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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Celeste Giuliano's Pin-up Peep Show Is Back By Popular Demand on Sunday, Nov. 18

Celste Giuliano's Pin-up Peep Show is back by popular demand! This year help us celebrate the release of the 2013 PINUPS FOR PITBULLS Calendar,which was photographed entirely by Celeste Giuliano Photography. We will also be raising money for PINUPS FOR PITBULLS with raffles and part of the ticket sales going to help support their worthy cause.

The Pin-up Peep Show will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Trocodero Theater, 1003 Arch Street in Philadelphia. Doors will open at 7pm. Tickets cost $16 in advance and $18 at the door. To order your tickets in advance visit or they can be purchased in person at the Trocodaro Box Office. This is a 21+ event.

Inspired by the cabarets and supper clubs from the 30's and 40's and shows like BOARDWALK EMPIRE, this years Pin-up Peep Show will feature much more than burlesque.  Joining some of Philly's finest burley-q performers on stage will be DREW NUGENT & THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY, whose "red hot" jazz will keep the guys and dolls swinging on the dance floor.  The nights event will be hosted by the glamourous Candy Mayhem.

Back again to help celebrate will be SAILOR JERRY, a company synonymous with the art of the pin-up.  Sailor Jerry will be on hand with complimentary samplings of their rum and classic drink specials all night long.  Also, joining the festivities and handing out prizes to some lovely ladies will be Philadelphia's brand new retro addition, BETTIE PAGE CLOTHING and Best of Philly's own MALENA'S VINTAGE BOUTIQUE from West Chester, Pa.

Also, to further celebrate the timeless beauties of that era, Celeste Giuliano is proud to present the first official Miss Pin-up Philadelphia Pageant!  10 finalists will display their vintage fashion and knowledge to a panel of judges, who include JESSICA LYNN GAHRING from TLC's NYINK and DORON PETERSON from Sticky Fingers Bakery and Food Network's Cupcake Wars at this year's Pin-up Peepshow.  The winner will not only be crowned Miss Pin-up Philadelphia 2013, but also will receive a photo shoot with Celeste, a spread in RETRO LOVELY MAGAZINE and be featured on a billboard for THE OLD SLED WORKS.

Ladies, whether your entering the Pageant or not, come to the Peepshow dressed in your best pin-up attire for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to MALENA'S VINTAGE BOUTIQUE!
So, join us as we raise money for PINUPS FOR PITBULLS by turning back the clock and filling the Trocadero with beautiful pin-up girls, hot burlesque acts, swinging jazz and retro cocktails. Please visit

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Behind The Scenes Video From The 2013 Pinups For Pitbulls Calendar Cover Shoot

With printing almost complete on the 2013 Pinups For Pitbulls Calendar, we wanted to share this amazing behind the scenes video of the cover shoot with Little Darling, PFPB Founder and her two dogs, Carla Lou and Baxter Bean.

Thanks to the insanely talented Robot Mouse for another great video!

Hair by Raina Clarke & Makeup by Kirsten Sylvester
Plaid vintage skirt provided by Malena's Vintage Boutique in West Chester, Pa.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CGP Voted Best Portrait Photographer In Philadelphia

Celeste Giuliano Photography was voted as Philadelphia's BEST PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY by the voters of the the Philly Hotlist! This makes it two years in a row that CGP has been given this first place honor.

Thank you so much to all my clients and fans for all the tremendous support and love you have all shown me throughout the years. I would not be where I am without all of you!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Retro Lovely Magazine Issue #9 Available For Pre-Order At $5 Off The Cover Price!

Retro Lovely Magazine, Issue #9, is currently available for pre-order via a special price... $10! 

Copies normally sell for $15 each but until this Sunday, Sept. 9, Issue #9 is on sale for only $12. Use  coupon code: celeste at checkout to receive another $2 off the cover price and pay only $10 per issue! What a great deal, so don't miss out on this amazing price!

Featured in Issue #9 will be several pages of my work including the popular Gil Elvgren recreation, Cold Feet, with the beautiful Samantha Samsam, as seen below. To see a behind the scenes video from this shoot filmed by Robot Mouse please visit my YouTube page and while you are there subscribe to my channel as we have more videos to come!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Please Help CGP Win Best Portrait Photographer In Philly By Casting Your Vote!

It's that time of year again!

Celeste Giuliano Photography is in the running for Best Portrait Photography in Philadelphia via the Philly Hot List. Your votes helped us win last year so please help us make it two years in a row!

