Tina Loebach takes pride in the pictures she takes, but she finds even more satisfaction in the time she spends with her clients. Whether it's following a bride on her wedding day or catching the joy in a parent's eye as they pose with their newborn child, Tina uses her gift as a quiet observer to capture true emotions. She also applies her diverse skill set to sultry boudoir shoots, coaxing out each subject's inner pinup in the process.
An ultramodern white loveseat sits framed by a wall decked in vinyl records and a zebra-print rug. There, a figure strikes an edgy pose. Though it might sound like a scene from a music executive's metropolitan loft at the height of the Swinging Sixties, the action plays out far closer to home. At Revolution Studios, the photo enterprise owned and operated by the husband-and-wife duo of Dan and Somer Hadley, glamour is only a costume change away. During their photography shoots, they pair individuals and couples with the scenery and inspiration to bring their inner wild things to life. Dan and Somer encourage their clients to express themselves through personal props and wardrobe choices. In addition to devising personal styles, clients can also consult with on-site hair and makeup experts.
The path that Carmicia K. Goff took to professional photography began when she received a video camera for her 11th birthday and found she loved to, as she put it, "capture memories." With her younger sister Mercedes, Ms. Goff shoots video and photos with a natural and realistic style. They work in many different areas, including photographing families, taking headshots, and documenting weddings.
Captured Images, LLC’s owner knows her way around Raleigh. Her on-location photo shoots take place everywhere from the sidewalks of Fayetteville Street to the shaded trails of Yates Mill Park. These natural settings are the backdrop for her specialty: family photos. She captures all stages of family life, including weddings, maternity, newborn, and family reunions. Many of her photos feature vibrant color, but she occasionally likes to send them through the sepia filter to add a rustic touch reminiscent of George Washington’s dating profile picture.
As the mother of four small children, Lauren Wicker knows what it means to be patient. She also knows how quickly cherished moments come and go, and the importance of preserving those moments as often as possible. With that in mind, Lauren steps behind her camera to conduct on-location shoots, specializing in everything from babies and families to weddings and school portraits. She also works extensively with special needs children and adults, and has photographed approximately 100 special needs individuals during her career.