Sunday, January 24, 2016

Session spotlight: Babycake Blonde's White Sheet Set {Tulsa pin up and boudoir photographer}

 Recently, local dancer, fitness instructor, and published pin up model Babycake Blonde contacted me with the idea to do a glamorous white sheet boudoir session, inspired by an iconic photo set by Marilyn Monroe. I love it when clients book a private session and bring their photo shoot dreams to life!  This set was so much fun to shoot, and turned out beautifully, and the photos were even featured in a publication in Vintage Boudoir Magazine

Have an idea for your own customized private session? Email me at and we'll make your photography dreams a reality!  At our downtown Tulsa studio we offer hair and makeup, wardrobe access, and a large variety of props and set options! Choose from pin up, boudoir, glamour, alt, fetish, and more!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Cherry Dollface/Pinup by Liz Team ups!

I'm teaming up with the awesome pin up model Cherry Dollface 3 times in 2016! She's super fun, and so sweet, and I love getting to meet and photograph her fans from all over the world!  We still have openings at some of the events, want to join?  Email me at and let me know which event you're inquiring about!  *Note: availability posted is as of right now and will book on a first come, first serve basis with paid deposits! 

First, she is visiting the Pinup by Liz studio for the Tulsa, OK stop on her 2016 Spring Tour! Although the photo shoot portion of her tour stop has already sold out, she is also doing an awesome vintage hair and makeup class on Saturday, April 2nd.  Whether you're looking for pin up basics like winged eyeliner or victory rolls, or more advanced instruction like pin curl sets, she covers it all in her class!  This is a really great and informative class that you don't want to miss!

Then just a couple of weeks later Pinup by Liz is teaming up with Cherry Dollface again at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas for Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender! Cherry will do your hair and makeup and then you and I will do a shoot in an awesome suite. You can go for pin up or boudoir looks with this shoot, and I'll fully help you with pose coaching and can even help you with pinup magazine submission if that's what you're interested in! We currently only have one spot left before this shoot sells out, and it's on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 12th.  If you're a Las Vegas local or coming into town early for VLV19 it's a perfect time to book your shoot!

Last, we're teaming up at Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender.  We'll be doing the shoots in a really cute private home just minutes from the Nashville Boogie location. Cherry will do your hair and makeup, and then we'll shoot in spots throughout the home!  There's a great bedroom for boudoir style shoots, a bath tub if you'd like to do a bubble bath shoot, and even some beautiful gardens if you'd like to shoot outside.  I'm really excited about all of the options that we're able to offer ladies with this shoot location! As of right now we're down to 5 spots left with this shoot, and they're all on Thursday, May 12th. If you'd like to book, email me to claim your spot!

Want a peek at how fun Cherry Dollface's tours are?  Here's some links to videos with her tour stops at our studio!  This one is from her stop in Tulsa in October 2014 when we were still at the old studio:

And here's from her Tulsa stop in Spring 2015 at the current studio downtown!  (You can also watch where I dragged her to the Blue Whale, because you know I love Route 66 and have to introduce out of towners!)

For more information on any of these shoots, email me at!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Pinup by Liz January events and specials {Tulsa area boudoir and pin up photographer}

Wondering what's up at the Pinup by Liz studio this month?  Lots of fun events, that's what! Check out what's happening and mark your calendars, and email me for booking information for any of these events!

First, we're having a boudoir sale!  Did you know that in addition to fun cheesecake pin up photography, we also specialize in boudoir and glamour photography?  If you want to give your significant other some sexy, sultry photos of you for a Valentine's Day gift, we can help you with that!  All packages include digital files, but we also offer a variety of photo gifts you can give.  Our sale is for private sessions booked on Thursdays in January.  We've created a special sale package that includes everything you need to create beautiful, sexy pictures of yourself.  For $275 you'll get professional hair and makeup, access to our wardrobe which has pieces for all sizes, a one hour photo shoot with 2 outfit changes and 2 sets to shoot on, full pose and expression coaching, and 10 edited digital files.  All shapes and sizes are welcome, and no experience is required!  Email me to book your private session today at!