To vote for Celeste Giuliano Photography:
1. Go to and click on the yellow VOTE NOW button.
2. Sign in using your social media account (facebook, twitter etc.) or email address.
3. Cast your vote for CGP and leave a comment if you would like to.

*IMPORTANT: If you signed in using your email address then please check your email and verify your account with Philly Hot List to make your vote counts!

As always thank you so much for your continued support of my work and for taking the time to vote! It means the world to all of us here at CGP!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Feature In Rangefinder Magazine's July Issue

Celeste Giuliano Photography is excited and honored to be featured in the July edition of Rangefinder Magazine, a magazine for Professional Photographers. This issue was dedicated to the art of portrait photography and our work was highlighted along with two other pinup photographers from across the world in a special feature on the Modern Day Pinup, written by Jessica Gordon.

To read the full article click here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brand New Behind The Scenes Video

As many of you know, here at CGP we love recreating original pinup illustrations - especially those from Gil Elvgren! These recreations take a ton of prep work with all the planning and set building as well as a lot of post work in the computer.

Recently, we had one of our regular clients Samantha schedule a photo shoot to recreate one of her favorite Elvgren paintings, "Cold Feet." On hand during the shoot to capture each and every moment was the talented Josh Coyne of Mr. Robot Mouse and I am delighted to share the video with you!

More videos are on the way so be sure to subscribe to the Celeste Giuliano Photography YouTube Channel! We are redefining the term boob tube!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Please Help CGP win a $250,000 Grant - We Need Your VOTES by June 30!!!

To all clients and fans of Celeste Giuliano Photography....

Working with so many wonderful women and being able to create pin-ups for a living has been a dream come true. I would love to expand and take pin-up and vintage photography to a whole new level, but I can't do it without your help! Your support could translate into a $250,00 grant via a program called Mission:Small Business. We need to reach 250 votes by this Friday, June 30 to qualify. If you could take a second and vote for Celeste Giuliano Photography you could help me get closer to this goal.

To vote for Celeste Giuliano Photography....
1. Go to click 'Log In & Support' and log in using Facebook.
2. Search for Celeste Giuliano Photography by name.
3. Click on the blue VOTE button next to our busimess name and show your support for our business.

As always and forever THANK YOU so much for your continued support!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pinups For Pitbulls 2013 Calendar Available For Pre-Order

Celeste Giuliano Photography has the amazing opportunity to photograph the entire 2013 Pinups For Pitbulls Calendar. Pinups For Pitbulls is one of our favorite charities!

Pinups for Pitbulls received a record breaking number of entires this year from women all across the country who wanted to be part of their charity calendar. We are almost finished photographing all the lucky ladies and are so incredibly excited to share our work with you!

This year's calendar theme was inspired by the work of famous illustrators such as Gil Elvgren and Norman Rockwell, who were masters at showcasing the girl next door scenarios and everyday life in America. Pictured below is the 2013 calendar cover featuring Little Darling, PFPB Founder with her dogs, Carla Lou and Baxter Bean. Hair by Raina Clarke and Makeup by Kirsten Sylvester. The cover shot pays homage to one of Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post Cover's from 1941, "Girl Reading The Post."

Calendars are available for pre-order through Pinups For Pitbulls web store. All purchases support their cause directly.

Wholesale orders and advertisement space will be made available. If you are a business owner and are interested in either, please email with subject line: WHOLESALE and/or AD SPACE.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Brand New Vintage Style "Pinup" T-Shirt Now Available At The Online Store!

Batter's up ladies! Philadelphia is the home of great baseball and sexy pin-ups!
Celebrate both with this EXCLUSIVE shirt from Celeste Giuliano Photography, the premiere studio for all your pin-up needs!
These super soft, vintage styled, scoop neck red t-shirts are available in Women's Cut sizes S-XXL. T-shirts cost only $25 plus $5.50 for shipping within the continental US and can be purchased through the Celeste Giuliano Photography Pin-up Boutique Online Store.
In addition to these new shirts, you can also purchase the popular signature keyhole logo t-shirt which is available in both Women's Cut (S-XXL) and Unisex Cut (M-XXL.)
And to be added to the CGP Pin-up Gang on Facebook, email us a photo of yourself wearing your t-shirt! We love to feature our clients and thank you for your support!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

10% off Margarita Bloom Retro Skincare & Bath thru May 31!

