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 $89, you get a boudoir photo package at Flash Boudoir in Scottsdale (a $385 value). The package includes:
- Boudoir photo session with one outfit (a $300 value)
- Champagne and chocolate (included in session value)
- One 8"x10" print (a $35 value)
- Access to online photo gallery (included in session value)
- $50 product or print credit
The staff at Flash Boudoir, which has been featured on ABC15 and in Arizona Foothills Magazine, choreographs glamorous boudoir and pinup photo shoots for women of all ages and body types. Subjects pack their sexiest lingerie, cocktail dresses, and rubber galoshes before heading to the studio, where they can perfect their getups with Flash Boudoir’s collection of jewelry and accessories. Professional photographers Tina Celle and Melissa Mulera then encourage ladies to perform their best come-hither looks as the cameras flash between sips of champagne and bites of chocolate.
After the session, the photo fanatics edit the images to remove any unsightly glare or flaws and to Photoshop in the Queen of England blushing. Within a week of the boudoir shoot, clients can view their proofs on Flash Boudoir’s password-protected website, and prints arrive 10 to 14 days after clients make their selections. Flash Boudoir can arrange for makeup and hair styling at an additional cost.
A sultry boudoir shoot rarely emphasizes its subject’s wingspan, but the two female photographers who helm Flash Boudoir—Tina Celle and Melissa Mulera—never shy away from an unusual image. Featured by ABC15, their shots can capture women sporting lingerie and feathered wings, artistically draped in bed sheets, and posing for pinup shots in vintage-style swimsuits. As she shoots, Tina draws on her years in fashion journalism, whereas Melissa pulls from her background in fine art and graphic design. Their private studio brims with unique sets for clients to choose from, such as beds piled in pink sateen and pole-dancing sets featuring rehabilitated tetherball poles.