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Pinup glamour girl

Written on January 30, 2014 Categories: Outdoor Glamour Shoot, San Diego Boudoir


Pinup glamour girl

Pinup head shot

Introducing Melanie. She and I originally met online and quickly scheduled a Pinup type shoot.

Behind the scenes pinup shoot

Now I know that pinup images are very popular, but I rarely do them. They are usually very production heavy; involving multiple parties and expensive props.

Pinup portrait with a flower

These other parties consist of make up artist, prop masters, hair stylist, ect. Very few people work for free these days, and scheduling is a nightmare.

Marilyn Monroe Pinup

Melanie, who is a Marilyn Monroe impersonator here in San Diego was a bit different. She assured me that she was able to do her own hair and make up, and loved to shoot. She didn’t shoot for money either, but to make art. This was a breathe of fresh air!

Marilyn on the stairs

Melanie wasn’t kidding about being able to do her own hair and make up. She showed up exactly as you see here and required very little editing. She was also a pleasure to shoot with. If your a photographer in the San Diego area you should definitely set up a shoot with her!

Classic vintage pose

Unfortunately she isn’t on Model Mayhem at this present time, but she plans on getting an account soon.  I think we can all agree that she needs to get one!

Gorgeous sexy head shot

Now this may come as a surprise, but do you know Melanie is 37% Chinese descent? Yes, I never would have guessed either. She is able to alter her appearance so drastically through the use of make up that its very hard to detect. Why is she not teaching make up skills? I have no clue.

Standing glamour classic vintage pose

When Melanie isn’t modeling she designs unique heels and plans on setting up shop on Etsy. She also makes radio appearances and levitates coffee cups.

B&W classic noir

That’s all for this week! Become a fan on the Oni Studio boudoir facebook page. Follow Oni Studio on 500PX, and Model Mayhem!

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