Book A Shoot

BOOKING A SHOOT

TO BE A PINUP

I PRIDE MYSELF ON MAKING EVERYONE I WORK WITH FEEL AND LOOK LIKE A HOLLYWOOD STARLET!

Who is Viva?

New Jersey artist Viva Van Story is one of the most respected and busiest pin-up photographers in the country for over 17 years.   Full of atmosphere and suggestion, her photographs perfectly capture a cool retro-raunch 1940s vibe. Her timeless images range from smoldering seduction to coquettish playfulness, as she depicts women who are sexy, but also empowered, ironic, and complex.

Viva Van Story is  one of the most published photographers in her industry.  Her work is published in several books including her own solo books published out of London by Korero Books, “Viva’s Pinups” 2010 (Sold Out)  and “SHEER” 2012 and several group books, Kustom Kamera, Latex Fashion Photography, Inkarnation, Super Sexplosion, to name a few.  Viva’s work headlined the Detroit Dirty Show, and she and her images have been featured in such publications as Bizarre Magazine, Cycle Source, Car Kulture DeluxeDeadbeat MagazineDiceEdge DetroitLeg ShowNew York Post, Retro Lovely, Ol’ Skool RodzReal Detroit Weekly, and Traditional Rod and Kulture.

Reviews:

“Viva Van Story is an accomplished photographer who is being justly acclaimed as a worthy successor to Bunny Yeager. Van Story is taking the parameters of “cheesecake” to new levels and the result (to say the least) is haute-cuisine. Pretty damn hot haute-cuisine, actually!” —Real Detroit Weekly

“VVS’s photos are graced by the kind of drag strip dames and juice joint jezebels who populated the men’s mags of the 1950s—with a decidedly modern edge. It’s no surprise, then, that with NYC’s vibrant burlesque scene, she’s the photographer of choice for a wide range of tassel-twirling temptresses, hot-rod honeys, and tommy gun tarts.” —Eroszine

Who can book a shoot?

Anyone! I shoot with anyone with the desire of being transformed into a pinup. I love working with new girls and no matter your experience modeling, your age or weight, we welcome you to this experience. I will personally walk you step by step through your entire day. There is no female I will turn away. Getting pinup photos are a perfect gift for someone you love for the holidays like Christmas or Valentines Day, birthdays, weddings, engagements, or an anniversary.  We will send you a gift certificate to surprise them with.   They are also great for women who want to celebrate a new weight loss, a pregnancy or to enhance a new relationship.  I also offer a package so you can do this with a bunch of your friends and have a fun day together getting your images done.

Please Note: Viva Van Story has a background in the fine arts and her gallery online reflects a lot of her personal projects and artistic interest. Though she loves shooting classical pinup shots, she also strives to be a leader in moving the pinup image to a new modern edge and her online gallery mirrors a lot of this artwork.  This website is not set up as a service business website since Viva wishes to stay true to her artist title.  Clients are never expected or asked to do nudes or fetish work.  Viva does show off her full artistic vision in her online gallery.

IN TRYING TO KEEP TO THE AUTHENTIC STYLE OF MY IMAGES, I SUPPLY ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR SHOOT! ­CLIENTS BRING NOTHING BUT A SMILE!

Where am I located?

Long Branch, New Jersey.  Just 3 blocks from the beach.   I am 90 minute ride from NYC or Newark Airport by NJ Transit.  About $16 to travel to me.   Please ask me about details on how you can travel to me.  It’s very simple and I’m happy to talk this through with you.  Clients travel to me from all over the world.

What can I expect on the day of my shoot?

I specialized in recreating classic 1950‘s pinup imagery. In trying to keep true to the authentic style of it, I have supplied all details of your shoot. Most clients can literally just walk in my door without the need of purchasing any items for their shoot. I shoot in my single family home on a dead end street in a beautiful beach house in Long Branch, NJ.  Safe to park in my driveway.

Clothing: you will have a large arrangement of clothing designers to pick from for your shoot such as What Katie Did, Girdlebound, Secrets in Lace, Purfect Pineapple, Stop Staring, Versatile Corsets, Lucy B and many many more.  25% off any orders through Girdlebound when booking a shoot with me.

