Tired of feeling neglected and unloved on team picture day, sullen boudoirs began leaving trails of 35mm film and breadcrumbs to lure unsuspecting photographers. Indulge photographic whims with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a photo session and make-up application totaling about one hour, plus a print package, including two 5”x7” prints and two digital copies, at Seattle Boudoir Photography in Belltown (a $350 value).
Seattle Boudoir Photography allows ladies of all ages, sizes, and modeling levels to express themselves through professionally snapped, vintage-inspired imagery. Since opening shop in 2008, these lens-wielding liaisons have learned how to pamper and primp their subjects. Presession, staffers contact clients for consultation of wardrobe, various technical details, and their interpretation of infinity. On the day of the shoot, guests are swathed in a professionally administered make-up session before taking center frame for 30-minutes of flashes. Throughout the playful and free-spirited shoot, subjects receive on-set touch-ups and styling in addition to a generous outpour of keen direction and, for the shutter-shy, crystal cold champagne.
From start to finish, the entire experience operates under the careful collaboration between subject and photographer. Ladies can dare to be bold by dawning risqué attire or dare others to imagine through subtle displays of peekaboo sultriosity. After the shoot, stars realign with their photographers to select the shots that best tell their story. After some light retouching and stylization, images are returned in both print and digital form, allowing newly empowered persons to share their successful shots with lovers, friends, and former stunt doubles.
Offbeat Bride featured Seattle Boudoir Photography as an unconventional gift idea for couples. Google Mappers give Seattle Boudoir Photography an average rating of five stars. Four Yelpers give it a perfect five-star rating:
- I got to spend 2 hours with amazing people who, very honestly and sincerely, thought that I looked beautiful, and did everything they could to make sure that I knew it. And not only KNEW it, but FELT it, too. – Ms. N, Offbeat Bride
- My hair and make-up were done just the way I wanted, and they picked out the perfect outfits for me…Even when you go back to review your shots, you feel welcome. I can't wait to do it again! – A Google Mapper on 09/13/10
Seattle Boudoir Photography
A collaboration between a fine-art photography studio and a pinup-style salon, Seattle Boudoir Photography creates a fun and professional environment for their sultry photo shoots. In preparation for the sessions, a team member guides clients through wardrobe selection and a variety of creative themes. Available packages include "The Shades", inspired by the hit erotic fiction trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, which centers around a 45-minute shoot that begins in a light-flooded loft space or on a private rooftop deck, then ends on the studio’s private Red Room set. Regardless of which package they choose, customers are pampered by the onsite salon staff that helps customers channel these different looks and personalities with professional makeup applications, along with a stylist that stands by for consultation on poses and how to use hair mousse to make chocolate mousse.