Have you always wanted to do a photoshoot but nervousness gets the best of you?

Feel you can’t do one?

What if you could visit a studio with a bunch of other great ladies and watch a session from start to finish?

What if by attending you could win a free session of your very own? 

We often hear people considering their first session cite nervousness as a reason they don’t actually take the plunge. So many times over the past few years we’ve seen some people come and bring a friend and then that friend sees how easy and fun a session is and books one of their own. The excitement can be contagious. With this we’ve decided to have an open house specifically geared towards having a group of ladies join us where we actually do a session from start to finish. Where they can see the makeup and hair styling take place, watch the shoot itself and afterwards go through an image review and see what can be done with the custom editing I do.

Now for some details:

Devilbliss Studios
SUNDAY APRIL 23rd 2017
1:00 PM
104 North Centre (not Center) Street
Pottsville (not Pottstown) PA 17901

Who can attend? 
This open house is specifically geared towards those people who have always wanted to do a photoshoot but don’t feel they are ready, or good enough or let nervousness keep them from trying one who have never done a professional photoshoot as an adult before.

How do you claim a spot?

UPDATE: This event is now free to attend. However, in order to be eligible to win the free shoot the $25 donation still applies.
Our studio is pretty darn spacious but we are pretty sure we won’t have enough space to accommodate every single person who wants to attend. We feel we can comfortably share this event with 30 ladies for the demonstrations themselves and a few more friends who may have worked with us who can lounge in some of our other spaces as we conduct the session itself. For this reason we want to ensure those who can really benefit from this get a chance to do so, and so we don’t hold a spot for someone who may casually want one then not show up (meaning someone else didn’t get to) we are asking a $25 fee to attend BUT, there’s a few BUTs actually….  We aren’t asking for this to make money on this open house. SO what we are going to do is this; for those who attend who’ve never shot before that $25 can then be applied to a private session of your very own if completed within 90 days. If you book a weekday shoot during the open house we’ll even double down and you’ll not only get your $25 open house fee back but we’ll give you another $25 credit You’ll have $50 towards a session for the $25 open house fee!  What about the money from those who may not book a session?  Any funds we collect from those who claim a seat but don’t attend or those who don’t book their own sessions will be donated to the Schuylkill County Women In Crisis organization. You can click their graphic to learn more about the vital work they do in our community.

What will take place during the open house?

The open house will permit visitors to see first hand our 4000 square foot professional studio. The space is located in an early 20th century office building in historic downtown Pottsville PA, home of Yuengling Brewery and birthplace of the Van Heusen company. Attendees will be able to see our various studio spaces, tour our styling suite and be permitted to browse our large wardrobe collection which includes a wall of over 120 pairs of shoes. Guests will then take part in an actual photo session from start to finish where a model will undergo makeup and hair styling by Nicole Zedonek of Making Faces Professional. Nicole has had her work published internationally on newsstand publications, worked New York Fashion Week several times, appeared on TLC’s Love Lust Or Run which also had her do styling on the show’s star Stacey London. Once styling is complete our model will then be photographed and those present will see exactly how a session is conducted, how pose coaching is done and how easy and fun it can be. Photography is handled by Michael Bann aka Victor Devilbliss who has worn many creative hats over the years. Photographically his work has appeared on the covers of several news stand publications, been featured in titles such as Spin, Alternative Press, The Washington Post, Playboy among others. His images have been published in several hard cover books that have been widely distributed in brick and mortar stores. In a related vein he was also the creator and driving force of Retro Lovely magazine which gained wide recognition as one of the finest pinup magazines ever produced. When the actual photography session is complete guests may also elect to take part in an additional segment where the images shot are downloaded and edited to show exactly what sort of retouching is possible.

Refreshments and snacks will be on hand as well as some door prizes to be determined.  Total duration of the open house and demonstrations should run from 3-4 hours.

We will likely run out of spaces very quickly so… head on over to our deposit form here and secure your spot. We put this event at the top of the list to make it easy to find.