Worcester Photo Studios unveils a picture-snapping emporium to customers and photographers alike. Inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, a dozen shooting areas surround sessions in a wide range of settings, and mammoth bay doors grant access to larger-than-life props, such as cars, boats, and scale replicas of downtown Worcester. For shutterbugs lacking their own home base, the studio offers a membership program that includes use of its spaces; in the future, the studio plans to install a classroom, salon-style stations, and a kitchen set, complete with fully functioning appliances and a fully functioning Emeril Lagasse.
Shotsy Photography's camera maven sees the world in snapshots. Each moment that flicks by is rich with meaning and emotion. Her passion for pictures is infectious and on full display during photo shoots for kids, families, and couples. Besides portraits, she covers special events such as weddings and arranges classy and empowering boudoir photo sessions.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
Constructed in the early 1900s, the building that Paper City Pictures calls home adds its own vintage character to the studio’s photography. Although the antique structure has been renovated to have a sleek, modern feel, it retains some of its original design elements, reminding visitors of its historic and timeless quality. Restored brick walls and the original wood mill floors lay the foundation for Paper City Pictures’ colorful sets, including a sapphire-colored backdrop that can bring out the color of a child's eyes or the shiny coat of an australian cattle dog. In another area, a large mural depicts a gray-and-black urban scene where subjects strike poses on a wrought-iron bench or raise their hands to hail a 2-D taxi. Aside from in-studio portraits of families and individuals, the photographers also venture out to events such as weddings, birthday parties, and reunions and specialize in performance shots for dancers or band members.
If BTTR Booths photo booths were people, they'd be a considerate bunch. Each booth greets guests with a friendly welcome screen and displays a countdown before each shot, allowing patrons time to pin up the corners of their mouths. But of course, the booths aren't people?they're highly portable machines outfitted with big screens, high-resolution cameras, and speedy printers that churn out up to six copies of each photo strip. Before stepping inside its confines, partygoers can accessorize with more than 350 props and consult with the booth attendant, who fixes any glitches and dons a tux for formal occasions.
Edward J. Parent specializes in portraits, capturing shots of families, models, and children in his downtown studio. He also brings his photography talents on-location to immortalize memories of special events, such as weddings, sweet 16s, or senior portraits for graduation.