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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Purchase Your 2011 Varga Bar Calendar Here!



Thank you to everyone who came to the 2011 Varga Bar Calendar Debut Party last night! The bar was packed and the calendars were a HUGE hit!

If you were not able to make the release party to grab a copy of the calendar then don't worry as calendars are still available for purchase either at the Varga Bar, 941 Spruce Street, Philadelphia or directly through my website. Simply click on the Paypal button below to purchase your calendar. They cost $20 each (with $5 being donated to the USO) and the price includes free shipping within the Continental U.S. To ensure holiday delivery (with free shipping) your order must be received by December 17.

They make perfect holiday presents for ladies and gents alike who love the art of classic pinup!

Quantities are limited so once they're gone, they're gone. Don't miss out and purchase your copy below...





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Thursday, November 18, 2010

2011 Varga Bar Calendar Debut Party!!!!! Come out and celebrate!!!!


It's finally time to unveil the 2011 Varga Bar Calendar featuring 12 months of sexy and iconic pinup photographs by your truly! I am so excited I can hardly wait!!!!!!

The release party is on Wednesday, December 8 at 9pm at the Varga Bar, 941 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. I would love for all of you to come out, have a drink, purchase a calendar and celebrate in style.

The 2011 calendars are modeled after the vintage Vargas calendars from the 1950's. They are printed on vintage styled paper complete with a pinup envelope to store your calendar as a collectable when the year is over! Calendars will be available for purchase starting that evening and they make perfect holiday presents for ladies and men alike who love the art of the classic pinup!

Tell your friends, tell your family... tell EVERYONE and I hope to see you all at the calendar release party!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pinups For Pitbulls 2011 Calendar Release Party




Pinups For Pitbulls will be holding its 2011 Calendar Release Party this Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 8pm-2am at Shampoo Nightclub in Philly.

I am so excited to not only have the cover photo for this years Calendar featuring Little Darling, Audiogirl, Carla Lou and Baxter but also 4 inside months! Congrats to my amazing clients Nicole & Jenks, Kim & Sarge, Lola Belle & Sweet Pea and Kerri Lynn & Alice who will all be featured in the year's calendar!

For the cover and inside photo of Little Darling (cover photo is featured below) it took over a week of working 14 hour days to build both sets. The inspirations for the shoots were vintage Dust bowl Carnivals of the 1930's but with a bit of a modern twist.

I spent weeks searching for vintage carnival props and my husband Dave and I also built many of the props pictured since vintage carnival props are hard and expensive to come by!

For more info on the event and purchasing tickets please visit Pinups For Pitbulls.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Strut Your Stuff to Win a Free Pinup Photoshoot!

Celeste Giuliano Photography is happy to announce that we are the official sponsor of this years Hot Rod Hoedown Pinup Contest.

The Hot Rod Hoedown has been the East Coasts Koolest Rod, Rat, Classic & Kustom Car Show for the past 10 years!

The Pinup Contest will take place on Saturday, September 11 at 3pm and the winner will receive a FREE photo shoot with Celeste Giuliano Photography (a $300 value.) To enter the contest all you have to do is come dressed in your best retro pinup or glamour attire and strut your stuff across the stage for the crowd! Proper attire would be pinup style dresses, swimsuits, short/tops but NO LINGERIE as this is a family friendly crowd. All entrants must sign up for the contest at the Celeste Giuliano Photography Booth on Saturday, before the start of the contest.

Even if you are not interested in entering the contest please swing by the booth to say "hello" as I will be there all day and would love to see you.

The event, which boasts music, vendors, artwork and tons of amazing cars on display will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 from 10am - 5pm at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum of Race Cars , 6825 Norwitch Drive in Philadelphia. Admission is $15 per person and includes entry into the museum. Kids under 8 are free.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blogging About Her Day As A Pinup!

In early August, I photographed a group of amazing ladies who were celebrating a bachelorette party for the bride to be with a Pinup Party Photo Shoot Package. Nicole (the bride) who is a huge fan of pinups along with 4 of her friends Erin, Megan, Bekah and Nikki spent a fun day at the studio being pampered and transformed into pinups!

These gals were a blast to work with and did such an amazing job posing and having fun while in set that they made my job super easy that day!

I was also delighted to find out that Nikki, who is an army wife and mother has her own BLOG - A Yummy Mummy On A Pink Park Bench. She wrote the most amazing blog about her experience as a pinup complete with before and after photos of their hair and makeup transformations.

Check out A Yummy Mummy On A Pink Park Bench to read all about their day as pinups!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Video of 93.3 WMMR Preston & Steve Philly's Hottest Pinup Photoshoot!

I recently photographed Bridey Carmody the 2nd place winner of Philly's Hottest Student from 93.3 WMMR's Preston and Steve Show. It was a fun filled day of retro school themes... think Teacher's Pet!

Check out the Philly's Hottest Student Video filmed during the photo shoot by the talented Nick Murphy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Enter To Be Varga Bar Calendar Girl!

I have teamed up with the Varga Bar and am so excited to announce that I will be shooting their 2011 Varga Girl Calendar!

The search is on for Miss January through Miss December so if you've dreamt of being a calendar girl then here is your chance!

Interested girls should email 3 photos (which can be everyday non- professional photos or professional photos) and 3 reasons why they want to be a Varga Girl to vargagirl2011@gmail.com . Deadline for entries is September 1. Contest winners will be notified in early September.

