01543 220498

  • Welcome to The Pinup Academy
  • Retro make-overs & Photo-shoots

    Make-up & hair styling by October Divine, photography by Si Pinup Pictures

  • Product Photography

    We specialise in product / garment photography, no job is too large or too small, fast turnaround

  • Internationally Published, Model Portfolios & Representation

    We offer a range of model portfolio packages to suit all budgets, get in touch today!

  • Corporate imagery & brand ambassadors

    Brand promotion & awareness, put our models to work for you!

  • Event & Promotional Staff

    Let us help you promote your event, our promotional girls help you to engage with your clients

Our Services

Make-over & Photo-shoots

Pinup Make-overs by one of the UK's leading Internationally published Pinup Models... October Divine & photo-shoot by Si - Mr Pinup Pictures Read More

Garment Photography

Garment Photography... fast turnaround, no job is too big or too small. Read More

Promotional Staff

Promotional Ladies, Exhibition Staff & Events Team - Promote your event before, during and after the day! Read More

1 - 1 Training & Workshops

Photography Training, Model Coaching & Mentoring... product & portrait photography, lighting techniques, model posing, composition & post production Read More
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  • Make-overs
  • Portfolios
  • Workshops

What makes us the UK's No 1 choice for Traditional Pinup Photography?

  • Themed Studio Sets - designed for authenticity and to make you feel right at home; comfortable and relaxed.

  • Make-up & Hair (MUAH) - by one of the UK's top Pinup Models - October Divine; fully qualified make-up artist and vintage hairstylist.

  • Help with posing - the right angles and posture can make all the difference when it comes to portraiture and October Divine is here to show you how it's done.

  • Professional Photography - We specialise in re-creating traditional pinup pictures, our photographer and lead trainer Si (nicknamed Mr Pinup Pictures) is an internationally published award winning photographer recognised for his love of traditional pinup photography.

  • High Quality Images - edited to publication standard (magazine quality) and provided in both hi-res and lo-res digital format for you to enjoy!

  • For more info see our Pinup Makeover section.

    Model Portfolio Photoshoots

    Our model portfolio packages are designed to add variety along with a touch of pinup class to spice up to your modelling portfolio.

  • Themed studio sets and plain backdrops

  • MUAH available (if required)

  • Guidance on posing (if required)

  • Coaching & mentoring (if required)

  • Internationally published photographer

  • Magazine submission & publication work

  • click here to check our availability and to book online

    Pinup Workshops

    We run a series of workshops for both models and photographers interested in pinup photography.

  • Coaching & Mentoring (models)

  • Model Days (photographers)

  • Lighting Workshops (photographers)

  • Portfolio Building (models & photographers)

  • click here to check our Events Diary and register.

    Product Photography

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    Pinup Make-over & Photo-shoot Packages

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    Our pinup-makeovers & photo-shoot packages are extremely popular with the ladies... and the guys come to think of it and takes up more than 50% of our time. Ladies come to the Pinup Academy for all kind of reasons, some just want to try the vintage look, others want beautiful photos to look back on or show their grandchildren one day, we have a lot of ladies who want pictures just for themselves or to share with their partner, whatever your reason a pinup makeover and photoshoot with the pinup academy is a great way to treat yourself or a loved one to an amazing traditional pinup experience. 

    Your wish is our command, we pride ourselves in being flexible and professional; a large number of the images we produce are never shared publicly and remain for the enjoyment of the client only.  We believe passionately that everyone has an inner pinup waiting to get out and with the right styling, lighting and positioning they too can have beautiful images to cherish forever.

    Poor self image and lack of confidence are often misconceptions built on bad experiences, seeing yourself portrayed in beautiful photographs can address these misconceptions and often changes ones perception of oneself, a pinup make-over & photoshoot is a lot of fun and a great way to build body confidence, but be careful once experienced it can become addictive with many ladies coming back for more! 

    The Pinup Academy is brought to you by 2 of the UK's top internationally published pinup models and one of the leading internationally published pinup photographers, we specialise in re-creating traditional, authentic pinup photos inspired by the 1940s & 1950s.

    Visit our Pinup Makeover section or our Model Portfolio page for further information or click here to check our availability and to book online.

    Brand Ambassadors

    Do you have a business or brand to promote?

    Big business realised a long time ago that people buy from people, putting a face to a brand is a powerful marketing strategy; utilising celebrities to endorse and promote big brands. Unfortunately, for us smaller businesses hiring ambassodors to promote ones products or business is nothing more than a pipe dream as the likes of David Beckham, Tyra Banks, George Clooney, Brad Pitt etc. etc. would stretch the budget a little too far!

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    The Pinup Academy have created the perfect solution in the form of our UK Pinup Dolls, a handpicked selection of some of the UK's top pinup models chosen for their personality as well as their appearance; these ladies are internationally published pinup models who are able to represent your brand or business both in person and media form.  October Divine pictured above is the face of Naturana Lingerie, established in 1917 Naturana selected October Divine as their UK Ambassador in 2014, October is visible throughout their literature, attends in-store promotions and represents Naturana at various industry trade shows.

    For more information please contact info@thepinupacademy.co.uk

    Timeless Images

    The Pinup Academy share a passion for creating timeless images, taking inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s; the days of big screen pin-ups such as Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable, Veronica Lake and Jayne Mansfield. When beautiful women had curves and weren't afraid to show them, seamed stockings and a smile coated in red lipstick guaranteed to grab the attention of both the boys and girls.

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    Through our photographs we aim to capture the classical retro vibe of the 1950s, with images ranging from playful cheesecake to tasteful seduction, Pinup photos portraying women as both sexy and empowered. The models in pin up photographs personify glamour and style, glowing with beauty and confidence often transformed into an art form as such featured by Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas paintings.

    Pinup Models and Pinup Pictures can be traced back as far as the late 1800's, however, popularity increased in the mid 1900's possibly due to the popularity of moving pictures and television. The classic Pinup Model engaged the viewer with tantalizing curves, a flirtatious smile and the tease of stockings and suspenders.

    Understanding the power of photographic advertisements, The Pinup Academy specialise exclusively in vintage-style imagery; creating beautiful, timeless images appreciated equally by both women and men. If you're looking to re-design your companies "Corporate Image" and want your images to exude qualities like "Traditional Values", "Heritage", "Craftsmanship" then we can help you, our extensive resources, knowledge and passion for this era place us in a unique position and you in safe hands!

    Contact us today for further details and to discuss your individual requirements Click HERE to email us!.

    Twitter: @thepinupacademy

    Contact Us

    12 Waters Edge, Handsacre, Staffordshire WS15 4HP

     01543 220 498




    We are Open

    Monday to Friday

    10:00am – 8:00pm


    10:00am – 6:00pm


    By Appointment


    About Us

    Established by models & photographers for models & photographers... we specialise in garment photography, product photography, model coaching, photography training and promotional services.  

    The UK's no 1 pinup agency providing models, photographers and promotional staff.


    • Shawn Wenzel

      Always top notch! Communication is excellent! Product is stellar!
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