Blush Boudoir, the Dayton Region’s premiere boudoir and beauty photography studio, is celebrating its five year anniversary at its current location in Downtown Dayton with a special First Friday Open House on February 6th, 2015. “We are so happy with the growth we’ve experienced since moving our studio to Downtown Dayton,” says Tracy Malott – owner and principal photographer. “We’ve had over seven hundred clients walk through our pink doors in that time, and with the help of an amazing team of the area’s top makeup artists, hairstylists and photographers we look forward to making many more women look and feel beautiful in the years ahead.”
Blush Boudoir began two years earlier in West Carrollton when Tracy opened a storefront studio as a place to meet clients of her then-successful wedding photography business. As more brides requested “boudoir” shoots with albums that they could gift to their future spouses, Blush Boudoir was born. And with the need for more natural light and a better location, Blush Boudoir moved to its current location at 120 N. St. Clair Street in Downtown Dayton in February 2010. Soon, Tracy eventually stopped shooting weddings to focus all of her time and energy on boudoir photography.
In order to continue growing Blush Boudoir, Tracy and her boyfriend Billy Pote became business partners in late 2012. The studio has since then grown from one photographer and one makeup artist to a team of four photographers, four makeup artists and three hairstylists. And in 2014, Blush Boudoir opened the Blush Boudoir Lingerie Boutique featuring hand-made pieces by lingerie artist (and past client) Dianne Gallagher. It is open by appointment as well as to the public on the first Friday of every month.
Blush Boudoir is also gaining national recognition. In addition to attracting more and more clients to Dayton from cities like Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, the national association Professional Photographers of America brought their PhotoVision team to Dayton in 2014 to feature Blush Boudoir as part of their annual “Best of the Best” educational video series that spotlights the top photography studios in the country every year. Also in 2014, Blush Boudoir was invited to be a member of the Association of International Boudoir Photographers.
The Blush Boudoir First Friday Open House will be on Friday February 6th from 6 to 10 pm. In addition to featuring their popular lingerie boutique, Blush Boudoir is proud to host local fashion boutique Bloom who will have several items from their Vandalia clothing boutique available for sale. “We enjoyed joining Blush Boudoir for their First Friday Open House in December,” says Bloom owner Kristy Stephens, “and look forward to doing it again for their five-year anniversary celebration. It is great when local businesses can work together and cross-promote.” Both Blush Boudoir and Bloom Fashion will also be giving away gift cards to lucky guests.