Who are you?
Hello gorgeous! My name is Mya and I’ve specialized in intimate portraiture for women long before before boudoir photography became popular in Central Florida. Click here to read a little more about me.
Where in Central Florida are you located?
My sessions are held in my home in Groveland, Florida. Groveland is in South Lake County next to Clermont. I am approximately 45 minutes from most Orlando areas, about 1 hour from most North Orlando (Seminole County), and about 1½ hours from Tampa.
How much is a pin-up session and what does it include?
Your investment is divided into two parts: sitting fee + photos. Your sitting/session fee is $150 and includes a one-hour, fully-coached, photography session, vintage hair styling and makeup. Bring an pose with up to two (2) wardrobe changes. Photos are sold in digital bundles. I don’t sell prints. Digital images with print permission are sold at $75 each with a 5-image minimum purchase required.
When would I need to place my order by?
All orders must be placed the day of your session. Photos that are not purchased the day of the session are permanently deleted.
How many photos will you take?
On average you can expect to see approximately 30-50 proofs from your session.
What happens the day of my session?
When you come in for your session, we’ll have a short consultation were we’ll go over your wardrobe, and talk about your session, expectations, and concerns. I want to make sure that you LOVE your experience as much as I want you to LOVE your photos. After the consultation the fun begins with your makeover, followed by the photo session. On average, we spend approximately 15-20 minutes per look. After your session is done, we will take a short 30-40 lunch break. You will go out and grab something for lunch while I download and sort your photos. When you come back from lunch, we will go over your proof gallery and you’ll make your selections at that time.
How long will the session everything take?
Between the initial wardrobe consultation, your session, lunch break, and photo reveal, you will be here approximately five hours total. Please plan your day accordingly.
How long does it take to get my photos ready?
Depends on our queue list and the time of the year. It could take 2 to 8 weeks. Please come in for your session at least a month or two before any deadlines to ensure delivery by your due date. With that said, sometimes my editing queue is short and sweet, so if you are thinking of a last-minute session, please contact me to inquire if I can meet your deadline!
How do I receive the digital images I purchase?
Purchased digital images are delivered electronically with a download link. Download them to your computer, then burn your own disks or drives.
Can I bring or have another person with me?
No, sorry. It is my experience that clients have a little difficulty connecting with me, take longer to relax, and have difficulty during the posing and coaching session when they are paying attention to another person instead of me. Please do not bring companions with you. They are not allowed to join later either. The entire process from start to finish is done with the client only.
Is there an age minimum for a session?
Yes. Clients must at least 21 years old.
Do you photograph bachelorette parties or groups?
No, I don’t. I’d much rather take my time with one client at a time.
Would you travel to my location or a local hotel for my shoot?
No, I don’t. I only hold sessions at my place.
Do you photograph plus size women?
Yes, I do! In fact, most of my clients are full figure. Unfortunately for me, I can’t show most of my work on my website’s portfolio. However, you many ladies will let me share sneaks from their sessions on my private ladies-only Facebook group. Please join my group to stay up-to-date on last-minute availability, chat with previous costumers, and see more of my work!
Do you photograph men?
No, I don’t photograph men. Women 21 years old and over only.
Do you photograph pregnant women?
Yes, however, keep in mind I do not shoot traditional maternity photos with spouses and children. I do have a few maternity gowns you are welcome to try and pose with. Artistic nudes are also beautiful on pregnant ladies. For your safety, I do not photograph pregnant women with a due date four weeks or less away.
I want to keep my photos private. Is this possible?
Absolutely! Your privacy is very important to me. All the ladies you see on my website gave me permission to share their photos. Unless you give me permission, I will NOT share your photos!
Do you provide wardrobe?
You must bring your own wardrobe. However, I do have small selection of heels sizes 7-11 and a small selection of retro dresses sizes and swimwear sizes 2-10.
What do you suggest for a pin-up session?
- A retro/vintage dress (I have petticoats to lift the dress.)
- A pencil skirt and top
- High-waist pants (shorts, capris, or slacks) and top (Must be high-waist to fit the era.)
- Retro Lingerie: bullet bra, high-waist panty, full size girdle, Cuban heel stockings, etc.
- You can do a nude cover with sheets look (Think Marylin in bed wrapped in sheets.)
- Retro swimwear (I have a few available. Contact me first for info.)
- Accessories like cardigans and scarfs. (I have plenty of hair flowers.)
Where can I purchase vintage clothing?
There is a local shop in Deland called Pinup Parlor Boutique. You can also purchase retro wardrobe online through many of the specialty online shops available including Doll Me Up (very affordable), Retro Glam, Unique Vintage, Pinup Girl Clothing or even eBay. Don’t forget a garter and Cuban heel stockings to complete the look.
I don’t like the cellulite in my thighs/legs. What should I do?
Purchase these right now (they take a few weeks to arrive) or these if you are plus size and wear them under your wardrobe. Trust me; they make miracles hiding cellulite!
I have no idea how to pose for the camera; can you help?
Absolutely! Don’t worry about posing. That’s my job! From facial expressions to body posture, you will be guided down to your fingertips to look your best regardless of your body type. I wont ask you to “look” at me sexy. Instead, I will show you exactly how to accomplish that!
Should I tan before my session?
NO, PLEASE DO NOT TAN! Tanning tends to look orange and red in photos. Natural skin tones photograph best no matter who pale the skin is. Even out skin tones is NOT included with our standard editing.
I’m ready to book a session! What’s my next step?
Click here to book your appointment!