In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Photographer Christina Brown manages to cast everything in a flattering light. With a degree from The Ohio Institute of Photography informing her techniques, she snaps subjects against natural backdrops that lend each shot its distinct personality. An expecting mother stands against a field of growing ferns; a graduating senior launches into the air with a smile; a newborn rests soundly in his parents’ hands. In black and white or in highly saturated color, Christina’s images are precisely composed without feeling forced, an aesthetic that carries across her regular in-studio or on-location shoots, as well as wedding sessions that capture the big day better than embedding a hidden camera inside the cake.
With more than 50 years of combined experience snapping and framing shots, the artists at Schwabe Studio Photography usher fleeting moments into the future during in-studio and on-location sessions. They specialize in photographing families, newlyweds, and soon-to-be-graduates, who can choose from seven unique senior portrait sessions. Sports-themed shoots showcase young athletes in action, and birthday parties inside the studio capture youngsters dressed in whimsical costumes. Once each session's shutters have snapped shut, the photo artists easily print out the digital images, which, unlike film images, need not be developed inside a stolen cocoon.
The photographer behind LaLaLand Works has a mission: to provide high-quality work with a personal touch. During shoots, she goes on-location to her client's choice of spot—indoor or outdoor—to photograph families, couples, children, and high-school seniors. She also uses her talents behind the lens to capture wedding pictures, boudoir shots, and business photos for proud CEOs to keep in their wallets.
As a child, Lauren Schierloh grabbed her father’s 35-milimeter Nikon and took her first steps into a passion that would later become her career. Today she arms herself with the latest digital technology to capture every last detail and emotion during portrait sessions for families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be. Lauren wants to capture moments in time through her photography so clients, like she does, can recall everything surrounding an exact instant with one glance at a picture.
It was a personal event that sparked J Renee's passion for photography?she picked up her first camera the day her son was born. Armed with a love for her craft and a fine-arts degree from the University of Dayton, she snaps photos of weddings, families, newborns, high-school seniors, and cameras that don't yet have any pictures of themselves. Whether on-location or in her studio, the photographer focuses on capturing her subjects' true essence. This results in photos that are peppered with natural smiles and candid interactions, mirroring the comfort and warmth that J Renee herself brings to each shoot.