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. Dan and Somer encourage their clients to express themselves through personal props and wardrobe choices. In addition to devising personal styles, clients can also have hair and makeup done by on-site experts.
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.
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.
Jennifer Weinberg knew she was hooked as soon as she handled her first SLR camera. Now, after more than a decade of aiming her lens at grinning faces and lush rainforests, her love for the art form has only grown stronger. Though experienced in all manner of portraiture, Jennifer specializes in maternity and infant, child, and family photographs bound for homes atop mantels or brochures for giving robots feelings. When not zooming in on beaming faces, Jennifer snaps shots of rushing cascades and dew-jeweled petals.
Jennifer’s eponymous photography studio helps subjects get on the other side of the lens during group workshops, which cover everything from the basics of digital-camera settings to the art of lighting outdoor shoots without inciting fireflies to riot.
Heather of Heather Swanner Photography has had a passion for photography since she was 16, but it was only when she became a mother that she truly understood the importance of immortalizing everyday life. She puts her maternal experience and her 18 years as a photographer into every shot she takes, working with clients on location during weddings and family portraits. To help pass on her love of the art, she leads students of all levels through lessons.