Category Archives: Pin-up

Our sister business Pretty Pictures specialises in Pinup, Burlesque and Vintage photography and one of the things we like to do is put on a day every now and then that focuses on just one style. We have previously put together Pin up photography days but our most recent one was Burlesque, which went down a treat at Red Square Bar in Wellington. Here are some of the shots for your enjoyment: Alice, who was stunning considering it was her first photo shoot! Whilst we do provide a range of outfits, graciously loaned to us by Flo Foxworthy Costumer for this day, bringing your own costumes is encouraged and Clo brought some great Brazilian headdresses! The very talented Venus Star. Remember, Pretty Pictures has all kinds of packages to suit your budget and if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook you’ll keep up to date with any news and…

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Earlier this year Pretty Pictures, a business I have with my partner Jaime Leigh specialising in Pin up and Retro Photography, were a major sponsor of the Miss Burlesque New Zealand pageant in Wellington, New Zealand. We sponsored the People’s Choice Award which was won by the effervescent Miss Busty La Belle and as such we got the pleasure of shooting with her in our studio. Miss La Belle is a well known burlesque performer in Wellington and she also teaches Burlesque classes which are described as “Classics of showing your beautiful body off whilst revealing your inner bombshell, bumps and grinds and plenty more.” As part of our process with any client, we chatted with her about ideas and styles. She mentioned that she had done a few shoots previously and wanted to do something different, something a little out of her usual style. We threw some ideas back…

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Miss Eva Strangelove, a burlesque dancer from Wellington, joined Jaime Leigh and myself on a shoot in a very cool old apartment building in Cuba St one very rainy weekend. We raided Eva’s wardrobe and Jaime went to work her magic on the hair and make-up. The apartment building had some wonderful art-deco fixtures. After a heartbreaking incident with one of my strobes, we had to get a little creative with the lighting. You can find more info on our portrait packges at www.brettstanleyphoto.com

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