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 this Valentine’s Day with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a one-hour boudoir photography package at Mary Gillespie Photography in Lodi (a $300 value). The package include:
- Portrait sitting fee (a $90 value)
- Professional makeup artist (a $40 value)
- Eight images on disc (a $170 value)
The photographers at Mary Gillespie capture coy, intimate snapshots during one-on-one boudoir photo shoots. Ladies sit down for dollops of color, rouge, and lipstick from a professional makeup artist before slinking into the first of three alluring outfits. Subjects reveal as much or as little skin as they like, draping themselves in pearls or wisps of white bed sheets while dishing out incendiary eyewinks. Mary Gillespie’s all-female staff puts subjects at ease and creates an environment where ladies feel free to prance, smile, and pose in front of two different backdrops. After the shoot, subjects receive a digital disc of eight edited images, any of which can be printed for an additional fee, ensuring long-time enjoyment should CD drives melt from the images’ body heat.