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.
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.
You'll receive 90 minutes in front of a camera that features the behind-the-lens magic of Brittany's stylish eye. Each session includes the photographer's time, basic creative editing of 20–40 images, and a personalized online gallery. Purchased images receive more extensive edits including blemish editing, color toning, and other perfecting post-procedures, which can be discussed in-depth with Brittany. Use your session for headshots, glamour shots, or too-cute shots of a newborn dressed as a puppy cuddling with a puppy dressed as a newborn. This Groupon is also good toward group shots of family, friends, and rugby teammates.
The technicians at Rewind Memories perform all of their digitization services in-house, ensuring that a qualified expert is always operating the advanced equipment involved in each job. They use high-resolution scanners and digital image-correction and enhancement (ICE) technology to preserve photos and negatives, and they convert the following formats into accessible, long-lasting DVDs: VHS, VHS-C, Mini-DV, Digital8, BetaMAX, Hi8, and 8mm, 16mm, and Super8 film. They also create music-filled slideshows for weddings and other events, and they restore old photographs by removing scratches and dust. Because each job can take several weeks to complete, the company sends email updates.
Rewind Memories provides other valuable services, too. The crew offers hands-on tutorials on how to edit tapes or modify images with photo software, and CEO and president Adam Kunes also directs The Call to Serve, a nonprofit organization that helps college-aged adults discover the power of public service.
There are a lot of things Kristen—the head photographer at Sable Photography—admits to loving. Chocolate, the outdoors, and shoes just to name a few. But put a camera in her hands, and well, that’s her true passion. Kristen takes pride in telling stories through her photography. As a mother of three, she’s certainly familiar with life’s treasured moments. She’s also familiar with how quickly those moments come and go. Stationed behind her lens, Kristen captures special moments in her clients’ lives, whether it be through wedding shoots or senior portraits. Kristen also offers professional editing services, enabling clients to spruce up family photos without pasting celebrities faces over the kids.
Olan Mills Inc. 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 re-create the 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.