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.
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.
Chance and Roxie Mayberry take any opportunity to get out of the studio and into vibrant real-world scenes. As the duo behind Anchorage's Mayberry Studio, they shoot families as they slice down the slopes or bond with animals, and as instructors at Alaska Photography Academy, they take students deep into wild local landscapes. Photo safaris adventure to such destinations as Matanuska Glacier and Hatcher Pass, with some shots even accomplished from the backs of sturdy ATVs. Although these intensive excursions are open to all, more experienced clickers can pursue more in-depth classes or private lessons. No matter the level, courses emphasize practical, professional-grade tips and avoid technical jargon and risqué language such as "flash."
The shutterbug duo of Sweet Action Photography likes to keep all photo sessions light and fun. That way, clients loosen up and let their personalities shine through during portrait shoots for families, couples, kids, and newborns. While the mood is laid-back, the photographers come to each session with a photojournalistic approach, professionally capturing those personalities, emotions, and moments in crisply composed images. Weddings and special events such as military balls are also within their vast scope of skills.
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.
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.