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!
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!
He’s making a list alright. Where will your name go? Naughty? Nice? Or maybe VERY NAUGHTY! You decide!
Victor Devilbliss aka Michael Bann is returning to Stoneboro PA and teaming up with Kelvis for one heck of a spirit raising photoshoot themed for the holidays. These classic sessions will produce fabulous images in time for the gift giving season.
December 3rd Devilbliss returns to Stoneboro PA where he teams up with stylist and pose coach Kelvis Pinup and makeup and hair artist Brittney Grossman for a Classic Christmas Pinup Photoshoot.
Sessions start at $300 and include full makeup and hair styling by Brittney. Photoshoot that includes EVERY SINGLE IMAGE to take home immediately on an SD data card NO WAITING. You’ll also have access to some wardrobe and props as well as styling assistance and pose coaching by Kelvis Pinup. After your session choose your two favorite images to be custom edited to your requests. These images will be available to you in an online gallery, typically within 48 hours, where you can purchase photo gifts through MPIX at their base prices, not marked up as most photo studios do.
Additionally there will be snacks during your session PLUS all those participating will get a 15% discount code for Cats Like Us.
Spaces are very limited, first come first served. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required with $75 due upon booking and an additional $75 due by November 4th. The base session with 2 edits is $300 plus tax or with 6 edits total for just $50 more. Edits are available a la carte at any time at $20 per face per image. (If 2 people are in a photo and each person is retouched that counts as 2 edits).
Victor Devilbliss AKA Michael Bann is hitting the road. I am looking for makeup and hair stylists all over the United States and Canada. There is barely a model or photographer today who isn’t “internationally published” thanks to MagCloud and other print on demand printers but I am one of the few photographers who can claim NEWSSTAND publication credits. What’s the difference? Print on demand are generally magazines produced one at a time as soon as someone buys a copy. Distribution is virtually non-existent and even the biggest names using such services barely sell more than a few hundred copies. NEWSSTAND publications are those you’ll find on a rack at Walmart or Borders or the 7-11 etc. Publications that print tens of thousands of copies (often in excess of 100,000 copies). Of this type, my work has been published in Playboy, Alternative Press, Spin, Outburn, Cycle Source as well as two covers with Street Chopper and The Horse. Magazines with bar codes on them. Additionally I have been included in several hard cover books that are also through major publishers (print on demand exists here too).
I also created and published Retro Lovely Magazine which had been regarded as the highest quality pinup magazine ever mass produced. It was so influential it is the reason I began shooting as Victor Devilbliss, you see the number of people coming at me as a photographer with the ulterior motive of wanting me to publish other work of theirs became unbearable. I had to work on my art under an alias. Now I want to travel and see more of the country as well as work with models and stylists in other areas. I’m hoping to combine the two. Below is a questionnaire/submission you can fill out of you are interested. What do I do differently? Why should you consider working with me? Well for some time now I have implemented some policies that are in stark contrast to industry standards. First off, with every session I do, the moment I finish shooting I provide my clients an SD Data Card with all their photos, EVERY SINGLE ONE, that they can take home and see immediately. NO WAITING. Over the years I’ve heard time and time again how long it can take for models to get the photos they paid for. If you’ve ever worked with a photographer who has done that… taken forever, you know it can reflect poorly on you if you teamed up with them and promoted the shoots. The next thing is I turn around edits FAST. Just as I’ve heard horror stories about how long it takes clients to get their photos, it’s been even crazier how long it takes for some to get their edits back to their clients. I generally get edits back within 48 hours on average (often within 24, barring travel time). It’s so important to me I even offer sessions with the edits a la cart which can keep prices much lower than most photographers who include edits or over priced prints so people can take part in the session and then when they are ready, order edits… and pay for them as they get them, not pay in advance and wait, and wait, and have to ask about them and wait some more. If you work with me and models you may know or have worked with previously they will be refreshingly pleased with these points. Models also get full copyrights to the images. There are no “reveals” or “products” that must be purchased additionally, often at highly marked up prices. Models can get prints or products or seek publication as they choose from who they choose.
