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"This was my 2nd photoshoot with Gretchen Hove, because I'm obsessed with all things pinup and she is incredible at making you feel beautiful and look AMAZING! Highlights of my shoot included Carsen buying me the most enormous lashes you've ever seen because she remembered I love them and knew I could pull off lashes the size of my palm lol. Gretchen had Holly Dai come as a pose coach and OMG! I fangirled a bit because Holly's burlesque shows are incredible, go see her! But she was so amazing and patient, she had me feeling like a professional pinup and Gretchen made sure I felt stunning in every shot. Then came the moment I stripped down for some lingerie photos. I got complete stage fright and called Gretchen to cancel because I did not feel pretty. Gretchen in her ever-so-blunt and honest way walked in, said "You look fucking amazing are you kidding me?!" and just like that I was at ease. She made me feel beautiful, confident, sexy, and like every pinup dream I've ever had. Not only is Gretchen an amazing photographer and human, she's also someone I'm so happy to call my friend. Thank you for making me feel as beautiful in nothing but lingerie and stockings as I did in full petticoat and dress." -Christina . . . . . Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Makeup Carsen Hendrix Pose Coach @hollydaiburlesque Photography Gretchen Hove . #portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #pinup #portlandpinup #portlandbride #housewife #pinupgirl
"Gretchen is a woman on fire! I recently did a retro-style Pin Up shoot with Pin Me Up Portland and it was a stupidly fun and memorable time—a totally female-soul-body-insert any fabulous word-positive experience. The photography, the edits, the on-site coaching, hair and makeup were all conducted with grace and professionalism. The gallery reveal was an equally pleasant time. I highly recommend anyone looking to feel beautiful, and have some token memories showcasing their beauty, to treat themselves. Do not be afraid, Gretchen and her team will make your true beauty, confidence and sexy glam-queen-self come to life! It will undoubtedly be a treat of a lifetime that all women deserve." -Tegan . . . . . #portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #pinup #portlandpinup #potlandbride #vintagekitchen #housewife #pinupgirl Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Makeup Carsen Hendrix Pose Coach @hollydaiburlesque Photography Gretchen Hove
“Preparing for this event has been quite challenging, With ups and downs telling myself I can do this is probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do for myself. I have cried numerous nights thinking I was not good enough and I belong behind the camera versus being in front of it. And having support plays a huge part in my decision to still push through my emotions. Having Gretchen tell me that I’m not the only one that felt this way! And that I need to find my own beauty within myself. As my event came closer, weeks, days, hours, I can feel myself getting more and more overwhelmed. Even to the very night that was supposed to get on that plane I decided I wasn’t going to do it. but with the help of my dear friend who came along for my Journey and with the help of Gretchen boosting my confidence I got on that plane and came to Portland. The day of my shoot I told myself who are you kidding? As I told myself I wasn’t going, and I’m not good enough, a small part of me said You are and I am!!! Meeting Gretchen and her crew was nothing more than amazing! Me following her on Facebook for some years now and finally meeting my mentor and now my friend is priceless and will forever be nothing more than amazing! Her crew greeted me will open arms, helped me when I was nervous and showered me with support when I needed it most!! Carsen helped me look my best, when at that point I still wasn’t confident enough! The moment of me getting dressed, my fear still was at a all time high. Thinking to myself, are you really doing this? Can you really pull this off? And the famous question that I ask myself Are you going to be good enough? As I continue to prepare myself and have the support of my dearest friend, and knowing that Gretchen and her crew was on my side! I told myself I am worth it and I can do this! As I walk out of that room, I felt fearless and some how my confidence double almost like the grinch with his heart doubling in size. I felt beautiful, sexy, and most importantly I knew I can do this. And I did!!! Seeing myself push through all the emotions and doing this for me has been a experience that I will never forget” -Rihanna HMUA @estheticiancarsen
"Where to start?! Gretchen & Carsen are an amazing team of women! I love their quick wit & comedy play off each other, it put me at ease & got me laughing. I am not a big make-up person, and having Carsen do my hair and make up.... I was completely shocked by all of it. I'm a stay at home mom & 30+ weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby, bare face & mom bun sums me up, LOL. But when they had me look in the mirror, I lost my breath. I felt like I looked beautiful, for the first time in a long time! Thank you so much Carsen!!! Than it was time to put on lingerie, I truly expected myself to be really self conscious- I hardly knew Gretchen or Carsen! But I felt empowered by them! You see, I believe most of us have this tiny voice in the back of our minds that whispers to us about our beauty & strength. But, life makes us jaded. A louder voice sometimes drowns out that whisper, and over time, we believe what that voice says. What we see on TV, magazines & social meadia blinds us from seeing our real self. Both Gretchen & Carsen build you up. Help you see