FAQ’sThe Pinup Academy

blonde pinup in lingerieFrequently Asked Questions

We’ve listed below the answers to our most frequently asked questions however, if you can’t find what you’re looking for please email us on info@thepinupacademy.co.uk


What happens on the day?

Our studio is based in a small village just outside of Lichfield in Staffordshire. If you drive we have free off road parking or if you are travelling by train the nearest stations are Rugeley Trent Valley (RGL) or Lichfield Trent Valley (LTV).

Yes, we have free off road parking and there's also free parking on the road outside.

October Divine will do your hair and makeup before you go into the studio for your shoot, this can take between 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours.

Each package has a set number of looks allocated. You are welcome to bring more than you need and we can chose together. If you want more outfit changes then we can always upgrade you to a bigger package.

We recommend ladies arrive in clothes that don’t leave marks, so something loose fitting would be perfect and also something that has buttons or a zip on your top half so it’s easy to remove your clothing after completion of your makeup and hair.

Please make sure you wash your hair the night before or if you have greasy hair the morning of your shoot…. Hair must be dry when you arrive.

Come with a makeup free face and moisturise well the night before, if you want to wear makeup to travel to your shoot we can remove it when you arrive.

Hand and toe nails are to be freshly painted and body de fuzzed everywhere please.

Absolutely, you are more than welcome to bring someone with you, we'll make sure the kettle's on.

The balance can be paid by Bank Transfer prior to the morning of your shoot day, or alternatively in cash on the day, as we are unable to accept card payments.

Make Up & Hair

We advise you wash your hair the night before or if you have greasy hair the morning of your shoot…. Hair must be dry when you arrive.

Come with a makeup free face and moisturise well the night before, if you want to wear makeup to travel to your shoot we can remove it when you arrive.

If you have sensitive skin, or your skin reacts to certain cosmetic foundations, please inform your make-up artist before your appointment date and to be safe bring your preferred make-up with you.

If you want / need to wear specific head pieces, hair extensions or special makeup for your shoot please remember to bring them with you.

High Quality Hi-Resolution Images

Each of our makeover packages includes a specified number of images professionally edited to publication standards, the quantity included is dependent on your package.

Your images will be delivered electronically for you to download within 21 days of your makeover day.

Yes, you can purchase prints from us however, you are also permitted to organise your own prints from wherever you choose. We provide your edited images in hi-resolution electronic format for you to download so you can print as many copies as you like.

Yes, if you wish as this is entirely up to you, if you want the images to be kept private for your viewing only then that’s totally fine, we always seek permission from the client in advance before using or sharing their pictures on our website or social media sites.

Our photographer’s style of editing lends itself to the traditional look of the 1950’s pinup girl. All images are professionally edited to a very high standard, our style of editing takes a little longer but is worth the extra effort, we DON’T use filters and blurs designed to speed up the editing process, which results in the image looking artificial and overly airbrushed.

We will remove any scars, moles, skin blemishes and spots unless you state otherwise and you’ll be nipped and tucked to perfection but in a way that still looks like you at your best.

Yes, of course! We will provide you with a proof sheet containing all the un-edited images suitable for editing for you to peruse and select additional edits if desired.