The great romantic painters had the same goal: craft an image so beautiful it would come to life and marry them. Be a work of art with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$350 for a junior-boudoir package (a $700 value)
- One-hour photo shoot
- Three outfit changes
- One 8"x10" print
- 5 retouched high-resolution images on CD with print rights
$550 for a full-boudoir package (a $1,100 value)
- Two-hour photo shoot
- Hair and makeup styling
- Six outfit changes
- One 8"x10" print
- 10 retouched high-resolution images on CD with print rights
Before the shoot launches, clients sit down with Erik, the photographer, to discuss ideas, poses, and comfort zones. Those opting for the full-boudoir package relax with champagne and music as professional makeup artist Michelle takes over for a 45- to 90-minute wardrobe, hair, and makeup styling. Glammed up and flush with confidence with champagne in hand, women ease into the shoot with a few headshots that break the ice before striking more daring, flirty poses. After one- or two-hour sessions, the photographer retreats to his lab to subtly retouch the images. Clients can select 5 or 10 of their favorite shots for a CD and an 8"x10" portrait printed on acid-free paper.
Now a professional photographer who trained at the New England School of Photography, Erik first cottoned on to photography while living in Europe. Awestruck by the beauty and excitement that comes with trekking around unfamiliar places, he wanted to pull the sights through the lens of his camera and keep them from weathering in his memory. His newfound passion for photography snuck into his luggage on his trip back to the U.S., where it grew into a full-blown career of photographing boudoir shoots and weddings.
Patton Boudoir’s 900-square-foot studio, decorated like an old-fashioned dressing room, sets an elegant backdrop for tasteful photo sessions. Commercial lighting casts a flattering glow over skin, and bottles of champagne set a festive mood. During boudoir sessions, Erik uses a mix of humor and specific direction to create images that draw out each client's personality, celebrate their beauty, and show off the elegant curve of their antennae. Depending on the package, the shoot takes the form of a full-fledged event with professional makeup artist Michelle working at Erik’s side, styling hair, applying makeup, and orchestrating the wardrobe. After the shoot, Erik lightly retouches and individually tones prints to mimic darkroom techniques.