Every lady out there should come to Lucy La Riot for the full pin up experience. I'm just a regular gal who loves a good cat eye/red lip combo and didn't expect to ever do a pin up spread. But when the opportunity came up, I took a leap and boy am I glad I did.
The photographer Anna is so sweet and down to earth. She'll make you feel like the most glamorous version of yourself. Not to mention the hair and makeup was unreal. Can I get my hair and makeup done everyday at Lucy La Riot?
And the photos? Well the photos speak for themselves!
Congratulations to Lucy La Riot on the new storefront. Williamsburg is lucky to have her!
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Had such an amazing experience shooting with Anna. She made me feel so comfortable during my calendar shoot, so much so that it felt like I was playing dress up with an old friend. My hair and makeup came out great and she listened to every concern or question I had throughout the process. Her wardrobe selections are amazing and I'm dying to see how everything came out in the end. I would highly recommend her if you're looking for something special to do for yourself or someone you love, and if you love pinup style as much as I do. I will definitely be back for photos for future events/holidays because I didn't want my photo shoot to end!
Well, where do I even start?!
I've known about Lucy La Riot for quite sometime now and I've always been interested in pinup. I thought that since Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I wanted to do something interesting and different for my boyfriend (and myself), I would finally get enough courage to book my session with Anna! Now... I'm not the most confident person in the world about their body so doing this photoshoot took a lot for me, but I am SO glad that I had the courage to do it!
First of all, the second you walk in the studio Anna makes you feel more than comfortable. I've read other reviews and people have said she makes all insecurities disappear, which is 100% true. I was so nervous the day before and walking into the studio, but she really cleared up ANY worries or insecurities I had. Made me feel right at home.
Everything about the shoot with Anna was beyond great. She did my hear and makeup, which was pinup perfect. For wardrobe, I picked out anything and everything black/red. She helped mix and match all my choices. I was a little shy about trying on some of the things I picked out, but I thought to myself, I should try something different, and if I liked it and it feels good, wear it and feel sexy! Which everything I ended up wearing in my shoot, I felt so great in it. Didn't even think twice about anything!! Also, I've never done a REAL photoshoot before so I warned her that I was really inexperienced with posing and such. She coached me through every move and pose, I couldn't have asked for a better coach! haha
I feel like my review doesn't even come close to how great this experience was in general and working with Anna! Pretty much obsessed haha
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend working with Anna, she is SO sweet and beyond personable. My shoot was perfect and I can't wait to go back for more shoots!
Anna of Lucy La Riot is the real deal. Her photos speak for themselves. But here's my review anyway!
From the beginning, Anna is friendly and accommodating. I know that this is a huge selling point for anyone apprehensive about doing a pinup photo shoot. She's also insanely talented which makes her studio such an awesome package deal.
The studio itself is filled to the brim with gorgeous lingerie, costumes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and props. Just about anything you can imagine, Anna can create. What's most exciting though is that she has items in every size, so you can rest assured that you will be able to find something that fits.
Picking out wardrobe is really fun, but shooting is where the magic happens. My best advice is to just let go and have fun. Anna is going to make you look like a rock star no matter what. I'm the biggest goofball there is and she still manages to make me look like a pinup girl.
One of the great things about Lucy La Riot is the pricing. You won't go bankrupt to fulfill your pinup dreams and I really appreciate that. Anna offers high quality work at an affordable price, which is hard to come by. Her studio is an all around A+++!
Although I've always wanted to do something like this, it's not something I'm comfortable with. I don't even like to have my picture taken in "real life" ever. So I was nervous as hell, sincerely expecting the photographer would sit me down, look me in the eye, and say 'you're too old and not photogenic enough for this.' Then I imagined I would be led into a separate room where I would be put to sleep for the good of society.
Spoiler: none of that happened and I had a blast. Anna is sweet and helpful and makes you feel at home. I got the proofs like, five seconds after leaving, and am looking forward to the retouched versions.
Bottom line: you need to do this, don't overthink it.
Anna, Thank you so much for an amazing maternity shoot. I had a great time and can't believe ALL your skills. Truly a one woman show! I can't wait to book again. Professional, timely and packages are a great value! Do not hesitate or feel nervous, Anna will bring out your inner pinup! She's a master at retro styling & poses!
A perfect way to increase your self confidence, love your body, and to have fun all at once. A great morning of dress up and conversation. Do this if you've never been good in front of a camera but want to give it a try!
