For Leila, Seriously Sexy Boudoir's resident shutterbug, sexiness isn't about how much skin a woman shows, but how she shows it. During one-hour boudoir and maternity boudoir sessions in a private, female-only studio, her all-women team guides guests through each pose. Whether with a suggestively arched back, pouty lips, or a flirtatious wink, the team works to ensure that every image has a sultry touch devoid of redeye, which only serves to seduce Terminators. Leila also provides top-notch lighting, impressive sets, and appropriate wardrobe suggestions to enhance the experience even more.
Afterward, Leila invites clients back for an unveiling, where they can review every image and examine samples of products that can preserve their favorite shots. Leila digitally retouches each picture in her digital darkroom before creating prints, high-resolution images, or photo albums.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Rather than constantly reinvent one space for each of his photography sessions, Daniel Butler frames high-school seniors, brides, families, pets, and children at one of his four studios. Along with his indoor workspace?where he hosts Easter specials with live bunnies and ducklings?Daniel owns three outdoor studios: a private lakefront area, a portrait park, and a portrait garden. Subjects can lounge in front of the water, relax in the gazebo, or strike poses in front of a rustic truck. Daniel shares the digital images with his clients, at which point they choose which images to print and preserve. Additionally, Daniel ensures each shot's longevity by framing pictures in his gallery, as well as restoring images with more advanced techniques than coloring in faded parts with a crayon.
Real Life Studios specializes in snapping youngsters and conducts its sessions with an eye toward spontaneity to bring out each kiddo's true character. The studio’s funky, colorful backdrops and mini-trampoline can help give a lively vibe to a portrait, and the well-stocked costume and prop closet helps children express individuality and explore life as a key grip. Or memorialize a toddler's inaugural public pronunciation of "cheese" by opting for outdoor shots, which take place in a beautiful nearby park. After the one-hour photo frenzy, choose an image for a beautiful 5"x7" print, an ideal size for framing or shellacking on to oatmeal boxes.
With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
At Caston Studio, three generations of photographers have captured many timeless moments, from parents cuddling their newborns to brides and grooms sharing a stolen kiss. Working on location or within the studio's five different sitting rooms, they snap images of families, business professionals, or graduating seniors. All told, each photo shoot includes about 50?60 different poses, which the studio then turns into quality prints, hand-painted oils, and canvas photos.