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 23 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 Deluxe, Deadbeat Magazine, Dice, Edge Detroit, Leg Show, New York Post, Retro Lovely, Ol’ Skool Rodz, Real Detroit Weekly, and Traditional Rod and Kulture.
“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?
I am located in Long Branch, New Jersey. Less than a mile from the beautiful jersey shore beaches. I am 90-minute ride from NYC or Newark Airport by NJ Transit. Clients travel to me from all over the world. I no longer offer a studio to shoot in. All clients must plan the location for the shoot. I can offer many affordable options for amazing placing to shoot at. Additional fees for traveling outside NJ depending on the details.
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.
★ 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. Clients can schedule a pre-shoot meet up to look over clothing options I have to save on their budget.
★ Vintage Hair: I have been doing vintage hair for over 23 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) $800. (2 different looks/sets) Pinups & Glamour Images
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) pre-shoot meet up to look over clothing prior to location shoot date.
★ Vintage hairstyling BONUS
★ 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) sent via DropBox.
2) FULL DAY PACKAGE (roughly 7-8 hours) $1000. (3 different looks/sets) Pinups & Glamour Images
★ 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
★ 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) sent via DropBox.
ADD ON: Make-up artist (not included in packages) A professional make-up can be added to your package and touchups throughout your entire shoot or you can arrive make-up ready.
Once we select a date for your shoot a 50% nonrefundable deposit will need to be sent to hold your date. The balance then will be due at the time of the session payable by cash only. Balance may be requested when traveling to a location prior to the shoot date. Payments can be received by Paypal or Google Wallet.
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. Third party people paying for a shoot needs to be paid in full and is sent as a gift certificate to receiving person. I do not refund any funds to third party for paid in full gift certificates sent out. Clients who have either sent in a deposit towards a shoot or received a gift certificate for a shoot have up to 1 year to complete a shoot or deposit is forfeited and another deposit will need to be giving to book again.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:
· Make-up Artist – fee depending on artist available
· Additional Retouching — $20 per photo
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.