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.
Steve Yanni first felt the inexorable pull of photography more than 20 years ago, when he picked up a camera and started snapping photos as a hobby. Since then, Steve has ceded to his artistic calling, dedicating his career to capturing special events, family portraits, and sensual boudoir shots, as well as imparting his knowledge upon fledgling shutterbugs during instructive workshops. The bridal specialist enlists a team of talented photogs to help him at events, ensuring that no special moment goes undocumented, from the cutting of the cake to the swallowing of the ceremonial flaming sword.
Armed with high-quality photo paper and photo-finishing equipment, Harmon Photo's staff transforms digital photos into tangible keepsakes. Memory-card images enter the real world in forms including standard 4"x6" prints, massive 40"x60" canvases, and plush pillows. Conversely, non-digital items—such as photos, drawings, and degrees—hop into a flatbed scanner to enter cyberspace, where they can be resized, restored, and emailed. Upon request, technicians enhance photos by adjusting color and brightness and cropping out cousins who turned out to just be escaped orangutans.
Kalysa Wilson owns Ashira Photography, a boudoir and pinup studio that accentuates the glamorous qualities of its clientele. Professional makeup applications and new hairstyles can exaggerate models’ beauty before they pose for boudoir, pregnancy-boudoir, or pinup-style shoots. During photo-snapping sessions, ladies can bring their own outfits or pose in costumes provided by the studio, which include a short fur coat, satin gloves, and lacy lederhosen. Afterward, professional retouching allows women to look their best in online galleries or in print form.
With locations across Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Illinois, Studio One to One captures patrons' best angles using simple backdrops and props during personalized studio-style portrait sessions. During the 30-minute shoots, clients can show off one perfectly practiced pose, from the bad-boy wall lean to the finger-pointing prosecutor. The professional photographer then transfers images onto prints, which make thoughtful gifts for loved ones who frequently mistake you for a stranger.