alternate pinup model

Pinup Makeovers

& Photoshoot Experiences
What makes the Pinup Academy the UK’s number one choice for ladies looking for an authentic, traditional, pinup makeover & photoshoot experience?

We believe it’s the way we make YOU look and feel!

Bringing out the best version of you! Picture yourself on a good day looking fresh faced, oozing confidence, you feel fabulous and you look amazing! This is the look and feel we aim to create when you attend your makeover and photoshoot session.

How you feel is just as important as how you look! When you feel beautiful you look beautiful, whereas, if you feel uncomfortable you’ll look at your photos and remember how uncomfortable you felt, you’ll look awkward simply because you felt awkward.

Nobody knows this feeling better than October Divine. Recognised as one of the UK’s top professional pinup models and photographer, October has spent many hours both sides of the camera. She has carved out an enviable modelling career, yet when she looks back through her countless photos she can recall the way she felt, some she loves and others… let’s just say “not so much”.

The connection between you and your photographer is key to making you feel at ease, we appreciate not everyone can jump straight in front of a camera in their lingerie, yet creating a professional, friendly, relaxed feeling can take time.

When setting up her makeover & photoshoot experiences October wanted to make things very different and this is why she is with you from start to finish, a qualified make-up artist, vintage hairstylist and photographer, she does it all, by the time she’s finished your hair & make-up you’re already feeling your confidence rising.

October often recalls having a great time chatting with the make-up artist or hairstylist on professional shoots, which can take an hour or two, before, then being introduced to the photographer who’s often keen to get started, perform a quick lighting check and then snap away!

On your day October welcomes you to her purpose-built studio, adjacent to her home and while she works her magic on your make-up and hair, she’s getting to know you. This is the time to tell her what you like, what you fear and any body part you’re a little conscious of, and yes, we all have them, including October, so don’t be shy.

October advises her clients to bring their own clothes / lingerie for their photoshoot, as this is the ONLY way you can guarantee you’re wearing something you love that fits you perfectly, however, we also have an extensive wardrobe collection which you are welcome to use and October is happy to give help you choose, if needed.

Now for the best bit, our traditional vintage studio sets, designed with you in mind, they look great and literally transport you back in time, making you feel right at home. You don’t have to pretend to stand in a 1950s kitchen, when you’re in one!

Calling on her years of experience, both in front and behind the camera October shows you how to achieve that perfect pose to look and feel your best. Lighting, angles and positioning play a major part in creating a great photo and October’s there to show you how to get the best results.

Our aim is for you to leave us having experienced a great day being pampered, feeling confident and looking amazing. P.S. most of our ladies make the most of their make-up and hair by arranging to go out afterwards 🙂

What happens after your shoot day? October goes through your photos picking out the best ones ready for her to edit, which she goes on to edit to the exact same high quality standards as our professional models publication images. We don’t have different standards, just high standards!

Once edited your selected images will be delivered to you electronically in both high resolution (print ready) and low resolution (web ready) formats for you to use as you please, without any restrictions, so enjoy.

Do you love the traditional authentic pinup look? We do and we’re looking for other like minded pinup lovers who can help us achieve some pretty ambitious goals, we want to find and help more models, recreate more timeless photos and continue to build our pinup community.

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