Arabian Nights May 6, 12, 13

It’s back. One of my most elaborate, large and popular sets ever. ARABIAN NIGHTS. This set is being rebuilt for sessions on May 6th, 12th and 13th. Makeup and Hair styling is offered by Claire Marie of Neon Lady Artistry. Sessions will be 3 hours total in length and package options range from self style through deluxe.

I will let the sample photos below speak for themselves but this is one of the more unique sessions I have ever offered. The set covers 100 square feet of space and as you can see below the posing options are very varied.

Packages available from self-style through deluxe. Ranging from $225 to $450.

PLEASE NOTE: virtually all the ladies who did this session brought wardrobe and jewelry of their own for these sessions so other than some accessories I got for the studio these elaborate outfits are not part of the studio collection. Still from the pieces we have including a number of belly dance hip scarfs, most people should be able to shoot this set and arrive at a costume that will work.

These dates will be shared with other themes. So not only will it fill up for this alone but those other shoots will be taking available appointments. Do not wait!

Click the link below to get your deposit in!

Kelly’s Shoot – I will never think of myself as a survivor, I will always be surviving

Just over two weeks ago I had the honor to photograph a family who I count every member as a close friend. The Antalosky’s. Russ and Kelly had talked to me for some time about doing some fun senior photos for their son Ethan. While we were at it we captured a few family photos. Some weeks before though Kelly asked me a favor, she wanted to know if she could get to the studio early and do some photos celebrating her getting through a challenge with breast cancer.  And so we set it up. She and friend of hers got in a few hours before Russ and Ethan arrived. Kelly went all out getting a pink table runner off amazon to use as a sort of ribbon. I asked Kelly to share some thoughts on it all.

So just some random things about what I was thinking before and during the shoot and why I wanted to do it are…. I wanted to do something positive and fun for myself. All my choices treatment and surgery we’re always about survival for my son and my husband and everyone that loves me. I never made any decisions based on appearances or losing femininity. I always had the attitude that I had a job to do and the shoot was kind of my reward. I also will never think of myself as a survivor, I will always be surviving
 

I’m also the poster child for why mammograms are so important for early detection and hopefully a cure. I know that was a lot of random thoughts LOL

I’m honored to know these people and grateful to capture these images for them.

Kelly told me this look between her and Ethan perfectly illustrates their relationship

Patriotic Pinups 5/26 Hamburg NY

The details:

Devilbliss & Kelvis Pinup Presents: Patriotic Pinups Saturday May 26th at the VFW Post 1419 in Hamburg New York.

Sessions start at $325 and include full makeup and hair styling by Shannon June. Photoshoot includes EVERY SINGLE IMAGE to take home immediately…. NO WAITING! One of the biggest shortcomings of many photography studios is the time it takes to deliver photos from a session, you will go home with all your photos on an SD Data Card you keep!

Pose coaching and assistance provided by Kelvis Pinup.  After your session choose your two favorite images to be custom edited to your requests. These edited images will be available to you in an online gallery, typically within 48 hours, where you can if you like purchase photo gifts through MPIX at their base prices, not marked up as most photo studios do. Each participant will also get a hair flower by Kelvis.

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 $250 deposit is required with $100 due upon booking and an additional $150 due by April 26th.  The base session with 2 edits is $325. 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). If you choose a larger edit package at the time of booking you save money.

This session is RAIN OR SHINE. In the event of un-cooperative weather there are several areas at the VFW we can work and still produce exceptional images.

The Retro Ball

Not too long ago, one of the members of the I’m A Devilbliss Girl group on Facebook (if you’re a lady and not a member already you really should join) Lizz Maldonado who is now also part of The Team here posed the question to the group about planning an event to get together. Over the years there have been various outings where we’ve connected socially outside the studio and they have been terrific. It’s been a time where significant others get to take part and socialize. Lizz had also approached me privately about an event and recently group member Karen Snyder did the same, echoing Lizz’s comments to me nearly identically.

So the three of us started a discussion and we are pleased to announce we are moving forward with The Retro Ball.

The Retro Ball is a party held for lovers of the retro lifestyle. Do you love old cars? Music kids would call “classic”? Mid-Century culture? You are not alone! Join us at the Ramada in Pottsville on August 18th for a gathering of people just like you. Brush off your ball gowns and leisure suits and get ready for one of the best adult themed gatherings of this type.

This event will feature an OPEN BAR.
There is a limited number of tickets available, secure your spot here: https://form.jotform.com/80873618268165

Play it safe, stay the night, we have a block of rooms reserved for us with the Ramada. Simply state you’re attending The Retro Ball when you phone them.

This page will be updated as more information is added.   There is now a Facebook Event Page here. And you can watch the Devilbliss FB page, join the newsletter and if you are a lady, DO join the I’m a Devilbliss Girl Facebook Group for all the current news on this and other events.

Makeup and Hair Styling Workshop Sunday March 25th

Mark your calendar!

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

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 2018 Shoot 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 $200. 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. 

Ready to book your session?  Click this link! Special form for this session launches in a new browser window.

 

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 2.5 – 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, your choice of Classic Colored Paper or a Mid-Century appointed living room set.
  • 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 paid in full at time of booking. 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.

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Charlie Girl herself by Dynamite Dames

 

Devilbliss & Cracker Jax Barbershop 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.

The details:

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.

This session is now listed on the deposit form here.

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!

ULTRA DELUXE – FULL DAY SESSIONS – 2 FABULOUS LOCATIONS

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.

Mid-Century Marvel

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.