Retro vintage beauty and skincare company extraordinaire, Margarita Bloom has a special offer for clients and fans of Celeste Giuliano Photography. Receive 10% off your order by using the coupon code "BloomLovesCeleste" now thru May 31, 2012.

Margarita Bloom has so many amazing products so take advantage of this fabulous offer!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Brand New Vintage Style Keyhole T-Shirts Now Available At The Online Store!

Celeste Giuliano Photography now has signature keyhole logo t-shirts available for purchase. These super soft, vintage styled, charcoal t-shirts are available in both Women's Cut (S-XXL) and Unisex Cut (M-XXL.) T-shirts cost only $20 plus $5.50 for shipping within the continental US and can be purchased through the Celeste Giuliano Photography Pin-Up Boutique Online Store.

And to be added to the CGP Pin-Up Gang on Facebook, email us a photo of yourself wearing your keyhole t-shirt. Thank you for your support!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's The Centerfold Academy Video Now Online!

My newest You Tube video is online for your viewing pleasure!! For those that couldn't make last months Dr. Sketchy's Philly Centerfold Academy, here's a chance for you to see some dames and some drawings! Thank you to Robot Mouse for creating this amazing video! And while you are there don't forget to subscribe to the Celeste Giuliano YouTube Channel!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A One Of A Kind Pinup Collage From My Talented Client, Blair Barbour!

Blair and I with her artwork.

It's not everyday that I receive pinup presents from clients but recently one of my regular pinup clients, artist Blair Barbour gave me a one of a kind piece of pinup art!!!!

Blair creates amazing collages and I was speechless when she came to the studio for a Pinup Party, to celebrate her sister Erin's recent marriage,  with a giant gift bag filled with goodies just for me!  As many of you know I have a large collection of vintage pinup and girlie collectibles but to receive this unique, handmade piece of pinup art present really topped it all. 

To see more of Blair's artwork please visit her website...

A close-up photo of my Pinup Girl Collage by Blair.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Announcing The All New 2013 PInups For Pitbulls Calendar Model Search

The Pinups For Pitbulls 2013 Calendar Model Search has begun! And this year Celeste Giuliano Photography has the honor of photographing the entire calendar!

Enter to win a chance to be photographed by the award winning pinup photographer Celeste Giuliano and to be featured in the 2013 Pinups for Pitbulls calendar. To Apply to Become a Pinup, please download the application here. Everything that you need to know about the contest is in the application form that you are downloading. 

Deadline to apply is April 2, 2012.

PFPB welcome applications from anywhere in the U.S. at your own expense.  Ladies chosen for the calendar can bring their own dog, or if that is not feasible, PFPB will bring in dogs from animal shelter rescues in need of homes to pose with our "models."

For more information and to find the latest answers to your questions, please visit Pinups For Pitbulls FAQs page.

*All necessary instructions are contained within the application. Please do not email or call PFPB or Celeste Giuliano Photography regarding the process, nor write on PFPB or CGP fan page walls with questions.* If you do not find the answers to your questions within the application, PFPB will reply to an email regarding your question, only in such a case.*

Monday, February 27, 2012

Snapshots From The Centerfold Academy!

Thanks to all the artists, models, Blick Art and Dr. Sketchy's Philly for making the Centerfold Academy such an amazing success.

Over 40 artists attended the event and spent over 3 hours drawing our gorgeous pinup models Samantha Samsam and Victoria. It was such an amazing and unique opportunity to see first hand other artists interpretation of pinups. And since I cannot even draw a stick figure, I was blown away at all the talented artists and their masterpieces!

To see tons more photos from the event visit my Facebook  2012 Events Album.

Here I am (center) posing with my two gorgeous models, Victoria and Samantha Samsam.

An artists watercolor design for a vintage postcard.

The artists drawing both models during the event at Blick Art.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Centerfold Academy Is Fast Approaching ... Buy Your Tickets Today!

Celeste Giuliano Photography and Dr. Sketchy's Philadelphia are teaming up to present the Centerfold Academy on Saturday, February 25, 2012 starting at 6:30pm at Blick Art. 

This is an event not to miss as the evening will feature two gorgeous pinup models, Samantha SamSam and Victoria for your drawing pleasure. Each model will be featured in various pinup attire throughout the night.

Due to certain restrictions photography is not allowed at this event.

Blick Art is located at 1330 Chestnut Street and tickets for the Centerfold Academy are only $12 and are on sale now  This is an event not to be missed so hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Revamping Her Website With Pinups!

