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What is pin-up Photography?  How to take boudoir photos.  What are boudoir photos?  What are glamour shots?  Pin-Up Photography Studio, Long Island City, Queens NY.  

ABOUT PLAYHOUSE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY

 

WHERE IS THE PLAYHOUSE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO LOCATED?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography is an on location studio.  Therefore, we conveniently travel to your home or favorite location!  We provide the photographer, professional make-up artist/hairstylist, lights, on-location props and backgrounds.  Travel fees are included up to 15 miles from our Queens, NY base location.

how do i know If my home or location is right for a playhouse Pin-UP Photography Session?  What is required?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography requires the following:

  • If we are setting up a background at your location we require a minimum of 9'x12' in open space (exceptions would be if you were using your bed and bedroom as a set for a boudoir shoot...etc, or if your session does not require full body shots, i.e., headshots, 3/4 portraits, etc)
  • Ceilings must be a tleast 8' in height
  • All spaces and locations must be safe, clean and clear of all dirt, trash, clutter debris and moisture
  • All pets must be kept clear and separated of the shooting area and staff at all times, unless otherwise noted by the studio
  • When shooting indoors, there must be a clean and usable restroom on the premises of the location
  • When indoors working and to code electrical outlets must be present near the shooting space
  • A walk through checklist must be signed at the end of every session as proof Playhouse Pin-Up Photography has left your location in its original state, without harm or damage upon completion of your session

What if i cant Use my home or don't have a location FOR MY SESSION ?

If you don't have adequate space at home or don't have an alternative location to have your session, no worries!  Playhouse Pin-Up Photography will scout a location for you.  We do not charge you a scouting rate for finding you a location.  You will just need to pay for the rental cost or fees associated with the space you have chosen for your session.  Playhouse Pin-Up Photography will still provide all of the lighting, props and stylists for your session as agreed.  

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?

Here's how it works....

  1. Contact Playhouse Pin-Up Photography to discuss your needs and the location you will be providing ( we have the right to refuse a location if it isn't suitable for our equipment or staff )
  2. Choose & book your experience (Candy, Vixen or Starlet) to confirm a date on the Playhouse calendar
  3. Consult further with your photographer about wardrobe, props and themes ( wardrobe provided by you)
  4. Playhouse Pin-Up Photography brings the studio to you!  Enjoy your session experience! 
  5. Schedule a date to view your photos (we provide in-person viewing only, no online galleries available)
  6. Choose your images and receive your photos.  Turn around time is based on your choice of product.  Orders are ready within 3 weeks of ordering

 

CAN I MEET MY PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE MY SESSION DATE?

Yes you are more than welcome to meet your photographer prior to your session.  Consultations are by appointment only.  Please contact Playhouse Pin-Up Photography for details.

 

ABOUT YOUR SESSION

 

WHY SHOULD I BOOK A SESSION?

A photo session with Playhouse Pin-Up Photography is perfect for achieving that little ego boost we as women all need every now and then.  Sometimes we tend to forget how beautiful and sexy we really are when dealing with the stress of everyday life.  A photo session with Playhouse Pin-Up Photography is also the ultimate gift to give to a significant other.  Especially during holidays, birthdays and on wedding nights!  A new look, loss of weight, model portfolio,  or a special celebration are just some of the many other reasons women choose to enjoy such an experience.   Sharing the experience with a friend works great for a very fun girls night out.  The reasons for wanting to receive a professional photo experience are endless, but each reason is always unique to the individual.  What reason suits you?

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY SESSION?

Expect to have a lot of fun!  When you book your session with us, your experience is personalized to meet your specific needs.  This is what separates us from the large corporate commercial studios.  We believe in an anti-cookie cutter approach.  We discuss your intended vision then plan out the details of your session accordingly.  This also allows us to be more creative with your session.  Have a creative theme, unique costume or fun prop?  Just let us know!  We make sure that your time spent with us is as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible.   No pressure!.

I AM NOT SKINNY OR A MODEL.  CAN I STILL TAKE GOOD PHOTOS?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography is about reminding you of the beauty you already own and visually documenting it for you.  We do not want you to strive to be anyone else but your wonderful self!  We have photographed women of all shapes and sizes!  Body type is soooooooo NOT important to us and should not be for you either!  It isn't about having a "perfect" body, whatever that is.  It is about celebrating who you are right now!  We will make sure to photograph you in the best light possible and position you in the best suited poses possible to ensure you receive a lovely collection of photos.  Trust us you will feel beautiful! 

 

I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.  WILL I BE COACHED ON POSING AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS?

Don't worry , your photographer will coach you during your session on the right way to pose, the best facial expressions and how to draw out the best emotion possible for your photos. 

 

HELP!  I AM FEELING VERY NERVOUS ABOUT BOOKING MY SESSION!

  Pri is a very down to earth photographer who will make sure you feel awesome!  After a few snaps of the camera, you won't even remember how shy you were!

 

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH TRANSGENDER WOMEN? 

Yes!  Transgender women are welcomed by Playhouse Pin-Up Photography!

 

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH SAME-SEX COUPLES?

Yes!  Playhouse Pin-Up photography does not discriminate against women in same-sex relationships. 

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT MY SESSION TO BE?

Sessions vary from 1-3 hours.  Session time also depend on the extent of hair and make-up styling requested.be is pro

 

WHAT IS BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY? 

Boudoir photography consists of beautiful and sensual portraits.  All of which are tastefully done and can be given as a gift to a significant other or kept as a special keepsake reminder for yourself.  

 

WHAT IS PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY?

Rooted in the barracks of World War II soldiers,  the term "pin-up" was used to describe photos of beautiful woman in flirty, sexy and sometimes "cheesecake" style poses.  These photos were usually torn right from the pages of magazine publications and pinned on the walls and locker doors by soldiers, thus the phrase "pin-up" was born!

