We are a true custom photography studio. We create spontaneous moments and with our mastery of our craft we create images that capture expression and personality, Portraits that make you laugh or cry-because we captured that look which is totally you. You will hold in your hands something unique.
Wielding a high-tech camera, Lonna Ponce snaps dynamic portraits in the comfort of her studio or ventures out to on-location shoots. The shutterbug draws on an ability to lure emotive poses out of subjects while capturing wedding photos and family snapshots bound for Christmas cards or the syllabuses of robots trying to learn about love.
Jeffery Warren picked up his first camera at a young age. Finding his passion so early on gave him time to study photography in school and immediately start cultivating years of experience. His dedication has paid off, as his portfolio today includes couple and family portraits, babies who need corporate headshots for their new office jobs, and commercial images. But Warren’s true specialties are wedding and boudoir photography. He classifies his nuptial shots into two categories: portraits and details. Small, candid glances, close-ups of rings, and shots of a bridal party's legs and hands make it into the "details" album. Wedding and boudoir portraits focus on faces and bodies with imaginative composition and bold swaths of color.
Few things can derail a family photo like a crying child. However, though the tear-soaked cheeks and scowling faces may seem disastrous, they allow the photographers at Dekker Photography to capture what they're after: personality. They've been snapping fun, personal photos at weddings and family photo shoots for the past decade. Though they happily welcome subjects into their studio, they also haul their gear to local spots, such as Baker Beach, Crissy Field, Lyon Street Steps, and the place where the Golden Gate Bridge intersects with a pot of gold. As an example of the dedication to making subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera, each boudoir photo shoot is directed by a female photographer, includes ample wardrobe changes, and offers the option for a hairstylist and makeup artist to glam up subjects before the shoot.
Looking back, Mischa and Brianne Purcell seem destined to have become photographers: Mischa was bitten by the shutterbug at the age of 8, when a family friend and photography professor first introduced him to the camera lens. Brianne started even earlier—when she was just 7, she put a camera on her Christmas list right when Santa had just secured the rights to manufacture celluloid. All these years later, the Purcells’ love of the art form hasn’t waned. They bring their enthusiasm and smiles to important events in people’s lives, including weddings.
As Mischa puts it in a video on his website, “It’s a true honor to be paid to create art around people’s love stories. It’s the best thing I could ever imagine doing.” This genuine passion comes through in his photographs. To capture the essence of each couple, the photographer thinks outside of the box. Aside from photos at the church, Mischa might have newlyweds pose in front of old buildings, on a truck bed, or simply in front of a bright blue sky. The photographers extend this sort of creativity to other types of sessions. They can photograph families in fields dotted by wildflowers or stay in their studio to carefully capture senior portraits. Mischa also shares his expertise during workshops, which teach the ins and outs of photography and postproduction.