We had such an amazing time Gatsby on the Isles. We spending the day picnic and playing lawn games with almost 200 other guest. Although we only stayed during the day there is an overnight accommodation that includes dancing and dinner. It was a perfect day as the Wolverine Jazz Band played. Thank you to Old as Adam for inviting us.
We had such a great time raising money for The Hearthside Museum during their 1904 World's Fair Event on July 23rd. Above are some of the great images taken with our 1930's Speed Graphic Camera and discontinued Polaroid film. We also had a small demonstration on tintypes.
We also took some images of the going ons and fashion the day.
Last week we had the pleasure of sponsoring the MissViva East Pin-up contest at the first Viva East Rockabilly Weekend in Marlborough, MA . We excited to be a part of this event. Our judges Celeste Guliano, Tom Ingram, Hellcath, and Butch from The Roadmen National car club were amazing with their choices. Dollface D kept these ladies organized. Check out contest and event photos from Saturday's Carshow. We look forward to working with Viva East again.
Congratulations to our winners!
Miss Paige, Sussie Dahl, Amelia Jane, and Jessie Leigh.
This year we had the pleasure of attending The Greater Boston Vintage Society's Newport Art Deco weekend. The Event was held on Memorial Day weekend on the beautiful campus of Salve Regina University. The weekend included Friday's Murder Mystery, Saturday's lawn party, Black tie ball in the evening and sailing on Sunday .
We truly love this intimate event and look forward to 2018.
Black Tie Ball
We are reaching out to you because we have had the pleasure of working with you over the past eight years. On behalf of all of us here at Vintage Girl Studios, We would like to thank you for being a truly wonderful client. We all put our hearts and souls into each session and your positive reviews mean so much! In fact so many of our recent clients have been referral by former clients, we have decided to create a referral program to reward you for spreading the love.
We are offering a complementary 8x10 photograph from your session for each referral we speak with by phone or in person for a session consult. If your friend books a session you will receive a gift certificate for $100 towards another session at the studio. If three of your friends book individual sessions, you will receive a gift certificate for a free sapphire session. Group sessions are not included in this promotion.
In 2013 I had joined the amazing networking women's group called the The Providence Lady Project. I have met and connected with so many lovely ladies through this wonderful organization. Since then they grown to many chapters in different states. I was so thrilled to be a guest blogger this month.
Earlier this month we had our annual day of sessions at Proctor Mansion. This year we invited some of cast member's from last Summer's film short "The Torte" for a Sequel. Making these film shorts stretches our creative legs in order to bring to our clients.
Who has been Haunting Lord Crane and his mistress Miss Honey?
They seek the Sight Madame Moodini.
Welcome 2017. We are so excited to announce our 8th Vintage Girl Studios logo model Honey Hepburn.
We met Honey Hepburn at Boston Vintage Society’s Jazz cruise in 2015. She is such an all-around beauty. Through events like 2016 World of Wheels, Newport Art Deco weekend, and The New England Shake Up we became good friends. Her outgoing personality is lovely and gracious. We are so excited to be working with her for many events in 2017.
Last week was my last shoot for 2016. I had the pleasure of documenting Club Drosselmeyer.
It was a truly outstanding interactive theater experience produced by Green Door Labs. Club Oberon was transformed into 1939 nightclub. The audience had to interact with cast and solve puzzles to determine the ending of the performance. It was wonderful to see that all 250 attendees participating down to their wardrobe. It was truly an unforgettable evening.
Even though I mostly work in the studio I have photographed events for over 20 years. VGS is available for weddings, events, and performances.
Candid of Kellian Adams Mastermind of Green Door Labs as she get prepares for her character reporter Kit Hollingsworth
For more images guest and this evening check out our Facebook page.
About a year ago a client reached out to me looking to photographed as Duane Bryers beloved "Hilda"
Of course I knew exactly what she was talking about and although it took a year of scheduling it finally happened. I had been dreaming about this session for a long time. "Hilda" was a Pin-Up Icon created by the late Duane Bryers that had graced Brown and Bigelow Calendars for over 36 years. She was so confident being Hilda living life and having fun.
Although Hilda didn't look exactly like other Pin-Up illustrations of the day. She is still flirty, funny, gorgeous and sexy. She is what I would like to make my clients feel when they leave the studio. Feeling great, confident, and ready to go live life. I'd say this is one of my favorite sessions and I feel a personal project arising in 2017. If you are interested in participating contact us.
More images of The oringinal Hilda.
Last year I came across the article " Why every woman should do a Pin-Up shoot" by Sara Benicasa. I have read many of these articles before, but this one has lingered with me. It is the most honest, well-written explanation of what happens in a Pin-Up Vintage Glamour photography Studio. The article hit so close to home that I felt like the author was my client that afternoon. Please take a quick read after this blog.
We as photographers are here for you to guide you through this amazing process. Most consultations begin with the nervous comment, "I have never done this before." My response is, "Perfect!" because I know the transformation that will happen. When you come alive in a session it is empowering and melts my heart, personally. I know I have found my true calling through this style and you will hear my passion and excitement through our first telephone call.
