At the age of 13, photographer Sherri Griffin developed a passion for photography that carried through high school, college, and a 25-year professional career. With a focus on the art form rather than mechanics, Griffin’s portfolio showcases on-location and in-studio portraits brimming with natural emotion, poses, and declarations of "cheese." On-location shoots often take place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Aldridge Gardens, and Arlington Antebellum Home. In addition to standard prints, Griffin offers hand-painted color images, gallery wraps, and canvas prints.
Kristie P. LaRochelle, a celebrated Birmingham-area photographer with degrees in photography and graphic design, captures genuine, contemporary portraits of children, families, babies over 3 months, or pets in casual settings. Clients can choose between a studio session or a location shoot at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where subjects can smile amid lush fauna that rarely blinks. Kristie fosters a laid-back atmosphere to help capture authentic moments, and uses digital SLR equipment to produce top-notch digital images that can be printed up to 5" x 7". In addition, clients will choose three images to compile for a signed 10" x 20" high-resolution art print, ideal for installing on flat roofs to document children to their satellite grandparents. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Meg McKinney has leveraged high-end lenses professionally since 1981. Some of her former corporate clients include Kellogg, Pennzoil, and Continental Airlines, and she spent 14 years as full-time staff photographer for Southern Living magazine. Today's deal lets you schedule a shoot with the skilled shutterbug at any location, indoor or outdoor, within 20 miles of downtown Birmingham. Hold hands with your favorite tree in a nearby park or donate your sitting to a neighborhood youngster looking to commemorate his first chin hair. McKinney's commitment to making her clients feel comfortable during their sessions results in natural poses and genuine smiles.
At this full-service downtown studio, Hannah Slamen and Rita Chiesa use an arsenal of high-tech photography equipment to produce high-quality images of everything from bundled babies to blushing brides. The professional photobugs have more than 40 years of combined experience capturing human, animal, and vegetable likenesses on film. With this deal, you'll get a 60-minute photo session starring your brand-new baby, graduating high school senior, or you and your fiancé, shot in both color and black and white in either a studio location or a scenic tree-laden outdoor park. The deal includes a DVD slideshow of the session, so you can relive every snapshot during your next family gathering or job interview.
Unlike the fenced-in photo booths of soirees past, The Simple Booth allows its subjects to roam free in an open space as they snap self-portraits. With an attendant looking on, partygoers strike poses in front of solid backdrops, which come as part of the standard package, or a scene they created via custom design options. The easy DIY approach to taking pictures lets subjects grin alongside supplied props and then trigger the camera’s click with a remote. Silly faces or somber looks of remonstration are then splashed across a large screen for group perusal. Within 48 hours of the event, photos make their way to Facebook, as well as to The Simple Booth’s online store, which stocks quality shots for printing.
Tosha Gaines photography runs the gamut from soft focus and muted colors to images bursting with brilliant hues and sharp detail. As a lifestyle photographer, she snaps photos on location and consults with clients to develop the styles they desire. She does that during photo shoots for families, couples, kids, and individuals. Great at working with everyone to foster a relaxed and fun environment, she also has a unique talent for working with those with special needs. Besides portrait sessions, Tosha also loves covering weddings and shooting engagement sessions.