Lucy La Riot is a queer female-run photography studio specializing in vintage pinup, boudoir, and fetish photography. We work with a wide range of clients, varying from clients who have never done a shoot before and want to give a pinup photoshoot a try, to experienced models and performers that would like to build their portfolio.
After seven years of business in Brooklyn, we have relocated to Newtown, Connecticut. Our new space is the largest to date, and has a perfect flow from our two hair/makeup styling stations, to our massive wardrobe collection for our clients to explore. The shooting area is stocked with equipment for our various session styles, and we have shelves of props ready to grab for a session.
LUCY LA RIOT
Anna received her photography education earning a BFA from Parson’s School of Design in New York, and later honed her vintage makeup & hairstyling skills through dressing vintage from head to toe in her daily life. This crossover of her photography passion and personal style lead her to begin giving 1950’s pinup style makeovers for her photo sessions. After months of shooting out of her apartment in Manhattan, Anna opened her first official studio space in 2014 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Lucy La Riot is truly a one-woman-show, where Anna takes care of everything for her photography sessions. Her vintage hairstyling has become a sought after perk of shooting at the studio, and she also takes care of makeup and wardrobe for her clients, in addition to photography and post-production.
Shortly after launching her first studio, she co-founded Brooklyn Pinup School where she co-taught vintage hair/makeup techniques, vintage wardrobe trends and styling, and pinup posing for photo shoots. She and her business partner hosted many classes over years for Brooklyn Pinup School out of her studio, featuring well-known guest teachers from all over the US & UK. Her classes were featured in Inked Magazine, The Village Voice, and New York Post.
Hundreds of clients have come through Lucy La Riot’s doors over the years to shoot with Anna, and her unique aesthetic choices have created a recognizable look for the studio. Her exclusive shoot out days with intricate sets and themed wardrobe have become a signature of the studio as well.
After 13 years in New York, she moved out of the city in 2020 with her partner to Connecticut. The bottom floor of their home now houses the newest version of the Lucy La Riot studio, that was entirely custom built-out to suit and is her largest studio space to date. Anna has big hopes for her new location in Newtown, Connecticut, and looks forward to meeting lots of new local clients.