages, and consider spending your money with some of these businesses!

Pink Peacock Pin Up Magazine:   https://www.facebook.com/pinkpeacockpinup

Tin Lizzie Designs, custom art work and pinstriping: www.tinlizziedesign.com

Put a Flower On It - gorgeous handmade hair flowers: https://www.etsy.com/shop/putafloweronitshop

Prissy Business, beauty and spa services:  http://www.prissybusiness.weebly.com/

Eye Catching Creations, handmade jewelry: https://www.facebook.com/thegildedsunflower/

Fitness studio in Sand Springs, Shake it Dance and Fitness:  http://fit2shakeit.com/

Hair flowers and accessories, Betty's Stems:  https://www.facebook.com/BettysStems/?fref=ts

Cherry Dollface has a great vintage resale shop on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/thecherrydollface

Tulsa rockabilly band, Kelli Lynn and the Skillet Lickers: http://www.lickmyskillet.com/

Bifftastica, beautiful handmade items: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bifftastica

Traditional family portrait photography: https://www.facebook.com/jacquecalicophotography

Natural bath products, Posh with Laurie:  https://www.facebook.com/PoshwithLaurie/

Cheap Thrills Vintage, authentic vintage clothing:  https://www.facebook.com/cheapthrillstulsa

Dwelling Spaces, unique local gifts: https://www.facebook.com/dwellingspaces/

Tattoo Mysterium:  https://www.facebook.com/Tattoo-Mysterium-139345402830397/

Vintage inspired clothing:  https://www.facebook.com/lolarocksclothing

Crocheted items:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetRockabilly?ref=hdr

Pin up art: https://www.facebook.com/MissChaChaNova/

Tulsa burlesque:  https://www.facebook.com/Moonlightminxparade/

Curlettes, handmade hair rollers:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Curlettes?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I'm sure there are more that I'm not remembering, but that's a good start! Happy shopping!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Upcoming Pinup by Liz shoots!

It's been awhile since I've blogged! Hopefully I can get back into the habit because I have lots of great stuff to share!  First, I want to talk about what Pinup by Liz has in store for the rest of 2016! As we do every year, we will not be booking photo shoots in December in order to take some time to celebrate the holidays and start planning for the new year.  That means that we only have a limited amount of dates left to book for the remainder of the year, so if you want to book your own pin up and boudoir session, now is the time to get on the calendar!

Our private sessions are a great way to get multiple looks in one shoot, get one on one attention during your appointment, and you have the freedom to choose the themes and sets you want! You can do multiple looks, from pin up to boudoir or glamour. You can shoot at our downtown Tulsa studio, or if you would like to shoot at another creative location that can be arranged! We book private sessions on Thursdays, and with the end of the year getting closer, we are currently down to only 5 dates left for private session availability!  Check out www.pinupbyliz.com for more detailed info and pricing for our private sessions!

Our mini session days are really fun days where we book multiple clients back to back.  It's like a pin up party! We have 3 mini sessions remaining for 2016, and they are all really fun! 

Coming up October 15th is our calendar mini session day.  We only have one spot left for this one and it's the month of April.  Whoever books will be published as Miss April in our 2017 pin up calendar, plus will receive a feature on the Pinup by Liz Facebook page for the month of April! If you want to be my Miss April, email me at liz@photosbyliz.com to snag the last spot!

Saturday, November 5th is our holiday themed mini session day! We're really excited to be teaming up with a great pin up magazine for this shoot! Every client who books this shoot is guaranteed publication in the holiday issue of Calendar Girls Pinup Magazine, plus one lucky client who books this shoot will be chosen for the cover! We will have 3 sets to choose from.  The holiday and living room sets will be decorated for Christmas, plus we'll have a giant gingerbread house to pose with. 

Our last mini session day of the year is for the clients who want more of a boudoir look. You can go modern or vintage with your look on these sets and it will look beautiful either way! This is going to be a great way to get some sexy photos for gift giving, and we'll also have some specials on albums and photo products.  

All of our shoots include hair, makeup, access to wardrobe, and posing assistance.  No experience is required, and I can guarantee magazine publication to those who are interested in it! To book your 2016 Pinup by Liz session, email me at liz@photosbyliz.com!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Our floral wall set! {Tulsa, Oklahoma pin up and boudoir photography}

I wanted to share our floral wall set!  This set is currently available as a choice to shoot with during private pin up or boudoir sessions. It photographs so beautifully! We built this ourselves and I'm so glad we did because it makes for some amazing photos. It's a pretty versatile backdrop and works for pin up, boudoir, or even more alt or glamour style photography looks. Want to book a session at the Pinup by Liz studio located in downtown Tulsa, OK? Email me at liz@photosbyliz.com!