MOMMY and ME – MAY 6, 12 & 13

One of the most popular sessions I offer. Mommy and Me.

MAY 6, 12 & 13

Packages that include makeup and hair styling will have styling provided by Claire Marie of Neon Lady Artistry, a licensed, full time cosmetologist.

$25 mini sessions are only available on weekdays.

I will let the samples speak for themselves, but it clearly shows how adorable these keepsake photos can be. They also show there’s a lot of possible diversity here. Mothers and children don’t necessarily mean toddlers and grade schoolers. There are several packages to choose from. Minis sessions are sitting fee only. Digital downloads and products are at an additional price via the online gallery. For any additional $25 an SD card with full printing rights can be added to the Minis session.

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OLD SCHOOL – PRIVATE SESSIONS

We have a date for a Friday session at the JW Cooper School.

Join me and Ruby Von Vanity Friday May 18th for private sessions at school. We will have the entire space all to ourselves. This is an important aspect as the school hosts many photography groups where so many people are present it can be difficult to be able to work in a specific area on your terms. We are renting this space for us to use exclusively. As there is a rent fee, it affects pricing.  Ideally we need at least 4 participants to reach a price that’s on par with most location shoots I offer. It will be limited as well as it needs to be during daylight hours and sessions will be 3 hours. 1.5 for makeup and hair styling with Ruby and 1.5 shooting with me. Possibly 5 spots in total.

So the details.

$295 includes full Makeup and Hair styling by Ruby Von Vanity, 3 hour session, all photos to take home plus location rental fees. Want to add 6 custom edits? Normally 6 edits are $100, add them at your time of booking for only $55 more! Save $45. Want to shoot and self style? You can take the very first session of the day and shoot at this magnificent location for just $195 or $250 with 6 custom edits.


Here’s some sample work of Ruby’s


And here is sample work shot at the JW Cooper School.

Deposit is $100 for this session. Ready to book? Hit the link below!

$199 Choose your Shoot Special

The best deal of the year! The lowest price you will see from Devilbliss Studios AND some terrific options that make this an exciting session for those who’ve wanted to do a session as well as those who’ve wanted to do another session.

$199 is the least expensive you’ll see a shoot that includes full makeup and hair styling! Normally the least expensive session I offer with styling included starts at $275 and is soon being raised to $299, but I didn’t want to make a big deal about that.

Choose from 4 different sets!
Classic Cheesecake, Natural Light Boudoir, Mid-Century Parlor or Bettie Page.
Choose a deluxe package and shoot in several sets!

THE DETAILS:

April 14th and 15th Choose your shoot from $199 with full makeup and hair styling by Claire Marie of Neon Lady Artistry. All samples here feature work of hers except the Bettie Page Theme. $199 is for one look/set additional sets can be added for an additional fee.

 

Classic Cheesecake. A perfect first session for the person who has never done a shoot before. We have hundreds of examples of this sort of session with women of all ages and body types. This is by far our most popular shoot.


Natural Light Boudoir. Soft, Elegant, Lovely. Our studio boasts a natural light suite few others can even offer. You will be bathed in glorious natural sunlight for images that will surely cause those you share them with to gush over.


Mid-Century Parlor. This set is a classic. Imagine the living rooms of half a century ago. Choose wardrobe and lounge around our classic furnishings for a provocative look exemplified by the signature Devilbliss Lighting.


There are few people who would not know the name of the legendary Bettie Page. We can help you reproduce iconic images just as Betty did in that bygone age where images like this were not only scandalous, but the subject of congressional hearings on decency. Oh how times have changed. We shoot this session as they did back then using the same type of constant lighting to achieve the exact same look and feel.


Ready to book your session? Click the button now! Spots are limited. Pricing this low generally results in these sessions selling out. DO NOT WAIT.

Greetings From Seaside Heights New Jersey – Sunday May 20th


Ah the Jersey Shore!  Not the reality series of course, the actual Jersey Shore.

I am pleased to announce a location shoot I just know will sell out and sell quickly. How do I know? Because as an idea for a shoot comes up and you mention it to people you get a pulse about how it will go. This one may well be among the fastest to fully book as any in recent memory.

Sunday May 20th I will journey to Seaside Heights New Jersey for sessions co-sponsored by Pinup Melanie Ann with Makeup and Hair Styling Available from  Erin Lynn, visit her website here.  Seaside Heights claimed to be “Your Home For Family Fun Since 1913!” And by the looks of the attractions you can find online I think that is a fair assessment.

Melanie has scouted for suitable areas for us to do photo sessions with not only the obvious outdoor possibilities in mind but also sheltered locations as well, just in case the weather is not co-operative.

This will be a rain or shine session taking place on the boardwalk with its varied attractions.

Makeup and Hair Styling will be conducted at the Boardwalk Hotel Charlee & Beachhouse and take about an hour and fifteen minutes. Shoots will be very close to this… we don’t want to spend too much of our limited time walking between photo-ops.

