A newborn being cradled in his parents? hands. A newly engaged couple nuzzling together. A family wrestling a Burmese python for their most recent family portrait. These are the moments that the photographers at Abundant Moments Photography strive to capture during their in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Less concerned with poses and more concerned with spontaneous actions, they keep their cameras focused on babies, seniors, families, and brides and grooms. Outdoor photos can be shot on the scenic studio grounds, which feature a waterfall, wildflower field, and a stream. The resulting photos can be shared online, printed, arranged into a collage, or superimposed on accessories such as bags and jewelry.
A joint father-daughter venture, Scott E. Thomas & Daughter Photography seizes snapshots in an inviting, intimate setting in which customer satisfaction drives each shutter click. Scott and Jessica keep a wide lens, shooting weddings, pets, babies, seniors, baby athletes, and more.
Chris Bendet's photographic methods mash classic melodrama, of-the-moment photojournalism, and modern portraiture to preserve moments that caputure genuine relationships and pure emotions. For one to two hours, cameras catch the countenance of you and up to 49 of your progeny and pets, perfect for capturing large family gatherings or couples portraits with an eccentric backdrop of 48 yowling coyotes. Depending on the specifics of your desired shoot, Bendet photography will shoot your session at either their charming Red House Studio ($100) or on-site in a location determined upon consultation ($150). Post-session, three of your images are made into physical prints (up to 8”x10”, $60) and a montage of your photo session and images are collected on a DVD ($200), providing a digital repository for posting your portraiture online or sharing through email, social media sites, or ecarrier pigeons. Should your images require further familiar distribution, Groupon holders will receive a 10% discount on additional prints.
After receiving her degree in photography and graphic design, Kelly Powell traveled the world in search of frank, heartfelt images—a journey that took her from historic Italian villages to the war-torn plains of Africa. The owner and head photographer of Elements Studio Photography channels these experiences into her camera work, which blends candid shots with traditional portraits and oversized thought bubbles to convey the true emotions of the day. She and fellow shutterbug Rainey Rinaldi specialize in boudoir, portrait, and event photography, with a particular passion for unconventional weddings.
Shannon Roberts, owner of DreamKeepers Photography, makes time stand still during both indoor and outdoor photo shoots. Inside her studio, she clusters families and couples in front of white, black, and beige backdrops for simple yet sophisticated portraits. Outside, she harnesses natural light as her subjects sprawl in grassy fields and or huddle in front of flowing fountains. She specializes in snapping adorable still-frames of kids wearing their best duds before they grow up and repurpose their sweater vests as beer koozies. During weddings, Shannon takes posed and candid shots of celebrating guests before enhancing them with digital effects, such as blurred edges and spot-color techniques. More than anything, she loves toting her green-screen to parties, where she relishes capturing subjects in front of backgrounds such as Hollywood runways, rose-adorned pillars, and swirling vector graphics. In addition to snatching smiles from the mists of time, Shannon has volunteered her services to Tempered Steel, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and support for injured veterans.