Studios offer 'Twilight' photo shoots for aspiring Edwards and Bellas

Kelly and Brian Moore pose for their vampire photos.

Photo by Lisa Presnail

Kelly and Brian Moore pose for their vampire photos.

Ladies, while pouring over the Twilight series, how many times did you stop reading and think, Why can't my man look at me the way Edward looks at Bella?

Well, now he can. Fangs and all.

Just time for Halloween, two local photographers have teamed up to offer Boudoir with a Bite, a vampire-themed photo package for couples. Jamie Jackson of Jamie Jackson Photography in St. Petersburg and Lisa Presnail of South Tampa Photography have long offered romantic photo shoots, but they're adding a twist inspired by the Twilight book characters and the HBO fantasy drama True Blood.

For the portraits, the guy wears his own black pants and black shirt. The woman wears her own negligee or a costume supplied by Maison Rouge, a local lingerie boutique affiliated with the photographers. One of the two wears fangs.

"The fangs help them," Jackson said. "If you just stand two people there and say, 'Look romantic,' sometimes they get really stiff. But if you say, 'Act like a vampire,' they kind of have fun acting that character out."

The $495 package includes two looks, full hair and makeup, wine or champagne, hors d' oeuvres and a $100 print credit for a male-female couple or single woman. (There's an additional charge for two women to have their hair and makeup done.) Styling and the shoot take about three hours.

Kelly Moore has read all four Twilight books and has watched episodes of True Blood. When she learned of Boudoir with a Bite, she thought it'd be a romantic way to capture her and her husband of nine years, Brian Moore, in pictures.

"That's not really my scene," admitted Brian, 39. "However, I do see how certain people would love that — particularly couples."

For their shoot, Brian and Kelly took turns wearing the fangs. The Tampa couple display the framed photos in their bedroom.

"They were very tastefully done, and they were actually very beautiful. It's something that you wouldn't be afraid for your children to see. You wouldn't be afraid for your family to see," said Kelly, 34. "It's a really good experience for couples from an intimacy perspective. I really think that it's engaging, and it's something that puts you into a different world together."

Ladies, while pouring over the Twilight series, how many times did you stop reading and think, Why can't my man look at me the way Edward looks at Bella?

Well, now he can. Fangs and all.

Just in time for Halloween, two local photographers have teamed up to offer Boudoir with a Bite, a vampire-themed photo package for couples. Jamie Jackson of Jamie Jackson Photography in St. Petersburg and Lisa Presnail of South Tampa Photography have long offered romantic photo shoots, but they're adding a twist inspired by the Twilight book characters and the HBO fantasy drama True Blood.

For the portraits, the guy wears his own black pants and black shirt. The woman wears her own negligee or a costume supplied by Maison Rouge, a local lingerie boutique affiliated with the photographers. One of the two wears fangs.

"The fangs help them," Jackson said. "If you just stand two people there and say, 'Look romantic,' sometimes they get really stiff. But if you say, 'Act like a vampire,' they kind of have fun acting that character out."

The $495 package includes two looks, full hair and makeup, wine or champagne, hors d' oeuvres and a $100 print credit for a male-female couple or single woman. (There's an additional charge for two women, for hair and makeup.) Styling and the shoot take about three hours.

Kelly Moore has read all four Twilight books and has watched True Blood. When she learned of Boudoir with a Bite, she thought it'd be romantic to capture her and her husband of nine years, Brian Moore, in pictures.

"That's not really my scene," admitted Brian, 39. "However, I do see how certain people would love that — particularly couples."

For their shoot, Brian and Kelly took turns wearing the fangs. The Tampa couple display the framed photos in their bedroom.

"They were very tastefully done, and they were actually very beautiful. It's something that you wouldn't be afraid for your children to see," said Kelly, 34. "It's a really good experience for couples from an intimacy perspective. ... It's something that puts you into a different world together."

Boudoir with a Bite

Call to schedule a shoot at one of two locations: South Tampa Photography, 1906 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, (727) 871-2444; or Jamie Jackson Photography, 2830 Sherar Road, St. Petersburg, (727) 365-0112.

Boudoir with a Bite

Call to schedule a shoot at one of two locations: South Tampa Photography, 1906 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, (727) 871-2444, southtampaphoto.com; or Jamie Jackson Photography, 2830 Sherar Road, St. Petersburg, (727) 365-0112, jamiejackson.net.

Studios offer 'Twilight' photo shoots for aspiring Edwards and Bellas 10/01/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:10pm]

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