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Pin up and Mustangs

One of the advantages to doing pin up is the opportunity to shoot with some really beautiful old cars and hot rods! A while back, I got the opportunity to do that with Ivory Rose Photography. Some of the photos ended up in Tantalize Magazine too! Today, I am going to tell you all about what it is like to work outdoors and some of the other issues you may come across while working in a public space.
Prissy Missy Pin Up with Mustang

One of the difficult things about working outside that day was that it was a bit muddy, and the sun was not super cooperative. This particular shoot took place in the fall, and as the time progressed, the angles became more difficult! However, we got plenty of great shots, and working with Ivory Rose is always a pleasure!
While doing this is a lot of fun, the weather can sometimes play a factor on how great something is going to turn out. The sun was a bit of a problem, but Ivory Rose combated it with ease. I did one car shoot sometime back where the camera overheated. It was wretchedly hot that day, and it was probably for the best. We had fun though.
If you are shooting in a public space, be forewarned that you will have people staring. During the shoot where the camera overheated, I actually had a group of kids that followed me around that day like an entourage, completely starstruck. I cannot tell you how much that did for my ego! I loved it. However, not everyone is as nice. After this particular photo shoot, we had a guy who approached us and got a little handsy with one of the models. He was touching her leg while saying he was admiring her tattoo. That is just not cool. If you are in that kind of situation, make sure you are firm with creepers and also try to make yourself known to others for help. For the most part, people are usually great, but in all things, just know your surroundings and be careful.
Modeling with cars is one of my favorite things about pin up modeling. Make sure if you do a shoot at a car show that you try to get permission first before posing and shooting. Also, do not touch someone’s vehicle without permission. That is just a huge no no.
I hope you found these tips helpful, and if so, make sure you share this post and my other posts with your friends! Don’t forget to follow me here and on my social media channels for more fun, tips, stories, and giveaways!
All photos by Ivory Rose Photography. May not be used without permission. Hair and Makeup by Prissy Missy. Dress by Torrid.

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Pin Up At the Diner!

Last weekend, I had an awesome photo shoot at a diner with Ivory Rose Photography. It was a blast! Also, the food was delicious!

Behind the scene selfie with Ivory Rose

I love doing photo shoots. I have been getting published more, and that is great as well. However, there is something therapeutic for me when I do them. While I cannot show a lot of pictures right now, I thought I would show you this one. The dress was perfect for this, and if you want a pin up dress that is inexpensive and well-made, I do like this one from Amazon. They come in a variety of colors as well!
Photo by Ivory Rose Photography. MUAH by Prissy Missy

Well, what do you think? I think this is one of my favorite sets so far! I also think I want more of these dresses in more colors for car shows this summer!

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Hot Day at the Car Show

I have this uncanny ability to only be able to attend car shows when it is blazing hot! This particular day, we actually had to shorten the shoot because the camera was getting too hot. However, despite the heat, we got some amazing shots that day! This is one of my favorites taken by Victor Devilbliss. MUAH was by Making Faces Professional Makeup.

dress and shoes by Torrid.

Just a word of advice to any of my followers who may be doing a pin up shoot outdoors in the summer: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! For the event, I was dressed in shapers, a pettiskirt, and a thick dress. I wanted to melt! However, drinking lots of water helped me have lots of fun that day, so remember to drink lots of water. Also, keep oil blotters handy if you have them and some extra powder foundation for touch ups. Keep your hair simple. The humidity can wreak havoc on your look, and you will end up looking like a wilted flower. Also, do NOT touch someone else’s vehicle without asking. Be mindful that someone worked hard to keep that vehicle in that condition or get it looking nice again!
I cannot wait to go to car shows this summer! It is one of my favorite things to do! I hope you found my tips helpful and feel free to add yours in the comments below!

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A Throwback to my First Shoot

This is the shoot that started it all for me. It is the shoot that gave me life again! When I look back on this, I see this as a major turning point in my life.

My first shoot was with Relentless Photography, and my makeup artist was Nicole from Making Faces Professional Make Up. That day changed my life, and through meeting Nicole, I met Victor Devilbliss. I did not want to go that day and am so glad I did. I love myself more…more than that, I love myself as I am. So here is one of my favorite shots!


