The all-female staff at Memories Photography foster a relaxed and welcoming environment during boudoir photo sessions. They encourage women to let loose and be themselves in front of the camera, whether they're dressing up or down. With the same relaxed approach, photographers also shoot weddings and engagement sessions as well as high-school-senior portraits. The studio also sells lingerie and corsets for clients' convenience.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression?she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura?s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego?s foamy beaches to Denver?s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest?s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.
Sheba Wheeler thrives even when faced with the unexpected. It was a tragic death in 2005 that sparked her passion for photography; today, it’s her photography that captures the spontaneous smiles and silly faces of the customers she shoots. As the lead shutterbug at Picture Your World Photography, Sheba has published work for the Denver Post and the Wall Street Journal. She blends 15 years of journalistic experience as a Lifestyles reporter with contemporary portraiture, enabling her to fetch unique shots and—as she shares on her website—preserve the “magic of the moment.”
The husband-and-wife team that helms Sergio Vassio Photography knows that love can thrive in any ecosystem. They've held wedding and engagement photo shoots on beaches and rustic lakefronts in temperatures ranging from sweltering to freezing. They've conducted urban sessions throughout the city, inside an art gallery, and on a soccer field, where a bride to be wore a gown and posed as the goalie. The pictures from these various sessions might be disparate in color and style, but they all share vibrant personalities and an air of natural romance.
At their shoots, the duo combines candid stills with planned poses and photojournalism, resulting in a comprehensive, three-dimensional depiction of a couple. In addition to ordering albums or Italian-made photo books, patrons can schedule wedding packages with add-ons such as editing, slideshows, and videography. They also schedule sessions for family, high-school-senior, and children's portraits.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.