Hour-long photo sessions with Montenero's sensualist shutterbugs yield tasteful, alluring images. Sprightly retro pin-ups recall a time when exposed knees were thought to incite Communism, while more concupiscent boudoir photos awaken subjects' latent sultriness while they pout, preen, and lounge in lingerie. Budding vixens can choose between either a shoot at the photographers' Lawrenceville studio or one within the comfort of their own homes, finally unlocking the eroticism lurking within old leather recliners or double-basin bathroom sinks. Basic retouching services are included with the deal, which is personalized according to each subject's areas of confidence and results in an 8"x10" print.
Even though they don't own a time machine, the photographers at Switch Blade Betties Pin-Up Photography can still transport their clients into the past. The staff transforms subjects into sultry retro models with midcentury hair, makeup, and costume, giving them free rein of a studio filled with inspiration, such as vintage furnishings and photographs of Mamie Eisenhower in a leather jacket. During shoots, photographers direct and give advice as they incorporate props ranging from feather fans and country-western hats to diner counters and real classic cars. Sometimes, they organize photography sessions at cities around the country, uniting participants under a common retro theme, such as Ice Cream & Hot Dog Stand or Vintage Vixens & Hot Rod Betties.
Adept at working with light—often regarded as the focal point of photography—Ty Richardson produces crisp portraiture during shoots with families, kids, and working professionals. His talent for capturing fleeting moments in a photo also extends to covering sporting ventures as well as special events such as comedy nights and fashion shows.
The speedy specialists at Ridin’ Clean Mobile Auto Spa pamper vehicles with soft, sudsy hand washes and mobile cleaning services. Technicians travel to the home or office to launder and love vehicles with a meticulous hand wash, spritz of spray wax, or clay-bar treatment. Teams also offer individual services such as headlight restoration, engine detailing, and conversion of tree sap into paint-flavored maple syrup.
No matter how long customers rent a digital-technology-equipped vintage booth from The Classic Photo Booth, they all receive the same wealth of services. Each spacious booth's camera snaps a series of color and black-and-white shots, which emerge from printers within 10–15 seconds. Prints can be assembled into a complementary scrapbook for each event's host, and a digital version of every image is burned onto an include CD. Rentals can also add customized logos printed onto every photo and, for an additional fee, a box of props such as wigs and mustaches. Booths are promptly delivered, set up, and disassembled by an onsite attendant, who mans the booth while decked out in tuxedo-style dress so a tech-savvy penguin can take their place in case of an emergency.
Kecia and Kima, the leaders of SweetKysStudios Boudoir Photography's all-female photography team, know that each woman defines sexy in her own way. That's why they precede their boudoir sessions by discussing five components of each shoot: wardrobe, props, hair and makeup, posing, and overall look. With these in place, the SweetKysStudios crew pampers models with airbrushing and optional vintage or contemporary hair and makeup before Kecia and Kima coach each lady through her shoot. Afterward, clients can keep their favorite photos via products ranging from mounted prints to full albums.