“I’d like to express how humbled and honored I feel to share this moment with you. This project has been such an important part of my journey and I’m so grateful for this opportunity…”
Sounds like an acceptance speech from Sunday night’s Oscars right? But, it isn’t. These are the reflections of Erin Shephard, creative genius and photographer extraordinaire behind the lens at Lone Star Pin-up. Lone Star Pin-up celebrated its one year anniversary in its fabulous new Temple location on Saturday, February 21, 2014. Erin greeted her fans and visitors alike with the grace and style of a Hollywood celebrity. Her gorgeous smile and stunning retro look were worthy of a red carpet entrance.
The studio was prepped and readied inside and out, and perhaps even rivaled the splendor of a movie set where an award-winning film may have been produced. There were rooms with cameras and lights. Props, of course, were carefully arranged and categorized and on display for use in any upcoming scenes or sessions. No need to worry about costuming either A closet to die for, full of vintage attire, shoes of all sizes, feathers and finery, was open to peek and peruse. And a professional couturier was even on site, offering her expertise on fitting or custom design inquiries. Since every costume needs the perfect accessory, strands of jewels, baubles and sparkles were displayed for consideration. The dressing room, spacious enough to accommodate any leading lady, was met with the approval of all. And of course hair and makeovers by the lead makeup artist transformed everyone for the look their role required. Contract negotiations throughout the day were professionally handled in the cozy and inviting office, pen in one hand, bubbly beverage or crudités in the other.
It was definitely a first-class afternoon and I for one was elated in which to take part. If you missed it, no worries, you’ll get the same VIP treatment any time you visit Lone Star Pin-up.