Professional photographer John Francis pins down fleeting moments with training in wedding and portrait photography. He employs a signature photojournalistic style he learned at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts and has developed through personal experience and an ongoing effort to express emotions visually. Not confined to the studio, John travels to destinations to espy appropriate backdrops for engagement shoots, portraits, and special occasions.
Now a professional photographer who trained at the New England School of Photography, Erik first cottoned on to photography while living in Europe. Awestruck by the beauty and excitement that comes with trekking around unfamiliar places, he wanted to pull the sights through the lens of his camera and keep them from weathering in his memory. His newfound passion for photography snuck into his luggage on his trip back to the U.S., where it grew into a full-blown career of photographing boudoir shoots and weddings.
Patton Boudoir’s 900-square-foot studio, decorated like an old-fashioned dressing room, sets an elegant backdrop for tasteful photo sessions. Commercial lighting casts a flattering glow over skin, and bottles of champagne set a festive mood. During boudoir sessions, Erik uses a mix of humor and specific direction to create images that draw out each client's personality, celebrate their beauty, and show off the elegant curve of their antennae. Depending on the package, the shoot takes the form of a full-fledged event with professional makeup artist Michelle working at Erik’s side, styling hair, applying makeup, and orchestrating the wardrobe. After the shoot, Erik lightly retouches and individually tones prints to mimic darkroom techniques.
At Depixion Lifestyle Photography, shutterbug Kelly Wain knows that the best pictures draw attention to the fleeting details: an unguarded smile, a tender glance, a whoop of excitement. She captures these candid moments during portrait sittings, teasing out each subject’s best features for preservation in an artful image. But Kelly’s work also takes her beyond the boundaries of her studio’s walls. Her action shots of dancers come alive with graceful motion, while the mirth of a wedding day comes out in striking black-and-white or dreamily saturated color. The studio's onsite portrait park also bursts with rustic, woodsy charm, inviting subjects to pose with granite benches, rough-hewn timber fences, and an animatronic Abraham Lincoln splitting rails just in the distance.
Equipped with the very best Canon electric eyes and the most effective of high-pitched coos, Rufo will coax the stateliest of poses from even the most muttacular troublemaker during the 30-minute photo session ($100). Your pet-shoot can take place at Rufo's Waltham studio or on location within 25 miles of Rufo's studio. After the shoot, clients will pick a favorite image to keep as an 8"x10" print ($25) and a 5"x7" print ($25). This deal also includes 20% off additional prints of your pet's session, ideal for establishing lucrative modeling careers. And with no restriction on what type of pet Rufo will shoot, you can bring any member of your menagerie, including massive mastiffs, diminutive dachshunds, and ignacious iguanas.