Photographer Steve Dean—whose wedding photography has graced the cover of Lansing City Limits magazine—brings out clients' unique personalities in striking, personal photographs. Portraits of individuals, high-school seniors and kids capture fleeting moments in time. Professional acting and modeling headshots highlight charisma and charm, and glamour-and-boudoir photo shoots draw out clients’ sensual sides. Dean expertly retouches finished photographs to remove blemishes or shrink down surrounding buildings so that clients can pretend to be giants.
Professional shutterbug Jen Carlynn captures the seductive aura of female subjects during 30 minutes of in-studio boudoir snapshots. Jen harnesses eight years of professional experience to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for each of her models as they pose alluringly or sneeze candidly on film. Postshoot, clients select their seven favorite shots, which Jen will then edit and assemble onto a CD so customers can print photographs at their own discretion. Though not included in this Groupon, clients can upgrade their service to include hair and makeup treatments, photo books of various sizes, or custom lingerie.
Shutterbug Kristy Ter Haar knows that the key to taking a good photo is making sure your subject feels comfortable. So, she welcomes customers into a studio set up to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere. She can also take shoots outdoors at her clients' favorite location to take advantage of natural light while families romp through piles of fall leaves, fields of bright flowers, or kiddie pools filled with pasta.
Kristy specializes in capturing memories of babies and kids under 5 years old, but her ability to put subjects at ease makes her a popular choice for engaged couples and high-school seniors as well. After her shutter has clicked for the last time, she touches up blemishes and converts selected shots to black-and-white or sepia tones during the editing process, and can then print them onto paper, canvas, or the pages of a shiny new photo book.
Besides the satisfaction Nicole garners from capturing meaningful moments in just the right light and angle, she really enjoys photography because of the people she gets to work with. By shooting everything from newborns and high-school seniors to weddings and families, she gets to work with a wide swath of subjects. Nicole also applies her artful eye to on-location shoots and tasteful boudoir photo sessions.
Jaaz Photography takes precious photo ops and turns them into timeless keepsakes. Traveling to clients for on-location shoots, Jaaz's photographer harnesses natural light to frame friends, families, and other subjects against scenic backdrops.
Jessica Christensen has spent much of her decade-long career photographing models prone to unexplained screaming fits?babies. Families in her First Year Baby Club enjoy a year?s worth of quarterly photo sessions, which document their tot?s transformation from a baby to a baby who makes mortgage payments. For subjects with more birthdays under their belts, Christensen captures lifelong connections in vivid, high-contrast shots of parents and children or newlyweds.
Christensen also helps budding photographers to compose their own professional-quality images with hands-on photo courses. Her introductory sessions focus on camera settings for point-and-shoots and DSLRs alike. More advanced workshops explore the shores of Lake Michigan and other outdoor venues, and they frequently involve portraiture practice with live models, rather than the less expressive faces of text-message emoticons.