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 $119, you get a one-hour boudoir photo shoot at Tommi Lifestyle Boutique, plus five retouched digital images on a CD and two 8" x 10" prints (a $435 value).
Experienced photographers and stylists team up within Tommi Lifestyle Boutique's secluded and comfortable studio, showering subjects with the confidence they need to create intimate, sultry images. Whether as a flirtatious gift for a partner or a way to jump-start a career in pillow modeling, the studio’s boudoir sessions immortalize natural beauty in simple bedroom shots or flashy glamour scenes. Before camera flashes start, a beauty squad swoops in on the model's hair and skin to enhance seductive locks and come-hither eyes. During the 60-minute shoot portion, a skilled shutterbug ensures a flattering picture harvest by focusing on the subject's best features, be it an elegant profile or a particularly shapely pinkie toe, and an allotted two wardrobe changes keeps scenes varied and interesting.
Once beauty is duly documented, an image doctor retouches the best photos and bestows subjects with five digital files on CD and two 8” x 10” prints, perfect for making two significant others feel equally significant.
The three-story Tommi Studio grants patrons access to beauty treatments, a photography studio, and wedding services all under one roof. Inside the pulchritude paradise—dubbed a "beauty heaven" by Allure magazine—trained stylists dress tresses, and massage therapists melt tension from muscles with Swedish, pressure-point, or deep-tissue kneadings. Aestheticians blend treatments for custom facials and build baking-soda volcanoes at the spa lab as guests unwind with a cup of hot tea in the environmental holding area. The aesthetic experts can also coat keratin in pretty polish at one of six pedicure stations featuring aromatherapy footbaths or take advantage of the third-floor sanctuary's vaulted ceilings to amplify impromptu rap battles.
Center City East
718 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106