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 $149, you get a boudoir photo-shoot package from Ryaphotos (a $400 value). The package includes:
- 60-minute on-location or in-home photo shoot
- Professional makeup application prior to the shoot
- Three 5”x7” or 8”x10” prints
Skilled shutterbug Rya Boyce puts clients at ease with a relaxed, friendly approach as she crafts images that draw out her subjects’ personalities while showing off their most flattering angles. Sixty-minute boudoir photo shoots take place in a Gainesville-area hotel or at the patron’s location of choice and commence with a makeover from makeup artist Kara Winslow. Afterward, patrons choose a trio of 5”x7” or 8”x10” prints to slip into frames, and, for an additional charge, purchase and online gallery of digital images facilitates ordering enough prints to wallpaper a dining room.
Skilled shutterbug Rya aspires to join the lofty ranks of photosmiths such as Jade Albert and Annie Leibovitz through the natural light and natural smiles captured in her artistic portraiture. Her relaxed approach to shoots has landed her work in Home Magazine, and her winsome way with children—a demographic that usually responds to cameras by screaming until their lenses shatter—has yielded commercial images for youth surfwear and dental services. No matter her subject, Rya captures candid poses, drawing out family dynamics and catching the hopefulness of graduating seniors. After shoots, she retouches images and creates online galleries that clients can browse to order enough prints to wallpaper a dining room.