JLM Creative Photography owner and natural-light bender Christie Mumm wrangles frame-worthy faces into perfect form during each one-hour photo shoot. Accommodating up to six subjects per session, Christie can expertly snap a family portrait, a candid shot between friends, or a holiday-card-worthy snap of the office volleyball team. Whether visiting Christie in her natural-light-filled studio or striking a pose in the great outdoors, still-lifers will benefit from her experience in lifestyle portraiture, which places an emphasis on capturing each subject's authentic emotions and je ne sais quio––which is French for third ear.
Drawing on a shared passion of photographing their own children, friends Meagan Dalton and Laura Harmon joined forces in 2007 and founded True Life Images. What began as a home-photography business quickly expanded, and in 2008 they moved into their full-service studio, where they cull palpable evidence of smiling families, love-struck couples, and cuddly babies in vivid light and with flattering poise. The photogs also haul their equipment and talent to homes, parks, and wedding-invitation font samplings to document subjects posing in the comfort of their own environments or the beauty of a natural setting. With a secure online viewing gallery, subjects can peruse their portraits without fear of paper cuts.