Sessions are $300 total, include every photo shot to take home with you on an SD Data Card plus 2 custom edited images of your choice.  Deluxe packages are available with 8 edited images at $350 or 14 edited images at $400 that’s half off the regular 6 for $100 edits cost if purchased at a later time.

As this is a location session shoot deposits are $150 and are non-refundable. An additional 50% of your remaining package balance will be due by April 13th with your final balance due the day of the shoot.

Devilbliss at the Shipwreck Cove in HOUSTON TEXAS – June 16th


I am super excited to announce I will be traveling to Houston Texas for the first time for a  photoshoot at the wonderful Shipwreck Cove on Saturday June 16th.

This terrific location has several great spots to shoot in including a pool with tiki bar and all sorts of areas that are sure to provide fantastic images.

Makeup and hair styling will be available from Heather Williams who has an impressive body work and has been endorsed by our location host, Jenna Von Lish.

As this is likely your first exposure to my studio and practices a few sections here have been added as expandable topics there are also links to other pages on this site as well. I’ve tried to keep really important details front and center and other topics you may want to explore further can be.

The details:

Session fee is discounted for $300 total if a deposit is made by March 23rd.

The session with Makeup and Hair styling includes:

  • Full Makeup and Hair by Heather Williams ($125 value)
  • Shoot with Michael Bann of Devilbliss Studios ($175 value)
  • Every single photo taken (several hundred) provided to you on an SD Data Card to take home with you as soon as your session finishes – NO WAITING
  • 2 custom edited images of your choice retouched to your specifications delivered within 48 hours of selection or 48 hours of my returning to my studio. This being a few time zones away from my studio affects my normal delivery times. Custom edits also mean you can ask for specific things to be addressed. I’ve heard models ask “can you make me look thinner?” and see studios go on and on about “embracing your natural curves”. I believe in that too but I WILL edit your images how you want them to be. You’re the client. I serve you. It’s why I give all the photos too, I want you to choose YOUR favorites. People see things differently. Sure this is my art but they are YOUR PHOTOS.
  • Full copyrights to all the images.  Your receipt will include a release from me giving you full copyrights. This means you can make prints as you choose with whatever lab you choose for pricing that is not marked up. You can submit them to magazines as you choose, you can sell merchandise you make from them.  They are yours!
  • Additional edits are available at any time from $20 each or 6 for $100. If you choose an edit package a the time of booking there is additional savings.
  • You will be in Makeup and hair with Heather for approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes and will shoot with me for about an hour. While the location provides for several spots to choose from do be mindful of wardrobe changes eating into your shooting time. I advise concentrating on 2 outfits vs many simply from a standpoint of not spending more time changing than capturing photos, Ultimately it is your call.  There may be an opportunity for sessions with longer shoot time and additional fee, but only the last appointments for the day.
  • I will also offer sessions for those who wish to self style at a discounted price of $175 but these would be only first or last appointments. If enough interest exists it might be possible for this to occur on the 15th or 17th.
  • Nothing hidden. No “reveals” where you find out you have to buy prints or products to actually get your photos. You go home with them all and get your edits fast, you will not have to chase me for them. It’s a “thing” with me.
  • Earn 2 additional custom edits for each person you refer who books a session of their own!

Terms; A shoot deposit of $150 is required to schedule your session. Remaining balance is due by May 1st and can be remitted in increments as is convenient for you. Deposits and session fees are non-refundable. This is my normal practice for any location or special sessions. I am able to be more liberal with this policy for shoots at my studio that can be recreated, but with locations and events that can not be rescheduled or travel is involved, I can not. If for any reason an act of god results in my not being able to fulfill services a full refund will be issued. In the last 3 years with over 1000 sessions and a million photographs taken this has not happened.  This shoot includes some scene options that are outdoors, obviously inclement weather could prohibit some sets from being used. The session does not guarantee all sets will be available due to this variable. The location does however have sheltered options which mean regardless of weather the shoot will go on.

Want to learn more about my services and what I do differently?
This page has a lot of info on just that topic.

Want to hear from a client who has traveled from Texas to Pennsylvania to work with me on multiple occasions? Read Edna's Testimonial by clicking this text

You’ve heard it before, highly recommended photographer and you walk away unhappy. I’ve been there, trust me.

  • I’ve walked away with no photos only to be told I have 48 hours to choose from a link, of which I’m not allowed to screen shoot images, and 2 months to order additional photos as photos will be trashed!
  • I’ve had wonderful experiences only to be charged $25 & $50 an edit only to received highly unprofessional editing!
  • I’ve had Muah’s that literally make me unrecognizable and downright terrible. Nothing worse than loving your photos and your makeup ruins the entire session!
  • You love your edits, you do everything required and it’s 7 months later and you still don’t have your edits! Worse, you never receive them.
  • You walk away with photos taken from the same angle!
  • Lastly, the photographer touches you, guides you like a robot, the work you wanted is not produced, you’re told your fat, your treated like your session is meaningless, you walk away feeling like you just visited the doctor with no answers to why you feel so awful.

Ladies, the day I walked into Victor Devilbliss’ studio, the atmosphere is welcoming. Every nightmare I had experienced was gone.

