Vixen Pin Up Photography FAQ's

Frequent Questions and Answers

Q: How do I book a session for my pin up debut? How far in advance should I book?

A: Send an email over to and our staff will work with you to get some basic information and get your appointment scheduled. We are typically booked 1-2 months in advance for weekend sessions, weekday sessions we can usually get you in quicker.

Q: I’ve never done a pin up shoot before and I don’t own any clothing! What do you offer?

A: We offer an extensive wardrobe that includes hundreds of modern and vintage dresses, lingerie, costumes, accessories and shoes that will be at your disposal at the shoot. The clothing we have ranges in an extra size small (2) to an XX large (22). We also have shoes ranging from a size 6 – 11. If you'd like a consultation to try on clothing prior to your shoot just ask!

Q: Can I bring someone with me to my session?

A: Feel free to bring a friend or family member with you to the appointment if it will make you more comfortable, just make sure it’s someone you will feel comfortable posing in front of. We do not allow men or children under the age of 18 so please bring a female friend or family member to accompany you. This is for the comfortability of the staff.  If you have questions regarding this please contact Nikki at

Q: I’m nervous; I don’t have a perfect body and am a little shy. What should I do?

A: Don’t worry; we’ve worked with hundreds of women just like you! Most of our clients have never had a professional photo shoot before and we make great strides to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed at your session before we ever get you in front of the camera. One of the things we’ve heard time and time again is how comfortable we make people, by the end of your session we will be like old friends. We’ve worked with women from ages 12-70, sizes 0-30+ and every ethnicity you can imagine. Relax and know you are in good hands!

Q: I’m not a model and have never had a professional photo taken. I’m afraid I’ll look silly. Will you help me to pose?

A: We will take care of you! All you need to do in the session is make sure you come with a big smile! We will be right there beside you posing you and even doing the poses ourselves to show you how it’s done. We have tons of books and magazines for reference as well so you can look at poses you’d like to try. We’ve worked with every body type and know what looks good for each body; we will only pose you in ways which will flatter your figure and are comfortable to your physical abilities.

Q: I have some problem areas (scarring/bad teeth/ a bad tattoo or physical flaw) I’d like to disguise in my photos. Can you help?

A: Yes! With the magic of photo shop, careful posing and sometimes cosmetics we are able to work with you to disguise things you may not be fond of. If you have questions about this feel free to ask!

Q: Do you use images of clients on your website? What if I don’t want my images seen by anyone else?  

A: We do have photos of our clients on our website and fanpage but only a small percent is used in our gallery. Only the images that our clients have approved will be used and a signed release form is always required. We have had everyday gals just like you grace the pages, and sometimes cover, of magazines. If you are ok with your images being used please make sure to let us know. While we can’t promise we will use them if a great shot comes from your set we may use it for promotion.

Q: Do you sell Gift Certificates?

A: Yes we do! We sell Gift Certificates for amounts ranging from $50 to the full package price. While we sell Gift Certificates year round, they are redeemable from March - October due to our extremely busy holiday season months that fill up very quickly. 

Q: Why should I choose Vixen Pin Up Photography for my pin up photos? The prices are a little higher than some of the other local studios I’ve seen.   

A: First we'd like to say we respect and admire all of the other photographers in the area. By choosing Vixen you are choosing us based on literally over a thousand happy clients and years of experience. We were the very first full scale pin up photo studio of its kind in the Midwest and have been growing since our start in 2007. Our staff has years of experience, been published in countless magazines and have 100 plus customers who come see us again and again every year simply because they love working with us. We also have the largest amount of clothing, props and accessories you will find in the Midwest. We are highly respected among our peers for our professionalism and quality. While some studios moonlight doing pin up this is all we do. We not only love pin up but we live and breathe it. It’s who we are and why we got into this business. We believe this passion and the dedication we’ve poured into our business is the reason we are so successful and for years have remained booked months in advance. The cost may seem high but remember, you are investing in a memory. You are locking in an image of who you are today and these photos will be cherished by many for years and years to come, maybe even past your own life. That, in and of itself, is worth the investment.

Q: I’m a model and I’m looking to further my portfolio. Do you offer trade work?   

A: Unfortunately we do not work for trade. Think of your portfolio as something you want to invest in, and by investing in quality photography you are investing in yourself. By working with a quality photographer you can further your modeling career and create photos will have for your entire life.