Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mrs. M {Northeast Oklahoma vintage pinup photography}

Mrs. M drove all the way from Arkansas to my studio in Tulsa just for a shoot with me! What a major compliment, and no pressure on me, right?  She brought along some beautiful retro outfits and a really great vintage suitcase collection to use as props, and we got some great photos! Faccia Bella came to my studio and did her hair and makeup, and they did a great job as always! Mrs. M was doing these portraits as a surprise one year anniversary gift to her husband.  I often get clients doing pinup, boudoir, or lingerie photo shoots as a surprise for their significant other and it's so fun getting to be a part of the secret! We got some really great photos, and I'm sure her husband was just as happy with them as we were!

I was so happy that Mrs. M found me awesome enough to drive 2 hours for, but I will also travel for photo shoots! If you and at least 3 other friends want to set up a day of back to back photo shoots, I'll come to you! Email me for package and pricing details at liz@photosbyliz.com.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tulsa Area Ladies - check out the Pinup Makeover Contest! {Northeast OK Pinup Photographer}

There's a really great contest that a cool store on Cherry Street in Tulsa called Bubble Boutique and Gifts is having, and a shoot with me is one of the prizes! Here's the info:

How fun would it be to step into a different, glamorous persona for a day? That's what the winner of this great package will get to do. This prize package includes a complete Pinup Girl outfit from Bubble Boutique & Gifts, hair color, cut and manicure at Rick Craig Salon, makeup application by Ashlee Bivins and a one-hour photo shoot with Pinup by Liz. Now that's a day of pampering nearly anyone would envy, and one of metro Tulsa's women will win just that on August 19, 2013.

The photos can be sweet, sexy or sultry. It’s completely up to the winner! Bubble and its partners will lavish this lucky lady with gifts and pamper her within an inch of her life to create a day she’ll never forget.
The winner will be chosen based on what she’s done to help others. We’re looking for someone who shines from the inside and keeps a positive outlook on life regardless of the external factors around her.

To be considered:
Please email a brief (250 words or less please) paragraph on why you or someone you know is deserving of this makeover, with “Makeover contest” in the subject line.
Include two photos of the nominee. (one full length and one head shot)
Email both your and the nominee's email address, home address and phone number to zoe@bubbleboutiqueandgifts.com
The cut off for nominations is midnight on July 19, 2013.
Winner will be notified August 1, 2013.
The winner must be 18 years of age or older, sign a model release and be available on August 19, 2013 from 12pm-8pm for her makeover. Since this is a day of pampering for the winner, no children will be allowed to attend. The winner is asked to please arrange a babysitter in advance.

Sounds great, right? I can't wait to meet - and shoot with - the lucky winner!

NBC's The List  ran a story about the contest the other night.  If you watch closely, you'll see me! They also featured many pinup photos that I've taken.  Here's the link to the full article, and here's the video!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lollie Pop

I recently had the privilege of shooting the pink haired beauty, Miss Lollie Pop inside her new tattoo shop, Blackheart13 Tattoo & Piercing Studio in Owasso, OK.  This shoot was inspired by the vintage bondage photos that photographer Irving Klaw shot of Bettie Page, and some of these poses were definitely out of my usual realm, but working out of your box is a good thing, right? I had so much fun doing this photo shoot and I'm really happy with the photos that resulted out of it! Lollie also brought along her friend who made a fantastic "prop" and deserved a photo of her own!

Both Good Lollie/Bad Lollie made appearances at the shoot!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bootleg Betty

I really need to get caught up on blogging photos of the amazing pinup models I've had the opportunity to work with this year! Here's one, obviously from a few months ago since our shoot was St. Patrick's Day themed! I had a really fun shoot with Bootleg Betty. She is so creatively talented and made her own outfit, as in sewed the top and bottoms and crocheted the hat.  Everything turned out so cute! We had so much fun doing this shoot! We did this shoot in my downtown Tulsa studio and got some really awesome pinup photos!