Michael, aka Victor Devilbliss, is not your everyday photographer. Anyone can stand behind a camera with a paper behind a client and say they are professional. Michael is an artist and you are his canvas. If you have an idea, he will paint with his camera what you desire.

With Victor Devilbliss…

  • You will receive every single photo Michael snapped your photo shoot! The photos are yours to keep and order from WHENEVER you desire!
  • Michael offers discounts on edits and you will receive paid edits within 48 hours! Who does that!? Michael does!
  • Michael allows his clients to pose freely, to do what their heart desires and create the art of which his client has in mind. If asked, Michael will help. But, he most definitely will let you know when to keep a pose of which he feels captures your best attributes.

In all my travels and working with photographers, there is no photographer I can truly say is as professional, caring, and budget friendly as Victor Devilbliss! He truly is a bucket list item every woman should have.

Why work with me? Well foremost you can review my work samples on this site and location samples via a gallery below… you need to like what I do with the photos. But I’m from half the country away, how do you know you’ll get what you pay for?  I like to think you’ll get more than you’re accustomed to. But for your peace of mind consider this isn’t my first rodeo. I have conducted location sessions in Illinois, Virginia, New York, New Orleans Louisiana, California. And as a wedding photographer I’ve worked in Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington DC and Bermuda (that was a lot of fun). At my studio in Pennsylvania I have hosted traveling photographers including Boudoir Louisville of Kentucky and Dynamite Dames of Texas who I am actually hosting again in July for a 3 day, nearly sold out dual session.   Yeah I’m  internationally published like every other model and photographer on the planet but unlike most I can claim having had 2 news stand covers (not magcloud/print on demand), this is to say you could walk into Wal-Mart and see my work on a rack. I’ve also been published countless times over the years in major large scale magazines, newspapers and books.

My studio also hosts clinics and workshops ranging from Burlesque to Makeup and Hair classes to photography workshops and editing classes.  We are even hosting a tarot card reader in March. Annually we also have a free social gathering called Pinup in the Park where our clients and family, friends and fans descend upon this classic amusement park near our studio to have fun outside the “business” of the studio. The studio also sponsors a Retro Ball for adults to dress up and get together as if it were a prom or country club party from yesteryear.  You can actually take a peek into our community by visiting AND JOINING our facebook group, I’m A Devilbliss Girl with just about 1200 active members who will surely give you the peace of mind to not worry at all about this session.

Here is a collection of location samples

Readings with Rev. Brooke at Devilbliss Studios

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.

Brooke is offering discounted sessions for this event at $30 and will take 30 minutes. If you can’t make it DO visit her in Jim Thorpe at The High Priestess Metaphysical Boutique.

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.

Want a session with Brooke? Click the graphic!

DYNAMITE DAMES- CHARLIE GIRL – DEVILBLISS, July 20, 21 & 22! That’s right!

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!

Included:

  • 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.

Ready to book? Click this graphic:

Charlie Girl herself by Dynamite Dames

 

HOLIDAY SALE 2018

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!

Click this graphic to get your special now!

HOLIDAY SESSIONS!!!

Yes it’s time to think about holiday sessions!  And Devilbliss Studios has several to choose from! Several new sets too!

November 4th, Winter Wonderland! New Set!

Sample photos will follow once this backdrop arrives. This set will permit several wintery possibilities. From cute images in your favorite vintage coat (or one of ours) To reclining on a sleigh, this session will provide you outdoorsy images without the risk of bad weather or cold conditions.  Session prices detailed on the graphic above. Ready to book your session? $75 holds your spot, hit our convenient deposit form here.

November 11th, Classic Christmas

Without a doubt one of the most popular and classic pinup Christmas Sessions. It’s our pinup for a day session with a holiday twist. Imagine yourself with our vintage aluminum tree, cookies, candy canes and presents. Easy to customize it for yourself and it can be as Naughty, Nice or Extra Naughty as you choose… just check out some of those samples below.  Session prices detailed on the graphic above. Ready to book your session? $75 holds your spot, hit our convenient deposit form here.

November 12th, Gift Wrapped

Let’s face it, for your significant other what could possibly be a better gift than you? You can show them this by doing a shoot with out giant gift box. For as simple and clean as this is it is also quite flexible, check out the sample photos and see. It can be as Naughty, Nice or Extra Naughty as you choose… just check out some of those samples below.  Session prices detailed on the graphic above. Ready to book your session? $75 holds your spot, hit our convenient deposit form here.

November 19th, Ice Skating / Hockey – New Set!

Sample photos will follow once this backdrop arrives. This is our second new winter set for 2017. The look of this backdrop is perfect for skating / hockey themes. While we do have wardrobe and some hockey gear we will not have ice-skates in everyone’s sizes. Please note if you wish to do that you will need your own skates. Session prices detailed on the graphic above. Ready to book your session? $75 holds your spot, hit our convenient deposit form here.

November 25th & 26th, Boudoir Gift Book Special.

Details coming soon!

Imagine their eyes when they open your gift of a book filled with amazing boudoir images of you!