March 2015 Pin-Up of the Month
Brett Mary Drew, Ageless, Asbury Park NJ
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In which city did you take your first class or private session with Bettina May?
Asbury Park, NJ
What made you decide to take the class? Was it an easy decision, or something you had to step outside your comfort zone to make happen?
This was something I have always wanted to do, and yes it was stepping outside of my comfort level to achieve. I am naturally a shy and conservative person, but to let your guard down, even for a little bit, is exhilarating! It’s a natural high, like when you laugh so much that you cry, that feeling. Want to make yourself speechless? When the makeup is done, the hair coiffed just right, and the dress is zipped up….look in the mirror. That is you, and you are beautiful, and now that inner Pin-Up shines through, and that is what the camera captures.
Did you have any previous experience with a vintage look, or was this a brand new experience for you?
I had gotten in touch with an old high school friend, and we decided to get together and have some boudoir photos taken before we hit the age of 40. She went for the sexy librarian, and I went total 30‘s Hollywood Glam. They did my hair and makeup. The photos turned out great, it was so much fun, I was hooked! So I started looking for something closer to home, and found Bettina May’s class and photo shoot…very close to home and half the price! AND (here is the best part), she teaches you how to do the retro pin-up look.
Did you go on to pursue more photoshoots, or take another class with Bettina?
I did. I took a total of 3 classes, 1 private photo shoot, and was the make up model in her video. That was so much fun!
How do you feel your life has changed since taking this class?
Confidence. And I love when people ask, or complement me on the photos or the retro look.
What would you want to tell other people who want to try something new with their life but aren’t confident enough to take the plunge?
Life is too short not to pose in silk stockings! Get a few friends together and do a class. You can’t go wrong with the makeup tips, the hair tips and the posing tips. It’s fun! And then you get the photos, and the bragging rights of being a Pin-Up.