$150 Weekday Specials through July 31st. Natural Light Boudoir or Classic Pinup.

Now through July 31st you can choose one of our two most popular sessions for $150 + tax complete.

Whether it’s our incredibly popular Natural Light Boudoir or equally popular Classic Pinup. There is nothing additional to purchase with either session. You get professional makeup and hair styling by a licensed cosmetologist which lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Then you shoot for 45 minutes to an hour in the set of your choice. Need wardrobe? We have a very impressive collection that is at your disposal. Within 24 hours of your session completion a selection of your best images will be uploaded to a password protected private viewing gallery. These images will be edited and polished and ready for you to choose which you’d like printed. You will be given a $50 credit towards prints or digital downloads. See below for detailed pricing. Print credit on products only, tax and shipping costs are extra.

This offer is good on sessions booked and completed on weekdays through July 31st.  Bring a friend and have a girl’s day out!

Studio Located at 104 North Centre Street, Pottsville Pennsylvania. Click here for location details.

2019 CALENDAR SPECIALS

It’s that time! For two years now I have offered calendars with early bird discounts. The studio can get overwhelmed late in the year with work for these and as you approach a deadline to have them put together it can be tricky. Offering packages earlier in the year helps with this and to help people think ahead I offer significantly discounted packages to give them incentive to plan.

Over the years I have produced dozens of calendars for clients ranging from every day gals looking to put something together as a gift for their significant others to performers who want a great promotional item to sell to fans. There’s also the car clubs and social groups who have used them for fundraising for charitable causes. Whatever the situation I have the most options you will find anywhere. And I am holding over the pricing that was put in place last year. OK that’s not completely true. I am actually sweetening the deals for those who book and shoot before July 21st.

So what are the deals? Here’s the price list from 2017:

Let’s first talk about Layout Only on the right column. What is that? Well say you’ve shot with me several times or even one time and you have 12 photos you love to death and want as a calendar. This $125 is my doing the layout and design to create the PDF file that will become your 2019 calendar. Once I have it finalized and you approve it you can then purchase one or as many copies as you like from an online printer for $15 per copy (The $125 is for my time only).  BUT IF YOU ACT BY MAY 31st you can get this special for only $100 or for the $125 get 10 of my exclusive crystal magnets of the cover included!  You can’t buy these anywhere else! See more samples and learn more about this exciting new item by clicking the graphic below. Group Shoot Pricing is per person.

Now the next special to talk about is the Pinup For A Year calendar. This is where we take the Pinup For A Day shoot and expand it to become a custom calendar just for you. The best way to put it into perspective is this, A pinup for a day shoot is regularly priced at $275 and includes makeup and hair styling, all the photos and a one look theme using one of my classic colored paper backdrops.  Edits are not included. Custom edits themselves cost $20 each or 6 for $100. So based on regular pricing what would it cost to do a shoot, then decide to get 12 edits then decide to get a calendar layout put together?  You’re talking $275 for the session, $200 in editing and $125 in layout and design. That’s $600 total. So you can see these items turned into a calendar for $399 is quite a savings.  But wait there’s more. I am going to hold the $399 special pricing through July 31st! One full extra month to save $200. But wait there’s even more!!!  Make your  50% deposit by May 31st and schedule your session for any time by July 31st and you also get 10 crystal magnets of your cover! That’s another $25 savings!

Can you shoot by the end of May? If so the $399 session can be had for only $350!

Ready to book?  Click this button!

Pinup for a year calendar format is full page vertical with mini dates as shown below. Up to 4 different paper colors may be used with 4 wardrobe changes and basic hand props. Makeup and Hair styling is one application.

Glitter Butts 2 – July 28th – $150

We first did this session early in June of 2018.

I was insanely popular and sold out within 24 hours.

We are at it again!

The energy and laughter in the studio that day was at an all time high and we’re excited to come together again for it.

 

Do note: This session covers glitter art on your tush and photography of that. As the examples show. It DOES NOT include hair and facial makeup like all other sessions. This is also why the pricing is much less than normal sessions.

Want to schedule your session?  Spots are limited. BOOK NOW!

HOT ROD HANGAR – JULY 7th

I am very excited to announce a session that’s been some time in the making.

For years I have been seeking a location where I can hand pick a collection of cars I know for photoshoots with big space and no worry of bad weather spoiling plans. And boy did I secure a fantastic place.

The other day I made a scouting expedition and toured a small airport very near the studio. It’s literally an exit of I-81 at the intersection with 901.

I struck up a conversation with the party who runs the airport and as it turns out (not uncommon in smaller communities) we knew many people in common. He’s also a big fan of photographic art and has since become a fan of my work. Our conversations were so good he all but said “the place is yours”. Of course there is a cost I have to pay to cover some of their expenses. He’s agreeable but can’t have it cost the facility anything.

So the exciting aspect to this is that while I set out to secure a big space to shoot cars it’s also an airport. Let me be clear about one thing,

I am not offering shoots with planes
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I am not offering shoots with planes.
I am not offering shoots with planes.

There’s no guarantee certain craft would be on hand at any given time. They are privately owned. They are not fully at my disposal. BUT, there is an excellent chance some of them would be available to be used as set dressing, to have them in the background of some great automobiles.  Or for things like the photos below, but  IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. If they are on hand we WILL NOT sit, step, lean, breathe on them or in any way touch them. This is not a plane shoot. It’s a car shoot in a plane hangar.

Additionally if the weather is co-operative it is possible we might shoot with vehicles out doors in front of an impressive hangar. Lighting permitting. Sometimes full-on daylight is harder to shoot images we’d love than an overcast day, or indoors where we have full control over things.

Here are the hangars. It could be either or.

Here are some of the cars I have available to me for use. Not all cars will be available at all times. You do not get to pick which cars you shoot with. Everything on hand will rock and be wonderful to have photos with BUT having cars available all day and at our whim to move (there’s big liability in these hangars and the more jockeying = the more risk) is not available. I am also going to limit each party to shooting with 2 cars each from a standpoint of providing you better images. When people change wardrobe more than 2 times or try to shoot with everything possible, generally the results aren’t as good as focusing on and working with fewer sets.  All this said I am pretty confident I will have the red convertible available to me full time, which I want as I know it will get participants images they will love that will look fantastic and compelling.

Convertibles provide a lot more options for photos and angles. Often hotrods are tight for the “in the car” shots. Not so with a convertible. I bring a ladder and can get some angles few studios are able to at events or other locations.

This next car is a BEAST. I am 90% certain it will join us for this session. 

This next one is bad ass with it’s nearly vulgar bulging blower atop the engine. It belongs to a buddy of mine I used to sell musical equipment to.

This car is sneaky, it’s between stock in look but then you n notice things that let you know it means business too

I ran into this beauty last year at a car show about an hour and a half from my studio. Chatting with the owner I learned it was not only from the coal region but he’s a neighbor of one of my brothers and knows him

While not a convertible, this 70’s body Corvette has t-tops, and like the convertible it opens up the cabin for some poses you just don’t get in hardtops


This less common sleeper, a 60’s Ford Falcon has been used before by me for these samples. These samples have me want to note that the airport will be private for us during the sessions. It won’t be like a car club or public event with all kinds of people milling about. As such your wardrobe can be whatever you like, to include nothing at all. Do know for the security of the airport the manager will be present and auto owners may be nearby but will not be right on top of the shooting area as we work. Might they see you? Yes. Will they be so close you could feel their breath? Absolutely not.

CALLING ALL CAR GUYS (and gals)

Calling all Car Guys (and gals)

I am looking for vehicles to shoot with my clients in the Schuylkill County area.

I am planning dates on weekends in the late June – early  to mid July timeframes.

My clients, the models you see in the samples, hire me to produce imagery for them with professional makeup and hair and final images suitable for publication. The styles they most seek are vintage. Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Rat Rods are the most requested. Largely Pre-’72 vehicles.

I have a number of such cars already at my disposal but want to broaden my roster further and am seeking interested parties who might enjoy having their car shot with models for high end imagery.

What is in it for you?

Copies of images with your car of professionally styled and photographed models suitable for framing.

What are my criteria to participate?

  • You are able to get your car to the location within certain pre-determined times
  • You will be available to move the vehicle into and out of position for the sessions
  • Understand the location is exclusive and a clean commercial space. Care and caution are necessary with moving vehicles. A liability release will be needed. Basically that you are there of your own free will. The facility also has expensive features and equipment, so if your car is questionable in all ways cars need to be controllable, it’s not the place for it. Loosing your brakes and coasting into an $800,000 door will result in your being liable for that.  If your vehicle leaks fluids it might not be able to be used as the facility floor is pristine and must remain so. Even for vehicles that don’t normally leak, measures will be needed to ensure no oil/fluid touches the concrete.
  • You may be present, at a distance, during shooting. You. Not you and 6 buddies you brought along. My clients know and trust me for safe shooting environments where they aren’t part of a covert peepshow.
  • You will communicate with me what is and isn’t permissible with your car as far as models posing with them. I know full well paint jobs can cost tens of thousands of dollars. I’ve shot in places where other photographers have damaged irreplaceable items. I have had people rent my studio and scratch the hood of a classic car belonging to my family that needed to be buffed out (I wasn’t present and trusted them, no more) . I will treat your property better than my own.
  • Models will be randomly paired with your vehicle. You will have no option on who may or may not be photographed with it.
  • These will be rain or shine sessions. While the shooting area is covered, staging areas may not be. It is possible while some cars are being photographed others would be outside the building subject to whatever weather was dealt us. Not unlike a car show or cruise.
  • Times can run from early morning through later evening.

Interested?

Email me at michaelbann@me.com or text/call me at 570-415-2708

Below are some samples of work of mine

 

FEATHER NEST INN – Sunday June 10th

I’ve done several sessions in the Poconos at the Ceasar’s Cove Have resort. I’ve shot in boutique hotels all over. I have scouted and done sessions in retro motels and B&B’s. Recently I did a fetish session in Michigan that has garnered a lot of feedback that now it’s time to target another themed suite motel in New Jersey just across the river from Philadelphia.

The Feather Nest Inn.
Hit their website and check out the suites here.

For this session I am teaming once again with Bombshell Mandy on makeup and hair whose work is well known. Our initial mash-ups have been extremely well received and this location and our joint efforts will surely produce some amazing images.

We are going to descend upon the Treasure Island Suite! Bring your sassy pirate!

There’s only a few spots left as of this posting. DO NOT WAIT


The details:

Session fee $375
This includes full MUAH styling by Bombshell Mandy, approximately 1 hour.
Shoot with Michael Bann aka Victor Devilbliss.
All photos on an SD data card to take home as soon as the shoot finishes.
2 custom edits of your choice minimum (see below).

Don’t need styling? You can shoot this for just $275

Want to make a weekend of it with your significant other and choose a specific suite of your very own? Choose your room, make your own arrangements and we’ll come to you for your session. Afterwards we might all venture nearby for dinner.

This session is based on 5 participants with a portion of their fee going toward room rental and expenses. When you do the math it’s actually a significantly discounted session on the parts of myself and Bombshell Mandy. HOWEVER, I will sweeten the deal with additional edits. If we book 8 sessions the package will then include 8 edits. Those additional 6 would represent a $100 value based on my regular edits pricing.  The good news is, based on conversations with some existing repeat clients I believe 3 sessions are already spoken for. One one hand I believe we will hit the 8 and each will then 8 edits included but it also means THERE’S ONLY SO MANY SPOTS LEFT. Don’t wait!

As this is a location session deposits are $150.  Ready to book? Click this snazzy flashy thing.

Here’s some samples from sessions I’ve done in other themed motels / locations.
These are not from the Feather Nest.