Billy Dickson and the photographers at Just Shoot Me Photography specialize in chronicling two of the most memorable times in life: the emotion and excitement of a wedding day and the wonder at the introduction of a newborn. During weddings, the team captures the big moments—the march down the aisle, the first dance—but they also spy subtle moments that evoke the mood of the day: a ring gleaming on a side table as the bride gets ready, or a close-up of a bridesmaid's hands as she clutches a bouquet of flowers.
The team also shines working around infants, often photographing babies as young as 4–14 days old. They adore shots in which parents cradle their newborns in their hands, a pose which puts the tiny size of the mini models in perspective. Brothers and sisters can join in these portraits, too, stepping off to the side to play a Nintendo 64 game console or discuss how to convince their parents to name their new sibling "Ludwig van Baby" when it's not their turn in the spotlight anymore.
With more than 25 years in business, Photography & Video By Zarek's photos capture the emotion of events ranging from weddings and bar mitzvahs as well as portraits, headshots, pregnancy photos, and family, individual and business photography. Zarek's clients include well-known companies such as Anheuser-Busch and GE, Angelino Magazine, The Sherman Oaks Galleria, Westfield Fashion Square Mall, the President of Angola Africa, Prince Charles, and other celebrities.
Khoren Gevorkyan founded Royal Gor in 1981 (now iPreservedit), naming it after his then-newborn son and now company CEO Gor Gevorkyan. Using first-rate video and photography equipment, they point their professional lenses at subjects for an array of occasions, including wedding and commercial shoots. As photographers who understand the enduring importance of their medium, the iPreservedit team also helps preserve their clients' aging keepsake photographs. They scan the precious snapshots onto DVDs with a professional Kodak photo scanner that can crop and automatically correct each photo's color without rubbing it against a chameleon.
A&I Books makes making your own photo book easier than sticking photos into slipcovers for a photo album, and the results are brilliant and professional. After receiving your Groupon, go to A&I Books to download its free, intuitive software. Drag and drop your digital photos into the program's templates, and use the ID# on your Groupon to activate your credit at checkout. Your custom-designed book will be printed in-house at A&I on high-quality paper with superior image saturation and color density. The finished product will be delivered to your door, or to your office if you prefer. Books are available in hard and soft cover. Get a few small 4x4 and 5x5 books ($14 for soft cover with 40 pages, $24 for hard cover) or an 8.5x11 hard cover with 40 or fewer pages ($45). If you have a bigger project in mind, you can use your Groupon toward the cost and pay the remaining balance.
Cean Orrett, an avid shutterbug since age 5, has captained a team of likeminded photographers at Cean One Photography Studios for more than 15 years. Rather than relying on the same setups and compositions for every shoot, Cean and his team customize their approach to the clients in question, whether they're newlyweds or high school seniors. Depending on their clients' preferences, they shoot sessions inside their San Diego studio or in the great outdoors throughout California, capturing candid images to suit each subject's personality. The same guiding principles fuel Cean One?s film subset, in which he documents milestone events such as parties, weddings, or baby's first doctoral thesis.
Iconic Pinups's skilled photographers capture gorgeous shots while unleashing customers' inner femme fatales. Before the shoot, subjects don their own outfits or borrow some from the studio's collection of vintage-style pantsless pants, then bask in full makeup and hairstyling to help them transform into midcentury pinup beauties. Brandishing eggbeaters in the vintage kitchen or donning cowboy boots before grabbing a guitar and sprawling across a bed, women of all shapes and sizes are led by the photographers through a series of provocative poses during each shoot. In addition to private sessions, the studio also hosts pinup parties, dolling up ladies for special events such as bachelorette and birthday parties.