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What an absolutely bang on experience. Everyone of theses reviews is right, you couldn’t ask for a better couple to make the day that good. October and Si are perfection.

Just wish I’d saved a bit more and bought the next package up!
Next time….

Sam Purnell

I booked a make over ..i had such an amazing day October is just as beautiful on the inside , so warm and welcoming , she made me look amazing ready for the photo shoot si and October worked as a team to get the best pictures both so proffecinal and si was just as nice ..highly recommend 🙂.

Lisa Cook Fisher

I had a wonderful vintage experience at the pin up academy October and Si are so friendly will make you feel very welcome. They took time and do amazing work so creative and professional, amazing photo sets to choose from, highly recommended

Michelle Carroll

The dynamic duo, professional,fun,tons of experience, fantastic sets to get those authentic pin up shots! Great for building your professional portfolio or for a treat.
October and Si are such sweeties, they really look after you and make you feel welcome.absolutely loved my shoot.
Thanks guys xx

Lisa Cullen

October and Si are AWESOME! Definitely recommend 

Natalie MacDonald

So … Yesterday I had a pinup makeover & photoshoot … AMAZING, legendary October Divine & Si are so down to earth, it was relaxed, friendly, great fun and also really helpful to me as a model. Great tips on hair, make up, poses and outfits … Go book yourself a fantastic pin up experience. I highly recommend it to anyone, models or anyone who just wants to have a true pinup experience.

Karen Krankies McKay

I had an amazing time shooting with The Pinup Academy yesterday!!!!!

It was so much fun, They are a so so friendly and welcoming!  October Divine is a goddess at doing hair and makeup and really made me look fantastic! I wish she could style me everyday, I don’t think my eyebrows will ever look as good as good again!!!!
The studio is just amazing So retro and versatile I couldn’t wait to shoot in the amazing kitchen!

October and Si made me feel really comfortable and got me doing some great poses which really showed off my shape and the styling! I just absolutely loved shooting with these guy’s!!!  And most of all I loved there friendly little doggies Boo and Bella omg they are sooo cute and pretty I want them!! hehe 

Thanks again I can’t wait to see my images and hope to work with the Pinup Academy again! I highly recommend that ladies treat themselves to a shoot with The Pinup Academy it is a great experience 


Ami Mitchell

Was feeling very apprehensive about my make over, but October and Si made us feel very welcome and I soon relaxed, they are lovely people and I had a fab time! October was on hand all the time to help with poses which was invaluable, it is definitely harder than it looks! Above all I loved my transformation I couldn’t believe I could look like that! Thankyou both so much , Deb and Paul xx

Debbie Chestney

Had a great time yesterday with Simon and October. The make over was amazing ! I didn’t recognize myself !!
And the photoshoot was easy going and a lot of fun
Would recommend it to every pin up wannabe!

Alison Wallace

I had a shoot with the pinup academy on Saturday and I absolutely enjoyed it. My make up and hair by October was outstanding and after the shoot I got tons of compliments from people on the street. Si and October are the perfect team behind the camera, they gave perfect directions on how to pose me to make the photos look their best, and they made me feel super comfortable. If I had more time in the U.K I would definitely continue to go to them.

Brandi Smithwick

Cannot stress how lovely and welcoming the team at Pin Up Academy are. Professional but warm and fun!
Hair and make up were spectacular- thanks October!
Si and Sin were great fun and helped my to tackle my nerves as much as possible.

Kirsty Lewis

I can not recommend the pinup academy enough i had a great day and so much fun. If you have not shot with them you must. They are so professional and amazing. At what they do. And are so friendsly and easy going i felt so comfortable and empowered by the team. October did an amazing job of my hair and makeup, and si is such an amazing photographer to work with. The sets are so well thought out and impressive. Thanks again elle xx

Elle Harris

Possibly the best experience I’ve ever had whilst modelling, pin up academy are welcoming,fun and the whole experience is just wonderful! 100% recommend and 100% be going back!!

Beth Armstead

Had hair and makeup done for my Christmas do yesterday
October was great, super friendly and helpful, great sense of humour and hair and makeup was fab. My main concern was my hair staying up from 2pm to 2am as it often drops but it stayed up all night
Definitely going back for a shoot soon 

Faye Wilcox

What an absolutely bang on experience. Everyone of theses reviews is right, you couldn’t ask for a better couple to make the day that good. October and Si are perfection.

Just wish I’d saved a bit more and bought the next package up!
Next time….

Sam Purnell

I would recommend The Pinup Academy to anyone and everyone! With their combined experience, retro studio and fab makeovers you’re guaranteed an amazing photo-shoot!

Heather Valentine

Not only are Si and October amazingly talented at what they do, they are also so warm, friendly and professional. Their studio is incredible.

