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 session (a $350 value), a $50 credit toward further purchases, and two retouched files (a $50 value) at Vivian's Muse (a $450 total value).
Vivian's Muse's owner, Julia Vie, snaps boudoir shots that capture a woman's personality and sultry side with the aim of bolstering her self-confidence. With natural light flooding the high-ceilinged, chandelier-capped studio, neo-models clink champagne glasses and unwind with tunes before baring their desired amount of skin during a discretely private session. Julia primes each woman to pose becomingly, fostering draping shots across the salmon Victorian couch or flirty views of fair maidens through a vintage and slightly biased vanity mirror. The studio boasts a magazine-quality lighting system, which hides blemishes, wrinkles, bruises, and unbecoming sharpie mustaches. Within a week after shoots cease, pinups can peruse an online gallery, selecting the frames they'd like Julia to personally retouch and print using the included $50 credit.
Shots are retouched to remove stray hairs, spruce up makeup, and calm overzealous curves, and then they are sent to customers as files for personal use. If Groupon holders purchase an album (not included with this Groupon), amateur eyefuls will receive a CD of black-and-white and color versions of every snapshot from the session, perfect for revamping unfriendly Wanted posters across town.
Boudoir by Julia
Photographer Julia Vie named her studio in honor of her mother, who nurtured Julia's creativity from a young age and encouraged her to pursue her aspirations. Now, Julia helps other women feel powerful and beautiful with full-service boudoir photo shoots, instead of teaching them how to operate a jackhammer while wearing a hoop skirt. She helps her clients select the most flattering hairstyles and outfits while keeping shoots relaxed and fun, blending the discovery of inner strength with expressions of outer beauty. Julia strives to transform the way women see themselves, cultivating confidence, radiance, and poise.
Old West Austin
507 Pressler St.
Austin, Texas 78703