your unique beauty! The coaching you are given through the shoot is perfect, right about the time I would feel my face slipping into my RBF, Gretchen would help me relax or they would both make me laugh. And right about the time I would begin to feel self conscious, or that loud voice would try to over power their voices, Gretchen would show me a picture she had just taken. And my confidence would come back! Seriously ladies, thank you! This was an amazing experience, and I cannot wait to do more or try something new! Every woman should experience a boudoir photo shoot, my inner loud voice suddenly met a newly restored voice that reminds me, that my husband is a lucky man- especially once he sees my booty shots!" -Diane HMUA Carsen Hendrix Photography Gretchen Hove . . . . . . . #portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #portlandpinup #potlandbride #photography #portlandmama
"Gretchen was/is AMAZING! Her own strength and confidence lights up the room and I felt loved and empowered from the moment I walked in. I was really nervous leading up to my appt- I wasn't sure how I was going to feel in my own skin. With some amazing hair and makeup from Carsen and Gretchen's constant words of encouragement and affirmation I soon felt really comfortable. I trusted Gretchen. Anything I could have possibly been insecure about she was addressing- putting me in the most flattering poses for my body and down to even my hand placements. To say that I walked out of that appt feeling fierce is an understatement. It's something I don't think I would have experienced anywhere else. I feel more comfortable and my own skin now and have a WHOLE new appreciation for my butt! I'm SO proud of myself for doing something outside of my comfort zone. After all, growth only comes when we are outside of our comfort zone" -Elyse . . . . . #portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #pinup #portlandpinup #potlandbride #photography #photographer #lingerie #love #loveyourself #selflove #effyourbeautystandards #lookslikefilm
"Where do I begin...I met Gretchen Hove a few years ago. What a vibrant and encouraging woman to work with. I have struggled with my own personal self image. I have spent a lifetime shaming myself. Working with Gretchen in taking these photos has helped me see myself in a different light. It has brought my confidence to a whole new level. During our photo shoots Gretchen made me feel beautiful. She encouraged me to view myself as the woman I am. Strong, sexy, fierce and loving. When we sat down in her studio to go over the photos she pointed out every lovely detail in me. She has helped me stop body shaming myself, to recognize my value when I didn’t see it before. Gretchen has helped create a peace within myself that I didn’t feel before. Her positive and radiant charm pours out of her and spills all over you. I love Gretchen not only as a photographer but as a true friend." - Autumn Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Makeup @estheticiancarsen Pose Coach @hollydaiburlesque . . . . .�.�#portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #pinup #portlandpinup #potlandbride #vintagekitchen #housewife #pinupgirl
“I had such a good time on my photoshoot with Gretchen. She and her team provided such a safe and fun environment, I wouldn't trust anyone else to do my pictures. I cannot wait to book another session with her.” -Maddisen Shibari donated by #sveinnphotography Photography by Gretchen Hove . . . . .�.�#portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #pinup #portlandpinup #potlandbride #shibari #rope #bondage #shibariart #bondageart
I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that? -Soledad O'Brien Shibari donated by #sveinnphotography Photography by Gretchen Hove . . . . .
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#portland #portlandphotographer #portlandboudoirphotographer #pdx #pinmeuppdx #oregonphotographer #boudoir #boudoirphotography #boudoir_stories #bodypositivity #empowering #igers_portland #boudoirinspiration #portlandboudoir #intimateportraits #pinupphotographer #love #loveyourself #selflove #pinup #portlandpinup #potlandbride #shibari #rope #bondage #shibariart #bondageart
"Truly exceptional service! Felt very welcome & at ease throughout the entire process. Best gift I have ever given myself!" -Tiffany Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Makeup @estheticiancarsen Pose Coaching @hollydaiburlesque
The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness MUA @estheticiancarsen Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Pose Coaching @hollydaiburlesque
Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else. -Judy Garland MUA @estheticiancarsen Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Pose Coaching @hollydaiburlesque
The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there. -Betty Grable Hair @Nicole_pdxhair Makeup @estheticiancarsen Pose Coaching @hollydaiburlesque
She's thunderstorms Lying on her front Up against the wall She's thunderstorms -Arctic Monkeys Hair @nicole_pdxhair MU @estheticiancarsen
I need more excuses to do retro sets. I love them so 😍😍😍 if you are in need of a vintage look for your next event or photoshoot send me a message!! #vintagehair #portlandpinup #portlandhair #Mrscookiebeauty #pinupbride #portlandbrides #rockabillybride
Before and after with a retro kiss💋 I absolutly love vintage roller and heat sets. Here's to an era bygone🥂 #Mrscookiebeauty #makeupartist #beforeandafter #vintagebride #pinup #pinupbride #portlandpinup #pdxmuah #pdxbrides #OregonMua #Oregonbrides #WashingtonBrides #washingtonwedding #CAMAdoll
Into the woods with gorgeous #washingtonpinup @sharryheart 🌲🌲 Ladies in the PNW tag your pics with #pnwpinups for a possible feature!
