The Original Vixens

Vixen Pin-Up Photography is a collaboration of local photographer Nikki Moreno-Whipple and makeup artist and business partner Candy Cunningham. We specialize in pin up, boudoir and glamour photography.

Vixen Pin-Up Photography was founded in 2007 and was the very first full-scale pin up studio of its kind in Kansas City. We’ve worked with hundreds of everyday gals from all over the United States. If you’re looking for true cheesecake pin up you’ve come to the right place!

Our work has graced the covers of magazines and has been published all over the world. We love transforming everyday women and helping them become the girl of her dreams. We can’t wait to work with you!

Nikki Moreno-Whipple


Life has a way of leading you to amazing places, if you’re willing to let go a little and be led. For Nikki, that started at a young age when she discovered her love for dolling up her friends, family and, even better — that she was very good at it. Fate put the camera in her hands over a decade ago, giving her the perfect outlet for capturing her work on an amazing variety of women, from burlesque performers to models to the everyday-girl pin ups. All the while, she studied her favorite old Hollywood movies, living in, and learning to perfect her passion.

But what story would be complete without taking risks? In 2007, that’s exactly what Nikki did in starting Vixen Pin-Up Photography. And it’s gone viral — literally. Since then, she’s been letting life lead her through this dream, meeting hundreds of inspiring women in Kansas City and all over the country. She’s so proud to have earned worldwide recognition and a global fan base.

Yet her story is nowhere near over. And she can’t wait to write the next chapter with you!

Candy Cunningham

Partner/Makeup Artist/Stylist

Everyone is born with an innate talent. An inherent ability that is honed through a passion for exploration, and a good dose of fun. For Candy, that talent is turning the raw materials of makeup into a complete work of art in all its forms, with people as her canvas.

Candy first ignited her passion for makeup in her late teens, while working on local horror movie sets — an unbelievably complex form of makeup artistry that offers a healthy lesson in patience and creativity. She expanded those lessons at UMKC where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her movie work continued for some time, until life decided it wanted to apply her talent to the beauty world. In 2008, she officially teamed up with Nikki at Vixen Pin-Up Photography, where she turns beautiful women into glamorous gals!

Independently and alongside Nikki, Candy is thrilled to work with clients of all backgrounds, from models and performers to the girl next door — and you!

A Snapshot Into Nikki and Candy’s Work

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