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Behind the Scenes Boudoir Shoot

I had so much fun doing this boudoir shoot with Ivory Rose Photography. I think I was just proud of myself because I actually did my own make up and hair and can really see where I am actually improving! Okay, so I needed a bit of help getting on my false eye lashes, but it is a learning experience!
Here is a behind the scenes selfie…
And here is one from the set!

Photo by Ivory Rose Photography

I had a lot of fun with this shoot and felt like a queen, which is what this is all about! Doing a boudoir shoot is a bit different than doing pin up because the expectations are to be a bit sexier…a bit more daring. It makes me look at myself differently and kinda gives me a boost of confidence. I really do think it is something every woman should do at least once, even if you are the only one who gets to see the pics!
I hope you like my pics! Don’t forget to share and click on the social media buttons to follow for more pics and fun!

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What pin up is…and isn't

My ascent into the world of pin up has been a gradual process the last three and a half years. My first session was supposed to be a one time thing, and a little over three years later, here I am writing a blog about my pin up adventures and fashion choices. I am trying to build up my pin up name, and so far, I have gotten to do promos for a few photographers and was the Facebook cover model for a small clothing company a few years ago. My next goals include getting published in magazines and joining pin up volunteer organizations to help others.
However, not all of my experiences have been positive. While many of my friends and family support me, some do not…maybe because they perceive it to be dirty or maybe because they don’t understand what it is all about. That is why I thought I would take the time to discuss what pin up is for me, what it has done, and what it is not.

Average day pin up look. Don’t I look fabulous?

If you ask a lot of my pin up model friends, they will tell you that pin up is a cheap form of therapy. It is completely true. Because I have gotten into pin up, it helped me battle depression and get through the loss of two pregnancies. Going to shoots helped me want to get out of bed and shower. The feeling post-session was enough to get me to want to do the whole shower and dress thing regularly when nothing else really did. Sure, I could have gone to therapy, but when it all comes down to it, even talk therapy wasn’t enough to make me give a shit some days. Pin up got me through the first part of my pregnancy that stuck. My friend Nicole told me about an amazing photographer named Victor Devilbliss, you may know him as the creator of Retro Lovely Magazine. They got me through the nerve-wracking part of my first trimester by getting me all prettied up and taking my picture. We were going for a pregnancy reveal as part of the theme. However, those two were among the very few people privy to the information that I was pregnant and knew that some of the photos might not have ever seen the light of day if I lost that one too. The way they made me look and feel that day gave me a high of a sorts to carry me through a rough time.
Still the coolest baby announcement ever!

Pin up is about freedom, the freedom to express one’s body, sometimes in ways they thought they never could. If you look at three-quarters of the pictures in my portfolio, I would have to tell you that I never thought I would have ever done them…not because they are dirty or risque, but because they have forced me to look at parts of me I considered as flaws and turned them into beauty. We are in charge of our own bodies, the types of shoots we do, and who we choose to share our photos. Some of us do this for our own satisfaction. Some of us have chosen to share our art with the world. I am one of those in the latter camp because I want other women to see that they are beautiful…no matter what the size…or flaw they think they have. I truly believe beauty is all around us, and even if I help just one woman to learn to love herself, than it is worth it to me.
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Some people try to make us feel dirty and say that what we are doing is pornographic. It is not. Some models do nudity. Some do not. It is personal preference. It is their bodies, their business.It does not make it dirty though! Pin up is a form of art. If you look at art through the years, much of it involves naked people. Don’t shame us with your misconceptions. Don’t sully the work we do or the goals we are trying to accomplish by our art. I am proud of my pin up work. I am proud of my fellow pin up community. They are some of the most supportive, generous gals you would ever want to meet. I love the photographers that I have gotten to meet. Pin up has allowed many of us to live out fantasies of being someone posh or being a fairy tale character. It allows us to dig deep into our imaginations and lets us be whatever we want to be.
Pin up is art. It is an art I love. It is an art that has given me my life back. It is an art that has shown me I have a voice for things in which I am passionate, and I will use that voice to fight stereotypes and to keep on my quest of becoming awesome!
Until next time loves!