Absolutly stunning #portlandpinup @lisalovesleopard ❤🐆 Ladies in the PNW tag your pics with #pnwpinups for a possible feature! xo, @heatherstepanik
Gorgeous #pnwpinup @rosecityspinup 🌹🌹🌹
Beautiful PNW pinup @lovefromlila ❤🌲
Tiki style 🌺 The beautiful @hollydaiburlesque shot by @sveinnphotography 🌴 Ladies in the portland area make sure to set up a shoot with @sveinnphotography ! 📸
I'm in love my new found creativity and confidence in dressing. I believe it's exceptional to be in a place where you truly do not care about on-lookers and wear authentically-you attire. Luckily, day-by-day, I've found that dressing for yourself is 100% worth it. To credit, Instagram has been a generous platform to not only explore creative fashion, but also showcase individuals who gracefully display their own style's growth and associated vulnerabilities. This authenticity can be hard to find elsewhere. And with that, I can't wait to get wilder as my "idgof" attitude grows on Instagram and on the streets--the greatest and boldest runway there is! Rock on, lovelies ❤️ ... #portlandoregon #portlandstyle #portlandvintage #portlandpinup #sun #ilovevintage #vintagestyle #pinupstyle #pinuphair #ducks #redheadsdoitbetter #redhead #bangs #rubberduck #bowtie #sweet #handmade #selflove
Happy thanksgiving taking a moment for my self and feeling pretty #vintagehair #lucilleball #vintageinspired #metime #portlandpinup ##vintagevixen
Have you guys checked out @de_oro_wigs yet?? She styles amazing retro wigs in just about any color and style you could want! I love the blue vintage curls on this one, and all my other wigs from her! Check out her page and DM her for info! 💕 xo, @heatherstepanik
Happiness looks GORGEOUS on you HMUA @estheticiancarsen Kyra Barrett
To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. - Robert Brault Sending the BEST of wishes to Meaghan, she got married this weekend! WOW, all my clients are getting hitched! Watch out girls!! ❤️ HMUA @estheticiancarsen Jesi Jae Wilkerson
Sending lots of LOVE to this incredibly beautiful friend of mine who got married yesterday! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together! 💖❤️💖 HUMA @estheticiancarsen Jesi Jae Wilkerson
"So I took a million years to write this and I feel terrible about that, but everyone needs to know how amazing Gretchen is! I always admired the women in pin up photos and illustrations, but put off putting myself out there. I've struggled with crippling self esteem issues for as long as I can remember. I always thought "yeah, that will be great once I've lost some weight, changed my hair, etc. etc." After seeing the photos Gretchen took I thought "Yeah, I do look chubby, but I also look beautiful!" I saw myself as I am, not who I "want to be" and I was happy! Shooting with this wonderful lady was amazing, it didn't feel like it was the first time meeting her, it felt like we'd been friends for a long time. She made me feel completely comfortable even when I felt silly. We had a lot of laughs and it helped put me at ease. Seeing all the work she does behind the scenes made it clear she was a talented pro even before I ever saw the actual photos. I love Gretchen- she's the best!❤️ " -Anna HMUA @estheticiancarsen Jesi Jae Wilkerson Truck provided by the AMAZING team @howesicecreamco
Be Fearless, Be Brave, Be Bold. HMUA @estheticiancarsen Kyra Barrett
Be the girl who decided to go for it. HMUA @estheticiancarsen Kyra Barrett
Say YES, you'll figure it out afterward. -Tina Fey HMUA Kyra Barrett @estheticiancarsen
💋💋💋 @tradercam shoot week!
"So today I got to see my picture gallery, every single one was perfect!! I loved it. Being a mom you forget to take care of yourself, I had forgotten that I'm still beautiful and young, and now I have proof! I will cherish my photos and pass them down to my daughters, so they have a beautiful memory of me. The photo shoot experience is so exciting, I felt like Marilyn Monroe...Gretchen is very good in what she does. She's so much fun.! Thank you Gretchen!" Hair Kyra Barrett Makeup @estheticiancarsen
Summer cutie ☀️ The beautiful @kimwhitacre wearing our cactus print one piece next to an amazing planter! (That would be so cute with Cacti in it) 🌵 Thanks for sharing girlie!
