Chin up! Pinup!

Chin up! Pinup!

Classic Pinup Photo Shoot in the Sunshine State!

Classic pinup hair and makeup has always been a favorite of mine!  In fact, it was how I got my start.  The very first photo shoot I ever did was with Erin Bohanon, of RCB Fashion and Knot Couture, on a pinup style shoot!

That’s why when Erin asked me to travel to Florida for a pinup shoot, I hit the road, baby!












Here’s a selfie of me and my hubby on the road to Florida.  Gloating and reminding our awesome friends and family in Georgia that we’re on our way to the beach!!!










New Smyrna Beach was the destination of this cute pinup shoot and let me tell you, New Smyrna Beach is the cutest and coolest little Florida beach town I’ve seen!  We had the pleasure of working with photographer, Jessica, of Jessica Dailey Photography.  This is her home turf and she knew the artsy beach community like the back of her hand!  Sorry for the cliche’ but, I’m the queen of them and frankly, she did!  We started at the boardwalk and ended at the beach.  What better way to navigate a photo shoot!










I think it’s fun to show the behind the scenes!  I love seeing them just as much as the final product!  It’s so cool to see my friends and myself actually doing what we love!  Isn’t that the point folks!  Plus, I get a kick out of seeing what a dork I am!  I mean, I’ve never had any doubts but, it always confirms!!! What’s with the flower crowned hippie child and punk stomping combat boots?  Well, there’s a story behind that but, I won’t get into it!  Just have fun already!


Along the way, we were distracted; Ooooo SHINY, by local boutiques and designs.  We ended up hypnotized by this hot pink, rod iron bench and of course, the chevron fabric!  RCB Fashion designed the classic high waisted pinup shorts and gingham and anchor embellished, sleeveless button down.  I wanted to throw it on with a cute pair of converse and skoot around town feeling cute and sassy!


From boutiques to bars… no, we didn’t actually stop at a bar for a drink.  We did stop, right in our tracks, just outside a local pub, at the site of three perfectly aged oak whiskey barrels!  Our pinup needed to rest her gams and what better place!



Best and final stop… the beach!  Shore side with this bathing beauty was pinup heaven!  I seriously had a moment (several really) when I turned to Erin and said “pinup on the beach, this is cool!”.   Jessica, of Jessica Dailey Photography, was a pleasure to meet and work with!  When we set out on our ride to the first location in her old school Caddy, I knew we were in good hands!  Jessica’s passion for pinup extends from her personal life to her professional and it shows in her work!  You should find her Facebook page and her WeddingWire page!


If you’ve got that awesome present of super sweet snapshots in the back of your mind that you know you’ve always wanted to do for your honey (and let’s get real, for yourself), contact Jessica Dailey Photography!

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