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- to two-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. For an additional fee, Leila provides professional hair and makeup work, 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.
Through a wide-angle lens, a digital SLR camera in a Valentine Photo Booth snaps shots of revelers, and then develops lab-quality prints in eight seconds. The tasteful black booths, lit by flattering rays from a built-in soft box, come equipped with video capacity and are run with touchscreen controls rather than keys that can only be obtained by chasing down a mischievous leprechaun. Attendants tend to technological responsibilities and keep attendees’ party mojos in full gear throughout the night. The spacious booths can accommodate large groups and patrons in wheelchairs, and their modular setup allows technicians to move them easily, and even set them up in outdoor, outlet-free venues. Hosts can also activate optional greenscreen backgrounds for effects far more advanced than the sketch-artist booths that came before them.
Eschewing the confines of a studio, Jennifer Lazos shoots every roll for Bella Lynn Studios on location, harnessing the natural light of each park, field, or cityscape to enhance her foregrounded clients. Jennifer constantly cracks jokes throughout each custom session to ensure that babies, children, or couples feel completely at ease and produce naturally candid smiles. The joviality continues afterward when customers consider which poses to transfer onto gift prints, wall prints, or canvases, which are great for hanging on living-room walls or in a gallery at the Louvre.
Timeless Moments Photographic Art's photographers stand out thanks to the uncommon amenities they provide at photo shoots. Among these are kid-friendly photo-shoot themes, such as A Day in the Country or Un Jour A Paris, which have whimsical set pieces, props, and backgrounds. The photographers also travel to noted local sites for on-location shoots, aiming their lenses at subjects framed by Fort Story or Norfolk Botanical Garden and lit by natural light. To avoid interruptions from feral casting directors, subjects can hold shoots in a private park or in their own home.
The brainchild of veteran wedding DJ Shawn Cox and wedding coordinator Carolyn Stark, The Boardwalk Photo Booth Company sets itself apart from run-of-the-mill portable studios by offering vintage-style booths with classy wood-grain exteriors. A winner of The Knot's 2012 Best of Weddings award, Boardwalk fortifies each booth with a high-resolution Canon digital camera and professional flash system, capturing subjects as they mug on comfy benches built for two or three.
Behind the booth's velvet curtain, partygoers model licensed props from movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter, along with feather boas, glittering crowns, and spectacles. A high-speed digital printer churns out smudge-resistant memories as a booth specialist lurks nearby to fix technical problems, encourage participation, and serenade the booth for a job well done.
Virginia Beach Photo Booth's custom-built, American-made photo booth spits out color or black and white strips in less than eight seconds. Inside, users utilize a 19-inch touch screen to navigate the booth's many capabilities, such as recording video or uploading shots to social media websites in real time.