April 28, 2016
Wow, April has really flown by! I've been busy updating more pages on my website (check out the new Photo section!), and more importantly, planning my big road trip happening next month, taking me from Victoria, BC, all across the northern US and back to Brooklyn via small town Pennsylvania. I'll have my lights and camera with me so if you want to shoot check out my dates and rates! Since I'm driving, I'm trying to focus on towns that are tough to get to by air, and likely won't visit again, so clear your calendar and come say hi if you live along my route. So far I'm hitting Missoula MT (where I'll be performing), Deadwood SD, Fargo ND, and ending in a little town near Bedford PA before heading home. I haven't decided where to go in that last mid-section, so if you live somewhere in Illinois, Indiana, or Ohio, contact me if you'd like to set up a shoot or a show! I'm really interested in shooting in mid-century motels at the moment.
April 1, 2016
It's April Fool's Day, and I'm thinking I'm pretty lucky to have escaped a prank so far, how about you? I'm delighted to catch up with another of my students in my Pin-Up Of The Month feature, meet Miss Violet June!
Click the photo above to read all about her pin-up journey and see more pics! Want to be featured yourself? Email me and remind me which class you took or when we did photos together and I'll send you more info on the project. Want to take a class or shoot with me? Check my calendar for upcoming class dates in Brooklyn and Rhode Island or visit here to book a shoot with me at my lovely Brooklyn studio.
Enjoy your month, here's to sunshine and flowers!
February 18, 2016
Happy Thursday! There are lots of big changes coming up for me, including a big rebuild of my Bettina.ca and PinUpClass.com websites so they work well together and better help you find out what I'm up to these days. I've been so busy performing and teaching and taking photos since I made the big move to New York City in 2010 that I haven't had much time to spend making my websites look pretty. This page is the first step, and in the coming weeks I'll be organizing and streamlining the rest, so bear with me and let me know if you encounter any broken links or bugs, I'd really appreciate it.
Now what cool things are coming up? For starters, I've started offering my classes in live online format, so if you've always wanted to learn how I do my hair, pose for photos, organize a tour etc, you can now join me from the comfort of your home/car/office from anywhere in the world that you can get online to live stream my class, and ask questions etc. The next class is this Saturday, Feb 20 and I'll be talking about Vintage Style for the Career Gal, sharing how I incorporated pin-up style into many different corporate settings. I'm so pleased to have this class sponsored by MY favourite pin-up model Bernie Dexter, who is offering a special discount code to all registered students, AND Bachelor Pad Magazine, who has generously donated a magazine that I'll sign and give away to one lucky student at the end of class.
I also have a full-time home photo studio in Brooklyn, NY, filled with vintage furniture, props, backdrops, clothing and accessories, so if you are looking to get new photos as a special treat for yourself or a loved one, new promo photos or unique headshots, check out this link for pricing options, and click here to see samples of my work. Weekends book up pretty quickly but I can likely squeeze you in on short notice weekdays during the day and some evenings if I'm not performing.
That's it for now, thanks for popping by and keep checking back for updates, or to keep it easy, join my email list using the form on the left to be the first to hear any big news!