I am very excited to announce a very special guest is coming to Devilbliss Studios.
Sunday March 25th join us as Rev. Brooke will offer Certified Holistic Tarot readings. Conversational style, with an emphasis on framing the information from spirit in a way that the client can actually use.
I feel it’s important to note that a few months ago I visited Brooke at her shop in Jim Thorpe PA, one of my favorite places on earth and somewhere I have always felt a certain energy. I left with a nearly indescribable feeling that absolutely permits me to recommend this and her to everyone.
Beyond her work in the spiritual realm I can also add I’ve known her since about 2009 when I learned of the first PA Burlesque festival she was putting together. We endeavored on some things with that, a photoshoot I did at the Gilded Cupid and eventually my magazine Retro Lovely being one of that first festivals sponsors. She is as genuine as they come and I am proud to know her and grateful to call her friend.
This date is also that of the Makeup and Hair Workshop we are holding at the studio with Lizz Maldonado and Millie Mie. I thought this would be opportune as there will be some people coming for it who may well like to take advantage of a reading while they are in the studio. As the workshop will run through about 3:00 Brooke will offer sessions for attendees after that time and will conduct them before then for those who aren’t attending the workshop.
I know for a fact the energy in the studio that day will be significant and uplifting.
ANOTHER SAVE THE DATE! I am pleased to announce a Makeup and Hair Workshop at Devilbliss Studios with two new members of the Team. Please welcome Lizz Maldonado and Millie Mie and join us on Sunday March 25th for a Makeup and Hair Workshop. This will be a fantastic opportunity for those of you who’d like to pick up some tips and tricks from two professionals immersed in their fields. The event should last about 3 hours in total with each presenter spending about an hour on their topics with roughly an additional hour where I will conduct a portrait session with whoever may volunteer as a subject for the demonstration. Fee is $45 but everyone who attends will also get a coupon good for $25 off any in-studio private session PLUS there will be door prizes. This would also be a FANTASTIC opportunity for those of you on the fence about a shoot to join in, see the studio, meet some AMAZING Devilbliss Girls and have a fun time. There will be refreshments and as this is just a few days after my birthday I may solicit a carrot cake from Momma Millie’s to share as they are BOMB, my favorite, and a custom order from her otherwise. SPACE WILL BE LIMITED. DO NOT WAIT!
Doors open at 11:30, stop by, mingle, check out the studio if you’ve never been to it before and browse the wardrobe. Workshop begins at noon.
Please familiarize yourself with the studio location here. Please heed all the guidance on that page. There’s even a video showing you the entrance!
Sled Fest 2018 & Sled Works After Dark. Saturday April 28th. Deluxe photoshoots with Michael Bann of Devilbliss Studios and Claire Marie of Neon Lady Artistry.
Sled Fest 2018Shoot Details What makes these Deluxe Sessions?
In 2017 Sled Fest sessions were $295 with MUAH included, all photos and 2 hours total time. One hour in styling plus another hour shooting. The Sled Fest 2018 sessions are from $325 with 1.5 hours in styling and 1.5 hours for shooting 3 hours total! 50% more time for just over 10% more cost if booked by February 28th. Price will increase if it does not sell out prior to that date. (odds are excellent it will sell out) There are only 4 or 5 of these sessions available for booking.
Sled Works After Dark. Anything Goes!
By special arrangement we are able to offer sessions after Old Sled Works closes to the public. Why is this exciting? One reason is that during those time slots there will be NO CUSTOMERS lurking about the facility other than owner Jimmy Rosen who will be on hand to assist. This also means anything goes as far as wardrobe is concerned, or lack thereof. Below is an example by my good friends of Boudoir Louisville. That’s GoGo Amy and the crew of the Pretty Things Peepshow. As you can see, that sort of dress code would not be appropriate for normal business hours at a family establishment. Only 4 or 5 time slots are available for these sessions with the last finishing at midnight.
Wardrobe is not provided for our on-location sessions, however, if you are able to visit the studio before the shoot you are welcome to choose an outfit that can be set aside and taken for the day of your session.
Shoot deposit is $100 due by Feb 28th and an additional $100 by March 28th ($200 total by March 28th). Location session fees are non-refundable or transferable to or from other sessions offered by Devilbliss Studios Edits are based per person in a photo. If friends book sessions together and request edits with 2 or more people each face counts as one edited image.
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WOW! This is one hell of a special session, in fact the original sole date of July 21st Sold Out in less than 24 hours so we added TWO MORE DAYS!!! Now there is no excuse! My friends from Texas descend upon Devilbliss Studios for an amazing double header that is an incredible value as well. AND, with it offered well in advance of the date it gives you time to squirrel away money here and there to make it easy to budget for!
This session will include Makeup and Hair styling by the infamous Charlie Girl herself with a Candlelit Boudoir shoot with Sarah of Dynamite Dames. Then you get a session with Michael of Devilbliss Studios as well. You will be in the studio approximately 3 hours in total!