The calendar will be photographed during 3 days in September - Monday, Sept. 27, Tuesday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 29 so please make sure if you enter that you are available at least one of these days for the photo shoot.

For more info or details please contact the Varga Bar.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Facebook Fan Page

I recently started a new Facebook Fan Page for Celeste Giuliano Photography since my personal page is about to exceed the 5,000 friend limit. Can you believe it?!?!

Please add my new Celeste Giuliano Photography Facebook Fan Page to stay up to date on new images, news and current specials as I will soon only be using this page for my business.

Thanks to everyone from the bottom of my heart for all your continued support!

xoxo

Love Birds Package - great idea for couples!





In March, I started offering a new photo package - the Love Birds Package - which is designed with couples in mind who want fun, creative and unique retro styled portraits.

These photos are very popular with my clients and since they are customized to fit you and your loved one's interests, the sets are always a blast to photograph. The ideas and the possibilities are endless!

The photos are perfect for engagement portraits, Save the Date and Wedding Invitations, holiday cards or just as a unique memento of you and your sweetie!

Philly Beer Scene Magazine!!







The newest issue of Philly Beer Scene Magazine is currently available. This issue features my photos on both the cover and the interior!

The photos, which are reminiscent of the 1950's Academy Awards, were used to illustrate the 2010 Best of Philly Beer Scene Awards story. The beautiful Roxanne Hoffner posed as my sultry movie star with the Philly Beer Scene Award - a giant beer bottle!

Philly Beer Scene Magazine is available at local bars, breweries and beer distributors - so grab your copy today!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One Stylish Pinup!

I recently had the pleasure of transforming Fajr Muhammad, a Philadelphia based online writer, vintage enthusiast and online marketer into a stylish pinup.

Fajr has a unique voice in covering fashion and style and when she’s not busy playing dress up, she can be found writing for her own website Stylish Thought and running her online vintage store Missfit Vintage.

Fajr recently blogged about her pinup experience at my studio. To read all about her day visit her website Stylish Thought.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sketched by A Playboy Cartoonist!!!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Playboy cartoonist Doug Sneyd while in Chicago for the C2E2 Convention. Doug has been a cartoonist for Playboy magazine since 1964 and I was so lucky to have him draw a Playboy bunny charicature of myself in my copy of his book Unpublished Sneyd!

It was an amazing opportunity to meet both Doug and his wonderful friend Heidi Hutson - they are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet and Doug's work is such an inspiration to me! Doug blogged about our recent meeting on The Doug Sneyd Blog.

It isn't everyday that you get to be immortalized in a sketch by a Playboy cartoonist and to make my portrait complete Doug added the famous bunny ears. I am ecstatic that I had my chance and it definitely was a highlight of my trip - thanks Doug & Heidi!



Here I am modeling for Doug as he draws my portrait and Heidi takes my photo.




Doug begins his sketch



Doug and I with the final portrait - complete with bunny ears!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Vargas Inspired Photos!!!





I recently photographed one of my amazing clients, Courtney, in a "Vargas" style photo shoot.

Albertp Vargas became well known in the 1940s for his World War II era pin-ups for Esquire magazine known as "Varga Girls." The nose art of many World War II aircraft was adapted from Vargas' Esquire pin-ups. Vargas' paintings have always been an inspiration to me and I was excited to pay homage to his work through my photographs.

Above are just two of the images from that day but there are more to follow so stay tuned!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pinups For Pitbulls 2011 Calendar Submissions!


Pinups For Pitbulls (PFPB) will release info and details on submitting photos for their 2011 Calendar in June. If you are interested in posing with your bully breed dog then I would suggest at least booking your "Pinups For Pitbulls" photo package now for a date in June or July. It a good idea to plan ahead, since I am booked about 1 - 2 months in advance and am booking into the summer months (June, July) and beyond right now.

Pinups for Pit Bulls, Inc. works to educate the public about the history and temperament of the American Pit Bull Terrier and Bully Breeds, to raise awareness about Breed Specific Legislation and Breed-Specific abuse, and to raise funds for bully-breed-friendly rescues and dogs in need.

For more information and pricing on booking your PFPB Photo Package please contact me via my website. For information on the submission process please visit the Pinups For Pitbulls website.



Retro Lovely Magazine Available Now!!!!





Issue #1 of Retro Lovely is hot of the press! This amazing high quality pinup magazine is sure to knock your socks off. In addition to over 4 pages featuring my work, there are more then 76 full color glossy pages filled with other spectacular pinup photos.

If you haven't ordered your copy of Retro Lovely then act fast as the premier issue is selling fast.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Offering Free Pinup Photo Package!!!!

I am offering a free Pinup Photo Package for 93.3 WMMR's Philly's Hottest Contest, hosted by the Preston and Steve Morning Show . Submissions are currently being accepted and the theme is Philly's Hottest Student. For more info on the contest visit WMMR.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Photos in Issue #1 of Retro Lovely Magazine


Retro Lovely, a new high quality pinup magazine, will be featuring several of my images in Issue #1. The magazine boasts 76 full color glossy pages packed with today's best pinup imagery and is scheduled to ship in early April.

Please show your support and pre-order my issue from the link below. Issues costs $8.00 and each issue I presell by Feb 27th helps my business gain ad space in future issues of Retro Lovely.