An offshoot of The Wax Museum, Memories On Media began as a similarly sonically focused enterprise, editing audio clips and transferring the contents of vinyl records, reel-to-reels, and 8-tracks to CD. Since the business’ inception, its technicians have expanded their repertoire to include similar services for video-footage formats including VHS, mini DV, and 8mm.
A mop of hair fringes an infant's milky-white face, his plump cheeks reminiscent of a porcelain doll. Though the image is black and white, the boy's eyes are as striking as any baby blues—reflections of the white linens gathered around his legs add depth and life to his playful gaze. This photograph, which won Janet Boschker the Canon Par Excellence Award in 2010, is but one of many that have earned the photographer numerous accolades.
At Northlight Photography, the Boschker's own studio, the photographer flaunts her signature blend of award-winning artistry in custom portraiture. Whether capturing the innocence of a child, the love of a family, or the excitement of a special event, she strives to turn each image into an artistic and timeless representation of its subject. The expert also shares some of her trade secrets through introductory and advanced photo classes.
For the last two years, Adrian and Melinda Bethea have become well versed in numerous facets of the media and event planning industry. The duo use green-screen-powered photo booths to transport event guests to scenic locales and onto magazine covers featuring custom-designed event logos. Their experience with photography and videography allow them to seamlessly capture weddings and video projects, and their graphic-design capabilities allow clients to present eye-catching brochures, fliers, and mug shots. Their robust list of additional services at AMB Media Group LLC include promoting brands on Facebook and Twitter, managing entertainment talent, and event planning with custom themes.
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.
Justin Kates, portraitist and staff photographer for Stiff Magazine, captures fashion shots and glamour images with a honed aesthetic that edges toward the dark and gritty. Before each shoot, his makeup artist highlights features with a professional hand, either lightly accenting faces or artfully transforming them with heavy shadow. Throughout photography sessions, Justin creates provocative images that simultaneously highlight beauty while deconstructing it to reveal the depths beneath. After shoots, he helps clients select images that he professionally retouches. With a masterful hand he beefs up colors and blends out imperfections.