MUAH session with Charlie Girl
Candlelit Boudoir Shoot with Sarah of Dynamite Dames
2 edits from Sarah’s Session
Session with Michael of Devilbliss Studios, theme to be determined. Likely with some options
All photos from Michael’s session with 2 custom edits of your choice and to your requests. 6 additional edits available for just $50 more at time of booking. HALF OFF
Access to studio wardrobe as always
Session price is $400 – $375 if the initial deposit is made by February 14th, hmmm a gift idea to request from a special someone?) Or ladies, point your significant other to this page and if he books your deposit we will get a special gift certificate to give to you on Valentine’s Day!
Due to the nature of Dynamite Dames and Charlie Girl traveling this session requires $100 down to hold your spot with an additional $75 due on March 1st, $75 on April 1st, $75 on May 1st and $75 on June 1st. Deposits and payments are non-refundable. Deposits on existing sessions with me can’t be transferred to this shoot.
I am beyond excited to announce a photoshoot at a cool location with an extremely talented and dear friend. On Sunday April 8th I will venture to her Sleight of Hand Barbers in Prospect Park PA (Philadelphia International Airport Area). I will be the guest of Cracker Jax who I have known for quite some time now and have worked with in a number of capacities. There will be a limited number of sessions as we are allocating 3 hours per person. Approximately 1.5 will be in makeup and hair styling with Jackie and another 1.5 with me shooting. I am going to post some photos of the barber shop so you can get a feel of the environment and I am also posting some samples I did a few years ago with another friend who coincidentally had a barbering school for a time in the DC area. As you can see by those samples. A lot is possible with just a chair alone! Sleight of Hand will present several additional possibilities. I am already salivating over some yellow chairs I noticed. I also have some samples from a session I did in Illinois that had a barber chair as part of the set.
Devilbliss & Cracker Jax Barbershop Shoot Sunday April 8th Sleight of Hand Barbers 1111 Lincoln Ave Prospect Park PA
Limited number of sessions
3 hour Sessions
Session fee is $300 which includes Makeup and Hair by Cracker Jax approx. 1.5 hours with 1.5 hours of shooting time with Victor Devilbliss. EVERY SINGLE PHOTO to take home the same day on an SD card with full copyrights to those images. 24 edited images delivered within 24 hours of selection (you choose your favorites) OR 8 Custom edits of your choice where you can request changes to be made including body contouring and the ability to ask for further revisions if desired. Don’t want edits? Session alone with MUAH available at $250.
Sleight of Hand is a location where anything goes with wardrobe, or lack thereof if you are so inclined. For space and privacy of other participants we do request for this session that no additional parties accompany you in-house during the shoot. Deposit is $100 due to schedule your appointment with an additional $100 due 30 days before the shoot. As this is a location shoot deposits will not be refundable or transferable. Additionally, wardrobe will not be provided.
The first gallery is the location, Sleight of Hand Barbers As you can see there’s a lot of things we can do with this.
Here are some samples of work I’ve done at other locations with barber chairs. Even the shots with just the chair in a plain undecorated space can be fantastic!
For Valentine’s Day this year I wanted to offer a special that required the cooperation of one of my favorite locations on planet earth. That being The Gilded Cupid Bed and Breakfast in Jim Thorpe PA. After hearing from my friends who own this amazing home I was able to put together a promotion to shoot there on weekdays in January for $100 off the regular $450 price (as detailed here in September 2017). This session is exceptional in its own right as it is an exclusive session that is one on one, not a bunch of clients all in a row. We have the space to ourselves more or less. It also includes full makeup and hair styling plus all the photos to take home with you as soon as we finish the session. It also includes 8 custom edited images of your choice, a value of over $130. So I had posted some of this information in the I’m A Devilbliss Girl Facebook group for the studio and as I did something occurred to me that I threw out there… you see the Gilded Cupid in Jim Thorpe is just a few miles away from the motel I use for the Devilbliss Motel sessions. I thought about that and decided “why not offer a deluxe package with both locations?”. I mean if someone was traveling in on a weekday for the B&B session, maybe some would like to add on the other while they were there. So I mentioned that. There were several comments on this and a few private messages. And here we are, me detailing out this killer package. It’s truly one of those “what?” kind of offerings. In fact I’d nearly bet money this may be the first time a pinup-boudoir studio offered a day-long session that took place at two unique and equally exciting locations. All at the sort of pricing most studios charge for one session in their studio. So, here’s a chart of the package, and the options. Probably the most eye popping deal is if two friends decided to make a day of it, then the pricing is downright tantalizing. This is possible because the location fees I will incur end up being divided among two people. Simple math. Past the pricing chart are two sample galleries one for the Gilded Cupid and one for Devilbliss Motel.
Recently I’ve posted some photos from past sessions at this amazing Mid-Century home that belongs to a friend of mine in the Harrisburg PA area. Several inquires have been made about returning there. So after a chat with my friend I am pleased to announce sessions there on February 17th! Tons more samples are in a gallery below.
