We have some fabulous retro *Heavenly Hens* inspiration today with the marvellous *Rockabetty Studios*
Finding a sophisticated, fun and unique hen party activities is a passion of mine and when I found *Rockabetty Studios*, I was utterly delighted! The fabulous Lexi Fleming is a wonderful photographer who has created this marvellous experience. Her passion for giving women confidence and capturing every woman’s beauty is what *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* loves about *Rockabetty Studios* and why we think this would be the perfect way to treat a bride, bond with your bridal party or entertain your hens. What could be better than spending the way with your girls getting glammed up, lots of giggles and having some spectacular images to take away?! *Rockabetty Studios* does all of this and more! The *Panoramic Pinup Party* would be such a lovely hen party keepsake and would make such a wonderful gift for the bride!
There are a wonderful array of packages on offer to suit all styles, which would be perfect for a bridal treat or a fun hen party activity:
The specialist hen party packages on offer are just divine:
Don’t just take the *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* word for it though…see the absolutely stunning images for yourself:
The lovely Lexi of *Rockabetty Studios* has kindly provided today’s *Pearls of Hen Wisdom*
*How did Rockabetty Studios begin?*
It really all started when my mum had a boudoir make-over shoot for her 50th birthday and I realised just how much fun she’d have had at a pinup themed makeover. So I photographed a friend in my front room, put it on facebook and it just exploded from that! 5 years later, I’m now in a home studio with weekly bookings and loving it!
*Where do you get your inspiration from?*
I think its really important to support fellow photographers and also keep on with trends. So I get my inspiration from other incredible female photographers, both in the UK and USA. I also keep up to date with popular culture and how I can use that within my work. For example, I’m currently working on some Pinup Superhero packages to fit in with The Avengers and all things superhero!
*If you had to describe Rockabetty Studios in three words, what would they be?*
Only 3?! That’s difficult. Let’s go with: fun, cheeky, confident.
*What would you recommend for a bridal treat?*
I would definitely recommend the *Starlet O’hara* with a bridal theme. This package includes absolutely everything you’d need to feel truly pampered for the day and get images for not just you, but as a great gift to your husband-to-be!
*What kind of experience does a Rockabetty party offer to brides/hens?*
I’ve worked really hard on our hen party packages and listened to our brides on what they’d want. So we now offer 2 different packages. Our *Pinup Panoramic Party* starts at just £30 per person and includes costumes, props, studio time each, and then I go away and cleverly edit each hen party member into one great big pinup panoramic image. This is great as a gift for the bride on the day, in a big frame and all friends sign it!
We also offer *Henrietta Darling* that is great if hens want individual images and then 1 group image at the end. This starts at £40 and has a lot of pampering per person.
*What different packages does Rockabetty Studios offer?*
You’ve caught Rockabetty at a really exciting time as we are announcing very soon a brand new Rockabetty Studios with so much more on offer! We are expanding from not just pinup photography, but boudoir, vintage boudoir, burlesque, old-school Hollywood portraits, and popular culture shoots like Playboy Bunnies, Superheros, Famous celebrity makeovers and even re-creating famous film posters! Did we mention we’re opening the doors to men soon too?!
*What do you hope brides/hens will take away from a Rockabetty experience?*
I hope brides walk away feeling truly beautiful. That really is my end goal when I have a Rockabetty shoot. Women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes and a shoot with me makes you feel amazing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 8 or 18, you really can look and feel fabulous! Also, its important that my clients feel comfortable around my team and I. There is nothing I’ve not seen or heard before and within 30 minutes of your shoot, it feels like we’ve all been friends for years.
*Which locations do you cover?*
All sorts! I’m based in South East London with a little home studio that I use for individual shoots, but I travel into London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Hertford and even further afield. My furthest hen party I’ve done is Birmingham!
*Why would Rockabetty Studios be perfect for a vintage loving bride and her hens?*
If the cowboy hats and drinking from willy straws really isn’t your thing, then I think a fun afternoon of dressing up with your girlfriends and having a giggle with some retro props and posing is. Let’s be honest, us girls love dressing up. So don’t miss the chance to dress up as Betty Page or Marilyn Monroe and have a photo-shoot with your friends. Willy straws are welcomed too, though!
*How should brides/hens prepare for their photo shoot?*
The thing we always ask ladies is just to have a lovely relaxing bath the night before and let us take care of the rest. Paint your nails a lovely retro red colour, wash and dry your hair and if you wanted, get your stockings and garter belt out!
*Sparkle Pearls and Lace absolutely loves that Rockabetty prides itself on inner beauty and photo shoots for all shapes and sizes, why do you feel this is important?*
Where do I begin?! This is something I hold very close to my heart. I think we’ve lost the true meaning of pampering in the 21st Century. Women are so busy trying to have that dream career, look after the family and sometimes we forget about ourselves. I want to offer women an afternoon of guilt-free awesome-ness. Society is constantly telling us that if you are above a size 14-16 then you are deemed not beautiful. THIS ISN’T TRUE, LADIES! We are all so extremely beautiful, inside and out. And I’m here to show you!
A huge thanks to Lexi of *Rockabetty Studios* for sharing her wonderful pinup photo shoots with us! This is a bridal or hen must!!