Follow by Email

Monday, November 23, 2009

Valentine's/January Discount Pinup Package Days!

The Next Discount Package Days will be held on Saturday, January 9th & Sunday, January 10th

Reserve now to have your prints in time for Valentine's Day.
 

The Discount Pinup Package includes: 
- one pinup set/theme
  (you decide the theme or we'll come up with an idea together)
- consultation (in person at my studio or over the phone)
- professional hair & makeup done at my studio
- vintage wardrobe, shoes, hosiery, lingerie, accessories & props for the shoot
- 20-30 proofs of best selected images on private online proofing gallery
- 2 airbrushed images printed as either 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 8X12 prints.
- web ready images of final ordered prints upon request for online use
*Additional airbrushed images and prints can be ordered at an extra cost*

Deposits for the Discount packages are only accepted via Paypal since spaces are available on a first come first serve basis and fill quickly.

Time slots for the sessions will not be given out until after I hold consultations but if you have a preferred time I will try my best to accommodate you. Time slots for both days will be between 10am-4pm.

Please email me at cgiuliano@comcast.net for pricing or if you would like to reserve a space and I will send you a Paypal invoice.
 
Please note: Appointments cannot be rescheduled and deposits are non-refundable.
 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pinups For Pitbulls 2010 Calendar



I had the amazing opportunity to photograph a few lovely ladies and their canine companions for the 2010 Pinups For Pitbulls Calendar. Pinups For Pitbulls Inc. raises money and awareness to benefit the health and welfare of the pit bull breed and annually publishes a calendar featuring pinups with their bully-breed dog.

The theme of this years calendar was " A Tribute To Classic Pinups." Pinups For Pitbulls received over 100 photo submissions from all over the country and happily two of my clients were chosen as featured models for the 2010 calendar.

Pictured (top) is Reita (Miss January 2o1o) with her dogs Gunnar and Zelda. Reita's photo pays tribute to Gil Elvgren's "This Way I Draw More Interest" and (bottom) is Kerrie with her dog Alice whose photo pays homage to Alberto Vargas.

The 2010 Pinups For Pitbulls Calendar is available at www.pinupsforpitbulls.com


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pinups For the Holidays!

Don't know what to get the person who has everything?

Pinup photos or a pinup gift certificate are the perfect present for your sweetie!
It may be getting cold outside but peel off those layers of clothing, step in front of the camera and pose as a sexy & sultry pinup!

I am currently booking dates into mid-late November so if you would like to give these photos as a holiday present you will need to book your session date soon as spaces are becoming very limited.  Please contact me for pricing and availability.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Philly Beer Scene Magazine!!




I was super excited when Neil Harner, editor of Philly Beer Scene Magazine asked me to shoot an editorial for their October/November Edition.

The concept for the shoot was a 1950 cigarette gal, a theme I have always wanted to photograph. By chance, a few weeks before Neil called about the job,  I had purchased an authentic 1940s cigarette gal tray from an antique store so the timing couldn't have been more perfect!

Above is a preview of the editorial but Philly Beer Scene Magazine is out now and can be found at local bars & breweries in the Philadelphia area... so check it out!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

October Discount Pinup Package Days - Sunday, Oct. 11 & 18th!

The next Discount Pinup Package Days will be held on
Sunday, October 11th & 18th!  Book Now For The Holidays!

RESERVATIONS FOR THE DISCOUNT SESSIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE VIA EMAIL AND DEPOSITS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL.
 

The Discount Pinup Package includes: 
- one pinup set/theme
  (you decide the theme or we'll come up with an idea together)
- consultation (in person at my studio or over the phone)
- professional hair & makeup done at my studio
- vintage wardrobe, shoes, hosiery, lingerie, accessories & props for the shoot
- 20-30 proofs of best selected images on private online proofing gallery
- 2 airbrushed images printed as either 4x6, 5x7 & 8x10 prints.
- web ready images of final ordered prints upon request for online use
*Additional airbrushed images and prints can be ordered at an extra cost*

Deposits for the Discount packages are only accepted via Paypal since spaces are available on a first come first serve basis and fill quickly.

Time slots for the sessions will not be given out until after I hold consultations but if you have a preferred time I will try my best to accommodate you. Time slots for both days will be between 10am-4pm.

Please email me for pricing or if you would like to reserve a space and I will send you a Paypal invoice.
 
Please note: Appointments cannot be rescheduled and deposits are non-refundable.
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Booking All Sessions into September & October!

Are you going to give your sweetie sexy pinup photos for the holidays or as a wedding present? Are you celebrating an upcoming birthday or bachelorette party?
 
If so, I would suggest booking your session soon as dates are flying out the door! 
Currently, only a few weekday appointments are available in September and weekends are booking into October.
Fall is my busiest time so it's always beat to plan ahead and book early!

