Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pinup by Liz tips: Where to shop for your pinup shoot

One of the biggest questions I hear from clients who are interested in booking shoots is "where do I buy clothes for my shoot?" I can help you with that!

First, I want everyone to know that since we moved to our new studio in January, we now have the ability to offer wardrobe services to our clients.  We have an ever-growing selection of vintage and reproduction pinup clothing and shoes for our clients to choose from when they book a shoot with us.  So you actually don't have to buy anything for your shoot if you don't want to!

Alicia Astaire in a dress from Unique Vintage.
Even with the wardrobe available, many clients like to purchase their own clothing for their shoots.  So here's a list of some great places to shop!

I always recommend to shop small and local, and luckily we have many options for both in the pinup world!  My favorite shop in Tulsa to buy reproduction vintage clothing is Volupte. Not only do they carry some of the most popular brands in pinup fashion, the shop is beautiful and provides a fun shopping experience! If authentic vintage is what you want, we have that in Tulsa too! Check out Cheap Thrills and Vintage Vault.  Both have a great selection of vintage clothing!  If you're coming from Oklahoma City, check out Bad Granny's and Dig It! Both are shops in OKC with some really neat vintage clothing!

Heather in a beautiful dress and crinoline from Tulsa's Volupte.
Speaking of local, we also have some great local artists who sell pinup style accessories online! You can get great confetti lucite style jewelry from Flirty Foxx Designs or Kawaii Buddies, and Betty's Stems and The Dame Okies make great hair flowers and fascinators!

And then there are some great national and international sites where you can buy new, reproduction pinup style clothing, and most of these companies carry clothing to fit and flatter all bodies, from size 0 - 22!   Some of my favorites are Steady Clothing, Unique Vintage, ModCloth, Pinup Girl Clothing, Eshakti, Silly Old Sea Dog, Fables by Barrie, Bernie Dexter, Stop Staring Clothing, and Lindy Bop.  For corsets, I recommend Orchard Corset

Jenni Foxx wearing a corset from Orchard Corset.

If it's authentic vintage you're looking for, there are a ton of sources online.  Ebay and Etsy are very big sources. On ebay you can often find many of the big name pinup models selling from their own wardrobe.  Cherry Dollface does this regularly.  One of my favorite Etsy vintage clothing shops is Butchwax Vintage.  Instagram has also become a huge source for vintage shopping! A couple of my favorite accounts there are @my1950svintageshop and @swellfarewell.

I hope that helps you shop for some vintage or vintage style clothing for your shoots!   To book a shoot with Pinup by Liz, email me at!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

February 2015 Pinup Magazine Publications {Tulsa Pin Up Photographer}

 February was a good month for pin up magazine publications for Pinup by Liz clients! Four lovely ladies were featured in magazines, plus a book came out that featured many more of my clients! And remember, if you shoot with me, you don't have to be published! I only submit photos to be published in magazines when a client requests it! But if you're a new or experienced pin up model and publication is what you are after, I guarantee I can help you get your photos published on a national or even international level! 

 Colorado Cutie June Palmer had an idea to do this amazing Harry Potter inspired pin up shoot last time she was visiting from Denver. I just loved it, and so did FreaksNGeeks Magazine because they gave her a two page spread! 

Sierra Monroe's kissing booth photo from our mini session day was published in the Valentine's themed issue of Southern Pinups Magazine. 

 Babycake Blonde, a member of the Oklahoma Luscious Ladies chapter, had two cute photos published in the newest issue of Luscious Ladies Magazine. 

Sher Hayst's hottt Bettie Page tribute photo was featured in the February issue of Delicious Dolls Magazine. 

I had many photos printed in the Oklahoma Pin Up Girls coffee table book.  These are just a few photos that I snapped of the pages of my copy of the book (my personal copy has been autographed by some of my clients!)You can buy your own copy here:

Would you like to see yourself on the pages of a pinup magazine?  Book a shoot with me!  I'm an official photographer for Delicious Dolls Magazine, as well as preapproved and regularly published in many other pin up magazines.  If you want your photo shoot published, I can guarantee publication to you! Email me at to book your pinup photo shoot! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Pinup by Liz

Since it's March 17th, I just had to share this fun St. Patrick's Day shoot!  This was actually shot in 2013, but it's adorable and timeless and needs shown off! This was my first shoot ever with Tulsa pin up model Bootleg Betty and it was only a few months later that I asked her to start doing pinup hair styles for clients at my photo shoots, and she's still working with me as a part of Team Pinup by Liz and doing beautiful hair styles for my shoots today! This was just a fun idea that she had for a shoot and she booked a private session with me to make it a reality.  Do you have a fun idea for a private session or a theme that you would like to turn into a pinup shoot?  Email me at!  We love booking private shoots and making ladies pin up dreams come true!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Candy Shop Pinup {Tulsa Pin up photographer}

Here's something very sweet! Last year for one of our themed monthly mini session days, we did a candy shop theme! Shopping for this set was so much fun, because I got to buy tons of delicious candy! Our makeup artist Katie Belle also happens to be very artistic and helpful when it comes to making props and set designing, and she made some adorable giant lollipops. All of the Tulsa pin up ladies did their own costuming for this shoot, and some of the girls really went all out with things like candy coated high heels, gum drop necklaces, and even a bra covered in candy! Pinups and candy was a very fun theme to shoot, and I think we all had a sugar high by the end of the day!

