Originally a still-life art form, boudoir photography switched to human subjects when clothiers stopped making apple-sized garter belts. Bite the fruits of seduction this Valentine's Day with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 45-minute ladies' boudoir photo session, including a web gallery and two prints (a $545 value), at Karina Marie Diaz Photography in SOMA. Karina Marie Diaz specializes in photographs of women during the most momentous times of their lives—weddings, pregnancies, and new babies—but she trains an equally artful eye on feminine beauty during her boudoir photo sessions. During the 45-minute session, Diaz snaps sensuous shots of subjects as they sashay around in two outfits of their choosing, simmering passions with lingerie-clad slinks or heating up stoic scientists with seductive Hazmat suits (take a virtual tour here). Once the camera's lens defogs, Diaz will present photographees with the fruits of her film, including an online image gallery of 75 to 125 images ($375 value), two high-resolution poster-sized digital files of one image ($110 value), and two specially edited 5"x7" prints ($60 value) of your favorite shot. This shot will be transformed into an image that literally smolders with highlights that accentuate lighting, add special effects, and crop out the leering visage of Ulysses S. Grant's ghost.
- Karina is an absolute doll. She bubbles over with love and vivaciousness, which is exactly what you need when you're in a very awkward position while sitting on a credenza. – Jill C., Yelp
- I'm definitely working with her again. I had the experience that I was in my close girlfriend's house, and we were spending the day together and it was all about me. This might be the gift I give myself every year for my birthday. – Wendy N., Yelp
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