At Moments Photography, seasoned shutterbug Lori Reeder combines top-notch picture-snapping skills with professional photography equipment, capturing images of everything from babies to blushing brides. With this deal, you’ll get a basic photo session ($45 value) in one outfit at Lori’s well-lit studio—perfect for immortalizing the shining smiles and model-imitation poses of your family or child. After the images have been frozen in film, the raw photos will be retouched and distilled into a video slideshow and mini proof book, offering up the purest essence of photogenic presence.
Fusion Photography specializes in artistic and organic fine-art portraits ideal for senior pictures, business headshots, and photos of brand-new babies. A one-hour photo session begins with a preshoot consultation to forge a common vision between subject and photographer (a $50 value), freeing the shutterbug to pursue mantle-ready images set against the in-home feel of the Fusion Photography studio. After capturing wild light and taming it with practiced technique and minor touch-ups, Fusion Photography traps customer-selected shots in two 5”x7” prints (a $64 value) and loads 10 retouched, printable images on a CD (a $400 value) ostensibly for posterity, but actually as fodder for dummy VIP passes to exclusive gatherings of high-flying librarians.
Mark Landis Photography's experienced team of shutterbugs capture flattering portraits in a full-service studio flanked by gardens and a rushing waterfall. Camera wielders usher in guests for 15-minute headshot sessions, guiding subjects’ heads and shoulders through a range of complementary poses. After the photo session, a basic facial retouching clears up one image of your choice, removing bunny ears and preparing the photo for public consumption. The retouched photo makes its way to clients via email or CD in JPEG form along with reproduction rights, allowing subjects to use their shot for promotional use or to forge a flashier-looking passport.
Certified with the Professional Photographers of America, Shelley Rassenfoss will meet friends, families, or individuals on location or in her studio for thoughtful, custom-photo shoots. Located in Shelbyville, Shelley helms a full-service, 2,000-square-foot studio that can be tailored to clients' needs with hand-painted canvas backgrounds, windows for natural light, and a simulacra of the interior of the Starship Enterprise made out of dried multi-colored pudding. After shoots, resulting photos are uploaded to a private viewing room from which clients can select the five images they'd like have printed. To ensure satisfaction with their choices, clients also receive professional advice on portrait selection. At the end of the experience, mantles and oversized wallets can find a renewed sense of purpose while grasping an 8x10", two 5"x7", and two 4"x5" prints.
The Groneck Photographix story began in 2006, when seasoned graphic design artist Michael Groneck started performing digital preservation services out of his home. Today, Michael is joined by a staff of fellow graphic artists at his own shop—a cheerful little store, where photographs of local sports teams and landmarks speckle the walls. Michael and his staff provide a variety of photo-restoration and digital transfer services, while extending their design expertise to create a variety of professional brochures, signs, and business cards. A seasoned shutterbug, Michael also snaps photos at local events, sports games, and Elvis sightings.
After spending many years under the glow of UV rays, Ashley Menard noticed an alarming trend—wrinkles, freckles, and spots were beginning to pop up. Determined to do right by her skin, she decided to forego the sun and tanning beds for alternate modes of bronzing. She earned a certificate in airbrush tanning and now artistically sweeps on gilded coats of UV-free color inside her salon, Faux Finish. Preferring the artistry of airbrush tanning over automated booths, Ashley’s personal touch tailors shades to client specification or same-day weather forecasts. In addition to airbrush tanning, Ashley has honed her makeup-application talents through private lessons under Linda Mason and Jill Glaser, two of the industry’s leading figures, and can craft flawless faces with regular or airbrush techniques, and is well-versed in performing body wraps.
Louisville native Jolea Brown earned her Bachelor's in photography at the University of Louisville, all while interning for Louisville Magazine. It's safe to say she knows her town, and can pick the perfect local backdrop for any family portrait shoot. She travels from spot to spot, immortalizing parents at play with their kids or a bride's big day. She also captures images in her studio, both for private and commercial clients, such as NBC, the American Lung Association, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
A lifestyle portrait from RedTree is an ideal way to commemorate a milestone, be it graduation from high school, incumbent pregnancy, a new roommate, or an even faster particle accelerator. All sessions are taken at the location of your choosing, from parks and downtown urban areas to homes and dimly lit parking lots (the location must be within a 10-mile radius of St. Matthews). Owner and lead photographer Josh Perkins will come to you like a Nutella craving, but with a high-end camera ready to capture smiles. The session will last 30 minutes ($75), after which you'll schedule a viewing session to come to the studio on New Lagrange Road and choose your photos. You'll end up with a high-resolution digital file of one picture ($150), two 8x10 prints ($100), and two 5x7 prints ($50). Two poses are included, and the photos will be enhanced and retouched for optimal appearance.