It is such rewarding work to see someone's reaction when they hold a breathtaking image or magazine of themselves that will be found by a loved one 50 years from now. Preserving you in a moment of time.
I love my clients so much. Check out what they say about VGS.
Clients that shared their images and presentations.
Have you been thinking of having a session with VGS? Every November we open a special session called the Black Slip Session.
It is a session where we offer three sets(Holiday, Valentines, and Classic white.) We always recommenda black slip for wardrobe because it goes with every set. This year we have included a 2017 One page poster calendar with the session.
The Black Slip Session $299
Vintage hair styling session
Expertly coached photo session with 1 look and 3 backgrounds(Classic White, Holiday, & Valentine's Day.)
Personalized private ordering session
One page 2017 Calendar.
It isan amazing gift.
I was beyond excited when one of my favorite Providence artist contacted me looking for professional imagery for her branding. We began this creative journey with a consultation. A consultation is such important step in thisprocess of a customized session. We were able to view images of inspiration, discuss wardrobe, and have a game plan of photographing her into her world..
I highly recommend meeting for all my clients two to three weeks before their session.
Last month I had the pleasure of being invited by Moments in Time to New England Vintage Dance Week. I only could make two events because of the studio's schedule. I had the great opportunity to attend the Jazz Age Ball at the Providence Biltmore and lunch at the Roger William Casino . The other events took place between the week of August 4- 11th and covered the area from North of Boston to Newport, RI.
Moment in Time is headquartered at Senexet House, a Victorian lakeside cottage and retreat center in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, Moments in Time is a group of vintage dance enthusiasts dedicated to bringing the excitement of 19th and early 20th century social dance to central New England.
Moment in Time organizes balls, workshops, and dance weekends, as well as costume workshops, writers’ retreats, and other resources to help you get the most enjoyment from our delightful world of bygone days.
Vintage Girl Studios had the pleasure of working with Jenny Lynn winner of Frank Maratta's Auto Show & Race A Rama Pin-Up contest. Sometimes when contest winner's comes into the studio for their prize session I always try something different and daring. We had met Jenny Lynn at the 2015 WOW Contest. When we found out that she had won FM contest we were beyond excited.
I had made arrangements with the North Central Airport so we could photograph on their property on a very very windy day. Miss Lola Doll did an amazing job with MUAH. I kept saying that it couldn't move. Before we left for the airport we made a video and had done some Hollywood Glamour.
Last Spring we had the pleasure of working with Jan Marie and the Mean Reds for their debut music video "C is for Cookie".
MUAH: Rachel Rietta
Though her induction into the blues and jazz world has been relatively recent, Jan Marie has already made a name for herself as a regular crowd-seducing chanteuse. She toured the East Coast in 2009 as a guest vocalist for Josh Fialkoff‘s J-Street band, then landed a regular guest vocalist spot in Shawn Hershey‘s Hot Sextet in late 2010. Only in January 2013, did Jan Marie finally start her own outfit, Jan Marie & The Mean Reds, who almost immediately after their inception landed spreads in both The Boston Globe and The Boston Phoenix.
The Mean Reds is a 5-piece band playing a variety of vintage and “new vintage” music, including swing, blues, jazz, gospel, r&b, and soul. Comprised of highly skilled long-time jazz/blues musicians, and led by powerhouse front woman Jan Marie on lead vocals, The Mean Reds mix genres with plentiful ease, coaxing even the most left-footed of folks to take the dance floor.
The Mean Reds sound is unique. Combining growling trumpet, upright bass, drums/washboard, piano and sometimes even Hammond B3 organ with Jan Marie’s black coffee voice makes for a uniquely gritty yet saccharine tincture. Listen here or catch them at a live show.
We are so excited to announce another year of tintype portraiture here at Vintage Girl Studios. We have seen a revival of tintype photography with Victoria Will's celebrity portraits at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Vintage Girl Studios always strives to offer our clients unique, interesting, cutting-edge choices and last spring we have decided get out the the computer chair and go back to the grass roots of mechanical vintage cameras and emulsion based photography. It has been much trial and error over the past 18 months, but we believe that our effort is definitely worth it. We hope you'll agree!
Tintype photography produces truly one-of-a-kind hauntingly beautiful art.
A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century and it has been revived as a novelty in the 21st.
Tintype portraits were at first usually made in a formal photographic studio, like daguerreotypes and other early types of photographs, but later they were most commonly made by photographers working in booths or the open air at fairs and carnivals, as well as by itinerant sidewalk photographers.
We will be offering this at The Crane Estate Roaring Twenties Party with mini sessions on Sunday, July 31st.
Check out some of the images from last year
We are offering two event sessions:
Tintype Package One - $55
- One 4x5 Tin
- Digital File of Tin
- 8x10 print of Tin
Polaroid Portrait Package - $25
In the spirit of one-of-a-kind artwork, we also offer a 3x5 Polaroid Print taken with a Vintage Camera
Sessions & Supplies are limited. Last year we sold out by 5pm.
If you have have any questions regarding our sessions please email us at VintageGirlStudios@gmail.com
Check out our new Tintype gallery on our Main Website.