This year marks 10 years that Portland Pin-Ups has been providing amazing, custom unique artworks for the ladies of Portland and beyond, and what a 10 years it’s been!
There isn’t a specific date I can narrow down as the exact starting point, during 2007 I began experimenting with different lighting setups and retouching styles that would eventually become the signature Portland Pin-Ups look, but it wasn’t until I met a young model named Cherry Dollface in early 2008 that the pin-up bug really took me. In April we had our first session and she introduced me to the pin-up style…I was hooked! I would say that first session with Cherry is the true beginning of Portland Pin-Ups, although it wasn’t until later that year that the name was chosen and doors were open for business.
Ten years later – we’ve now been in 4 different studios around town and now call the Pearl District home. We have 5 permanent “Bombshell” models on the team, 2 amazing hair stylists and make-up professionals and we’ve created gorgeous artworks for hundreds of happy ladies. Pin-Ups have also taken me across the globe – all over America, Canada and “down under” to Australia, teaching my brand of pin-up madness to other photographers. The Bombshells and I have been on stage in Vegas in front of hundreds of photographers, goofing around, having fun and occassionaly teaching now and then!! 🙂
Today, I’m very proud of the studio I’ve built and the team of amazing ladies surrounding me (including the wonderful Mrs Portland Pin-Ups who allows me to do this for a job!! ) and love every minute of helping our clients have a pin-up adventure.
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we are throwing open the doors to the studio for an evening! Come say hi, have a drink and me myself, along with Bombshells Nicky and Katie! We’ll be there to chat and to answer any questions. We’d love to see you there!
Thank you to all the ladies who have chosen us in the past to celebrate their beauty – you are ALL Bombshells to us!
See you at the studio on Thursday May 17th between 5pm and 8pm:
1722 NW Raleigh St, Suite 301