Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Professional photographer Paul D. Manke instructs novice to advanced shot-snappers in the finer points of memory capture during two-hour evening photography classes. Both the Intro to Compact Camera and Intro to SLR sessions take place in the classroom and familiarize students with camera basics, including navigating the menu, downloading images, and using the camera to capture irrefutable proof that zorses exist. Level-two compact-camera and SLR courses delve into hands-on photography and snapping pictures using the manual setting. A special night class teaches students to take photos in the dark, and advanced camera clutchers in the SLR #3 class hone sophisticated skills such as quick exposure reading and setting.
Creations Galore offers everything budding crafters need to fully blossom, from specialty papers, embellishments, and cutting tools, to a full calendar of fun and informative classes. After stocking up on supplies from popular brands like A Muse, Tattered Angels, Basic Grey, Bazzill, Jolee’s, and EK Success, let your inner artist incubate under the warm gaze of a knowledgeable instructor. Much like the Hulk's weekend life, classes feature an array of scrapbooking and crafting techniques, including embossing ($20), stamping ($20), and card making ($20). During the four classes of Scrapbook Design University ($45), novices learn the basics of color theory, layout design, journaling, and embellishments until they have enough confidence and know-how to construct an aerodynamic mortarboard with fully flapping wings.
Photographer Kimberly Gernetzky, owner of the boutique portrait studio Evenson Photography, excels in making clients comfortable during portrait sessions. She sometimes coaxes them into showing their true personalities—and captures the resulting intimate moments during portrait sessions for children, families, and high-school seniors. Many include outfit changes, and all are conducted in front of a range of elegant backgrounds. Although she puts lots of care into her photo shoots, Gernetzky's work doesn't end with the session. Her studio also performs custom photo retouching and in-house framing.
Rigoniworks photography accentuates nature's good side with snapshots of beaches, trees, flowers, and artistically arranged still life. Scenic palm and beach photos transport viewers with images such as Bike on the Beach, which transcends the burning calves often associated with sand pedaling (a $12 value). Vibrant flower and leaf photos dazzle the eyes while confusing sniffing noses. Still-life photos include indoor shots such as Irregular Peaches, a quirky take on a cornucopia of can-ables (a $12 value). Images of serene objects such as a collection of dripping candles in Hopes & Wishes comprise the special photos category (a $12 value). Prints arrive on standard photo paper, ready to be framed for display on walls and end tables or inside getaway-themed forts.