Boudoir. Pin-up. 1940′s Sexy. It all started with my vision for a vintage photo shoot and was brought to life with the perfect model: my roommate and good friend, Anne. A classic beauty, it goes without saying that she was made for this era. In anticipation of the shoot, Anne picked up some time period dresses from Lucy in Disguise, gathered her antique jewelry and mentally prepared for a two part photo shoot: half featuring classic clothes and soft makeup, the other half pin-up with dramatic red lips and false eyelashes.
Only we didn’t get that far. Our original shoot date was postponed due to illness and by the time the second attempt rolled around (our last opportunity with the clothes) we had about 2 hours to work with. For those that may not know, 2 hours for hair, makeup, getting dressed and shooting is not a very long period of time. I’ll tell you what though, we worked as quickly as we could and made the most of it! Even though it was rushed, we were able to grab many wonderful frames for the first half of the shoot. Some of the following photos literally took my breath away while editing.
The majority of these photos are in black and white to enhance the vintage look and feel, but I had to include two color versions (so pretty!). I have to say, not only is Anne a gorgeous woman, but she is strikingly beautiful and convincing in 1940′s attire. LOVE IT.
Hoping to reschedule another time soon for the dramatic, pin-up look. Until then, I will continue to l-o-v-e these photos and maybe play some vinyls on the record player. (kidding, but I wish I could!) Love you, A!