What is a Pinup?

We think a great starting point for a perfect pinup photo are the right hair and makeup. You can go for a 50s retro look, or the really popular rockabilly look is killer if you have a lot of ink and crazy hair color.

Next, the background should be simple. No need to clutter up the set with too many props.

Posing is the real key. Striking a classic 40’s or 50’s pose gets it done instantly. We think of classic pinup posing as naive and often flirty, but not necessarily innocent. Anybody who thinks classic pinup from the 50’s is completely innocent has never explored the work of Bettie Page!

While our work includes an updated, modern approach to pinup, we also love to shoot other styles of glamour — you can get an idea of our artistic range in the sample images in our portfolio.

Pamper Me Like a Boss
  • Welcome package (fruit snack tray, beverages, flowers, truffles)
  • Shot at our gorgeous and comfortable downtown Portland studio, or your choice of location (contact us for details and availability)
  • On-set makeup artist for entire session
  • Four looks (wardrobe/setting/lighting changes)
  • Retouching for all the images used in the book
  • USB Thumb Drive
  • 12" x 12" 30-page Hardcover Art Book (Gorgeous!)
  • (Drive and Book to be picked up at studio - shipping available/extra)
Everything you Need!
  • Shot in our gorgeous and comfortable downtown Portland studio
  • Four looks (wardrobe/setting/lighting changes)
  • Retouching for all images used in book
  • USB Thumb Drive
  • 8x8" 20-page book
  • On-set makeup artist available (ranges from $50 to $150)
The Quick and Easy
  • Shot in our gorgeous and comfortable downtown Portland Studio
  • DIY Makeup
  • Two looks (wardrobe/setting/lighting changes)
  • Light retouching for four images per look
  • Delivery in our on-line password-protected gallery

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Let's get this party started!

While most of our clients are women, we do work with male models as well – you can see examples of our work with men in our portfolio galleries. In fact, we are happy to do photo sessions with almost anyone! Stumptown Blue does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We do reserve the right to refuse to photograph or work with individuals whose behavior we believe threatens the well-being, safety, health, or welfare of our employees, guests, or clients, at our sole and absolute discretion, without need for explanation.

To book your shoot with Stumptown Blue, please call Brenda at (503) 799-9802
Stumptown Blue is located in Portland, OR 97209