Professional shutterbug Joe McKenney artfully captures families, children, and mothers-to-be, transposing ephemeral moments into future family heirlooms with retouching and photo-printing services. Hailing from his native Biddeford, Joe snaps studio and on-location shots, drawing on his knowledge of the area to scope out scenic backdrops and his degree from the Hallmark Institute of Photography to frame up memorable images. Joe's lens snatches up the light given off by weddings, business portraits, and high school seniors, clicking feverishly through untimed photo sessions, unlimited outfit changes, and unimpeded werewolf transformations six days a week.
Photographers Jennifer Lamoreau and Mindy Mercier feed off each other’s creative energy at their shared studio, Untamed Violets Photography. With two husbands and five children between them, the duo easily channel their love for their own families into their family photography, capturing tender moments between parents and children or engaged couples. Alternatively, the duo’s keepsake portraits of high-school seniors and expectant mothers document landmark occasions. Thanks to continuing education, their shots look fresh and modern, unlike vintage polaroids taken during the Civil War.
At Tsukroff Photography, shutterbug duo Nathan and Susan capture significant moments in clients' lives through in-studio and on-location photo shoots. For more than three decades, the two have snapped shots of thousands of graduating seniors, hundreds of brides, and one shrub that looked like a dinosaur from far away. After decades of practice, they have their photography process down to a science: Nathan mans the camera as Susan tweaks hair and clothing for picture-perfect aesthetics.
Life is fleeting, but that doesn't stop Jennifer and Michael Moore from trying to catch it at every turn. The couple creates timeless artifacts at their portrait studio in Westbrook, snapping images of newborn babies, newly wedded couples, or newly discovered millionaire uncles. Their portfolio includes dozens of photographs of people and natural landscapes, each artistically rendered in black-and-white or vivid color.
While strolling through the park one day, Magdalena Niziol couldn’t help but notice a chubby-cheeked, bonneted baby. She asked the mother’s permission to take a picture; she not only consented but introduced Magdalena to another photographer, who helped launch her on a new career path.
Though she is self-taught, Magdalena’s expert abilities to work with light and capture natural expressions have helped her land images in Real Maine Weddings and BeautyLook Magazine. At her eponymous studio, she snaps elegant modeling shots, seductive boudoir poses, and timeless images of couples acting out their wedding vows in charades.
Shelbylyn and Robert at Port City Photography are many things: photographers, spouses, business partners, best friends. Through their close bond, they better understand how to capture the close bonds of their subjects. Whether shooting in their studio or on location, they create vibrant portraiture that distills each subject's unique personality into a single snapshot. Their shoots cover everything from graduating seniors to sports teams to weddings.