Believe it or not, Valentine's Day is one of my favorite times of year. I love the aesthetic, and I think any kind of love is a splendid thing to celebrate. Even when I was a single person, Valentine's Day was just a cute way to show those around me that they were/are important to me. Not to mention when Leslie Knope introduced Galentine's Day to us all in 2010, and I was in brunch Heaven!
Now I know not everyone shares my love for Valentine's Day, which was made evident to me when a ton of you reached out to me about what I was doing for the Anti-Valentine's Day special edition of Retro Lovely magazine that the editor just introduced for this upcoming year. Honestly, I wasn't super stoked on it, just because of my own bias towards the day. However, when I changed my frame of mind to doing something kind of creepy and weird a la Halloween in February, the ideas started flowing! After all, last year for Valentine's Day I did do an Addams Family session at Castle Morningstar in Dayton, and there wasn't anything overtly cute about that.
Since I love taking things dark, sexy, and moody, we're going to be hosting a one day special event on 1/22/2022 for our Anti-Valentine's Day lovers! The theme is going to be Anti-Cupid, or Succubus Cupid as I like to imagine it. I've ordered a few key pieces for this session, including an elven/Chinese style bow (because screw those baby bows), for which I'll be making special broken heart arrows, and these super cool bat wings:
Now, because I am still a lover of all things regular Valentine's Day, there will still be a cute and sexy, more on brand special event for the regular Valentine's Day special edition of Retro Lovely. I loved this set that we came up with last year with our good friend and client, Virginia Slim. It was deeply inspired by a classic Playboy session, so we're calling this set offering Playboy Valentine's Day, and it will be available on 1/8/2022. This can go as just a cute lingerie set like Virginia is wearing here, a classic satin sheets look a la Marilyn Monroe, or a classic Playboy Bunny look. We have tons of lingerie, body suites, and bunny ears available for any of these looks, or you can bring your own costume.
Both of these sessions will be at the discounted Special Event rate of $400 with $100 deposit due at booking, which will include makeup and hair, use of props and wardrobe (one look), 8 edited images of your choice, and guaranteed publication into either the Valentine's Day or Anti-Valentine's Day special edition of Retro Lovely magazine. If you want to save some money and book both days, you can do so for even more of a discount at $750 with a $200 deposit due at booking.
If you're interested in either or both sessions, shoot me an email through our contact page!