We're also really excited about our mini session day.  It's coming up this Saturday, January 16th, but we still have a couple of spots open! We have 3 set choices available for this one:  a giant heart shaped candy box, the kissing booth set, and the bed set! You can shoot one, two, or all three sets during your session!  Email me at if you want to snag one of the last remaining spots!
Here's a test shot that we took of Bootleg Betty on the brand new heart shaped box set.  Isn't it great?
There's also an awesome event coming up to celebrate my 2016 Pinup by Liz calendar.  It will feature performers that also happen to be models in my calendar, plus the models will be available to sign your calendar copies!  Haven't bought a calendar yet?  Do it now by clicking here:
And visit this link for more information about the Calendar Girls show on January 30th at Lot 6 in Tulsa!
Planning ahead?  Here's a list of some of our upcoming mini sessions and events for the first half of the year!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page too, as that's where we constantly list new events! For booking info on any of these, email me at!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Pinup by Liz 2015 - a look back

2015 was an amazing year for Pinup by Liz! So many amazing things happened and I feel like we can't officially begin 2016 till I take a look back at some of the highlights of 2015!
First, we moved into the studio at the beginning of the year! After years of shooting in a shared studio space, we were so happy to have a place of our very own. Plus the awesome location right in the Deco District of Downtown Tulsa is a big bonus! With a lot of hard work, we took the space from this:
To this!

We were published over 50 times in 2015, including local, national, and international publications.  We also had images published on the covers of 7 pin up magazines. Here are a few.

In addition to our super awesome studio, we also shot on-location at many really cool places.  Like Tulsa's Retro Den, 
A beautiful mid-century modern styled home in Tulsa
Teaze Dance Studio in Oklahoma City 

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 

Stray Kat 500 in Dewey, OK 
Tulsa Obscura 
Tulsa's Rock n Roll Prom 

And the beautiful Campbell Hotel on Route 66 in Tulsa, OK 

We had some really fun guests at the studio, like Cherry Dollface 

Katty Delux and Devyn Beth of Swoon Makeup and Hair 

Racheal Major of Atomic Photography 

 I was honored to be asked to organize, guest judge, or shoot multiple pin up contests.  Such as the Route 66 Cruisers Car Club Pinup Contest in Claremore, Ok, above

And the Stray Kat 500 Pinup contest, below

 The Safari Joe Hot Rods and Reptiles pin up contest in Adair, OK 
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race stop in Claremore, OK 
Nitro Nationals at Tulsa Raceway Park 
And the Admiral Twin Goes Pink pin up contest in Tulsa, OK 

I was also honored to take some promotional shots for several brands, from Steve Cluck's I Heart Tulsa line

To Kawaii Buddies jewelry 
And Frankendoll Co!  

We also shot on some amazing sets, I met some new clients who became friends, I shot some wonderful burlesque and bellydance events, we had about a million laughs during photo shoots at the studio and so much more. As you see, 2015 was really great and 2016 has some pretty darn big shoes to fill!  I can't wait to see what the new year brings for us!  

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Welcome 2016! {Tulsa area pin up photography}

Happy New Year from Pinup by Liz!  I really can't believe it's already 2016.  2015 flew by!  I was overwhelmingly busy in 2015, and although I'm not complaining, it made me realize some of my own weaknesses and see places that I could improve.  My goal for 2016 is to work on those and make Pinup by Liz only bigger and better!

My first step in that process was to reach out for a little help.  Many people don't realize that for every hour spent in the studio shooting a client, there are a few hours of computer and behind the scenes work to be done.  Since I was overwhelmingly busy shooting in 2015, I was also overwhelmingly busy with behind the scenes computer work. Since I'm also a homeschooling mom, I was finding that there just wasn't enough time in the day to handle things! Turnaround times slowed and were not where I wanted them to be.  So I have reached out and hired an editor to help me with some of the most time consuming parts of the retouching process.  I'll make another post soon to properly introduce her and welcome her to the team, but in the meantime I'll just say that I'm incredibly excited to bring her in, which will give me more time to handle magazine submissions, client communication, and product development.  These were all things that need more attention and I wasn't able to give it because I was always swamped in editing!

Also, in order to keep our fans and clients informed of what's going on with the studio, upcoming local events, and more, I've decided to start a monthly email newsletter!  Want to sign up and get Pinup by Liz studio fun in your inbox every month?  Click this link!  The first one will go out next week!

We have some more big announcements and fun things coming up for Pinup by Liz in 2016.  Make sure to stay tuned to hear all the news!