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.
Pizazz prettifies parties with a sweeping selection of party accessories for a cornucopia of different celebrations. Sift through scores of stationary from top-notch designers—including Crane and Bazzill Papers—for the perfect wedding or birthday invite and stop training seagulls to deliver announcements on ketchup-inscribed french fries. Peruse boutique shelves for gift ideas galore to help honor paisley-loving moms-to-be with Vera Bradley bags, accessories, and stationery ($12–$125) or congratulate stylish newlyweds with custom Trollbeads jewelry ($25–$488).
Professional portraits have come a long way. Gone are the days of fist-on-chin pseudo seriousness and comically fake backgrounds. Digital-imaging pros today, like April Melton, know that natural poses in real places make long-lasting memories.
Professional photo snapper Ivona captures intimate poses and come-hither glances during a 30-minute session inside her residential studio. Subjects release their inner vixen while donning their choice of seductive underthings, spicy accessories, or flirtatious knee pads from their personal wardrobe. Ivona aims to evoke the natural beauty of her model during the session, maintaining a comfortable environment and supplying encouraging direction. Commemorate the sensual shoot with two 5"x7" prints and one 8"x10" print, each retouched to flawless perfection to give your life's bunkmate a much more stimulating picture book to read before bed than Curious George Renews His License at the DMV.
Specializing in newborn, toddler, and maternity portraits, Nina Roxanne homes her digital lens and artistic eye onto models of all ages. During this single-subject session, Nina guides shy subjects through a series of flattering poses, whether capturing a baby's peaceful repose, an expectant mother's beautifully growing belly, or a pin-up model's patriotic endorsement of steel rationing. Natural light is favored for on-location shoots, allowing Nina to work one-on-one with the sun to collaborate on an artistic vision. Her cozy in-home studio provides a respite from rainy weather or unintentional wind-blown wigs. The hour produces a CD of 15 cyber-photos of high-quality that can be printed onto 8"x10" paper at the client's discretion, along with copyrights, allowing the photos to be reproduced for sharing via Christmas cards or nondenominational wanted posters. An online gallery of the 15 images will also be available for up to two weeks, and more sizable physical copies can be added for an additional cost (not covered by the Groupon).