I recently had the pleasure of working with an amazing client, actress Colleen Lis. Colleen lives in New York and was in the process of revamping her acting website. She wanted new and unique photos for her new site and she decided that pinups were the way to go!

Colleen booked the Full Day Package at the studio and in addition to getting some great new images for her website, she also decided to have one set of her photos taken in her wedding gown which was a gorgeous vintage styled tea length dress.

Check out Colleen's website to see more photos of her day at the studio!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Blogging About Her Day As A Pinup!

Thanks to my client Lee Romano Sequeira, co-owner of Sparkle Plenty Designs, a local rhinestone and crystal logo-wear and apparel business for writing this great blog about her day at my studio.

Read all about her day as a pinup here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chance To Win A Free Photo Shoot During the Pinup Contest Friday, Feb. 9, At The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention!

Pinup Contest Hosted by Jessica Lynn Gahring of TLC's Hit TV Show NY INK!
This Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, I will at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention at the Philadelphia Convention Center. I will be in the vendor area selling copies of the Celeste Giuliano Photography Special Edition of Retro Lovely as well as some great new vintage style womens and unisex t-shirts with my signature keyhole logo. 

In addition to vending I will also be sponsoring the Pinup Contest on Friday night starting at 7pm. Hosting the event will be the lovely Jessica Lynn Gahring of TLC's hit TV show NY Ink! Among the judges for the contest will be the amazing Little Darling of Pinups For Pitbulls and the talented Troy Timpel of Tattooed Kingpin. Contestants please come dressed in your favorite pinup attire and sign up prior to the contest at the Celeste Giuliano Photography vendor table. The winner will receive a free photo shoot with me!

Show times are 2pm - 12am on Friday and 12pm-12am on Saturday. Tickets for the event are $20 per day or $40 for the weekend, children under 12 are free. Tickets are only sold at the show. Please visit the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention website for more info. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Video From The Pinup Peepshow Retro Lovely Release Party!

If you missed the Pinup Peepshow in December, that celebrated the release of my Special Edition of Retro Lovely Magazine, then here is your chance to see exclusive behind the scenes video of all the nights amazing events courtesy of Robot Mouse. The video features lots of great interviews and some of the hottest burlesque performances of the night!

And don't forget to subscribe to the Celeste Giuliano Photography YouTube Channel as we are "redefining the term Boob Tube" and have lots more videos up our sleeve!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Presenting The Centerfold Academy With Dr. Sketchy's Philly!

Celeste Giuliano Photography and Dr. Sketchy's Philadelphia are teaming up to present the Centerfold Academy on Saturday, February 25, 2012 starting at 6:30pm at Blick Art.

Since 2005, Dr. Sketchy's has been the name in alternative drawing. From illegal flashmobs to the Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Sketchy's has brought artists a rule-breaking cocktail of dames, drinking and drawing. Dr. Sketchy's Philly brings models, cool themes, fun contests and fascinating Art-Monkeys to the best venues in the city. Whether you're an artstar or a scribbling newbie, Dr. Sketchy's is the perfect place to get your fill of life-drawing.

The evening will feature two gorgeous pinup models for your drawing pleasure. And we need your help choosing one of the models for the evening. Please visit The Ceneterfold Academy Album on facebook and click the "LIKE" button under the gal's photo who you would like to see transformed into a pinup model.

Blick Art is located at 1330 Chestnut Street and tickets for the Centerfold Academy are only $12 and are on sale now through This is an event not to be missed so hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blue Monkey 2012 Charity Pinup Calendar On Sale!

The 2012 Blue Monkey Tavern Charity Pinup Calendar, featuring 12 months of classic pinups photographed by Celeste Giuliano Photography is currently on sale! Take advantage of the reduced price and buy your calendar today!

Calendars are now only $18 including shipping (within the continental US) and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and ALS Philadelphia Chapter.

Calendars can be purchased via Paypal by clicking here!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Photo Shoot With Venus In Chains

My talented client Victoria, founder and creator of Venus In Chains, a company that creates avant-garde chain maille accessories, recently posed for a burlesque style photos shoot here at the studio. The shoot was a few months in the making as Victoria meticulously hand made her entire costume as well as all the accessories!

Victoria's company combines the bold look of chain maille with the opulent sparkle of Swarovski crystal and the results are amazing! I was speechless whenVictoria showed me her fantastic Japanese Crystal Chain Maille Bikini costume and Crystal Flower Necklace for the first time and was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph her work.

Check out Venus In Chains website for more info on their products and to see more photos from our shoot and also like them onfacebook!