The photographers at Attraction Studio doll up subjects before subjects make their debut in front of the flashing lights. Both the West Covina and Arcadia locations employ professional makeup and hair artists for family, boudoir, or maternity shoots that shuffle backdrops and allow two to three wardrobe changes. Personal items, such as a basketball, guitar, or piece of lint—brought along as props—add a touch of personality to the 25–50 photos snapped at the shoot. After the session, a computerized slideshow parades the fresh snapshots so that customers can nominate their favorites for prints and retouching. Pictures gain an aesthetic lift from Magic Touch, which enables photographers to remove wrinkles, blemishes, and third eyes.
At KidzPix USA’s photography studio, founder Margaret Saffold captures youngsters at their cutest, outfitting them with a massive selection of props and themed costumes ranging from basketball players to fairy princesses. With the help of her husband Andre Saffold, Margaret builds a fun atmosphere for kids and parents, who can relax and enjoy refreshments during the shoot. After the shoot, customers can make an appointment at the studio to see their photos, which they can choose to preserve as canvas prints, enlarged prints, or key rings.
FreeAir Photo Booth ups the ante at parties with its light and compact booths that set up in about five minutes and sport 20-inch touchscreen systems. To capture lively moments in crystal clarity for posterity, the booths are equipped with LED studio-quality lighting, Canon DSLR cameras, and dye-sub printers that develop 2”x6” photo strips in seven seconds.
Paul Granese cut his professional teeth as a newspaper photographer, spending long nights in the darkroom honing his understanding of what makes a photo stand out. More than 30 years after snapping his first shot, Paul now uses his camera-taming powers to capture indelible images for clients at Paul Granese Photography. When it comes to his current work, the galleries speak for themselves; in his online showplace, clients can browse images ranging from high fashion to portrait work.
Formerly known as the Analog Cucumber, Digital Pickle specializes in transforming your pre-digital memories into high-def formats that are compatible with modern media. Today's deal gets you $90 worth of VHS to DVD video transfer services that will save your old home videos before their aging ribbons are seized by the jaws of Death's goat (prices start at $20 to create a two-hour DVD). Using state-of-the-art equipment, Digital Pickle's skilled technicians will synchronize frames, stabilize images, and reduce white noise in the original video, returning it to you in its completed form for enhanced reminiscing.
Orlando Aviles was never a big shutterbug until he met his fiancé, Ana, an avid documenter of family events. Her passion was contagious, and soon Orlando found himself behind the lens, snapping shots for his own company, Owando Photography. He specializes in portraits of other engaged couples, which he conducts at each pair's favorite location. Those sessions result in slideshows, prints, and a DVD with more than 80 images of the soon-to-be newlyweds. Orlando also lends his photographic talent to special events as well as individual and family portraits.