A Few Spaces Remain for the Sept. 16 Discount Package Day!!!

A few spaces are still available for the Wednesday, September 16th Discount Package Day, however the Sunday, September 13th Discount Day is SOLD OUT!

Time slots for September 16th will not be given out until after I have held all of my consultations but if you have a preferred time I will try my best to accommodate you. Time slots could be anywhere between 11am - 2pm. 

The Discount Pinup Package includes: 
- 1 pinup set/theme
  (you decide the theme or we'll come up with an idea together)
- consultation (in person at my studio or over the phone)
- professional hair & makeup done at my studio
- vintage wardrobe, shoes, hosiery, lingerie, accessories & props for the shoot
- 20-30 proofs of best selected images on private online proofing gallery
- 2 airbrushed images printed as either 4x6, 5x7 & 8x10 prints.
- web ready images of final ordered prints upon request for online use
*Additional airbrushed images and prints can be ordered at an extra cost*

A non-refundable deposit of $145 is due in order to reserve a space. Please contact me to book your slot!

Please note: Appointments for the Discount Package cannot be rescheduled and deposits are non-refundable.
 

Monday, July 27, 2009

Best of Main Line Party Pics!

Main Line Today Magazine held its Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs 2009 Party, on Thursday, July 23. The event offered best of winners the opportunity to showcase their products for party attendees., which was estimated at over 1500 people.

Since I won Best Niche Photographer I had a booth at the event featuring my work and info on my Pinup Packages. On Display were new photos (which will soon be added to my website) as well as specialty items such as playing cards, calendars, mouse pads and magnets that my clients can have printed with their pinup photos. The playing cards and calendars were a big hit!

My stylist Raina and one of my clients, Courtney, who both looked gorgeous dressed as vintage pinups, helped work the event. It never hurts having pinup models to draw in a crowd!
Local celebrities Bam, April and Phil Margera as well as Channel 10 News Anchors Vai Sikahema and Glenn Hurricane Schwartz were among those in attendance.


Courtney and I at my display booth during the Best of Party.


           Glenn"Hurricane" Scwartz, NBC 10 News Meteorologist poses with Courtney.



        Vai Sikahema, sports anchor for NBC 10 News in Philadelphia, gets a kiss from Courtney and my stylist Raina.







Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Sweetest Cupcake in Town


Flying Monkey Patisserie, at the Reading Terminal Market, is famous in Philly for baking the most amazing & delicious handcrafted sweets. From cupcakes to brownies to cookies and cakes, the selection is amazing and their coconut cupcakes make my heart skip a beat ... so yummy!

Flying Monkey owner & baker, Rebecca, posed as a pinup in late 2008, and recently posted her pinup pic on the patisserie's website. Of course Rebecca came fully prepared to her photo shoot with freshly made Pistachio and Pink Rose cupcakes, that we featured with her in the photo. Rebecca was a blast to shoot and of course, my stylists and I couldn't wait to dig into the cupcakes Rebecca kindly left us after her shoot was over!

If you haven't sampled one of Flying Monkey's sweet treats then be sure to make a special trip to the Reading Terminal Market or visit the new location that will be opening in September on 11th and Locust Streets in Philly. Your eyes will widen with excitement when you see the bakery cases filled with every type of cupcake imaginable! For more info visit Flying Monkey Patisserie.





Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Voted Best Niche Photographer by Main Line Today

                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Photo by Shane McCauley)

I was recently voted Best Niche Photographer by Main Line Today... what a huge honor! I am so giddy with excitement!

Main Line Today Magazine's 2009 Best Of issue is in stores now and the feature article on Celeste Giuliano Photography can also be viewed online at Main Line Today Best Niche Photographer


Pinup Party Package FAQ's & Updates!

As most of you know I offer Pinup Party packages for groups of gals which are great ideas for Bachelorette & Birthday Parties or for groups of friends, families and co-workers.

If you are scheduling the Pinup Party Package for a Bachelorette or Birthday Party then remember you are not only celebrating a special event with a group of your friends but each gal is also getting her own individual photo shoot and prints that she can then give to her loved one as a (birthday, holiday or anniversary) present or keep as a present for herself to remember her day as a sexy starlet for posterity. Plus, if you are planning a night out on the town after your photos you are all dolled up and ready to go with your pinup hair and makeup!

I receive tons of questions regarding this packages so below is a 
Pinup Party FAQ:

How many people are required to book the Pinup Party package?
The minimum number of gals required to book this package is 3 and the maximum number is 8.  I have recently changed these amounts and have yet to update them on the Packages Page of my website.

How long does the Pinup Party last?
The length of time for your Pinup Party will depend in the amount of gals participating.
For 3-4 gals you will be at the studio for about 5-6 hours total and for larger groups of 5 or more you could be at the studio for 7-9 hours so expect to spend anywhere from a half to a full day at the studio.

