Themed Period Photo Workshops
When attending our historic reenactment photo shoots, we take an immense amount of pride to ensure the historical accuracy of every possible detail, from scenery and props to clothing and hair styles. Our list of reenactment photo shoots includes the many theaters of World War II, the Civil War, the 1880s wild west and recreations of 1930s, 40s or 50s civilian life.
AAF Army Air Force (WWII)
These shoots take place independently or in conjunction with larger events like airshows. Our photographers get the chance to take staged pictures of crew portraits, simulated action shots and classy pin-up shots. We also run night photo sessions with engine run-ups as well as air-to-air shoots.
Air to Air and Night Sessions
US Navy and Merchant Marine (WWII)
Climb aboard a decommissioned Navy ship and photograph our reenactors as they recreate everyday scenes in and around the ship. We heavily emphasize using period-correct props to help enhance the authenticity of our scenes.
US Army and Armor (WWII)
If you like things that go bang, this is the photo shoot for you. Our army and armor photo shoots have an emphasis on combat situations as well as camp life and portraits. We have photographed reenactors on the beach simulating the D-Day Normandy invasion as well as large armor guns being fired.
Everyone loves a pretty lady posing with a vintage airplane, but if you want to do it authentically, you must find the right people. Luckily for us, we have a network of ladies who love to do true 1940s pin-up with period-correct outfits, hair and makeup and a great attitude to make things fun. Our photo shoots emphasize the classic pin-up poses. We do not do nudity.
Rosie the Riveter
During our Rosie shoots, we’ve not only had the good fortune to work with great reenactors, but some have also been actual railroaders and machinists. These special details ensure that each of our shoots has a level of realism and genuineness. Our ladies perform numerous tasks, including working on a live steam locomotive or plane, utilizing drill presses, rivet guns and welding torches, and posing for the always popular pin-up scenes.
Like our WWII shoots, we focus on combat scenes, camp life and portrait sessions. We also involve horses, period trains and artillery when available.
Civilian Life 1930s-1950s
Whether it’s the 1930s, 1940s or 1950s, we bring in reenactors with the proper clothing, hair, makeup and props to make our scenes as authentic as possible. We’ve done 1930s photo shoots with Model A cars, a Ford Tri-Motor airplane and buildings. We have also done a 1950s diner shoot complete with reenactors and 1950s vehicles..
American Southwest 1880s
The Navajo Nation – We traveled into the back country of Monument Valley and photographed several families dressed in historic clothing and performing chores such as rug weaving, hair weaving and other tasks that would have been carried out during the 1800s. The sprawling desert scenes were a perfect backdrop for our shoot. In addition, we took portraits of the families and night shots of the desert with the Milky Way stretching through the sky.
Cowboys of the Southwest – We have done several cowboy shoots throughout the Southwest United States. On one of our shoots during the peak of fall color, storm clouds were clearing as real cowboys and cowgirls of the San Juan Mountains put on a great show for the photographers. They rustled up cattle and posed with their horses for great portrait opportunities. Our other cowboy shoots have taken place in southern Arizona, where our reenactors ran through a river, kicked up dust in a ghost town and rode into the sunset on a real working ranch. Individual portrait sessions were also done during these shoots.
What our customers have to say…
Folks, if you love photography, do yourself a favor and sign up for one of Pete’s photo charters!-Josh Mackley