This session is called Mid-Century Marvel because the home itself is an amazing example of Mid-Century architecture. Built in 1957 it is a larger home for the period as it was built for a prominent optometrist named Dr. Robert Morrison. He is credited with the development of the soft contact lens. The home actually featured an apartment and clinic in the basement and many celebrities and dignitaries actually stayed in the home as Dr. Morrison’s patients. Here’s a great article on him showing him at home: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/10/former_optometrist_once_had_ce.html
For these shoots I am teaming up with my good friend Ms Claire Marie of Neon Lady Artistry. Sessions are extremely limited as we’ve decided to dedicate an hour and a half for makeup and hair styling and another hour and a half for wardrobe changes and shooting. This is a 3 hour total session for participants and obviously limits how many we can do in a day.
The session is available at $325 + tax which includes full makeup and hair by Claire, session with me, all photos handed to you to take home on an SD data card PLUS 6 edited images of your choice delivered within 72 hours of providing me the file numbers. A Deluxe package with 12 edits is available at $375 + tax and adds an addition 6 edits for 12 total. This saves $25 off the normal edits pricing.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
Male your $100 deposit by December 17th and take $25 off either package. Click the book now button below.
Deposits are $100 to book your session with an additional $100 due by January 17th and the remaining balance due on or before your session. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Location sessions are more difficult to plan and can not be easily rescheduled, if at all which necessitates the larger deposits and terms.
Last chance for this fun wintery set. I was recently in Stoneboro PA with a dozen or so ladies and it was a big hit. As you can see from the samples below you can choose your wardrobe style to suit your needs. Book this session and also get a $25 gift certificate you can use yourself on a future shoot or gift to a friend!
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It’s that crazy deal time of the year! Today is Black Friday. That’s all there once was. Now we have Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and likely some others I am not aware of. So how does a service that is largely self-indulgent stand a chance through this season? Obviously we take a back seat. We aren’t complaining. But it doesn’t mean we can’t provide some deals for those of you who are able to take advantage of them. Or the bigger reason of someone asking you what they can do for you.
So here we go. All of these specials are good through next Friday December 1.
What have we got?
Gift certificates on discount!
Now through December 1st, buy a gift certificate to use on any service in 2018 at 25% Off
Edits packages. All year long my custom edits with the FASTEST turnaround in the business are priced at $20 per photo. The best value is 6 for $100 ($20 off) For this holiday gift giving season you can save up to HALF OFF!!! A 12 pack of edits is on sale now for $150. A 24 pack is only $200 – HALF OFF.
These edits can be used at any time. Maybe you have 4 photos from an older shoot you want retouched. Maybe you want to use some with a shoot coming up and save the rest for later. Maybe you want me to edit some photos from another studio who is taking for ever to deliver theirs. You can use these however you choose and this is for CUSTOM work. Not just a computer processing images as many studios do.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! With any special purchase you also get an additional $25 New Client Gift Certificate for you to bestow on a friend FREE OF CHARGE. The fine print here is this, we’ll give you a $25 gift certificate to give away but they are only valid for new clients to Devilbliss Studios. The idea with this is for that friend of yours who has commented on your photos, who themselves should experience what a shoot can do for them but just hasn’t taken the plunge yet. This is a way for you to help nudge them along. No matter which way you go, there are savings to be had!
Devilbliss Studios enjoys a reputation as one of the most expedient studios for providing session photos and edits. We dare say we have not encountered the studio that is faster at turning around your edits. It’s been noticed by our clients too. Over the years several have approached us to edit work by other studios. Why? Well for one, quality. The edits we do are not left to a computer program alone. A computer still can’t decide that the labels on the bottoms of your shoes are distracting and should be retouched away. Or that the single strand of hair that crept over your forehead should be removed. A computer isn’t very good at looking at your pose and realizing your arm got wider than it should look because you leaned against a wall and correct that. This all requires a retouching artist. Another reason we’ve been tasked to edit other studios’ work is because we are fast. Really fast. On average we return edits within 48 hours. Be it 24, 48 or even 72 hours the one thing that is very true is that our estimates are quite good on when you’ll have your images. We won’t vaguely say in a few days. You also won’t see us vent publicly about how busy we are and that people should understand x, y, and z as to why they aren’t getting the service they paid for.
SO! You have images you need edited to your specifications? With the best turnaround time in the industry? You’re in the right place. Devilbliss Studios will happily edit anything you throw at us. The one criteria is that you have permission to do so. You must co-own or own the copyright. Be careful; most studios retain sole rights to your images. Say what? Yes…… you hire them to shoot images for you but THEY own the images. For the record since that’s come up, EVERY photo session we do assigns co-ownership to our clients.
Click the samples below for larger versions you can study better to see the work we do.
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Custom Edits are $20 each or 6 for $100. If an image is especially tricky or your request is outside the norm it will be quoted on a case by case basis.
Here’s two images that were transformed into Fantasy Edits. These take a great deal of time, aren’t what we consider “cheap” but we can do them and often for less than some studios that have session prices that most would need to beg borrow or steal to afford. Fantasy edits start at $50 per image.