welcome at The Elderwood Photography in Hamburg!


"The Elderwood Photography is one of the best known Vintage Photostudios in the northern hemisphere, internationally published in magazines and with it's very own, authentic style a distinctive and long established constant in the Vintage Photography scene. Even international artists like Mosh, Bryona Ashly, Miss Rockabilly Ruby, Miss Cherry Dollface, Eden Berlin, Fay Loren and well known german Models of this scene posed in front of her camera and became glamourizied at it's best."



My name is Ava Elderwood from Hamburg and my passion belongs to the artistically staged Vintage Photography. Showing every woman her most beautiful sides, on a day full with inspirations, tips and a lot of insights but most of all creating the most wonderful pictures is my aim.

If you love to create colorful, cheeky and glamorous pictures with the magic of old postcards and sheet metal signs, being a Pin Up, Burleque lady and everything around is your cup of tea? Then i'll create together with you and a lot of passion your dreams with this one authentic retro charm.



It don't matter if you're curvy or petite, young or best age, experienced or amateur, each woman is in good hands. Besides professional make up and for each setting matching hair style i'll give you a lot of tips, showing you how to pose perfect to creating best results so you'll take home not only more knowledge and beautiful pictures but a new body feeling and become motivated to implement the learned stuff into your daily routine. Of course, delicious foods and sparkling drinks are included and i'll take all the time we need for developing and brainstorm your ideas and wishes in my cosy studio.





Know How

Make Up & Hair

With my 2 1/2 years of learning hairdresser focused on make up, many years of practice specific make up and typical vintage hairstyles like Vintage Waves, Page Boy, Poodle and many more authentic ones, you'll be in best hands.

I learned from the best international stylists like Tony Medina (His Vintage Touch, Stylist of Dita von Teese) Miss Rockabilly Ruby and Miss Cherry Dollface so my know how developed over the years to creating nearly every hairdream you have.



As a professional model for several brands i'm working since over 7 years in front of the camera, knowing how to strike a pose and showing the "chocolate side" ;)

I'll give you a lot of good advices, showing you some tricks to get the perfect posing so you can be sure to make the perfect shape! I'll motivate you, taking all the time we need and in my cosy studio you'll have it easy to relax and collect oneself.

No big team, just you and me makes it more comfortable to working out your thing.



All my knowledge i taught myself, undeterred from school-knowledge and so i developed my very own signature style.

We'll create ideas togehter, focussing on uniqueness that fits especially to you.

I use newest lighting techniques and of course true vintage ones from the 40s and 50s in my  fully  equipped professional studio but also looking for unconventional ways to get a remarkable picture.



Since over 13 years i'm working in the areas photography, graphic and packaging design and retouch. Composings and all kinds of retouching like beauty retouch, authentic glamorous ones and artistic ones giving your picture the final perfect polish. You have special wishes like removing scars etc...? No problem!





Pin Up, Hollywood Glamour, Burlesque, Boudoir waiting for you...

Pin Up




Film Noir

Baby Belly


Comic / Hero