“I had never done pinup before, so I was really nervous for my first session with Kimmi. However, from the moment I walked in the door they made me feel like I was more than just a client, it felt like I had walked into a room with friends. The hair and makeup girls are the sweetest, and they really pay attention to what it is you want for your look. Every set I've seen has been super cute, and Kimmi is a genius with posing her models. She's definitely got a customer for life with me” - Ravenira Rapturous
“I first met Kimmi in 2019 for a Halloween photoshoot, she was fun and friendly and I instantly felt comfortable working with her! She poses you and tells you exactly what to do and how to do it. Ive never been disappointed with her work! I’ve been to photographers before where it’s awkward and you don’t feel comfortable and that’s not at all how it is in the studio with Kimmi.
I personally drive 2 1/2 hours to see these ladies! There is true talent in this studio and I guarantee you’ll leave happy and with new friends!” - Sammy
“ Gem City Pinup Photography is one of my absolute favorite places to go to for photos, and I've worked with a lot of photographers/studios in the area. Everything about the experience is fantastic! Everyone is so incredibly sweet and talented, I always have a blast. The themed sets are so cute and unique, and Kimmi makes posing so easy! The quality of the photos is always just perfect! Their client closet is the best of anywhere I've been, and they have the genuine knowledge of vintage styling to make sure your pinup look is spot on. Their prices are very reasonable too, which I am especially so grateful for during a crazy year like this! Speaking of, they are very dedicated to maintaining a clean space with several precautions in place for safety. I'd recommend this studio and their amazing staff to anyone looking for fantastic photography!! “ - Vee
“I was given a recommendation last year around this time to shoot with GCPU. I had the opportunity to shoot with Kimmi over 10 times this past year (even with covid going on). All of the ladies that are part of GCPU are wonderful and extremely talented. I will always recommend GCPU for any concept you are looking for; especially women interested in pinup or just a confidence boost. All the ladies at GCPU are super helpful, make sure you are comfortable and having fun during your photoshoot.
I know I cannot wait for future photoshoots” -Ruby Von Belle
“I visited the studio for the first time a few days before the world shut down . It was the absolute best experience EVER . I have a crooked smile and really don’t like to show my teeth . But somehow Kimmi got me to smile and they have become my favorite pictures .
I felt so amazing , beautiful and really wanted to smile bigger afterwards . Thank you for such a wonderful experience.” - Freya Moon Child
“We used Gem City Pinup for our Christmas photos. She was amazing and was great with our pups. The eye for detail and professionalism was outstanding. She made us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Gem City Pinup for anyone looking for photography work.” - Ken
“Trying to make a short statement about how amazing Gem City Pin Up Photography is, is not an easy task. I have done multiple shoots over this past year and have plans for many more. I have never been a huge fan of how I look, body wise, BUT while shooting with Kimmi I have found nothing but amazing people and new self confidence. I get so many compliments on every photo I show people and it wouldn't have happened without Gem City Pin Up Photography. Amazing people, amazing atmosphere and so much more, this has made me a lifetime client. “ - Emily
“I have been going to Gem City Pinup Photography for several years. I chose them as my first pinup shoot and was hooked! Kimmi has always made me feel amazing! She doesn’t just point a camera at you and tell you to pose, she actually teaches you the correct ways to pose to make a beautiful picture. I have taken my friends, my sister in law, my husband and my kids to have photo shoots done! I even got to experience the full shebang a couple of months ago with full hair and makeup ! It was such a neat experience and they both made me feel like a Queen! I will always shout it from the rooftops that you should go to Gem City Pinup a Photography for all of your photography needs, you will not be disappointed!” - Ghoulina
“I had heard of GCPU through friends and just watching local pin-up communities. I was nervous with my first shoot but Kimmiewas more than happy to work with me to develop my confidence in front of the camera to display my brilliant personality. Every session has been one of a kind and amazing with plenty of communication and joking to put me at ease. I always leave a session feeling amazing and empowered in my own appearance. I will always be grateful to GCPU for capturing one of my most treasured memories with my two best friends. Everyone is always impressed with the results of my sessions and I truly cannot recommend GCPU enough. The staff are very approachable and the atmosphere is always inviting. I'm a patron for life!” - Keshia, of OH! Pin-ups
Shooting with Kimmi and Gem City Pin Up Photography is nothing less than a stellar experience. The environment is professional yet comfortable and fun. Vintage Stylist is always on point, as well! The tips given during shoots have helped me grow as a model. It takes me 4 hours one way to drive to the studio and I don't even think twice about making the trip because the experience and the photos are always worth it! 10/10, 5 stars, highly recommend! - Emma Gee