Shameless Photography: Pinup and Glamour Portraits

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A San Francisco and New York-based photo studio offering pinup portraits, body-positive pose coaching, expert vintage makeovers, and award-winning photography.
Reviews (4)
bySarahDera, February 18, 2010
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In January I booked myself a photo shoot with Sophie to celebrate my 33rd birthday and it was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful experience. I began communicating with Sophie about a month or so in advance and she was flexible about timing, dates and offered me a lot of really good advice about wardrobe to bring, etc.

I was very happy that her studio is so close to public transportation - I hate getting lost and I don't live in NYC.

When I arrived at her studio she was 100% ready for me. I thought that her professionalism was remarkable and she immediately made me feel comfortable. We went through a ton of different pin up girl poses and I got to choose ones that spoke to me. I did some in my comfort zone and also did some that were really sexy - she was up for anything.

Her make up and styling skills are awesome! When I saw the end result I was blown away. Is that really me? So so glam.

I got a great selection of shots and I love the corrections she made with photoshop. She is an artist on so many levels.

It was indeed a very empowering experience for me and I can't wait to do another one with her!

Thank you, Sophie - keep up the good work.
byNikkiB, February 17, 2010
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Shameless Photography is probably one of the best things I have ever done for myself!

I feel so empowered!

Sophie is so knowledgeable about the Pinup History, right down to the lighting used! She is amazing...I had a wonderful time and I am LOVING ALL my pics!

I am already thinking of the things I can wear do and bring... with me next time I have this done...and Trust! there will be a next time!

Thank You so very much!

"Miss Nikki'
bybambigalore, November 22, 2010
But never have I had such a wonderful experience as when I shot with Sophie of Shameless Photography. She took the time to figure out what I wanted to portray in my photos instead of just pointing and clicking. She has an eye for the female figure which I have not seen on anyone else. She makes every woman, no matter what size of shape, look and feel like a model.

The attitude of the shoot was fun, light and friendly. I never worried how the photos were going to come out but was more worried about how I was going to pick my favorites!

The also does amazing work with groups. Letting the group have time to support and be silly together but giving those that are on the shy side, the honor of having privacy during their actual shoot. I wish I had done this for my bachelorette party when I got married!!
bykrispaige, March 29, 2010
To celebrate both turning 30 and having a baby in the past year, I was searching for a photographer that specialized in pinup-style portraits to give as a gift - to myself. Oh, it was also my third wedding anniversary and I wanted to surprise my husband!

So after reading one of the below reviews here on yelp along with Sophie's personal statement (not to mention seeing the gorgeous images on her website!), I was sold. I could not be happier with the way my shoot turned out, but just as important, Sophie made every step of the process--from scheduling to styling--easy and fun. And she really offers a lot for your money, especially considering the quick turnaround time and expert retouching on the prints. My husband and friends are blown away...I look like a redheaded Marilyn!

I urge any woman who is remotely interested in the idea of pinup photography to email Sophie with any questions or concerns - her responses will be fast, friendly and informative. I'm already planning to return one day!