Most of the answers to your questions can be found here. Get the goods on what to expect before, during, and after your superstar session.
Where is Bodacious Betty Pin Up Photography located?
Betty is at 1a dedicated studio in St. Petersburg, FL.
What can kind of experience can I expect with Bodacious Betty?
Once your booking deposit is received and we’ve confirmed your shoot date, you will be provided with a modeling checklist to help you prepare. The day of your arrival you will be whisked away by one of my professional hair and make-up artists to transform you into a retro goddess. Next, you will change into your wardrobe. When the transformation is complete, you will spend lots of quality time with the photographer being guided into poses that bring out your most flattering qualities.
Once the shoot is complete, Bodacious Betty will retouch the final images and we will schedule your ordering and viewing session. This is the first time you will see be seeing your photos. You are free to use the web-ready, logoed images for sharing via email or social media as you wish.
What Makes Bodacious Betty different than other photographers?
This question is best answered with another question: Would you prefer your experience be similar to that of a fast food restaurant, or more like fine dining? I hope you answered the latter. Fast food restaurants can be noisy, impersonal, and full of distractions. An experience with Betty ensures a personal, customized connection in a relaxed, body-positive environment.
Why should I book a session with Betty?
Besides the obvious, "I'm still gorgeous" captured forever, how about 3 hours of uninterrupted time just for you? It's a mini-vacation without having to leave town, and it's all about you.
What kind of wardrobe should I bring?
The answer to this will largely depend on the theme of your shoot. For example, if theme is sexy librarian, obviously you will need a pencil skirt and a button down shirt with the appropriate accessories. If you do not wish to buy extra apparel for the shoot, you can almost never go wrong with a simple little black dress. Bodacious Betty will be more than happy to provide suggestions and examples, and maybe able to put you in touch with a wardrobe consultant if need be.
It is also suggested that you bring a second, back-up outfit. Your outfits are only limited to your imagination: lingerie, costumes, evening gowns, rockabilly wear, etc.; just keep in mind that your clothes should reflect the appropriate era. Good examples of proper wardrobe would be ruffle panties, pearls, rhinestones, Mary Jane shoes, boyshorts, fishnet stockings, corsets, garters, or vintage bathing suits.
If you have props/accessories, bring them! Props can give you extra flexibility and ideas for poses.
Wardrobe ideas can also be found on my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/bodaciousbetti/pin-up-what-to-wear/
May I bring a friend to the shoot?
Yes, you may bring one friend with you, but please notify Bodacious Betty in advance. Also note that male friends are prohibited if there are multiple clients shooting the same day. (such as a special themed shoot where Bodacious Betty has secured a specific location and we are running a special)
How long will it take to get my finished photos back?
Bodacious Betty makes every attempt to get photos edited as soon as possible after shoot, which usually means at least two weeks but can take up to four weeks depending on how many clients are booked in a given period.
May I bring a camera?
You may shoot some behind-the-scenes photos, but photos in the shooting area are prohibited.
Any logoed images can be posted as you like on social media. If you have a behind-the-scenes shot that you'd like to share, you are welcome. Photos in the shooting area are prohibited.
Retainer and Image Rights:
All retainers are non-refundable. Boudoir Betty values its clients, and will make every attempt to reschedule your booking should you require a different date. Only one reschedule is permitted. However, a no show or reschedule date less than one week prior to your booking will result in the loss of your deposit. Should you wish to rebook, a new retainer will be required. If a cancellation is necessary due to poor weather conditions, your retainer will not returned, but will be held for up to one year should you wish to rebook.
All clients will need to bring ID with them to the shoot. A model will release will need to be signed. Images that are used on the website will not be used for publication without consulting the client first. Boudoir Betty maintains the copyright of all images, but clients are welcome to use logoed images for their portfolio or website.
Photographer retains the right to edit or delete proofs at her discretion. Raw/unedited photos are not provided. If you wish to retain the proofs for a special purpose, please contact me to make arrangements.
I’m shy. I feel like I don’t have the confidence to do a shoot like this.
Bodacious Betty is all about bringing out your confidence, and making you feel comfortable in your own skin. We will do our best to make you feel comfortable, and make sure that you have a good time.
I love the idea of a retro themed photo shoot but I don’t know what look or theme I want.
Just ask! We have lots of ideas.
I’m under 18 but this looks like so much fun.
As long as a parent or legal guardian accompanies you to the photo shoot, Bodacious Betty will be happy to work with you.
While you're here, check out this video on "How to Make Pin Up Expressions and Poses"; it'll help you practice for your shoot: