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.
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.
Ready to get some more of your photos expertly retouched fast? Email now!
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.
One of our most popular sessions period.
Adorable, versatile, colorful. These cheesecake Halloween Sessions are perfect for first timers. They can range from cute to sassy. From $250.
Something a little different and entirely striking. Our studio boasts some spaces that permit som Marionette images like few others can. We’ve all seen the photos of a model with ropes from above but it’s virtually never you see them with the puppeteer’s paddle above them as well. From $250.
Camp Crystal Lake
These are samples from our Sample Devilbliss Sessions (which are still available. But we will soon transform this set into a fall offering with autumn leaves strewn about as well as painted into the background. Imagine Michael Meyers standing in the background as a menacing figure for your slasher photos! From $275.
Want a truly extraordinary session for Halloween? Then schedule you outdoor Cemetery Excursion session. We’ll take you to one of several nearby cemeteries that are perfect for this sort of theme. These shoots are best served during the golden hour each day which is just before sundown. This means these sessions are limited to one per day, mainly weekdays. Please note, we will not take part in any imagery that involves ultra provocative attire or involves standing or sitting on any gravestones. We respect these places. From $300.
The Hellfire Club
Something unusual for 2017. Nearly anything goes. The Hellfire Club in Britain had the motto Fais ce que tu voudras (Do what thou wilt). Contact us for a session tailored to you that blends elements of the super natural, macabre, bohemian, irreverant, and grotesque. For a history of the club visit this link. Private sessions from $275.
So yesterday Nicole of Making Faces Professional and I were talking. I was doing some bookwork and we began to take note of some things. First we realized it was just over five years ago we did our first work together at my old studio Shangri-La. Back then I was still living in the Metro DC area and was only in Pennsylvania on weekends. I only did shoots here and there. Within the last two and half years though things have changed dramatically and it has become a full time occupation. In those two and a half years we determined we’ve officially done over 1000 photoshoots. My shutter count application confirms my camera bodies have shot over 1,000,000 photographs in that same time. That’s ONE MILLION.
We have worked with clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and Louisiana. We have had clients travel to us from Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and probably some other states I’m missing.
We’ve seen many new faces and have become very familiar with others. That’s an interesting word right there, familiar. The latin roots of it also become the word family. That is also a very fitting link to what has occurred with many of those faces we’ve come to know so well. In fact if you consider the various events that have sprung from the business of a photography studio it’s actually quite remarkable. People getting together outside a commercial pursuit where they met. But honestly, it’s a big part of why we do this specialized work. Helping our clients have an amazing and uplifting experience is something that’s more important than the financial aspect of it, and if you were to spend any time looking at the accounting you very well may question our judgement in our line of work. If your a woman and are not yet a member of our Facebook group you REALLY NEED TO JOIN IT NOW. It’s an amazing group of women… soon to reach 1000 members who have either shot with us, want to shoot with us, or are there simply for the amazing support they give one another. Seriously join it if you do nothing else.
SO….. with all these milestones on the books, we wanted to do something we have not done in easily 2 years. We know there’s a ton of you who have wanted to do a session but have not convinced yourself to do one yet. For some it may simply be a matter of resources, we know it isn’t as affordable as deciding to go to dinner or buy a new outfit. And here it is. for just 2 days, we are offering a special the likes of which we have not done and may not repeat for another few years. As a thank you we are offering a Classic Pinup Session for just $150 (plus tax).
This special session includes:
- Full Makeup and Hair Styling
- Access to our significant wardrobe and shoe collection
- 30 minute shoot with one wardrobe selection and one colored paper backdrop and hand props
- Pose coaching – our process is easy, fun, and ought to be patented
- Every single photo to take home with you as soon as you finish your session
- Full ownership of those photos, you’ll get a release and can immediately go to a lab and make affordable prints with no hassles over copyrights
- We are offering these sessions on August 26th and 27th and may be able to squeeze in some others on Friday the 25th because we KNOW the weekend will sell out).
- Session fee is due in full in order to get this special pricing, you may hold a spot for just $75 but the remaining balance will be due within 10 days.
- Deposits are non-refundable or transferable
- Existing session deposits are not able to be transferred to this special
- Price is per person for individual sessions.
For this special pricing we will will need to bill you from our processing partner Square via an email address for you. The form below begins the process but your session will not be secured until you remit to the invoice we will generate for you. This session is not listed on our normal deposit form, it’s that special we need to process it differently.
Ready to book? Don’t wait, we have limited openings and this will SELL OUT.
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
This definition is from the font of all modern wisdom… Wikipedia:
A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotise her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, having power over men. In American early 20th century film, femme fatale characters were referred to as vamps, an allusion to their role as sexual vampires.
Very recently a good friend of Devilbliss Studios Miss Sabrina Sprinkles visited to do a session and had a sample image we used as inspiration. A classic Femme Fatale. I shared a few of those images on my Instagram account (you should follow that for daily samples). Those images have garnered a great deal of appreciation with some commenters even stating “are you going to offer this as a session?”.
So…. YES, Yes we are.
Thanks to Sabrina we are pleased to present the Femme Fatale Sessions. These will utilize a set and props as you see in these sample images. With wardrobe (we have a great in-house collection) and styling you can make this session your own. Want to kick it up a notch?, simply add a Pulp Queens Cover edit fully customized to you! A one of a kind work of art just like you.
Discount sessions are available August 12th & 13th for only $250. That includes full makeup and hair, EVERY SINGLE PHOTO to take home on an SD data card, access to our wardrobe. 1 Pulp Queen edit included with a 6 image edit package for only $100 more, a savings of approximately $40 when purchased separately. Need a weekday? Just ask, schedule permitting we can likely accommodate most requests.
We are going to have several weekend dates available for this as well as weekday sessions near those weekends.
With set design and wardrobe we will have a higher than normal shoot overhead so we will have to offer this session slightly differently than previous Princess sessions. Why is this? Costuming. The Belle wardrobe is more elaborate than previous sessions and in order to accommodate all possible sizes we will need to have several available for all interested parties. So the details: Session cost is $325 with a $150 deposit to hold your spot. As a courtesy, you may pay $100 to hold your spot, with the additional $50 due 30 days before your scheduled shoot. This is non-refundable and non-transferable. Additionally we can not offer those of you with deposits on other sessions to switch to this one. Finally, in order to make this work we need a total minimum of 10 people to take part to average out the costs enough to make it a viable session. So if you are interested, make a deposit and by the time we need to gather and prepare wardrobe and set materials we do not have 10 sessions booked we will have to cancel the shoot and provide you a FULL REFUND. We’ve done this with some other sessions as well. Like our Land Of Love shoots in the Poconos where the room fees approached $1800.
Are you one of the people who has been DYING for this one to be offered? Well head on over to our deposit form and get your deposit in. Tentatively our weekend offerings will be August 19-20 and 26-27 with weekday sessions around those dates.