Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender - flashback to last year!

Over the past few weeks I've been spending a lot of time getting everything organized for all of my photo shoot clients booked at the 2017 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, and of course this has really gotten me thinking about Viva and all the fun ahead for this year, and I thought I'd write a quick blog post about our fun last year. 

This will only be my third year to attend Viva, and I have the best time there!  This will also be my third year to team up with the amazing pin up model and You Tuber Cherry Dollface on photo shoots there.  We'll be spending 2 full days working with pretty ladies from all over the world! Cherry does an amazing job on hair and makeup, and I have such a great time photographing these women after they have gotten all pinned up!

Since I never shared them here before, here are some of the great photos we got during our shoots last year!  I have so much fun working with these beautiful women from all over the world! All of the following photos were shot in our hotel suite, and hair and makeup on all of these clients was by Cherry Dollface. I just love how each client brought their own personality and style to the shoot, and even though every client was shot in the same space, each client's photos came out different.

I also did some shoots at Viva Las Vegas 19 at the car show and pool!  Here are those lovely ladies!  All of the following clients did their own hair and makeup for the shoot.

Can't wait for all the fun this year at Viva Las Vegas 20!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Upcoming shoot: 1950s Prom Theme! {Tulsa, Oklahoma pin up photographer}

We're so excited for our upcoming 50s prom themed mini session photo shoot day! On Saturday, March 25th at our downtown Tulsa studio, we're doing a day of pin up themed portrait sessions on some fun vintage prom themed sets! We'll have two sets available that day, one will be our "Prom Queen" set, complete with streamers and balloons, plus we'll have a tiara, a sash, and corsages to wear! Our second set is the "Dance Floor" set, which will be based on the "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance from Back to the Future! This will be a detailed sea themed set with fun props like a punch bowl and a guitar.

If you have a pretty dress that you'd like to bring to wear in your shoot, you are welcome to, or we have a variety of dresses in our studio wardrobe that you can choose from! Hair and makeup is included in your package, as well as posing assistance. No experience is required, and all sizes/body types are welcome!  Want to shoot with your beau or best friend? They're welcome too!

Here are a few test shots we did with Katie Belle and Bootleg Betty on the Prom Queen set.  Everything they are wearing in these photos is available in our studio wardrobe.  Ready to book? Email me at liz@photosbyliz.com!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Client Spotlight: ALL women deserve to feel beautiful

Although the shoot I'm featuring today took place almost exactly a year ago, I've hesitated multiple times about blogging it.  Not because I have any negative feelings towards the subject, but since the subject of "trans" has been such a hot button issue in politics over the past year, I didn't want to look like I was trying to use it to cash in on something and was hoping people would eventually come to their senses about acceptance of others and calm down.  But based on recent media chatter, talk about including transsexual individuals in our world isn't going anywhere.  So in light of that, I'd like to send a message to all my trans ladies out there.  You are beautiful.  You are accepted.  You will always have a safe place in my studio.  I never want you to be afraid to approach me about a shoot.  I will never turn down your business. You deserve fun makeovers and photo shoots to capture the real you and I would be more than delighted to do that for you. 

On that note, let's talk about Jennifer! I met Jennifer through Facebook and admired her openness about sharing her journey on her page, and it wasn't long before we set up a shoot.  She brought some amazing clothes and had some amazing makeup done and we got some amazing photos. Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot:

Stunning, right?  So you, yes you, YOU deserve to have some beautiful photos of yourself, and my team and I are here to help.  When I say that I think EVERY WOMAN should do a photo shoot like this at least once in their lifetime, I mean EVERY WOMAN!  Email me at liz@photosbyliz.com if you'd like to set something up. 

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.