Originally a still-life art form, boudoir photography switched to human subjects when clothiers stopped making apple-size garter belts. Bite the fruits of seduction with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a boudoir photo package at Ashira Photography (a $320 total value) that includes:
- A 40-minute in-studio photo shoot with two outfit changes (a $210 value)
- A 24-image 5”x5” photo mini magazine (a $75 value)
- Custom gift-wrapping for the magazine (a $35 value)<p>
Pairing vintage photography enthusiasm with years of experience, Kalysa Wilson of Ashira Photography coaxes the vixen in every woman up to the more photographable surface. Each 40-minute shoot enrobes ladies in up to two different outfits (a $50 fee for a third outfit change) culled from home closets or the studio’s wardrobe, allowing them to role-play the glamorous lives of seductive starlets, chic rock stars, and sexy CPAs. Clients sip champagne or nonalcoholic bubbly while working with Wilson in pursuit of intimate shots set against various backgrounds, textures, and scenes. During a Belly Boudoir session, expectant mothers preserve artful images of their baby bumps and sets of feathery maternity wings.
After each shoot, muses access their finished proofs through Ashira’s password-protected website, where they peruse their 30–50 edited snapshots and select the 24 that best show off their sultry left elbow. Each subject will receive a prewrapped 5”x5” magazine containing their prints 3–4 weeks after their shoot, ready for gifting to a special someone or injecting new life into the library’s next book drive, with rush 10-day delivery available for an additional $100. Though not included in this Groupon, customers can also purchase digital copies of their images after the shoot for an extra fee.
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.