“I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre Hair by Kyra Barrett Makeup Esthetician Carsen
Sometimes all you need is to break the routine, and have some fun. ❤️ Hair Jesi Jae Wilkerson Makeup @estheticiancarsen
The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered they could give orders better from there. -Betty Grable Hair Jesi Jae Wilkerson Makeup @estheticiancarsen
Embrace who you are and make no apologies for being yourself Hair Jesi Jae Wilkerson Makeup @estheticiancarsen
@tikikon starts tonight! How cute is @dresses_and_dice in her tiki dress?💚🌺 PNW pinups Tag your Tiki Kon pics this weekend so I can share! xo, @heatherstepanik
I had the most amazing day doing makeup for @pinmeuppdx ! Thanks @howesicecreamco for supplying not only your beautiful selves, but your beautiful truck! And S.O. to the ever talented @taura.taura for busting out curl after curl and roll after roll. Stay tuned for information on how to get involved with your very own PinUp shoot the next time around!! • • • • • • • • #esthetics #esthetician #pdx #portland #mua #skincare #love #inspiration #workflow #happy #beauty #beautiful #entrepreneur #girlboss #followforfollow #westcoastbestcoast #waxing #browwax #pinup #boudoir #portlandpinup #rockabilly
A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this beautiful creature!! @angelinamaria1 👸🏻🎂🥂🎉 Hope your birthday is as amazing as you!! Love you long time pretty lady!!❤️💗❤️💗 #tbt #angiewalls #kenzylee #friendsforever #babetownusa #myfriendsarehot #inked #inkedmag @inkedmag #happybirthday #portland #pdx #tattooedladies #portlandgirls #werule #pinup #portlandpinup
PNW babes, Red Dolly is now available at @antiquedandco in Vancouver, WA! 💗 Cute shop display featuring our Pink & white polka dot high waist bikini.. 🏖
🎂 Domesticated Diva 🎂 This pretty Mama has some help with her adorable baby girl!! The always beautiful @heatherstepanik a classic Beauty with pinup perfect curves and fabulous style!! Photo by 📷 @photosbyana_j MUAH / vintage kitchen 💋🎂 @tameravontart Be sure to follow this gorgeous and delicious Blonde Bombshell for more pretty pinup pictures as well as her fabulous photographer and MUAH artist also check out her swimsuit line @reddollyswim Thanks Sweetie Pie for sharing XoXoXo @thepurepinup 🎂💋🎂💋🎂💋🎂 @Regrann from @heatherstepanik - Craving chocolate chip cookies... Maybe we'll bake some after dinner! 🍽 Oldie taken by @photosbyana_j at @tameravontart 's vintage home. Cant believe that was almost 2 years ago. I miss my teeny tiny Stella! 😂🎀 Dresses: Vintage My muah by @tameravontart #wbw #vintagekitchen #retrobaby #mommyandme #1950s #50shousewife #pinupmom #vintagedresses #vintagebaby #pyrex #vintagehouse #pinup #toddlerfashion #retrohair #pinupmakeup #pnwpinup #portlandpinup #washingtonpinup - #regrann
Craving chocolate chip cookies... Maybe we'll bake some after dinner! 🍽 Oldie taken by @photosbyana_j at @tameravontart 's vintage home. Cant believe that was almost 2 years ago. I miss my teeny tiny Stella! 😂🎀 Dresses: Vintage My muah by @tameravontart #wbw #vintagekitchen #retrobaby #mommyandme #1950s #50shousewife #pinupmom #vintagedresses #vintagebaby #pyrex #vintagehouse #pinup #toddlerfashion #retrohair #pinupmakeup #pnwpinup #portlandpinup #washingtonpinup
Adorable @luralupinup in her pretty blue Bernie dexter dress! 💙👗
Beautiful #pnwpinup @kimwhitacre with her pup! 💞 pinups in the Pacific northwest tag your pics #pnwpinups to be featured! xo, @heatherstepanik
Lovely PNW pinup @misschantillysparkle ❣ Thanks for sharing dear!
Pin up can be as flirty or as sexy as you want it to be. That's the best patlrty of a personalized session! I meet every client before a session to plan, stylize and customize each session. We discuss pricing and I have beautiful samples to show you. I want you to feel comfortable and confident! This is the last week to book pin up or boudoir to have little black books delivered before Valentine's Day! #eugenephotographer #eugenepinup #eugeneboudoir #oregonboudoir #springfieldor #pinup #boudoir #springfieldphotographer #springfieldboudoir #corvallisphotographer #corvallispinup #corvallisboudoir #salemboudoir #salempinup #portlandpinup #portlandboudoir #littleblackbook
Gorgeous Portland Pinup & Burlesque performer @rubyroundsburlesque 🌿
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