 

WHAT IS GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY? 

Glamour photography consists of beauty portraits representing a more fashion forward and/or couture style.  These photos can include casual clothing, lingerie, formal-wear, bridal-wear, swim-wear or even interesting avant-garde fashion.  These portraits are great for personal portraits, promotional images, model portfolios, dating sites and for adding to personal websites or social networking pages.

 

WHAT ARE MATERNITY PHOTOS?  

Maternity photos allow you to artistically preserve the memories of your pregnancy with fun, fashionable, themed or intimate photos.

 

IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography is available to women from 8 to over 80.  However, Playhouse Pin-Up Photography does not photograph intimate, nude or semi-nude portraits for any women under 21 years of age.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  

 

DOES A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAVE TO BE PRESENT DURING THE SESSION?

A parent or legal guardian must be present during any session for a client under the age of 18 years of age.

 

IS HAIR AND MAKE-UP AVAILABLE FOR MY SESSION?  WHAT IF I WANT TO DO MY OWN HAIR AND MAKE-UP AT HOME?

We recommend all guest experience hair and make-up transformations.  Doing so upgrades your photos 10 fold!  However, you are welcome to to provide your own hair and make-up styling.

 

DO YOU PROVIDE WARDROBE?  

Wardrobe is provided by the client.

 

WHAT SHOULD I PROVIDE FOR MY SESSION?

On your special day, we suggest you provide at least a couple of your favorite outfits to wear, along with shoes and accessories.  If you are not planning on adding a make-up artist or hairstylist to your session, it is advised you have your favorite make-up, as well as hairstyling tools for touch ups.  

 

SHOULD I GO TANNING BEFORE MY SESSION?

No.  It is advised that you do not go tanning or try any new skin regimen right before your session.  This will avoid any unexpected "surprises" the day of your session.

 

CAN I BOOK A SESSION AS A GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL?  DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?

Yes indeed!  A day at Playhouse Pin-Up Photography is a perfect gift to give someone special!  You can easily book a gift session via the studio.  A gift certificate can either be sent via email to your special someone or you may request a physical gift certificate to give to her in person.

 

I WOULD LIKE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY PLAYHOUSE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE.  DO YOU OFFER A GIFT REGISTRY SERVICE?

Yes we do!  Click HERE to sign up!

 

DO YOU HAVE PROPS OR DO I PROVIDE MY OWN?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography does have a small selection of travel props available.  However, you are also welcome to provide any props you may have available.  

 

DO YOU ALSO OFFER COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES?

Yes.  Playhouse Pin-Up Photography offers services at commercial rates.  Please contact the studio for further details.

 

CAN I PURCHASE THE EXCLUSIVE COPYRIGHT TO MY PHOTOS?

Sorry, Playhouse Pin-Up Photography Does Not relinquish or sell exclusive copyright of any photos created by our studio. 

 

ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS

 

WILL MY PHOTOS BE RETOUCHED? 

Yes.  Professional re-touching is included with all of your final images.  However, Playhouse Pin-Up Photography does not believe in retouching photos to the point you are unrecognizable or look "droid-like".  If you have a scar or blemish that you would like us to remove, please let us know.   Requested photo composites or extensive graphic work may be provided at an additional cost.  Playhouse Pin-Up Photography has the right to be selective on how much editing work will be provided.

 

HOW LONG AFTER MY SESSION WILL I BE ABLE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS?  DO YOU OFFER ONLINE PROOFING?

Photos are ready for personal view 7 days after the completion of your initial photo session. Playhouse Pin-Up Photography does not offer online viewing.

 

HOW LONG AFTER ORDERING WILL I RECEIVE MY FINISHED PHOTOS OR PRODUCTS?

The length of time depends on the products you have selected to order.  You will be given a specific receipt date estimate during your viewing and ordering appointment.  Products are usually ready within 3 weeks after your initial order prior to shipping.

 

WILL MY PHOTOS BE FEATURED ON THE PLAYHOUSE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography respects your privacy and will not feature any of your photos on our website or promotional items without your consent to do so.

 

WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCTS DOES PLAYHOUSE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY OFFER?

Playhouse Pin-Up Photography offers a variety of quality products including, digital files, prints, albums, magazines, canvases and more.  Contact the studio for details. 

 

WHAT IS YOUR STUDIO CANCELLATION POLICY?

If cancellation of session is required, you have 7 days prior to your session to do so.  Please note the session fee is non-refundable, but can be applied to a re-scheduled session within 90 days of original cancellation. Should you fail to give 7 days notice, or if you are a no-show to the scheduled session, the session fee is forfeited and will not be used towards the rescheduling of a new session. A new session fee will then have to be paid in full in order to book a new session.  Gift certificates and special offers are subject to the same rescheduling policy as noted above.  The photographer reserves the right to reschedule due to illness, weather, equipment malfunction, or other circumstances beyond their control.

 

IF I ORDER HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS, WILL THEY FEATURE THE PLAYHOUSE PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY LOGO?

Neither the Playhouse Pin-Up Photography logo or watermark will appear on any purchased high resolution photos. 

 

CAN I JUST BUY A DISC OF ALL UNEDITED RAW FILES FROM MY SESSION?

Please note Playhouse Pin-Up Photography retains the copyright of all purchased photos.  Playhouse Pin-Up Photography does not offer or sell unedited RAW files, so please do not request them.  However, Playhouse Pin-Up Photography does offer professional digital photo collections on USB to suit your needs.

 

I HAVE A QUESTION NOT LISTED ABOVE.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the studio directly.  We will be happy to answer all of your questions about Playhouse Pin-Up Photography.