While this is my art, I don’t put it ahead of the clients. I work for them. I am high energy and pretty universally regarded as fun to work with. As a man I also take extra care to be respectful and courteous. I have done over 1000 sessions in the last 2.5 years and have an army of female references who can attest to my professionalism. I never touch a client to pose them and have been known to call them “dude” while shooting. I’ve been asked about this and I reply “dude” is way less creepy than saying “sweetie” or other such terms. Here is a link to sample images of mine created on location. I am showing location samples as they are out of the confines and advantages of in-studio. These are samples that show what I can do in environments un-familiar to me with time constraints.
If you would like to chat about working with me, please fill out this form for consideration. I’d love to chat with you.
I am very pleased to announce a new and exclusive shoot.
Gilded Cupid Luxe Destination Sessions.
What is it? It’s a shoot at the Remarkable Gilded Cupid Bed and Breakfast in the fabulous destination town of Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania. This amazing property is nestled in this Victorian Village just a stone’s through from the March Chunk Opera House, home of the famed Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival. The Gilded Cupid is owned and operated by two dear friends of mine Sheila and Bob who I first met nearly 10 years ago when I became a sponsor of the very first Burlesque Festival. Their home has been lovingly restored and is a showcase of exceptional antiques. So much so that it has been many many years in the making that I have finally persuaded them to permit photography sessions there.
Private sessions can occur weekdays on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for $450 plus tax. This includes full Makeup and Hair styling, location fee, shoot which is an extended 1.5 hours in duration, all your photos to take home plus 8 custom edited images of your choice or 32 batch processed images as most boudoir studios provide. You would be required to bring your own wardrobe.
Can’t make a weekday? We can also arrange for a session to occur on a weekend you and that special someone decide to book a stay at the Gilded Cupid where you remain overnight as a guest… Sheila’s breakfasts are worth it alone, not to mention all there is to do in Jim Thorpe. Make your reservation with Sheila directly and schedule your photoshoot for just $375. Of course we’d need to discuss possible dates.
Below are photos from a recent session with Miss V Pinup model. You should click on them to see them larger. Some of the samples have been censored but if you want to see them completely you can become a supporter of Miss V’s Patreon page here.
Here are some other images I made in another suite quite some years ago.
It’s back! One of our most popular sessions from 2016! The D’Lish robe returns to Devilbliss Studios. For a very limited time our good friend the amazing burlesque artist Miss Frankie Eleanor is lend us her D’Lish robe that we had for sessions last year.
This is your chance for some images with a truly extraordinary pice of wardrobe. Last year Frankie herself quipped “this robe is everything” after her session.
We have select weekday dates available in August as well as September 10th set aside for sessions with this amazing piece.
Price for the session is $275 and includes full Makeup and Hair, session plus all the images to take home as soon as your shoot finishes. EVERY SINGLE ONE.
Sessions will take place in our Mid Century room in the studio. Book a weekday session and for just $100 more we can shoot in several locations AND you will get 6 edits of your choice as well.
There’s a ton of samples here. Many of these are not edited at all.
It’s true! Victor Devilbliss is headed to Lugnut Customs in Stoneboro PA Sunday September 24th for a day of shooting with bikes. Victor, aka Michael Bann has been friends with pinup model Kelvis for many years now and they have worked together many times in several capacities. Kelvis and her guy Lugnut Louie are opening their shop up for photoshoots and it promises to be an amazing day! Michael visited late last year and did a test shoot with Kelvis and a friend. Those actual samples are below. Additionally Michael has worked with bikes on numerous occasions and can actually boast his work as having been featured on two large scale internationally distributed news stand publications… meaning they were on racks available for sale EVERYWHERE. Not online or print on demand “zines”
Session fee is $325 and includes full Makeup and Hair styling by Making Faces Professional. 45 minutes to an hour shooting time, EVERY SINGLE PHOTO TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU the moment we finish shooting. Michael uses professional equipment that permits him to shoot to two data cards. You get one of those right away. See them when you get home. No waiting. And you get every single image, not just those a photographer decides are good enough to share with you. You also have full copyrights to the images so you can print them, post them, submit them to magazines however you choose. These are YOUR IMAGES.
Make a $100 deposit before August 15th and save $25!
Everyone who books also gets a 15% off coupon with Cats Like Us.
This session will sell out. Do not wait
Ready to book? Hit our Deposit form here: http://retrolovely.com/victordevilbliss/blog/?page_id=208
Here’s samples shot at Lugnut Customs Click on the images for larger high quality versions
Additional bike photography by Michael Bann / Victor Devilbliss