Originally a still-life art form, boudoir photography switched to human subjects when clothiers stopped making apple-sized garter belts. Bite the fruits of seduction with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a boudoir photo-shoot package at Love Pic Love (a $545 value). The package includes:
- A 45-minute photo shoot with two outfit changes and a two-month online gallery of 50–75 images (a $375 value)
- Four retouched high-resolution digital images on a disc (a $120 value)
- One high-resolution digital retouched image with special effects on a disc (a $30 value)
- One 5"x7" retouched print (a $10 value)
- One 5"x7" retouched print with special effects (a $10 value)
The professional shutterbugs at Love Pic Love set models at ease as they pose in two ensembles during the 45-minute boudoir shoot. Discerning stylists offer advice on looks and how clients' lingerie or flannel long johns can best highlight one's favorite features. Patrons later select images for a 5"x7" retouched print and a 5"x7" retouched print with special effects that enhance the image for an editorial look. Two high-resolution digital files large enough for poster-size printing also head home on a disc, one retouched and the other both retouched and treated with special effects, and an additional three equally high-resolution files accompany them. All digital images come with print releases so clients can duplicate them as they please. An online gallery of 50–75 of the session's best captures remains available for up to two months after the shoot as subjects debate the merits of extra prints to gift to a significant other or to an affectionate picture frame.
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"Modern vintage" is the oxymoronic phrase that best describes the work of photographer Erick Johnson. Though his low-contrast images, use of sepia tones, and the exposed brick and distressed wood floors of his studio hearken back to a bygone era, his portfolio is unmistakably of-the-moment, featuring casual poses, outrageous props, and a youthful, carefree sensibility. When Erick isn't documenting weddings and events with a photojournalistic diligence or a quirky photo-booth mentality, he sticks to his studio turf for portraits of kids and familie. Most shoots come with an online gallery that stays open for two months, which is useful for showing off to faraway loved ones or escaping the disapproving stare of a judgmental motherboard.