Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
This week may bring Michael Kors and Bebe, and next week could feature Ann Taylor and Seven, but no matter when someone stops in Eye of the Beholder Consignments, items from high-profile brands can be found on the shelves. Handbags may carry names such as Prada, Coach, and Juicy Couture, and clothing may hail from Talbots, Chico's, and Coldwater Creek. The shop also stocks shoes, business suits, and maternity wear for expectant mothers and dudes who just want to get closer to their children by dressing as a nanny. A portion of proceeds goes to charities such as the Baltimore Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
It's no coincidence that photographer Pamela Harvey's portfolio is filled with images of grinning brides and grooms, children and distant relatives frolicking in formalwear, and intimate behind-the-scenes moments just before a ceremony. One of Pamela's main reasons for doing what she does is a love for the pageantry of special events?and the family relationships on display there. Throughout Maryland, Virginia, and DC, she captures moments both playful and dignified, candid and posed, of newlyweds surrounded by their loved ones. Depending on the mood of the shoot, she can translate each image into bright color or austere black and white. Pamela's friendships with wedding caterers and DJs also benefit clients. Alternatively, Pamela can meet clients indoors?in their own homes or bridal suites?for boudoir portrait sessions showcasing their sensual sides.
Studio P.'s photographer, Priscilla, studied music for 13 years before discovering the photographic works of Richard Avedon and Nan Goldin; after that, she enrolled in photography school and never turned back. At Studio P., she focuses mostly on portraits and event photography, though some jobs bring her to fine-art installations and fashion shoots. She strives to bring a fresh perspective and look to her shots while staying true to each client's desired aesthetic.
Gene Essel of Fotosbygene shoots everything at a high resolution for images sharp in focus and color. The high resolution develops crystal-clear details, and his training allows him to draw out his clients’ personalities and capture their best angles. He achieves that during portrait sessions for families and individuals, active events such as skateboarding, and special events such as weddings.