Previously, I posted about a job I did for fellow local Chicago burlesque performer Vayda Rhynstone when she put together a pin-up tea party at The Allis Chicago. While I still had access to the rented studio equipment that I used for Vaudezilla’s promotional headshots, I also set up a few private shoots, and Vayda was the first to sign up!
Vayda was a student of Studio L’Amour, and you can tell by the way she innately knows how to pose. Studio L’Amour focuses their classes on knowing the right shapes and movements to flatter and accentuate each performer’s individual assets.
Also of note: I initially thought, when she came in with this lace ensemble, that the bottom was pants. It’s definitely a mermaid-cut skirt, but wouldn’t lace bellbottomed pants be amazing? Or is that just me?
I love shooting with burlesque performers! We always bring the best props!
I don’t post many pastie shots, but this one was too good to pass up.
I’m so pleased with how these turned out. I haven’t had regular access to studio lighting equipment since I started shooting almost three years ago (but that’s changing soon! Shh!). It’s always made me feel a little iffy about my worth, so knowing that I can walk into a studio and shoot images like these really bolsters my confidence.