The portraits we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether it’s a family coming in for a holiday portrait or a high school senior capturing a special moment, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette. During this time, those who eschew the makeup process can take some individual or group shots (makeup not included with camera ready sessions).
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch and enabling the client and photographer to create a portrait with lasting memories. Sessions can be fun and loose with jumping and action shots, or more traditional and sedate affairs. Glamour Shots has plenty of different backgrounds, including tin or brick walls to choose from, and the majority of the time groups can go outside to take some outside portraits at selected locations near the store. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, digital images, wall puzzles, coffee table books, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
90 percent of Glamour Shots are conveniently located in strip malls, helping to make the process easy and fast. For an even smoother session, families can arrive dressed, ready, and raring to pose.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, picture perfect clients pose in the bright camera room, smiling amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following the photo shoot, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
The photographers at Photo Perfections bring fantasies to life with costume-clad portraiture set to digitally imposed fantasy backdrops. Kids and pregnant women masquerading as angels or fairies are transported to the clouds or magical forests. The enhanced photos are then available on postcards, prints, and calendars.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Professional Photography for every budget. I take time editing and enhancing every single picture. I create a story and a beautiful memory with all my pictures.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Photography is my passion and capturing the most beautiful moments in your life is my goal.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to stop the time for a little and capture it in my photographs
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Recommendations are the best feedback a customer can give me.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to boudoir photography. That's why before every shoot, the all-female crew at Little Secret Studio conducts personal consultations, during which clients discuss photo packages, settle on their ideal aesthetic, and plan their shoot for a professional studio setting, an outdoor location, or the silky sheets of a luxury hotel. On the day of the shoot, clients may go through two to six outfits and up to two different hairstyles, all furnished by Little Secret Studio's professional styling team. Under professional guidance, clients pose in provocative, flattering angles as the photographer snaps vivid color or black-and-white shots of solo women or couples. Clients preview their shots one or two weeks after the shoot and can opt for their retouched images in the form of a disc, print, canvas and/or Little Secret Black Book.
Though boudoir photography is the studio’s specialty, Lifestyle Portrait packages are available to capture life's more PG moments.
At Little Black Dress Photography, the person behind the camera is more than a floating head. Each female photographer continuously coaches their subjects, guiding them through different come-hither poses during seductive boudoir photo shoots. The unflagging support from the shutterbugs is just one element of the studio's mission to inspire confidence in their clients. Several other amenities, including wardrobe and professional styling services, combine to transform guests into self-assured models, whose portraits make enticing gifts for significant others.
Upon their arrival, ladies will be provided with hair and makeup consultations before choosing lingerie options and outfits in sizes 0–32. Though staffers furnish thigh-high stockings, and garter belts, they also encourage clients to bring favorite items from home. Stylists can then complement new looks by imbuing hair with bounce and eyelashes with drama.
These shoots yield high-resolution pictures that typically require no retouching—the staff is more committed to enhancing natural beauty than artificially beautifying people by reshaping body parts or airbrushing out extra eyelashes.