When Life throws you curves use them to your advantage
— unknown


It’s time to say YES to the unforgettable No Regrets Experience It's everything our Tampa, FL studio was built for. During your unique session, you’ll be taking on a pinup photoshoot full of vintage hairstyles and our collection of props. We'll be there every step of the way to make you feel like the complete Pin-Up Doll you are.



I am not perfect. But parts of me are incredible
— unknown

the experience

If you're looking to boost your confidence and try something new, you're in the right place. We are dedicated to creating an unforgettable pinup experience that's all about you.

Here is a sneak peak at what your experience will be like:



Before your session, we will go over your vision and all your incredible ideas for your one-of-a-kind photo shoot. We can discuss all the possibilities and packages we offer in advance so you can get the most from your session.



Your session will start with your complete Hollywood style makeover! After your hair and face are all glammed up, we’ll move on to your outfit and our carefully constructed setting! We’ll make you into the flawless pinup model you were born to be!



2 weeks after your shoot, we’ll get to look at all your stunning images and all the ways you can take them home! All your final pictures are retouched and cleaned to make sure you leave with a perfect final product!

Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type.
It’s a state of mind.
— Amisha Patel






Owner and Photographer

About Karina

Hey, I'm Karina! Before I became a boudoir photographer, I went through a world of challenges. As a kid, I grew up in the toughest neighborhoods of Chicago and later developed a tumor that changed my life. Although it was treatable, it led to lingering health complications and incredible weight gain. This experience distorted how I viewed myself and I lived with low self-esteem for years until I decided to make a change. Once I learned to love my body and myself, I knew I wanted to make a difference.

Chicago Pinup Photography was founded as a safe place for women to see just how beautiful they are. My goal is for every gorgeous gal that walks into one of my studios to realize that celebrities look amazing due to a great team and that they are just as stunning. We’ve worked with over 2,000 women from around the world and showed them how incredibly flawless they are.

When I’m not photographing beautiful women or creating educational programs for photographers, I can be found singing, cuddling my furry babies (Mimi & Mimo), or spending time with my amazing husband!



Lead Hair Artist


Rosy will take you back to the pin up era we all love with her unparalleled talent. The comment we hear the most is, "Wow! I didn't know my hair could look this good. How did you do that?"


Lead Makeup Artist


As a makeup artist with over 22 years of experience, Jules will make you look and feel your best. She believes nothing is more rewarding than seeing the transformation of an every day woman.


Director of Operations


Megan does a little of everything for the Chicago Pin Up Photography team. By managing our day-to-day operations, she keeps our business running smoothly so you can enjoy a perfect, stress-free shoot.

The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.
— Steve Maraboli

Love Notes

We are dedicated to creating an unforgettable pinup experience that's all about you

Your session will leave you feeling pampered, fearless, and flawless. Whether you are at our studio in Chicago, Illinois or in Tampa, Florida our team will take on every detail into transforming the everyday woman into a retro doll and diva. You'll walk away from your photoshoot ready to make history.



"I absolutely love every single one of my pictures! Every single one! Karina is truly talented and incredibly creative! I was able to give my fiancée a few of the pictures as a gift and he absolutely loved them. I had never felt or looked so sexy as I did in those pictures. I can't imagine having gotten these pictures done anywhere else. I hope to go back soon, hopefully next time for boudoir! Thank you, Chicago Pinup for such a wonderful experience!"



"I wish I could give more than 5 stars! What an amazing experience! I don't have a "pinup body," so standing there in 4 inch heels, a great red polka dot dress, and the garter only my boyfriend has seen was not easy. But Karina helped me with expressions and made me feel so at ease! I can't wait to see the pictures! I completely recommend this experience to everyone!!"



"What an awesome experience! My friend and I thought it would be fun to try a pinup photo session, I had no idea that it would be so fun. Karina then sets the "stage" with the right props and color, and directs the photography session to make it both comfortable and fun. Karina has a true skill and talent that sets her photos in a class that is far above any others!"

Be careful not to trip over my amazingness, it’s everywhere!
— unknown



We proudly service the Chicago, Illinois and Tampa, Florida area with two gorgeous studios fit to cater to all of your Pinup Experience needs.

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