Retro Swimwear Shoot - Glamour & Boudoir Photography, Lancaster, Pa

If you'd spend an hour inside my mind you'd quickly learn that I have 100 tabs open, music is randomly playing, I'm thinking about food and dreaming up my next photo shoot! I kept feeling a spark within my creative soul to create a retro themed portraits.  Pinup photography has never been something I've gravitated too, but I'd be lying if I didn't want to pursue more 50's and 60's inspired photo shoots. 

The original concept for this retro themed photo shoot was to travel to the closest beach, but with the questionable weather (humidity, pop up storms, and flash flooding) it was a safer idea to remain close to home.  

Now, when I say inspiration strikes, at 6am the morning of the photo shoot I woke straight up and remembered my model's grandparents had a pool. I had never been to their pool or location before the photo shoot, but their property turned out to be an EPIC location and checked off every box in terms of location, styling, and lighting!  

Allow me to share my take on Wendy Peffercorn from The Sandlot! 


Have you ever dreamed of a photo shoot but unsure of how to bring it to life?  Send me a message and we can collaborate on bringing your idea to life!  I love nothing more than daydreaming about photo locations, wardrobe styling, and hair & makeup! 




Are you planning a photo shoot in the next few weeks for your business or to update your family portraits and need fashion inspiration? 

I've been sharing What to Wear ideas every Wednesday on my Instagram (@amandakraftphotography) but thought a WHAT NOT TO WEAR edition might be helpful. 

While I LOVE this dress for how lightweight & flowy it is. It is so NOT photo-friendly. The dress adds unwanted volume to the body and doesn't not flatter. I wouldn't suggest adding a belt as it will compete with the decorative neckline. 

Leave this dress at home and opt for something a bit more form fitting to show off your figure.