Kristie P. LaRochelle, a celebrated Birmingham-area photographer with degrees in photography and graphic design, captures genuine, contemporary portraits of children, families, babies over 3 months, or pets in casual settings. Clients can choose between a studio session or a location shoot at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where subjects can smile amid lush fauna that rarely blinks. Kristie fosters a laid-back atmosphere to help capture authentic moments, and uses digital SLR equipment to produce top-notch digital images that can be printed up to 5" x 7". In addition, clients will choose three images to compile for a signed 10" x 20" high-resolution art print, ideal for installing on flat roofs to document children to their satellite grandparents. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
At the age of 13, photographer Sherri Griffin developed a passion for photography that carried through high school, college, and a 25-year professional career. With a focus on the art form rather than mechanics, Griffin’s portfolio showcases on-location and in-studio portraits brimming with natural emotion, poses, and declarations of "cheese." On-location shoots often take place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Aldridge Gardens, and Arlington Antebellum Home. In addition to standard prints, Griffin offers hand-painted color images, gallery wraps, and canvas prints.
Forever October Photography's skilled picture mavens snap digital freeze-frames of subjects seeking memory preservation. Collect candid shots of siblings, children, couples, or other social combos with the aid of props and crafty posing, positioned against an indoor or outdoor backdrop of choice. Expectant mothers can forge a record of their swelling belly or final encounter with solid food for the subsequent decade. Holiday-themed photos constitute a colorful keepsake, and struggling actors may acquire a series of headshots to propel a career in the respected discipline of phrenology. After the shoot, models will receive a CD loaded with up to 30 digital images that they can save and send to loved ones.
The brainchild of Patrick Wallace, Focused Xposure Photography specializes in weddings, capturing every moment of the big day from the ceremony to the traditional removal of the garter snake that crashed the reception. Well before the wedding, Wallace can capture couples in engagement portraits, and he also catches newborns and families in his lenses.
Capture memories in their natural habitat with a one-hour, on-location photography session in which the studio comes to you. With experience shooting family portraits, baby photos, kids, and more, professional photographer Danielle Smith braves indoor AC blasts or squint-inducing solar rays to freeze a multitude of carefully composed moments in time at a location of your choosing. Danielle’s friendly expertise translates into stunning group shots and solo poses for future mantle-piece ornamentation or library-card identification extravagance. The one-hour session ($75) includes a DVD of 25 retouched photos ($75) as well as password-protected, secure online proof viewing, affording photo subjects the ability to grant looking privileges to only the most complimentary of family members.
Professional shutterbug Darlene Grasham seeks honest, candid shots that capture cherished moments of seniors, couples, and families. During shoots inside the studio or great outdoors, professional lenses look for both posed and photojournalistic shots. Children can frolic through verdant fields brimming with natural light, or business executives can flash their pearly credentials before a neutral studio backdrop. Shots aim for natural scenes, avoiding the staged, stiff portrait poses commonly pasted on action figures of politicians. Following the shoot, Darlene uploads proofs to a private online viewing gallery, where subjects can choose their favorite pose to wring through a digital editing tool. Retouched prints then glide onto a shiny CD or traditional print.
Photographer Jacqueline Meeks has been behind the camera lens since 1994. Over the years, she's mastered many styles of photography, including wedding shoots. With an eye for stylish composition, Jacqueline guides newlyweds through flattering poses during portrait times and family formals. For most of the ceremony and reception, however, she recedes into the background, unobtrusively capturing candid, intimate moments among the guests.