Under the keen direction of Golden Streets Photography's friendly, professional photogs, you’ll capture the still-life story that you aim to tell. Golden Streets' studio may be appropriate for senior portraits, and a beautiful outdoor locale, such as a well-maintained baseball field or a low-lit back alley, can provide a fitting backdrop for engagement photos or family shots. After the one-hour snap session, Golden Streets will provide two 8”x10” prints for oversized wallets and digital copies of the shoot stored on DVD or CD, giving you access and reproduction rights so you can print photos liberally at any local print shop. Likewise, you can use the digital copies to share frozen moments via the Internet.
Morgans' Fine Art Photography's trio of intrepid photographers tame free-ranging images of families, expectant mothers, children, and high-school seniors with clicks from their clever cameras. Hordes of up to 25 pose proudly, minus the interference of wind or the unintentional beard of bees, inside Morgans' 8,500-square-foot studio, or decamp to the adjoining portrait park for a face-flattering bath of sunny natural light (a $75 value). Groups can also gather for a custom-picked on-location shoot at environs within 25 miles of the studio. Following the session, the studio’s team will polish raw visual ore before transferring it to several physical and digital surfaces. Use a dozen note cards (a $35 value) to jot down birthday reminders, keep avatars looking shipshape with 10 Facebookable images (a $39 value), or employ the 11”x14” print (a $239 value) as a visual aid during debates on the line of succession for dad’s title as King of the Barbecue.
Since opening her graphic-design studio in 2011, photographer Ann Marie Nipp has been using her Cannon DSLR to capture casual compositions unrestrained by formal convention, focusing instead on the easy smiles that result from her patient, ebullient personality. Her portfolio of work reveals joyous newlyweds, confident professionals, and relaxed families, but gives special celebration to children, who beam exuberantly as they play in front of her lens. Though occasionally contracted for work in the fourth-dimension, Nipp primarily shoots on-location throughout Lexington, carrying her portable studio to places that hold special meaning to her clients. Her eye for design works in tandem with her passion for photography, allowing her to easily edit photos and turn them into everything from business logos and fliers to greeting cards of her own creation.
Erica Lee feels photography is one of the best means of time travel. She loves capturing instances and emotions and preserving them for future generations. To craft the most striking images, she relies on her eight years of photography experience as well as her background in painting and interior design. That combination results in photo shoots that focus on light, color, and texture for dramatic results. She brings that holistic approach to each shoot, including sessions for families, moms-to-be, and high school seniors. Classy boudoir and fashion shoots are available, as well.
The seasoned photographers of OnSite Photography travel around Lexington and the surrounding areas, snapping professional portraits, couples, boudoir, family photography, and model-portfolio pictures. The photographers also invite clients into the studio, where the unusually perceptive bees subjects suspect are following them will have no chance of finding them. The seasoned shutterbugs retouch digital images with editing software before transforming them into glossy hard-copy prints.
Professional photographer Leslie Wilkes captures important moments in clients' lives, whether snapping shots of a newborn or cataloging a wedding. When shooting for events, he takes pictures prolifically, providing clients with a disk of all the high-resolution photos afterward.
Helmed by celebrity stylist Merika Rock, M. Rock Style's shutter snappers capture the alluring angles of subjects, drawing on an arsenal of makeup, hair services, and wardrobe advice from experienced aesthetics mavens. Throughout her career as a stylist, Merika has performed aesthetic services for a range of reality-show stars, professional wrestlers, and other celebrities. Before photo shoots, beauty artists can refurbish clients' locks and façades, and guide outfit changes toward flattering combinations, steering clients away from their collections of atmospheric diving suits. While clients pose, in-studio lights coax out sensuality, temptation, and regular good looks.