Haili Hughes

As a hair stylist & owner of Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos I’ve had the chance to work with both October Divine and the fab Pinup Academy on several occasions now. I would highly recommend them as a wonderfully professional team who really are a pleasure to work with and create some fantastic images that I’m thrilled to have in my portfolio!

Sarah Dunn

Had the absolute best time with the Pinup Academy. Amazing set, amazing photographer! Si and October are so welcoming and have the best prop ever, I miss BOO! Highly recommended! i can’t wait to go back!

Lola Diamond

I had the best time with October and Si Pinup Pictures at The Pinup Academy, I felt so welcome from when I first arrived and felt at home right away. I was well catered for (they make great tea!!) and we had a proper laugh, Si is a fantastic photographer to work with and I would highly recommend him – especially to any ladies who haven’t worked with a male photographer before. Take my word for it, The Pinup Academy is superb!!

Jessica Hardie

The Pinup Academy is fantastic. I had so much fun working with them at The National Hot Rod, Custom and American Car Show – they really are lovely, and talented and a lot of fun! Their workshop the other week was fantastic! I’d definitely recommend it! I picked up some top tips and I’m really pleased with the first photo from the workshop shoot – can’t wait to see the rest! Hope to work with you guys again soon!

Lillian Love

I had a brilliant time at The Pinup Academy, the sets are breathtaking and I was really pleased with my hair and makeup by October Divine – I asked for Dita Von Teese style hair and she nailed it! I was able to be really creative with the shots and ideas that I had in mind and felt really comfortable in doing so. I had such a hard time choosing from the brilliant photos that were taken for me and would love to work with Si and October again in the future!

Jennifer Alexandra Donkin

The most amazing fun people and so professional would definitely recommend x

Nikita Dakin

I travelled from Scotland to have my pictures done and it was worth every mile travelled, what you can learn in one day is amazing, a fantastic experience, lovely people, great direction, lovely hospitality, look forward to shooting here again. RavennRocc.

Ravenn Rocc

What a fabulous day today has been, I had so much fun and learnt so much! I will definitely be going back and would definitely recommend to EVERYONE! Loved it!

Amy Noblett

I had an amazing day. Had so much fun. Can’t wait to do more. Xxx

Fionnoula Rose

My daughter had a photoshoot done and it was a brilliant experience, from the friendliness to the absolutely beautiful make up and hair she got, how she was made at ease by Octover Divine to get the best of her, as this is the first time she has done this, and the beautiful photos to show for it, i would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun and special experience.

Claire Nealon Aublé

These people are just fantastic will defo be using them again they are all brilliant people and are just so good at there job we are so thrilled with the results of the photos xx

Tiffany Cox

Absolutely loved working with the pinup academy at their workshop, I was so happy with the results. Everyone is really nice and so much fun, and I really learnt a lot 🙂 x

Dani Mai

Most amazing experience in my life, felt so comfortable and it is lots of fun, definitely recommend!See you guys again in Feb 🙂 xx

Maria Kirby

My wife had a shoot here last week, she was treated like a star and is still floating on air now, Si and October are amazing people and were very welcoming, great coffee too! I was also made to feel very welcome. We WILL be back for more. Thank you guys for making my wife sooooo happy!

Harlstequin Diesel

I had my first shoot at The PinUp Academy and i have to say it was amazing! Si and October Divine are both so friendly, down to earth and professional!!! October worked her magic in the make over part and was an amazing mentor with help on poses, and Si made me feel so at ease and confident all through the shoot. All details were discussed before hand, so I knew exactly what to expect before during and after the shoot! Needless to say the 1st chance I get I will be back and will recommend them to every1 😀 !!! Thanks guys xxx

Kassy Smith

I had my first shoot at the pin up academy today! And to sum it up in one word! (Amazing!) Si & October were awesome to work with so relaxed and friendly :)if your looking for somewhere to feel the retro theme look no further apart from there amazing sets I also had my hair and makeup done by October and it look perfect! So looking forward to seeing the images Si took And hope to have the opportunity to work with them again x

Kitty Rockabilly

Wow you guys are truly the A team fabulous company made me feel really at ease were very welcoming it was a little dream of mine to do some model shots especially 50s retro glam thank u from the bottom off my heart ur very talented and I’ll be back I would 200% recommend the pinup academy for that special person in ur life truly magical keep sake fotos thank u again

Claire Louise Catherine Young

October is a fantastic model and mentor. I was a little nervous before i arrived at the pin up academy, however October and Si made me feel so comfortable and I had an awesome shoot! Would definitely go back and will be recommending to all of my friends.

Naomi Eldon

I was really worried about going , I have no idea Why October divine & and si are the most beautiful people ever. I had the best time ever never knew I could look pretty can’t put into words how I felt as I have not felt that before , and I can’t forget the precocious BOO. X made me feel at ease so relaxed would highly recommend you do this WOW thank you to you both for making my 40th an birthday I will never for get ( thank you hubby) ❤

Chrisy Clifton