Angel Malone—the owner and artist behind Photography by Angel—specializes in capturing creative images of families, children, and beloved pets. Malone can set up in-studio or on-location portrait shoots and outfit kids with a variety props that are worth a thousand words, such as fairy wings, electric guitars, or copies of War and Peace. She also travels to document weddings, and helps guests celebrate other occasions with Pizazz portrait parties that include dance music and a DVD slideshow with popcorn and refreshments.
At seven locations throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana and several international sister sites, Eivan’s photographers and videographers preserve memories with a fusion of traditional, photojournalistic, and candid styles. The company's photographers capture family and engagement portraits and have earned recognition for their personalized touch at weddings.
They took home a win in the photography category of TheKnot.com's Best of Weddings competition in 2011 and 2012 and earned one of WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Awards. A crew of professional cinematographers records the details of the big day, adding soundtracks and special effects. With color-correction technology, the filmmakers can brighten up dark footage or blot the red out of the bride's cheeks during the maid of honor's toast.
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Erika Dely snatches fleeting moments right out of space-time as she goes about her work. During each shoot, she takes an amalgam of spontaneous and posed pictures to retain both photojournalistic realism and formal sophistication. She can also subtly enhance photos with desaturation, impressionistic filters, and macaroni noodles. Though she prefers working on-location, Erika also crafts personality-rich images in her studio upon request.
At Allure Boudoir Studio, a private, comfortable atmosphere encourages women to don a playful countenance for tasteful, hinting photographs. Snapshots emphasize the natural female form, with sessions allowing for costume changes from outfits such as dresses, jerseys, or suits or armor. Sessions are available on-location or in-studio, with retouched images kept under strict terms of privacy.
A camera flashes, and some unlikely characters emerge from behind a black curtain. An astronaut, a pirate, and a viking step out onto a red carpet, where velvet rope separates them from onlookers. The group isn't the cast of Apollo 14: The Outer Space Pillage-Off, but simply a group of party guests emerging from a photo booth.
This Hollywood treatment—complete with costumes and props—comes courtesy of the Magic Moment Photo Booth's "Extravaganza" booth package, which features a large, closed-in booth that can accommodate groups of photo subjects. Their team can also set up an open-air booth or a smaller, curtained model that looks like the classic photo booths found at carnivals and fairs. All three booth types snap photos in color or black and white, before spitting out strips with customized texts and graphics. Additionally, Magic Moment Photo Booth's team adds special touches with upgrades such as memory books and video recording.