What does the day entail?
During the day everyone will get professional hair and makeup as well as their own photo shoot in a theme/set of their choice. At the end of the day I can also take group photos of all the gals dressed as pinups. My stylists and I pride ourselves on providing you with professional work as well as giving you a fun and relaxing day of pinup pampering.

How do the consults work for the Pinup Parties?
Each gal gets a consultation which can be done in person at my studio or via the phone. You can schedule the consult individually, in pairs or as a group. If you are scheduling the consultation as a group I ask no more than 4 people come to the studio at a time.

Can we bring food/drink to the studio?
Yes, you are more then welcome to bring food/drinks. I have a full kitchen in the studio with a large refrigerator for you to use. If you bring alcohol with you I just ask that you do not bring an excessive amount. One drink to loosen up for the photos is fine but we still want everyone to be steady on their feet and looking good for the photos. If for any reason someone would become intoxicated and disruptive your party will be asked to leave.

If we have a large group, do we all need to come to the studio at the same time the day of the session?
No, I can schedule the gals in your party at specific times throughout the day in case not everyone can come together due to work etc. I usually like to have at least 2 people from your party in the studio at a time so that my hair stylist & makeup artist can each simultaneously work on a gal.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Win A Free Pinup Photo Package

Don't miss your chance to win a free Pinup Photo Package by entering Zenescope Entertainment's Costume Contest!

I will be a guest judge at this contest that not only features one of my pinup packages as a prize but also $250 in cash and a chance to win a trip to San Diego, CA. The Wizard World Philadelphia Party hosted by Zenescope Entertainment will be held this Friday, June 20, 8pm at the Zee Bar. For contest and party details please read below.

What: Wizard World Philly After Party hosted by Zenescope Entertainment
Where: ZEE BAR, 100 Spring Garden Street
When: Saturday, June 20th at 8pm - Contest starts at 10pm, registration ends at 9:15pm
Tickets: $10 at the door or $5 for advanced tickets online at www.zenescope.com
Any females dressed in fairy tale costume will receive free admission at the door!
The party is promoting Zenescope's popular and chilling graphic novel title, Grimm Fairy Tales, and will feature a costume contest for Zenescope's ongoing "Girl of the Month"selection. Any ladies who attend the exclusive event are encouraged to enter the contest simply by showing up to the event dressed in a fairy tale themed costume.

The grand prize for the contest winner includes a free professional photo shoot by renowned pin-up photographer Celeste Giuliano, $250 cash, and a chance to win a trip to Comic Con International 2010 in San Diego! All attendees will also receive a FREE copy of the PRESTON & STEVE comic book.

All attendees MUST be 21 to enter this event.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Photos of the New Studio!!!!

It's been a while in the making but I am so excited to finally be all moved into my brand new studio!!!! I am so excited to have such an amazing space to work in.

The new studio is adjacent to my old one (which is now my home) in the Overbrook Farms section of Philadelphia. My studio is only 10 minutes from Center City and is easily accessible from all major routes.

The studio is an amazing 1300/sf so I am more then doubling my shooting space as well as my closet area.
I have over 25 feet of closets packed with a huge selection of vintage-styled clothes, bathing suits, costumes, lingerie, shoes, aprons etc. Plus, I have a separate 300 sf prop room with rows upon rows of shelves stocked with all types of retro props.

With the new space I will now be able to offer lots of great new packages and backdrop setups and already have tons of ideas in the works so keep checking the blog or sign up for my mailing list to hear about all the new offers that will be coming your way!


The waiting area... still a work in progress!



The hair and makeup stations with my custom designed Pinup sign.




Over 25 feet of closets in the new studio ... they are HUGE!



The kitchen area, which is great for when my clients book Pinup Party
Packages - you can keep your food/drinks in the fridge!




The shooting area of the studio ... there is even more room on the opposite side of the studio where I can have another backdrop set.

Interview with Deadboypro.com online now

I was recently interviewed for deadboypro.com by the lovely Frenchy St. Claire of Kitten Koffin Zombies. The article is online now - so check it out!
www.deadboypro.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Be A Retro Calendar Girl



If you've dreamt of being pinned up on the walls like Marilyn Monroe & Betty Grable then look no further!

When you come to the studio and pose as a pinup you don't have to only order prints of your images - I offer my clients many specialty items which they can purchase such as playing cards, mugs, stickers, note cards ... the list is endless!

One of the most popular items is the customized 11x17 one sheet poster calendar -like the examples pictured above.
I loved the calendars so much I designed one for a promotional piece featuring my logo and the photo "A Weighty Problem."

These calendars are the perfect homage to the pinups of the 40s & 50s plus they make great a present for that special someone!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Queen is A Heartbreaker!


