Armed with nothing but a Polaroid camera, a young Carrie Schluckbier created portraits for her very first clients: stuffed animals. Though her passion for photography has remained the same since her childhood years, her skills have only improved. These days, she photographs professionally for Capital Boudoir alongside fellow shutterbugs John Porter and Mike Burns, whose publication credits include The Washington Post.
The trio not only shares a dedication to their craft, but also a dedication to making their guests feel beautiful and comfortable. Before having clients step in front of the lens, they have them select flattering outfits and sit down for a cosmetic session with resident makeup artist Gina Robinson. Once subjects are gussied up, the photographers coach models through a series of poses, capturing each sultry, yet tasteful look in artfully composed images. During post-shoot viewing sessions, clients can determine which pictures they want to retouch and preserve with prints or full-back tattoos.
The shutter-snapping staff at Hut Photos trains studio lights, technical knowhow, and creative impulses on subjects to reveal inner and outer beauty. Adept eyes capture every moment throughout weddings and facilitate tastefully sultry boudoir sessions to highlight inner allure. Flash-popping fiestas also help aspiring models to build their portfolios, and craft poignant portraits ideal for hanging in family rooms or wearing on the back of the head to confuse mischievous children. Shoots take place in Union 206 Studio's expansive, climate-controlled space, complete with a private room for wardrobe changes and makeup.
One word jumps out from A Little Bash's online profile over and over again: you, you, you. And for good reason: its party planners tailor every minute detail of an event to suit your tastes and personality. And those details— a sparse potted tree hung with spooky ornaments, orangeade and lemonade dispensed by summery glass cylinders, pastel cakes and cookies celebrating a recently christened baby—make all the difference. Clients can even learn the secrets behind such cute, personal touches that guests will remember during Haute Host workshops that cover planning, cocktail recipes, and more.
Signature service: Model, Corporate, and Family Photos
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Canon
Pro Tip: This will be the best portrait session you've ever had; we promise. So have fun and give your best shot.
I love turning a previous moment into a visual memory that you can look back and relive. I specialize in newborn, children, family portraits and events such as weddings and birthday parties. You don't always need a special occasion to get pictures taken!
Hi, I'm Maggie, and along with my team I provide beautiful photography for less!
All of our photographers are experienced professionals with a photojournalistic style, and a touch of art thrown in!
I personally do 90% of the photography, but my team is on hand whenever I need them.