Professional photographer Jennifer is a one-woman wrecking crew when it comes to negative body images. To Jennifer, the human body is a work of art that deserves to be celebrated rather than disparaged. Her own work is a testament to this. In fun and informal boudoir shoots, she transforms her clients into bombshells that smolder in front of the camera lens. Instead of doctoring her photos beyond the point of recognition, she emphasizes everything that makes her clients beautiful. The result is a stunning print or photo album filled with smiles and a scintillating yet classy dose of bare skin.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
Armed with nothing but a Polaroid camera, a young Carrie Schluckbier created portraits for her very first clients: stuffed animals. Though her passion for photography has remained the same since her childhood years, her skills have only improved. These days, she photographs professionally for Capital Boudoir alongside fellow shutterbugs John Porter and Mike Burns, whose publication credits include The Washington Post.
The trio not only shares a dedication to their craft, but also a dedication to making their guests feel beautiful and comfortable. Before having clients step in front of the lens, they have them select flattering outfits and sit down for a cosmetic session with resident makeup artist Gina Robinson. Once subjects are gussied up, the photographers coach models through a series of poses, capturing each sultry, yet tasteful look in artfully composed images. During post-shoot viewing sessions, clients can determine which pictures they want to retouch and preserve with prints or full-back tattoos.
Ladies of all ages and physiques pose for skilled photographers in a private, female-only studio to create artful, sumptuous portraits highlighting femininity and confidence. Upon arriving at the Boudoir Photography by Angie Garfield studio, clients comb through potential outfits with the talented shutterbug and can sip a glass of wine to calm any preshoot jitters. The photographer then leads subjects through a beauty-capturing session composed of a series of poses tailored to the client’s comfort level. Boudoir Photography encourages women to incorporate flirty accessories such as feather boas, long strands of pearls, and velvet leprechaun caps into the session. The retouched prints and digital images immortalize each subject’s unique beauty for a personal keepsake or memorable gift. Groupon holders may also purchase additional prints, products and makeup-application services at 10% off.
Heather Turner converted her passion for photography into a successful business, drawing inspiration from her photographer grandfather. In addition to photographing her own daughters, Turner captures colorful portraits of babies, kids, families, mothers-to-be, and brides. She then distributes digital images and prints in black and white or color, which can be framed and placed artfully atop mantles, grand pianos, or chocolate frosted sheet cakes.
For Lisa, the inspiration to become a photographer came from a very personal place: her children. The young mother couldn't help but capture her kids' development through each stage of their lives, and found herself making monthly treks to corporate photo studios. When she realized that the images and customer-service experiences that resulted didn?t make the time and cost worth it, she dusted off her old camera, brushed up on her high-school photography lessons, and got to work. What came out was hardly amateur: vivid, light-soaked images of gazing toddlers, slumbering infants, and smiling families.
Today, Lisa's four children motivate her?and prepare her for calming rambunctious subjects?during portrait sessions, which can chronicle kids from birth to their senior years of high school, or capture entire families. Before all shoots, she consults with clients to customize sessions, whether they choose to pose amid the controlled conditions of Lisa's professional studio or inside a favorite linen closet during onsite appointments.