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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
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 online now

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

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!