While pinup is about empowering women, it is often scary to take that leap for the first time. That is where we come in. Gem City Pin-Up Photography is more than a photo studio, we are more like a pinup academy. We will help you on your journey from start to finish, from vintage styling, wardrobe help, to one on one posing with tips and tricks you can take with you to help your selfie game become that much stronger.
Our private studio is located in a 1000 sq ft pinup lady cave. We offer full services for all your needs. We have an in-studio vintage stylist to help you create that perfect look, a large wardrobe for your use for that perfect look, custom photo sets and props to add that special pop to your images.
Want something unique? We offer on-location photo sessions at your location of choice. Do you have a dream photo shoot idea, let's make it happen.
About the Team
Photographer/Studio Manager for Gem City, Kimmi has years of modeling experience. Kimmi has been involved in the local pinup community for 7+ years and is a strong advocate for keeping the traditional pinup style alive and thriving.
Assistant Studio Manager and vintage enthusiast, Self-Titled “Studio Side-Kick.” Chev is a Dayton native. She has been active in the Pinup community for 11 years, including modeling, pinup contests, car shows, local organization events, and multiple publications.
Passionate about old stuff, nerdy things, Halloween, animals, a glorious lipstick, and never taking oneself too seriously. Chev adores bringing joy to the lives of clients through classic techniques. Gem City Pin Up Studio provides Chev with meaningful opportunities to encourage self-love and uplifting others.
Jenna is a 26 year old professional SFX/beauty makeup and hairstylist. She graduated from Tom Savini's special makeup effects school in 2016. She has worked as a scenic artist at Universal in Orlando and other SFX artist jobs in Chicago and Columbus.
Her love for pinup comes from her memories of her Uncle and being around classic cars and hot rods.
Set Designer and Studio Wardrobe Consultant, Greta is a local gal with over 5 years of modeling experience in pinup, cosplay, and boudoir genres. Her modeling resume includes runway shows, local and national promotional modeling, as well as modeling for charity events. She has been published in over 60 publications including print and newsstand, as well as international publications spanning four continents. She has also had the honor of being a cover girl for the following publications: Thunder Roads Magazine of Michigan, Lipstick and Lashes Magazine, Retro Lovely Magazine, Rocket Magazine, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, Smitten Kitten Magazine, and Gauge Magazine.
About the Studio
Gem City Pin Up Photography is located in a private 1000 Sq Ft studio space. Our private studio is located with in a large warehouse environment surrounded by all kind of artisans. The warehouse we are located in is 100+ years old, with lots of Dayton history tied to it. This makes for many out of studio unique photo opportunities. While the building is heated, in the winter it can get cold, as we have floor to ceiling original windows. In the summer, as you can guess it does get a little warm. So make sure to dress accordingly.
With such a large space, we are able to offer 3 set options at all time, these are constantly changing and rotating to fit in with holiday or special occasions.
We are also excited to offer a large wardrobe for you to use to make your session perfect. We offer many of the leading vintage reproduction brands, including dresses, lingerie and accessories.