Have you ever wanted to do a complete pinup photography experience? If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, Bunny Retro Pinups is the place for you!
Since starting Kitty Canuck I’ve had the great fortune of meeting so many great female entrepreneurs. Alana Wagner of Bunny Retro Pinups is one of them. When we first met, we immediately clicked and in no time became the best of friends. So naturally I jumped at the chance to do a shoot with her! This woman has great vibes and puts any nervous person at ease. Even though I’ve done several shoots, I still get nerves every time. After booking my shoot I was sent an amazing pinup prep kit with tips on the perfect pinup poses and faces to practice. It also included tips for deciding how you’d like your shoot styled and different era fashions!
I had homework to do! So there I stood in the mirror… “AAAAA”, “EEEEEE”, and I’d break down in laughter. I admit, it felt strange to do, but it certainly shows you how to do the typical faces of the pinup era. Next up: poses!! My first attempt at the “tush push” was hilarious. It felt weird, but most pinup photography poses are. Chest up! Butt out! Even though I’ve done other pinup photography shoots, everyone has a different approach, and I really enjoyed the process. I liked the homework element of it and it helped build my confidence before the shoot. The night before I made sure to get to bed early and get plenty of sleep.
Time for the photoshoot! I arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed having just practiced my faces in the car on the trip there. I was greeted at the door with a smile by Alana. I was immediately relaxed and was ushered into the area where the magic happens! As I changed into my outfit she got me a coffee and prepped for me to sit down, robe and all! I felt like a queen.
Here’s the super fun part! You can choose to watch the prep process or you can choose a reveal at the end! I recommend the reveal. The surprise is well worth it. Alana draped the her mirror with a beautiful scarf and we chatted as I sipped coffee and she did my hair and makeup. I so wanted to peek but I knew the wait would be worth it!
Here came the great reveal!! And it was awesome! Alana has a way of capturing exactly who you are and enhancing those amazing features you have. My eyes lit up as I saw my bombshell image revealed. Beautiful curls flowing down one side and an amazing victory roll on the other. My cheeks glowed and lips were a beautiful pink tone. I took off the robe and the look was complete! I was wearing an amazing turquoise wiggle dress with this great hair and makeup, I was swooning.
Alana will always find a way to be creative and give you that image that screams you! She keeps you involved in the whole process and is amazing at helping you find the things you may need for your shoot, there’s also an awesome prop list! I’ve been eyeing the roller skates.
No matter what age or size you are it’s something we all need to experience at least once in life. Don’t be afraid to try something new. If I hadn’t I would never have met and done so many amazing things. So stop saying no to yourself and treat yourself to a great experience! You won’t regret it.