Sets/Props: You will have your pick of many different sets to choose from. I have vintage wallpapers, various colored backgrounds, vintage furniture, themed sets and props. We custom build sets to your choices. I have been a collector of vintage for over 16 years.

Vintage Hair: I have been doing vintage hair for over 16 years for my shoots. Being so detail orientated I have taken this on as a BONUS to booking with me. I also collect a wide range of hair accessories, vintage hats, custom hat designs from designers like Topsy Turvy and boxes and boxes of flowers, feathers and details to add.

PICKING OUT YOUR PACKAGE (1 or 2):  

1) HALF DAY PACKAGE (roughly 3-4 hours) $600. (2 different looks/sets) Pinups & Glamour Images

SERVICE INCLUDES:

A half day in studio (about 3-4 hours) complete studio lighting and wide range of colored backdrops/props

Complete retouch of 10 final photographs in high resolution

Very large selection of vintage and modern day designer pin-up clothing, shoes, hair flowers and props for your use (sizes are not for all ranges)

Vintage hairstyling BONUS

A CD containing:10 Edited photos at full resolution, small versions of edited photos for email or web with  watermark logo, and all originals (you can request more edits later)

2) FULL DAY PACKAGE (roughly 7-8 hours) $800. (3 different looks/sets) Pinups & Glamour Images (a saving of $50 per added look and includes 5 more edits)

SERVICE INCLUDES:

A full day in studio (about 7-8 hours) complete studio lighting and wide range of colored backdrops/props

Complete retouch of 15 final photographs in high resolution

Very large selection of vintage and modern day designer pin-up clothing, shoes, hair flowers and props for your use (sizes are not for all ranges)

Vintage hairstyling BONUS

A CD containing: 15 Edited photos at full resolution, small versions of edited photos for email or web with watermark logo, and all originals (you can request more edits later)

PLAN A GROUP SHOOT WITH YOUR FRIENDS

The Pinup Party Package is $300 per gal – 1 set/theme per person – great idea for Bachelorette parties & groups of friends. (You need a minimum of 3 gals to book this session & the maximum # is 7 gals (The Discounted Package is $300 – 1 set/theme)

ADD ON: Make-up artist (not included in packages) A Professional Make-up can be added to your package for $150 for two looks and touchups throughout your entire shoot. Feel free to request artist portfolio to view. Upon your request, I will schedule make-up artist for your scheduled date.  This is a separate service.

DEPOSIT/BALANCE:

Once I place a date on reserve for you, I will need to receive your non-refundable deposit to lock in your date. The deposit is 50% of the session cost which goes towards your balance. The balance then will be due at the time of the session payable by cash only. Deposits can be paid by check, money order, or using my paypal account vivaspinups@gmail.com. Please request a paypal invoice. If you don’t have a paypal you still can use paypal with a major credit card without creating an account.

All appointments are secured with a non-refundable deposit, so please check your schedule in advance before proposing a date for your session.  If you do not show up on the day of shoot or reschedule date less than TWO weeks prior to your booking you will LOSE your deposit and another deposit will have to be made in order to book another shoot.   Deposits are also not returned due to cancellations due to weather or by last minute cancellations of a make-up artist (things I have no control of).   Your deposit will be held for a future shoot within a one year time frame from receiving it.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:

· Make-up Artist — $170/two looks and $60 for any additional looks
· Additional Retouching — $20 per photo

YOUR IMAGES/RIGHTS/PUBLICATIONS:

I will not use anyone’s images without a signed release. I have published many of my clients in magazines and books and used them on my personal website. If this is a direction you would like to see your images in, then just please let me know. I will never submit your images to any publication without your knowledge even with a signed release. So again.. just let me know and I can do what I can do get you in your favorite magazine.

IT’S TIME TO BOOK:

Please send all inquiries via my Contactform

If you have any other questions or would like to book a session, please let me know which Pinup Package you are interested in and what month you would like to come in and I can email you available dates as well as more deposit info.

 

 


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