In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so that they'd always know what they looked like. Enjoy the preservative nature of photographs with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a one-hour photo session, hair and makeup included, and 11 prints from Crush Photo Studios in Costa Mesa (a $570 total value). Crush is willing to travel up to 30 miles from the studio for location shoots; shoots outside the 30-mile radius will incur an additional $25 fee.
Specializing in portrait and boudoir photography, the trio of female photogs at Crush Photo Studios set subjects at ease as they prepare hair and makeup and chat like old friends. Once they've settled your nerves and warmed up your smile with stretches, you'll be looking your best for an hour of snapping engagement photos, headshots, senior portraits, or a boudoir portrait session that gives your life's bunkmate a much more stimulating picture book to read before bed than Curious George Renews His License at the DMV (a $195 value). Many of Crush's images have graced the glossy pages of magazines such as Ability, as well as solid gold celebrity mantelpieces. Once you're all posed out, your shutterbug will help you pick out the most beguiling image from the batch to give as a gift or keep for yourself in three sizes: one 8"x10" (a $125 value), two 5"x7"s (a $125 value), and eight wallet size (a $125 value). Your session can include more than one person, making it easy to take winner’s circle photos of your three-legged-race team.
Four Yelpers give Crush Photo Studios a perfect five-star rating:
- She is a brilliant photographer and great to work with, she has created a very fun and sexy atmosphere at Crush Studios with excellent makeup and hair stylists. – Nora N.
- She delivers what she promises, photo shoot was fun, getting makeup and hair was fun, and the hardest part was selecting the photos, I found so many I wanted to keep. – Mio F.
Crush Photo Studios
Crush's team of all-female photographers and makeup artists has worked with celebrities, high end magazines, talent agencies and modeling schools that sought them out to craft sensual portraits. Specializing in boudoir photography, the staff puts clients at ease as it captures fun and flirtatious moments in the bedroom, tastefully framing intimate shots to showcase the sensual curves of the female form or a favorite pair of footed pajamas.
Clients thinking outside the bedroom can pose for engagement photos, senior portraits, or headshots. Professionally-applied makeup makes faces smolder, and hairstyling sessions get coifs camera-ready. After each shoot, the studio performs digital retouching to produce images that flawlessly capture each patron’s inherent beauty.