Owner Emily Momohara and her staff at Lucky Cat Studio are masters of art within art. In addition to their classic portrait photography, they take snapshots of paintings, sculptures, theatrical performances, and other works, whether they're situated inside a studio or at a separate location. Some of these images might even be of the process—an artist sketching on canvas or considering schematics, for example. Momohara also puts her editing experience to work by restoring old or damaged photographs. Using negatives or high-quality scans of the image, she fixes blemishes and fading to produce clarified color and black-and-white versions.
Dogs rarely get lonesome at Dogtown Cincinnati. That's because they'll be spending too much time playing with the other dogs and the staff. Whether inside or outside, pups have ample space to run, jump, and play statue, and even overnight, it's like a big slumber party, where everyone bunks down together and they're under the watchful eye of the faithful human crew. Owners can also schedule grooming appointments or training sessions, while cats stay for the day or overnight in their own private area.
Sherri Barber, preserver of gleaming smiles and curator of glossed memories, frames expressive portraits within her professional studio. Individual portrait sitters or beach-volleyball teams can show off their aptitude for staring intensely into the middle distance or grinning at nearby props as Sherri snaps shots for about 60 minutes. Once all personages have been fully documented, photographees can peruse a photo gallery, culling pictures spoiled by closed eyes or falling ceilings, then immortalizing the best shots in an 11”x14” print and two 5”x7”s.
Experienced professional photographer Becky Dorsch has an eye for fleeting moments. At her company, Simper Expressions Photography, she uses that eye to her advantage, capturing the personality of newborns, children, families, and adults in just a few clicks. Offering helpful suggestions for flattering poses during her on-location shoots, she works to help make memories that last a lifetime.
Charles Behlow Professional Photography offers professional photography, video, and digital services for any occasion. To produce the photo-to-print miracle, a client sends in or uploads a picture, at which point a trained and certifiably tortured artist digitally modifies the image, renders it on fine-art-quality paper, and accents it with watercolors and oil paints according to the client's requests. The treatment adds an emotive touch to familiar people and places, making it an ideal way to preserve glowing memories and add realistic moustaches to your relatives. The studio can work from prints, digital photos, negatives, or slides, and the finished 11"x14" print is placed in a 16"x20” matte.
When horticulturalist Brian F. Jorg isn't cultivating native plants at The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, he treks up to 20,000 miles a year on globe-trotting photographic excursions. As he leads guests through the Great Smoky Mountains or the Peruvian Amazon, he captures nature's grandeur with his digital camera, sharing his ever-increasing portfolio with the world through field guides, educational displays, and mass text messages addressed to “world.” Brian's passion for nature overflows not only into his photography, but into community activities. He can often be seen sharing his horticultural wisdom at area flower shows, teaching classes to the general public, or snapping dynamic images at sporting events.