I was blown away by the photos & well, so was my husband!!
I was fortunate enough to have a Vintage Hollywood stylised shoot with Helen McLean, her personality & manner had me following direction with absolute ease, I had not shot this style before & was nervous on how to pose…I found she knew my body type, understood my age & look instantly which made use of time so effective. I was blown away by the photos & well, so was my husband!! I would highly recommend a shoot, as for me it was pure joy! I felt as though she captured me, not a mother & wife, but the woman inside. Thank you so much for an amazing shoot x
I walked in a little plain and a little nervous, and left a glamorous and confident pin-up model.
I can honestly say shooting with Helen has helped teach me to love who I am.
Lacking self confidence and petrified of having my photo taken, I was a bundle of nerves before I shot with Helen for the first time. But with Helen’s support, direction, victory rolls and ruby red pout, I soon discovered I could feel beautiful and confident about myself through pinup photography. 12 months and several photo shoots later, I’m proud to say I was awarded Miss Illustrated Pinup Victoria 2011, and am about to compete in the Miss Pinup Australia grand final – all of which I could not have done without Helen. I can honestly say shooting with Helen has helped teach me to love who I am.
-Cheech Sanchez, Miss Illustrated Pinup Victoria 2011
Helen is a fun, professional photographer who instantly makes you feel comfortable as a pin-up. You are primped and primed to look like you just stepped out of a Gil Elvgren shoot. You will love it!
She even taught me how to make my legs look long…
Helen gives fantastic posing direction – including some things I would never have thought of, that look amazing in pics (she even taught me how to make my legs look long, which I thought was impossible!).
I really drew inspiration from my shoots with Helen for posing in Miss Pinup Australia, and loved recreating some of my favourite photos on stage.
-Elsie Van Elke
I had an awesome afternoon of being pampered and just generally mucking around! Was heaps of fun, even for gals like me who hate having their photo taken. Do yourself a favour, the end result is great!!
She directed me to pose in the most flattering angles for my body, face and clothes.
In 2010 I took a big plunge and did something completely different, a pin up photoshoot with Helen McLean. I was quite nervous and not sure how I would go or even if I could do it (mother of two, not terribly glamourous) but as soon as I got to Helen’s amazing studio, she and her hair and make-up artist were nothing but perfect. Helen is a wonderfully professional photographer and has a very calming presence. She directed me to pose in the most flattering angles for my body, face and clothes. I loved the whole experience. Thanks to her amazing photographs, I am also competing in the Finals of Miss Pin up Australia in Sydney, March 2012! Thank you so much Helen. Can’t wait for the next shoot!
-Baby Blavatsky (Rosie Torr)
Receiving a pin-up shoot for my b’day was the best surprise ever, even more surprising was what an amazing experience it turned out to be! Champagne, make-up, clothes… definitely put a red hot cherry on my sunday!!
Doing the pin up photo shoot with Helen was super fabulous. We were greeted by a smiling face, champagne and 50’s tunes which got us right in the mood. We love our photos and I will certainly be re-booking in for another in the near future.
Helen was brilliant, very professional and passionate. The experience was fun from the moment I walked in the front door; I love the photos and I’m tempted to go back and do it all again!