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.
Signature service: Photography and video
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Canon
Pro Tip: Relax, relax, relax.
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.
The bed sheets ruffle as photographer Erica Tait directs a new pose and ducks behind her camera. The "between the sheets" shot is popular among her boudoir clientele, as it exposes the shoulders and leaves the rest to the imagination. This tasteful and intimate exhibition embodies Erica's work at TAIT Photography.
Her mix of black-and-white and more-vibrant images stamps a contemporary style on both her signature boudoir photography and her wedding photography. Her passion for empowering women inspired the Boudoir for the Cure event, where 100% of the proceeds are donated to breast-cancer research.