Here's a new photo cover I recently took for Tales From Wonderland, a comic book series from Zenescope Entertainment.
This series features a more twisted, darker take on Lewis Carroll's popular "Alice In Wonderland. This edition, which is due out in June, focuses on the story of a sexy, warrior-like Red Queen.

Our wonderful model was Cat. Many of you may recognize her from (93.3 WMMR) as Philly's Hottest Server and Miss June from Preston and Steve's 2009 Totally Office Calendar. Cat, was one of the sweetest models I have ever worked with! As you can see, she is amazing at posing in front of the camera. Cat is one of those models that not only takes direction extremely well but she also brings her own creativity to the shoot which makes the photos even better. Cat made my job super easy that day!

Cat didn't complain once while she was being sewn into the costume or while she was kneeling on the cold marble floor...
did I mention I just adore her! She will soon be posing for me again, but this time as a pinup, so I am extremely excited to have her back in the studio.

Hair and makeup were by the fabulous Raina Clarke who also helped me make Cat's costume.

I know there are tons of Alice in Wonderland fans and Cat fans out there so be sure to pick up one of these comics at stores in June or online at Zenescope Entertainment

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pregnancy Pinups - A Perfect Memento!!!


One of our "Pinup Regulars" & favorite clients, Amber, who is over 81/2 months pregnant, celebrated the event by posing as a Pinup in January - about 2 months before her due date of March 17!

I was so excited to photograph this set as I couldn't think of a more perfect pregnancy photo! Amber brought in the baby clothes she had purchased for her son to be, Kade, and wanted to pose hanging them on the clothesline. The photos turned out great and I just love that Amber wanted to remember her pregnancy with these photos!

The pinups are not only a fun and unique way to celebrate your pregnancy but are also a great gift to yourself. While at the studio it is our goal to not only pamper you for the day with professional hair, makeup and photos but also to make you look and feel like the sexy, glamorous woman you are. So take some time before the baby arrives to pamper yourself!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Celebrating Her Cancer Remission With A Day Of Pampering & Pinup Photos



My team and I recently had the pleasure of working with, Heather, an amazing client with an even more amazing story.

Heather scheduled a Half Day Pinup Package in January as a present to herself in celebration of her winning battle with Cancer.
In September 2004, Heather was diagnosed with Leukemia and immediately placed in the hospital. She spent 4 months there in critical care, and went into Rehabilitation in March 2005. In her words, "after a long hospital stay I've gone thru hair lose - numerous times, weight lose, weight gain and a whole bunch of not so great stuff. But I'm still here, and I'm currently in remission." So happily, Heather is doing much better and as you can see looks healthy and beautiful!!

Her story touched us all as she "wanted to feel beautiful and be the center of attention for a good reason." My stylists and I were so happy that we could accommodate and provide Heather with "a great experience" and pinups photos to celebrate her remission. After receiving her photos Heather emailed, "I am so pleased with how my pics came out. I look beautiful! So thank you once again for my wonderful day and my beautiful pics. I'm definately going to do this again."

Heather, we wish you the best and can't wait to have you come back in again to pose!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More De-Luxe Pinup Images



The holidays and Valentine's Day have kept me super busy working in the studio so I have not had much time to update the Pinup Gallery on my website with all of my new images. Since the Valentine's Day rush is almost over, I will be working on updating my website galleries and will have lots of new images online soon as I photographed over 250 beautiful gals as pinups in 2008!

In between working in the studio and processing lots of print orders I did find time to edit a few more De-Luxe Pinups from 2008 that pay homage to my favorite Pinup Artist, Gil Elvgren. The images are based off of two of his illustrations entitled "A Splendid View" and "Aiming To Please." One of my pinup clients, Courtney, who first posed as a pinup in 2007 returned to the studio to model for these pics. She's always great fun to work with and we all just adore her!

I am currently editing a few more of these high concept pinups so keep checking back as the photos will be posted in the next few weeks!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New De-Luxe Pinup Image


It's been a long time in the making and finally after hundreds of hours in both pre-production and post-production my homage to Elvgren's "Air Conditioned" is finsihed! This image has always been one of my favorite pinups.

My amazing team and I worked hard to recreate the image and our model, Rachel was an absolute angel during the shoot. Her patience was amazing as her skirt was not only stuffed with paper but was also being blown up with a huge fan. She stood in the same pose barely able to move let alone breath for well over an hour so we could make all the little adjustments needed. What a perfect pinup model she is - we love you Rachel!

Many of my clients are interested in posing in elaborate scenes like the one pictured here. I really enjoy these elaborate photo shoots but please keep in mind that these De-Luxe Pinups have different rates then my normal package prices due to their elaborate nature. If you are interested in a De-Luxe Pinup Package please contact me to discuss your ideas and pricing.