Fusion Photography specializes in artistic and organic fine-art portraits ideal for senior pictures, business headshots, and photos of brand-new babies. A one-hour photo session begins with a preshoot consultation to forge a common vision between subject and photographer (a $50 value), freeing the shutterbug to pursue mantle-ready images set against the in-home feel of the Fusion Photography studio. After capturing wild light and taming it with practiced technique and minor touch-ups, Fusion Photography traps customer-selected shots in two 5”x7” prints (a $64 value) and loads 10 retouched, printable images on a CD (a $400 value) ostensibly for posterity, but actually as fodder for dummy VIP passes to exclusive gatherings of high-flying librarians.
At Moments Photography, seasoned shutterbug Lori Reeder combines top-notch picture-snapping skills with professional photography equipment, capturing images of everything from babies to blushing brides. With this deal, you’ll get a basic photo session ($45 value) in one outfit at Lori’s well-lit studio—perfect for immortalizing the shining smiles and model-imitation poses of your family or child. After the images have been frozen in film, the raw photos will be retouched and distilled into a video slideshow and mini proof book, offering up the purest essence of photogenic presence.
Certified with the Professional Photographers of America, Shelley Rassenfoss will meet friends, families, or individuals on location or in her studio for thoughtful, custom-photo shoots. Located in Shelbyville, Shelley helms a full-service, 2,000-square-foot studio that can be tailored to clients' needs with hand-painted canvas backgrounds, windows for natural light, and a simulacra of the interior of the Starship Enterprise made out of dried multi-colored pudding. After shoots, resulting photos are uploaded to a private viewing room from which clients can select the five images they'd like have printed. To ensure satisfaction with their choices, clients also receive professional advice on portrait selection. At the end of the experience, mantles and oversized wallets can find a renewed sense of purpose while grasping an 8x10", two 5"x7", and two 4"x5" prints.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
From being in front of the camera to being behind it?I had a great opportunity to work with the best agencies in the world as a model with Elite, Wilhelmina, Ford, and Green in Miami and Los Angeles. I also help develop models who are wanting to enter the business, and I help place them.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
While I was working in Los Angeles, I worked with one of the top photographers. It was then I found such a love for photography that it became my new passion.
What do you love most about your job?
With several successful gallery receptions, I have put together a collection of my work consisting of Equine, Ballet, and beautiful locations that I am always adding to.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Kevin shot both our engagement photos and our entire wedding, and I cannot say enough good things about Kevin. He has such an eye for natural lighting that it really sets his pictures apart and gives them stellar quality. Absolutely the best money I spent on my entire wedding.
While the fraternity brethren milled about parties discussing Jack Kerouac and sipping cheap lagers, Jack Counts was busy working. In the late 60s, the entrepreneurial college student carved out a niche snapping his shutter during fraternity parties and selling prints dubbed Party Pics to members. Over time, Counts spread his business across multiple campuses, photographing graduation ceremonies and special events and processing the prints in his own lab, Candid Color Systems. With Glamour Shots, Counts? business yet again expanded from special-events photography to include portrait shoots with an emphasis on flattering female subjects.
At each Glamour Shots shoot, a brigade of expert shutterbugs and cosmetologists gets subjects ready for their close-ups with style-enhancing makeovers and photo shoots that result in high-quality pictures and prints. After a personal consultation with the styling team, clients undergo an airbrushing treatment and hair sculpting. Depending on their package, models strike up to 30 poses, quick-changing into different outfits to capture a spectrum of looks, from professional career woman to professional career woman in a bear costume.
Clients pour over proofs immediately after their session, and a professional lab generates each print on quality Kodak paper within 10 to 12 days after the session, with touchup services available to display pristine complexions. Shots are available in a variety of product forms, including prints, calendars, photo books, and canvas wraps. To ensure that none of the photos evaporates from living memory, a slideshow presentation houses the proofs of the entire day's shoot and sets it to music or field recordings of yaks performing Beethoven.
Since his boyhood days in the darkroom, Video Kitchen's president, Carlile Crutcher, has had a passion for photography. This passion evolved into home movies during his tenure in high school, college, and the United States Navy, and eventually culminated in the creation of Video Kitchen in 1992. In two locations, including the brand new store in East Louisville, an artistically and technically skilled staff oversees the preservation of memories with data transfers for all sorts of media and formats. The staff specializes in tape-to-DVD transfers, including familiar formats such as VHS tapes, Hi8 and Digital8 8mm tapes, and MiniDV, as well as specialty formats such as 8mm and 16mm movie film.
Imbued with the gift of cinematic artistry, Video Kitchen's staff also produces video for occasions such as business meetings, recitals, and sporting events. Skillful sound engineers capture all the audio, and editors can splice different scenes together or superimpose a slam-dunking dog into every frame.