Aaron Zeller understands that great photography goes beyond pretty scenery and broad smiles—it’s about telling a story. He founded AJZeller Photography in 2009 as a way to document genuine emotions—from a young couple’s love to a family’s joyful new addition—unsullied by contrived poses or smiles enlarged with clown makeup. Aaron specializes in what he calls Beloved photography, a style that strives to capture the raw, unfiltered love of a couple through real-life interactions instead of coached emotions. He offers wedding, portrait, and engagement photography as well as a unique program—A Life Remembered—that records the passing of time through yearly photo sessions, discounted prints, and hourly polaroids of a grandfather clock.
Quality photos leave the subjects looking their best, unlike mouth-staining popsicles and confrontational Christmas-shopping tussles. A professional photographer since 1979 and a member of several professional photographers' organizations, Russell G. Lindeman is great for a family portrait, senior photo, or old-flame-stirring engagement announcement. After your one-hour session, you can choose to headline the mantle with an 8"x10", decoupage your dresser with eight wallets, fill your frames with two 5"x7"s, or get four 4"x5"s for your family members' lockers.
From inflatables and games to magicians, Bryan Hill and his team offer a wide range of entertainment options that can liven up any soiree, as they have for more than 30 years. Inflatable obstacle courses test the endurance of kids, adults, and retired American Gladiators, and a mechanical bull tries to throw daring riders. Colorful carnival moonwalks set the mood, and live performers include airbrush tattoo artists, magicians, and a hypnotist. When the team is not enhancing parties with their colorful equipment and live shows, they’re hard at work repairing, tuning up, and installing new hardware on clients' computers and laptops.
Following a decade of emotional ups and downs, Tammy Muecke admits that she still feels lost at times, but the young shutterbug doesn’t mean that she feels adrift. Rather, she gets lost in the moment every time she steps behind the lens of her camera. This intense focus of creativity can be seen in the unconventional poses, artistic camera angles, and wacky hats that flow throughout her portfolio. Tammy particularly enjoys capturing candid devotion between families and newlyweds, saying, “No one realizes the beauty of love until you’re caught in it.”