For Valentine’s Day or Any Day: Spice it Up as an Iconic Pin Up Girl

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carole-rosnerBY CAROLE ROSNER

“We’re reviving the American tradition of pin-up photography,” exclaimed Stacy Lande. As co-owner of Iconic Pinups with partner Carol Sheridan, these two friends can “transform any woman into a femme fatale.” Think Bette Paige, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and you!

Lande is the make-up expert and Sheridan is the photographer for this year-old company. By combining their extensive experience in modeling, photography, art and make-up application, they know how to make every woman beautiful.

Stacy Lande and Carol Sheridan.

Stacy Lande and Carol Sheridan are reviving the American tradition of pin-up photography with Iconic Pinups.

“These pictures are not just for men, but for women who want great shots of themselves. It’s really a gift for the woman more than for their man, ” said  Sheridan.

A session with Iconic Pinups includes everything needed for that perfect pin-up pose. The photos are playful, feminine, sexy and very retro.

“This is a fun way to feel beautiful no matter your shape, size or age,”  explained Lande.

“Carol is very good at directing you to pose in ways that are flattering to the body, and Stacy continually checked on my makeup to ensure that in every shot I looked freshly applied. I look forward to 25 years from now when I can look back at those images again and say that I too, was once a pin-up girl,” said customer Ellain Baul.

Sheridan and Lande offer their individual homes as backdrops (one is vintage style and one is mid-century style) but they will travel to your location too. The clients bring clothing for the photo shoot that they feel the most comfortable in—that could be lingerie, a fuzzy sweater, a cocktail dress or even an apron. Iconic Pinups provide light hairstyling, full make-up application (including false eyelashes), playful props (like a parasol, a vintage telephone, or even a claw foot bathtub) and appropriate accessories (including hats, gloves, furs, and shoes).They  also have custom made corsets in all sizes that can be rented for the photo shoot.

Various styles.

Think Bette Paige (devilish for Valentine's Day), Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and you! Photos: Carol Sheridan

“I couldn’t have been happier with the results from my Iconic Pinups photo shoot. Stacy and Carol make a great team and made me feel so comfortable. Most of us have things we might like more or less about our bodies. Iconic Pinups have the best way of making a woman feel sexy and beautiful, no matter what she might feel self-conscious about. Iconic Pinups always find a way to show everyone in their very best light. There were so many pictures to choose from that I had to give a whole photo album to my husband for his Christmas present,” said customer Janna Harrold.

Make a book of your photos.

The Deluxe package ($575) includes 150 retouched color/black and white photos as well as a choice of “peek-a-boo” photo book, three 8”x10” photos or a 12-month calendar of your best pin-up poses. Remember, what's a everlasting memory like this worth? Photos: Carol Sheridan

Melanie Taylor concurs, “My photo shoot with Carol and Stacy was great from start to finish. Carol Sheridan is a brilliant photographer who truly captured my personality in these photos, Stacy gave me glamorous yet natural makeup and I felt relaxed and happy. It was so fun to play dress up, too! Carol and Stacy are super flexible and artistic so together we created a look all my own. When I look at these photos, I really see myself. I felt beautiful that day. And my boyfriend loves the book I made just for him…he was blown away! This was an empowering, enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it for any woman so we can be reminded of how beautiful and sexy we all are, in our own unique way.”

Betty Paige or Betty Boop. Photos: Carol Sheridan

A session with Iconic Pinups includes everything needed for that perfect pin-up pose. Photos: Carol Sheridan

Iconic Pinups offers two photo packages. The packages vary based on the number of wardrobe changes, length of photography session and number of high resolution images to pick from. The Deluxe package ($575 for 4-5 hours total) includes 150 retouched color/black and white photos as well as a choice of “peek-a-boo” photo book, three 8”x10” photos or a 12-month calendar of your best pin-up poses. The Basic package ($425 for 2-3 hours total) includes 75 retouched color/ black and white photos.

Pin-up parties can also be booked for four or more guests. This is a fun, unique way to celebrate an upcoming wedding or milestone birthday with your friends.

Valentine’s Day special: book your sitting with Iconic Pinups by February 14 and receive $50 off the Deluxe package or book the Basic package and take $50 off OR get a FREE “peek-a-boo” book. Your session can be scheduled for anytime, but you need to make your appointment by 2/14.

MDF specials: Mention MDF when you book and get an additional FREE 8”x10” photo of your choice.

Iconic Pinups; Stacy Lande – 213.300.1481; Carol Sheridan – 323.352.8205

Carole Rosner is a native Valley Girl who took the school bus with Michael and Janet Jackson and worked at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in its heyday. She likes to spend her free time finding bargains at Crossroads Trading Company, eating Chinese chicken salad at Stanley’s and admiring the view from Fryman Canyon. Check out her new blog:—reading, watching and eating

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  • Andrew Peterson

    Its about time somebody finally got around to doing this..!! Think of how many marriages and relationships can get a boost or even be saved by these ladies.. and furthermore..up and coming starlettes want a great head shot instead of the boring SEAR’s standard shot!! Right on ladies and more power to you!!!!!

  • Wendy

    Nice job, I love it. By the way, I have booked some pretty photo atalbums from here.

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