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 photography package (a $275 value) at Just A Tease Photography. The package includes the following:
- A 45-minute boudoir photo session
- Seven retouched digital photographs hosted online in a password-protected gallery that may be printed up to 8”x10”. Photos are available for 30 days after editing.<p>
Sessions booked Monday–Friday receive 11”x14” deluxe centerfold spreads for three out of five images. Groupon buyers can also upgrade to a pole-dance or maternity specialty shoot for an additional $75.
The shutterbugs at Just A Tease—sister company of Pole La Teaz—help women of the 2010s emulate pin-ups of the 1940s with sexy boudoir photo shoots. On arrival, ladies receive a glass of wine, which they sip throughout 15 minutes of styling aid before a brief tutorial teaches them how to strike a sultry, statuesque pose without their skin hardening into marble. The session itself occurs on the set of choice—floor, chair, mirror, or wall—where models donning come-hither ensembles move bodies into smoldering silhouettes. Clients should arrive camera-ready and may wear two outfits during the session, though one is preferable due to time constraints; for more answers to commonly asked questions, visit the FAQ page. Postshoot, glamorous gals pick seven shots to be edited and hosted in a password-protected enclave on the Internet, allowing photo subjects to decide whether to share their pics online, download and print, or release them into the wild.
As CNN Medical Correspondent Judy Fortin discovered during her visit to Atlanta, PoleLaTeaz's flirty-fitness classes encourage self-confidence as much as toned muscles. Led by studio owner Angela Edwards and her staff of experienced instructors, sultry sessions range from introductory pole dancing to suspended yoga. Each class retains an all-female roster to further promote a comfortable environment. Before participants learn routines consisting of swings, swivels, and uncanny imitations of flagpoles, they also work to gain agility by practicing Pilates stretches.