Not only was Anna a dream to spend an entire day with, she made each one of us look better than our best! I recently booked a classic pinup shoot for a bachelorette party and it was FANTASTIC from beginning to end!
Before booking and the days leading up to the shoot, I must have sent Anna a thousand emails asking questions. She answered all my emails quickly, thoroughly and with such kindness. When the big day arrived, we were so impressed by how cute and clean the studio was! We had a blast getting our hair and makeup done while creating a unique look from the huge selection of clothing and props. We were a party of four girls of different shapes and sizes, and Anna's wardrobe was able to accommodate all of us!
The entire experience was very body positive, and made us all feel sexy and fun! Anna makes you feel very at ease in front of the camera. She gives great directions that create fantastic photos! When I got my final retouched images back I was floored by how amazing the images were! It felt so great to be a part of the pinup tradition and have yourself featured in a piece of art.
As a maid of honor, I can tell you that booking a bachelorette session with Lucy La Riot is the perfect daytime activity for your bridal party! It's fun, affordable, and you get amazing images and an incredible experience that you will never forget! Thank you Anna!
I seriously wish I could give this studio more than a 5 star rating. I had such an amazing experience working with Anna. I am typically very self conscious & in the past wouldn't have ever dreamed about doing a photoshoot. I was so nervous before my session & though that I would struggle to find even one photo that I liked. Anna made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in. She is also incredible at styling hair & applying makeup. She curled my hair & it lasted forever and my hair normally doesn't hold a curl. She guided me through each & every pose & really made the whole experience fun. This photoshoot was such a confidence booster and I have never felt more beautiful. I will definitely be returning to work with Anna again in the future.
I had been contemplating what to get my boyfriend for our first anniversary gift and stumbled upon Lucy La Riot on my walk to work. The adorable photos in the window featured women of all shapes and sizes, and the entrance of the quaint shop felt playful/welcoming and not in any way intimidating. Something told me I had to give it a try. So I booked an appointment for a two hour session.
When I arrived for my photoshoot I was greeted by the lovely Anna (photographer and owner). She at once made any insecurities I had about being in front of the camera vanish as she helped me find a look (outfit, hair and makeup) that felt right for me. There were so many outfits to choose from and at no time did I feel pressured to hurry up and choose, instead she guided me around the well-equipped store and encouraged me to choose something I felt comfortable with. It was like having a close friend go clothes shopping with you!
By the time I got in front of the camera I felt completely comfortable (and pretty darn confident too!) in my get-up and was ready to get the shots underway. Anna again guided you through poses and really made sure she was getting the shots I'd be happy with.
Once we wrapped up, she promised to send the contact sheets later that day and then re-touched photos of my selection a week after, both of which she did. She was the consummate professional - personal, communicative, and someone focused on delivering a high quality product. I would most definitely book again with her and have already recommended all my gal pals to do the same.
She helped make my anniversary present so special! Thank you again, Anna.
Had such an amazing experience at Lucy La Riot; I was looking for a fun, alternative bachelorette party idea and a 50's style photo shoot with Anna turned out to be perfect.
First off, Anna was super helpful while coordinating everything. On the day of the shoot the six of us girls showed up and had an absolute blast. The wardrobe selection is superb and the makeup/hair is super sexy and fun. The best part was how comfortable Anna made everyone feel -- even the most reserved girls in the group got really into it.
Also, the bride loved her shots so much that she booked another session -- if that's not a rave I don't know what is!
I recently had a pinup shoot with Anna and have to say I was extremely happy with the results. I was pretty nervous and am not a person that's natural in front of the camera and her and her assistant made me feel very comfortable.
The whole experience was well worth the cost and the wardrobe selection was awesome!
Hair and makeup was authentic and photographed well. Guidance on poses was provided which was most helpful because posing is harder than it looks!
Hundreds of digital proofs were provided and the final shots were retouched nicely. I printed them at Adorama in the Flatiron and they came out great.
Overall a great, fun, confidence-boosting experience. Would def go back.
I drove 6 hours to shoot with Anna and get glammed by her team. It was more than worth it! The studio is darling, she has a huge wardrobe to choose from, and she makes you feel like a super star. I can't recommend her enough.
Had an amazing day with Anna during my pinup shoot. She is super talented and her attention to detail and willingness to make her customers happy truly makes for a memorable experience... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
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