Modern Studio's team of experienced photographers has wrangled fleeting memories into permanent portrait form since 1952. Portrait subjects choose between a timeless studio sitting or an on-location shoot at a home, park, or hard-won parking space before photographers let fly with well-trained shutters. Photographers produce each 10"x13" family portrait within an on-site photo lab, leaving each photo dry mounted and ready for vertical application on walls or the backs of unsuspecting prank targets.
When it was founded in 1987, Frame Central was a social hub for artists, and was even curiously named for facial hair. However, Beard Outlet has since morphed into a seven-location franchise, dedicated to simplifying the framing process. The shops’ onsite stock of matboard, frame moulding, and other key supplies ensures speedy DIY framing projects—which visitors can complete in an hour—and single-day professional framing. An array of pre-framed mirrors and artwork allows shoppers to enhance their blank walls without taping a napping friend to them. Shoppers can also stock up on framing supplies such as case glass and hanging hardware.
Seasoned shutterbug Daniel Troutman transfers personalities to film during laid-back portrait photography sessions. Summon Troutman to a one- to two-hour sitting at any locale within 20 miles of Jefferson, or decamp to the photographer’s 100-year-old converted-meat-locker studio, where the wooden walls and floor bathe mugs in warm, soft light. Subjects stay solo or share the frame with families and friends, and unlimited clothing changes allow for multiple looks or the reenactment of multiple scenes from A Fish Called Wanda. Postsession, subjects peruse the photos, selecting a winning shot for transmission to an 18”x12” print.
Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
Specializing in photographing bundles of pure energy without the use of duct tape, whippersnappers studio offers a welcoming shot-snapping abode where kids can let loose and actually enjoy being photographed. Each talented photographer on staff possesses a fantastical level of patience and a knack for grabbing the attention of kids. The fun-filled studio is devoid of cheesy props and lollipops-for-smiles bribery, and features a playroom space for families to frolic and a relaxing area stocked with couches, drinks, and snacks.
Photographer Josh Sanseri uses light and composition the same way that writers use pen and ink: to tell his subjects' stories, highlighting their unique characteristics and personalities. And he's been at it for more than 15 years, capturing portraits of subjects that run the gamut from zany South African rappers Die Antwoord to triumphant golfer Tiger Woods to the distinguished president behind DreamWorks Animation. When Sanseri isn't snapping shots of famous musicians or teaching photography courses internationally, he can be found in his Oregon studio, crafting portraits of high-school seniors and families. He and his team handle every step of the process, from arranging the shot to developing prints.