World Renowned Vintage Styled Photographer

With a BFA in Photography, over 10 years experience as a photojournalist and a lifelong passion for retro pin-ups, Celeste Giuliano first offered the unique idea of vintage-styled portrait photography in 2005. Her business, Celeste Giuliano Photography, located in Philadelphia, PA was an immediate success and was featured in multiple publications and on television. Since then, she has become a pioneer in the new wave of pin-up artists and her studio has been recognized worldwide as a leader in vintage-styled portraits.

“I have always loved the sex appeal of the women from the 40’s and 50’s. The women featured in Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas paintings, as well as the Hollywood starlets of that era, were all glowing with beauty and confidence. During this period, it was more about engaging the viewer with a flirtatious smile, with the tease of a garter or with tantalizing curves. This is something women of all ages, shapes and sizes can experience, but rarely do in today’s world.

By giving the modern woman a place to discover these hidden joys, we also give them another reason to understand how glamourous and beautiful they are. And even though about 90% of our clients are ‘ordinary gals’ who have never posed for a professional photo before, there is a confidence level we can help bring out to make them feel like a pro. After all, my team and I at Celeste Giuliano Photography are ‘ordinary gals’ too and are committed in giving every woman that amazing one of a kind experience they deserve.”

Every woman deserves to be a Pin-up at least once in their life!

If you have ever dreamt of posing as a classic pin-up of the 1950′s, a sultry vixen of the 1930′s or 40′s or a vamp of the 1920′s, then here is your chance!

Since 2005, my team and I have transformed over 1800 everyday woman into sexy pin-ups! Celeste Giuliano Photography offers the best quality and most professional retro styled photography around.

Whether it’s your first time posing or you are a pro in front of the camera, we can help you feel comfortable, relaxed and confident. Your Experience™ is completely customized to create unique images that reflect you or your loved ones personality and interests.

The photos are a perfect gift for a birthday, holiday, wedding, anniversary or other special occasions. They are also a fun and unique way to document and celebrate milestone birthdays, new ventures, reaching weight loss goals, pregnancy, post pregnancy and new relationships. Plus, they make you feel sexy and give you the opportunity to pamper yourself for a day!

The East Coast’s Premier
Pin-up Experience

Celeste Giuliano Photography is a one-stop photography studio for all of your vintage glamour needs! From hair and makeup to garters and thigh highs, we have it all. Becoming a pin-up couldn’t be easier or more authentic! The result of your photo session will be professional, magazine quality images complete with airbrushing and retouching. We only offer the best services for you which is why we pride ourselves on having experienced, working professionals doing your hair and makeup. Our team of all female makeup artists and hair stylists have over fifteen years of professional experience and are experts with vintage makeup and hair styles. No matter what your skin or hair type, they will have no problem customizing your pin-up look so you are transformed into retro perfection!

In addition to our amazing team, we also offer a huge selection of authentic and vintage styled clothing and props for your photos. Celeste has spent half a lifetime collecting only the best items. Our wardrobe (which is housed in over 25 feet of closet space) ranges from a size 0 to 18/20 complete with dresses, shorts, tops, skirts, lingerie, swimsuits, aprons, costumes, hosiery and shoes ranging in sizes 5-11. We also have three large storage rooms piled high with props that would make any pin-up feel at home.

Say Cheesecake!

Becoming a pin-up couldn’t be easier, more authentic or more relaxing than at Celeste Giuliano Photography.  We photograph women of all ages, shapes and sizes – most of whom have never posed in front of the camera for a professional photo shoot. Besides priding ourselves on great work, we are also dedicated to making sure our clients have a great experience while at the studio.

Pre-Shoot Consultation:

Consultations are offered in person at the studio or via phone or email a few weeks before your session date. Consultations at the studio last about 45-60 minutes and during that time we will discuss poses and themes plus, you will get to try on and choose your wardrobe. The consults at my studio are held on specific weeknights. If you are from out of town or your schedule is too demanding to make it to the studio, then we can schedule a phone or email consultation. These consults work just as well, the only difference is I will have various outfits picked out for you to try on the day of your session.

Day of Your Photo Session:

For the day of your photo shoot, be prepared to relax and have fun! At Celeste Giuliano Photography we love what we do, and that’s making our clients beautiful, sexy and confident! After all, what girl doesn’t enjoy dressing up and getting their hair and makeup done? This is a wonderful experience that we believe every woman should enjoy at least once…. or twice in her life!

Your session will start with hair and makeup which takes about 90 minutes, so it’s important to eat a little something before you arrive at the studio. After hair and makeup are complete, you will change into wardrobe, step into the set and the actual photo shoot will begin! With each set/theme, we shoot for about 30-45 minutes in a variety of poses as some shots will be full body and some shots will be close-ups. I will help pose you through the entire photo shoot to help ensure the most flattering images. With each set/theme, you will have hair, makeup, wardrobe, background and prop changes so, you have a completely different look for each set.

Please take a look at the Bookings page for more information on our various Pin-up Experiences™. You can also visit the FAQ page for additional answers. Dates usually book about 2 months in advance.

Welcome to the
Home of Pin-ups

Celeste Giuliano Photography is conveniently located in the Overbrook Farms section of Philadelphia, about 15 minutes from Center City, and is easily accessible from all major routes as well as the Septa Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail. There is plenty of free parking directly outside of the building and the Overbrook Train Station is less then 2 blocks away.

The spacious 1300 sq. ft. studio offers a lounge area, a full kitchen and bathroom, hair and makeup stations, a private shooting area and over 25′ of closet space which houses a huge selection of vintage styled wardrobe, lingerie, shoes and accessories for clients.

In addition to the studio, there are also separate prop rooms overflowing with vintage and handmade props and backdrops.