Doug helped me schedule an early evening shoot that was perfect. I could never have broken away from work during the week and have kids home all day on the weekend. This might seem like an odd perk, but his late afternoon to evening availability made my sessions possible. I found Doug through a simple Google search for pin-up photographers. I was overwhelmed, but found his website and liked the work (and know the town he photographed the fishing shack in, love Rockport). Emailed Doug to learn he has a disability and for some reason, I felt less intimidated as my cousin is in a wheelchair.
I was able to bring a girlfriend for moral support and courage which was nice. She even helped Doug move a light stand and was involved in the shoot. We did some PG13 fun pin-up shoots that I plan on giving to my husband for his birthday as he has a book by an artist named Vargas that he loves. So, we took ideas from the book and made 5 8x11 prints and 1 "special" 16x20 print. Doug shot a nice head shot for my friend and gave me a print to give her. He let me bring some CDs I had of old 1950s music that was silly, but really fun too. Okay, the photographs, can't boast about myself but I will say, Doug artsy touches somehow made my pics look like they were photos from that time and I absolutely love the shots! I think I read another review who said she was going back now feeling less intimidated, well, me too! Doug's "studio" looks pretty basic, a setup in a a big room in a big house, I was expecting more um, stuff and props, etc. But once music was playing and lights were going off, it was cozy and fun