The sharp-eyed shutterbugs at Flash Digital Portraits take a convenient approach to photography, but they never skimp on creativity. Inside their studios, flashbulbs light up the room as the photographer captures grins from a wide range of subjects including infants, high-school seniors, and entire families. To further personalize sessions, clients can choose from a variety of props and plenty of colorful backgrounds. They can even bring special items and mementos from home such as a favorite stuffed animal or an old birthday cake with sentimental value. After the shutters snap for the final time, Flash Digital Portraits’ technicians get to work on customizing the results, outfitting collages with unique borders and other enhancements.
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.
With 10 years of experience, the experts at 2FX Original Photography capture weddings and other special events such as birthday and company picnics. They also specialize in producing natural-looking portraiture, crafting crisp, classic images of families, children, and couples. And through skilled editing with software such as Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, they can give a flawless finish to all images in post-production, smooth over imperfections, and even make clients look younger, upon request.
Aurora Productions' photographer is capable of bringing out the most interesting side of a subject—whether they know she's there or not. Her portfolio displays a range of styles, from portraits in a local park to candid shots of a librarian stocking books. Washed-out tones take over an overhead image of a downtown smoker, while warm colors and jaunty angles bring life to a new coffee shop. When working with portrait clients, the photographer finds inspiration in the calm waters of Cherokee Lake and the panther-infested waters of Panther Creek State Park.
Mike Thornhill lends a keen eye to preserving portraiture against idyllic, on-location backgrounds, where the camera captures memories against any setting of the subject's choosing. Thornhill will photograph on location within 50 miles of Asheville and each session lasts 45–60 minutes. For a unique portrait, brides-to-be can pose in front of a blooming garden, while retrospectives of a beloved family sofa can take place in the comfort of home. Scheduled primarily on evenings or weekends, photo sessions are optimized for ease, so that no school, work, or weekday game show goes unmissed. The credit is good toward a variety of print and product options, including three different sizes of prints ($55–$75), two different canvas sizes ($325–$395), or a CD of digital negatives to add to an underground memory vault ($300).