SHELLEY and Lawrie Minson’s home in South Tamworth was transformed into a retro 1950s photo studio last weekend when eight girls from around the Tamworth region were treated to a very special photo shoot with Lynda Dixon and Francesca Surace from Pin Up Shots.
After her own shoot earlier this year at the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival, Mrs Minson suggested the idea of Pin Up Shots coming to Tamworth.
“I felt it would be wonderful for Tamworth ladies to have some beautiful, vintage-style photos of themselves,” Mrs Minson said.
“Lynda and Francesca do such a wonderful job and really make you feel at ease; I think everyone had a great time.”
The word was spread through the Pin Up Shots Facebook page and the spots very quickly sold out.
It was the first shoot of this kind any of the local women had experienced – but nerves quickly gave way to the fun of being styled into 1950s-style pin-up dolls.
Mrs Minson said vintage gear and the 1950s era were growing in popularity in Tamworth.
“It’s definitely growing in shops like Lifeline – they have a lot of vintage and retro things,” she said.
“All shapes and sizes can wear it.”
Pin Up Shots are based in Castle Hill and, although this was Ms Dixon and Ms Surace’s first visit to Tamworth, it won’t be the last.
“The weekend was such a success that we’re already working on scheduling another trip as there were more inquiries than we had time to fulfil,” Ms Dixon said.
“After being wedding photographers for many years, we decided to make the change to retro photography due to the increasing popularity of the 1950s-vintage, pin-up style. We love making girls feel beautiful and the images are a lasting memento of their day”.
“It’s something nice – people might want it for their husband or for themselves,” Mrs Minson said.
For more information, go to www.pinupshots.com.au email@example.com or call 9634 3706.