We do special, limited run themed mini sessions at our downtown Tulsa, OK studio every month. To see our upcoming mini session themes, visit my website or keep an eye on my Pinup by Liz facebook page.  If you want to do a candy theme, or any other theme you can dream up, contact us about booking a private session! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

January 2015 Pinup Magazine Publications {Tulsa pinup photographer}

One of the most fun things about regularly working with pin up models is submitting the photos to pinup magazines for publication! There are a number of pinup magazines around the world, and I'm proud to say that I usually average 1-2 publications each month, and sometimes more!  January happened to be a pretty busy month for Oklahoma pinup girls to get published! Here are all of the magazines and publications that I had in the month of January.  If you're interested in publication, book a shoot with me!  I am an official photographer for a few pinup magazines, and I'm regularly published in many more.   I can guarantee publication to any client who wishes to have her photos published! I can even handle all of the submission for you! Here are all of the Pinup by Liz publications from last month:

Babycake Blonde of Tulsa, OK in the January 2015 issue of Calendar Girls Magazine. 
Hair by Cherry Dollface, Makeup by Katie Belle

 My first magazine cover publication for 2015!  Bootleg Betty on the cover of Southern Pinups Magazine's holiday edition, which came out in early January 2015.  

 Bootleg Betty again featured in the Costume edition of Drive-In Magazine, published January 2015

 Miss May-I featured in the January issue of Classique Elegance Magazine.  
Hair by Bootleg Betty, Makeup by Katie Belle. 

Jaime Shay published in the January issue of Southern Pin Ups Magazine. 

3 lovely clients of mine were featured on one page of this January issue of Delicious Dolls Magazine! 
Top left corner is Dilauda Morphina, top right is Honey Von Horror, and bottom center is Saucy Swagger
Hair and makeup on all three ladies is Bootleg Betty and Katie Belle

And two lovelies were published in the January issue of Perfectly Pinup Magazine! Jenni Foxx and Miss May-I! 

I'm also proud to say that I had multiple photos of Tulsa and Oklahoma City area pinup clients published in an Oklahoma Pin Up Girls coffee table book!  I haven't received my copy yet, so no photos to post, but I'll be getting soon at a release party that's happening in Tulsa!  Can't wait!

If you want to get in on all this fun, do a pinup shoot and submit for publication, email me at to book a shoot and I'll be more than happy to help you out!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentine Kissing Booth Pinup Photo Shoot

 We love our mini session days at Pinup by Liz!  We do themed pinup mini session days monthly, and we constantly strive to come up with fun themes with highly detailed sets for our clients to shoot on.  As I said in my last blog post, pin up mini session days are always so much fun and often end up like a party for Oklahoma pinups! For our Valentine themed mini session photo shoot, we decided to do a vintage kissing booth set! It was so much fun!  Thankfully, Mr. Pinup by Liz is pretty handy and built us a lovely kissing booth prop for the studio.  By the way!  We are in a new photography studio now!  It's located in the heart of downtown Tulsa and we have so many great plans for the space.  This was our first mini session day in the new studio and it couldn't have gone any better! Here are just a few of the lovely ladies that were at the Valentine's pin up mini session day.

Bootleg Betty

 Honey Von Horror, the pinup ghoul

 Jenni Foxx


 Katie Belle

Strawberry D'light

Want to book one of our upcoming mini session dates?  Check out the mini session area on my website, to see a list of our upcoming themes. Or if you're more interested in a boudoir shoot or choosing your own pinup theme and having multiple sets and outfits and more time in front of the camera, email me at to ask about a private session! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Upcoming pinup mini sessions!

Hi! It's been awhile! I've been so busy with photo shoots and pin up fun that I haven't been the best blogger lately, but let's try to change that, shall we? First, let's talk about pinup mini sessions and some of our upcoming events! If you've never attended a mini session day at the studio, they are SO FUN! It's a great way to dip your feet into the world of pinup. We have snacks and drinks available, great rockabilly music playing, and it's a super fun environment. We have fun themes on detailed sets that are often only offered for the mini session day, and since we shoot clients back to back, a mini session day often feel more like a party! Here are some of the mini session days and other events that we are booking right now:

Cherry Dollface is coming back to Tulsa and will be at my studio again on March 14th and 15th!  Although the mini session day has already sold out, there are still openings for her classes on March 14th.  She's teaching a vintage hair styling class and a pinup modeling class, and I promise, you don't want to miss these!  For more info or to book, email her directly at

Want to be a mermaid?  We can help you with that! We're transforming the studio into an underwater playland complete with a giant clamshell set.  Tails in multiple colors and sizes will be provided for you to wear in the shoot.  This promises to be a super fun day, and we only have a few spots left, so email me to book!

 Team Pinup by Liz is returning to Oklahoma City!  We always love working with OKC ladies and this time we're bringing our Bettie Page tribute pinup bondage set.  This is a super fun set to shoot!

 Car show season is returning, and Pinup by Liz kicks it off with the Stray Kat 500 in Dewey, OK.  I'm offering a limited number of discounted car show shoots on May 2nd and 3rd.  Last year every pretty lady that shot with me and asked to be submitted to a magazine was published.  One girl even landed a cover!  

This will be my first year to shoot at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender and I'm so excited!  Although my hotel shoots are already sold out, I've opened up some discounted spots at the car show on Saturday.  Email  me at to book!