Originally a still-life art form, boudoir photography switched to human subjects when clothiers stopped making apple-size garter belts. Bite the fruits of seduction with this Groupon.
$99 for a Boudoir Portrait Package ($520 Value)
- A 30-minute boudoir photo shoot
- Makeup application
- 3 digital images
- $30 credit toward any print package
Owner Cherie Luckoff conducts preshoot consultations over the phone, advising soon-to-be sitters on wardrobe choices. At the studio, a makeup artist applies cosmetics to highlight features and infuse faces with photo-ready glamour. Cherie then helms a relaxed photo shoot replete with props, after which a photo-viewing session enables models to pick out winning shots to be transformed into prints.
A lifelong animal lover, Cherie Luckoff's interest in photography grew after she began chronicling the antics of her own dogs, a hobby she continues to this day. Her penchant for capturing pets in pastel led to an interest in boudoir photography—a genre she mastered during years spent training under Claudio Basso and Playboy veteran Ken Marcus. Working in concert with Cherie is staff makeup artist Jennie Sullivan, who imbues subjects with confidence by highlighting their best features. Cherie goes out of her way to set her models at ease, striking some poses herself to show how to execute a natural-looking position. A background in both art education and interior design guides her as she sets up a shoot, enhancing her portraits’ distinctive sensual auras via props such as petals, pearls, and feather boas. This attention to detail has led Cherie to develop a devoted fan base of clients who gallop into her studio from across the state as well as from Michigan and New York.