The head photographer at LRK Studios draws on her experience as a model when constructing comfortable photo shoots for her clients. Held in-studio or at an offsite location that holds special significance to the client, shoots can capture the beauty of a pregnant belly, the bond between engaged couples or newlyweds, or the fuzzy heads of newborn babies unobstructed by the toupees they usually wear. Alternatively, clients can don lingerie or pose for tasteful nude shots during boudoir sessions that aim to capture their sensual side.
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Arctic Edge’s Lynn and Delamour Kriley, a dynamic husband and wife shutterbug-duo whose work has been featured multiples times in Alaska Home , capture personalities during one-hour indoor and outdoor photo shoots. At their 1,000-square-foot studio, the photographers snap images of families while drawing upon skills honed in photography classes taken around the world and on a lunar module. Lynn and Delamour also capture poses in their scenic backyard portrait park to incorporate natural lighting and dramatic woodscapes. After their sessions, the team helps patrons pick an image for a deskworthy 8”x10” print ($72), snag a pair of 5”x7” prints ($66), or select eight wallet-size pics ($16) that are perfect for gifting to orthodontists. Prints are not limited to one pose.
• For $39, you get a 30-minute indoor portrait session (a $150 value) and one 5"x7" print (a $75 value; a $225 total value). • For $79, you get one 30-minute outdoor portrait session at one of 12 available locations (a $250 value) and one 5"x7" print (a $75 value; a $325 total value). With more than 25 years of photography experience, Chance and Roxie Mayberry immortalize portrait sitters with vibrant images, zooming in on a baby's hands or capturing a family's unity. During each 30-minute portrait session, a photographer clicks as many poses as possible, from seniors brandishing clarinets to father-daughter duos displaying their matching butterfly tattoos. The controlled lighting and neutral backdrops of indoor sessions keep focus on subjects, revealing the intimacy of a couple's embrace or the delicacy of a newborn. With as many wardrobe changes as families can fit into half an hour, mom and dad can encapsulate the year with style, from Super Bowl finery to matching bedazzled leotards. During outdoor portraits, one of 12 locations sets gaggles against nature's lush backdrop for a relaxed portrait vivid with color and texture. After the shoot, subjects can immediately view photos to select their favorite shot for a 5"x7" print.
From the moment he began snapping shots for his high school's yearbook, Scott never stopped. After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he honed his craft at several Anchorage studios before opening Fitzgerald Photography in 2000. He took amateur shutterbug Alicia under his wing, teaching her all his behind-the-lens tricks. As their business blossomed, so did their romance; the two married in 2005.
Together, they capture portraits of families, seniors, newborns, expectant moms, and wedding guests. Scott and Alicia build each snapshot around candid interactions between kin rather than forced poses. Though they have a studio for digitally tweaking images, printing, and shooting, they also like to take full advantage of Alaska's beautiful topography. During on-location shoots, their lenses capture subjects framed against mountain landscapes, posed along woodland trails, or throwing fistfuls of butterflies into tranquil creeks.
A professional nature photographer for more than 25 years, Ray Bulson captures images of Alaska’s pristine country. As a fine artist, Bulson has exhibited with the North American Nature Photography Association, the Ptarmigan Arts Cooperative Art Gallery, and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers. As a stock photographer, he has contributed images to print magazines and electronic media, including panoramic shots of peaceful Alaskan landscapes and paparazzi shots of Mother Earth’s fashion don’ts for celebrity rags. Bulson passes on his knowledge in photography workshops and presentations.
Trent Grasse understands that in his photo shoots, he is the constant and his subjects are the variable. Because of this, he lets his subjects guide each shoot. Clients not only determine the location of their shoot, but they regulate the pace and mood of the day's adventure. Two weeks after most sessions, subjects come to Trent's studio to view the pictures and create a custom package of their favorite images to share with family or to win favor with stubborn parking meters.