Kimberly Lisowski, the shutterbug behind Photography by Kimberly, doesn't believe in stiff poses or forced smiles. Instead, she works to highlight the personality and unique beauty of each subject during spontaneous, street-style photo shoots. She snaps senior portraits that are both edgy and timeless, using natural scenery as a backdrop.
While prices vary depending on finishing quality, customers can display wild-captured moments for as little as $0.25 for a 4''x6'' print. Professionally processed photos and portraits come emblazoned on Kodak Endura Luster paper, starting at $0.45 cents per 4''x6'' print, and going up to $1.49 for each 5''x7'' image. Those seeking larger sized photos to liven up shamelessly bare mantles can enlarge a print to sizes such as 11''x14'' ($7.95) or 24''x30'' ($45), a size well-suited for hiding a hole caused by a rogue wrecking ball.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Photographer Charlene Potts specializes in capturing some of life’s biggest milestones: new babies, engagements, weddings, high-school grads, and her specialty of pet portraits. Prior to each session, Charlene meets with subjects and furry family members in their homes to discuss personal style and various wall-art options in their space. Her portrait sessions generally last 90 minutes, with a follow-up appointment a few weeks later to review prints. Held 10 days after each session, the follow-up appointment includes a viewing of prints and selection of favorite images. She also provides an online gallery where family, friends, and online avatars who happen to be art critics can view the pictures. She shares her craft in other ways, too. She regularly leads photography classes in which she teaches students about composition, exposure, and camera operations.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Portrait Innovations operates digital-imaging studios throughout the country that use advanced technology to capture and print family memories in about 60–90 minutes. Before the session, adults can browse the open studio space's selection of different poses, props, and backgrounds while children entertain themselves at a Lego table and beg invisible friends to make an appearance for the camera. Photographers use handheld digital cameras to memorialize smiles during the session, utilizing the studio's lighting system to enhance candid images. Patrons then view and select their favorite poses, adding special effects to design and create personalized gifts such as portrait books, calendars, canvases, and mugs. The team prints the high-resolution portraits on archival-quality paper with a high-capacity Fujifilm Digital Frontier system.
Daniel Lonchena of Silverwind Photography believes life is magic, but that it’s also a bullet train going by. He also believes that photography is just the tool to stop that bullet train. With an eye for composition and lighting, he captures important moments in time during wedding, engagement, and boudoir photo shoots so that his clients can hold on to them for prosperity.