Constructing an emotional reference to shoppers is what units Jody Akerman’s new pictures studio other than others, she mentioned.
“I believe I’ve an ideal knack for making somebody really feel comfy,” Akerman mentioned.
Akerman owns Brilliant Eyes Images at 116 S. Meridian #A in downtown Puyallup. Her companies embody boudoir and maternity picture shoots. Purchasers spend about $1,299 or extra per reserving.
Akerman, 36, was born and raised in Puyallup. Her roots within the metropolis stretch again about 5 generations. She mentioned she has at all times had a digicam at her hip since she was somewhat youngster.
“I simply love photographing on a regular basis moments and seeing magnificence in all places that I am going,” Akerman mentioned.
Images wasn’t a profession she pursued at first. She was knowledgeable musician for a while whereas doing modeling and pictures on the aspect. Finally, she began an actual property enterprise.
Shortly after her actual property enterprise received established, Akerman mentioned she discovered her calling. She took a few boudoir images of a pal and realized she loved making her pal really feel empowered and delightful.
“We don’t see how different folks see us and the way lovely we’re,” Akerman mentioned. “If I can assist present them how I’m seeing it after which see their faces gentle up, I simply really feel like there’s some magic there that I’m hooked on.”
Purchasers concerned with reserving a photograph shoot with Brilliant Eyes Images get a session and a questionnaire, inquiring about what the shopper is searching for. The bundle additionally consists of hair, make-up and a wardrobe choice.
The studio has a mattress, sofa, bathtub in addition to totally different backdrops that shoppers can select from.
The variety of copies in addition to the kind of format the shopper desires the images in, reminiscent of wall artwork or classic viewfinders, performs an element within the complete worth.
“It’s a extremely enjoyable and distinctive expertise that lots of people don’t notice they want till they’ve it,” Akerman mentioned.
Akerman mentioned her workforce tries to get to know the rationale why shoppers need to do a photograph shoot. Some say they’re going by means of a divorce and need to really feel empowered. Others have simply given delivery and need to have a good time their new physique.
Regardless of the motive, Akerman caters to it and helps seize these moments.
“A variety of girls simply need it for themselves to recollect a time once they wished to really feel particular,” Akerman mentioned.
The studio opened its doorways in late August. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday by means of Friday and typically Saturday.