Digital technology has allowed for the introduction of many new art forms, just as Leonardo da Vinci once predicted on his blog. Upload a masterpiece with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get a boudoir photo-shoot and print package at Mike Kortoci Photography in Glen Rock (an $800 value). Boudoir sessions include the following:
- A one-hour in-studio photo session (a $350 value)
- A matted 8”x10” photo print (a $350 value)
- Digital files of all pictures on CD (approximately 100 images) (a $100 value). The CD will contain up to 100 low-resolution images suitable for web sharing.<p>
Featured on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the memory-preservation specialists at Mike Kortoci Photography create sensual, fashion shoot-influenced boudoir images. Inside the 2,000-square-foot studio, clients pose and issue sultry accidental sneezes among set pieces such as leather couches and seamless backdrops that help shutterbugs capture clients’ steamiest selves. At the end of the shoot, the customer selects an image to be retouched and etched onto an 8”x10”, gallery-style matted print. Clients will also sweet-talk CDs, holding all of the images from their shoot, into coming home with them. Prints beyond the ones included with this package may be purchased for an additional fee.
Mike Kortoci Photography
When cast members from The Real Housewives of New Jersey stopped at Marra's Restaurant for a bite, the owner asked neighboring photographer Mike Kortoci to take a picture. The ladies loved his work so much that, after a tour of his studio, they asked Mike to film an on-camera segment for the show. Snapping shots of celebs isn't uncommon for Mike—according to Ridgewood News, his famous clientele has included the Baldwin brothers and America's Next Top Model –winner CariDee English.
For the most part, however, Mike lends his artistic eye and more than 20 years of experience to creating customized portraits for his everyday clients, including kids and families. He snaps primarily black-and-white images during on-location shoots and inside his 2,000-square-foot studio. Afterward, he retouches clients' favorite shots, removing red eye or blinking specters, and preserves them on canvas or watercolor-paper prints.