Photography is a wonderful tool for capturing reality, but the photographers at Divine Images Northwest prefer to use it for capturing fantasy. At Divine Images Northwest, they let children don costumes and pose on sets modeled after enchanted castles, fairy forests, and angel-occupied clouds. They likewise brings high-school seniors’ fantasies to life by snapping shots of them surrounded by sports memorabilia or emerging from a giant saxophone bell in full prom regalia. For expectant moms and families, on the other hand, they happily return to reality for outdoor photo shoots conducted at a favorite location of the client’s choice.
Skilled shutterbug Brooke Heki has aimed her lens at everything from people and animals to multimillion dollar homes, and today she calls on that experience as she helms Infinity Photography & Design. Her partner, Trysta Chavez, first discovered her passion for photography while living in Tokyo in 2009. When she moved to the area, she began working for Heki and proved to be so talented that Heki made Chavez a partner in the business a mere four years after Chavez became serious about her craft.
Reflecting their diverse backgrounds, the studio captures a range of moments, including family, pet, and pregnancy portraiture, milestone events such as weddings or the completion of a Rubik’s cube, and boudoir poses. The shutter clickers ensure that their images embody the unique personality in every shoot, from the individual quirk of a child’s dimples to the wag of a terrier’s tail. The resulting portraits breathe with life, begging to be framed for hanging over the mantle or gifting to a boss who keeps confusing you with your office chair.
Diane Maehl became a professional photographer in 1987, and, like a sword against the grind of a whetstone, her eye has only sharpened over the years. She specializes in portraiture, capturing family moments, senior graduations, and moments in childhood both in her studio and outdoors. She typically offers custom portrait sessions, though occasionally does limited edition themed sessions throughout the year.
Studio location is rustic and one of a kind in the old bell tower of Marycliff Hall. I have daylight and studio lighting areas. I love to shoot outside on the beautiful landscaped grounds or travel. I use a mixture of traditional posed photography as well as candid photojournalism to capture my clients real life self.
Chris Wooley has the distinction of being a Certified Professional Photographer, and he may have a knack for magic tricks. What else would explain how he gets average women to metamorphose into 1940s-style pin-ups inside his studio? But rather than sleight of hand, he depends on a talented makeup artist and hairstylist to give the illusion of any era. Fully made-up models use props and themed attire while channeling their inner tiger or their inner tiger?s inner kitty cat for photo shoots tailored to their comfort level. They are then furnished with retouched photos and digital images to share with loved ones. In addition to vintage or contemporary pinups, Chris also snaps professional headshots for actors, models, and business folk.