Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
Photographer Abbie Symonds brings an infectious enthusiasm and a savvy eye to photo shoots throughout the Des Moines area. A full-time photographer during the week, Abbie concedes that families and children are her favorite subjects to photograph, though she also lends her skills to engagement and wedding shoots as well as senior portraits.
Bruce Dodgen of Dodgen Photography snaps meaningful mementos destined to dress walls, wallets, and digital landscapes. Equipped with Nikon and Kodak digital cameras and professional lighting equipment for in-studio and on-location shoots, he captures images of beloved pets, engaged couples, or large family groups. Subjects return to the studio to preview the fruits of their session and select which should be printed and burned to CD or emblazoned permanently in the mind’s eye. After customers view the images, he hands them to his spouse and business partner Paula, who touches up the images with her prodigious Photoshop skills, smoothing out uneven skin and limiting the prominence of relatives’ likenesses to Big Foot.
The Avenue is a full Photography studio specilaizing in newborns, pregnancies, families, seniors, corporate, pets, events, sports and weddings. We are also a full framing store. Our art gallery features Iowa artists. We hold art and photo classes. We also have 30+ photo gifts where you can place your photo or ours on.
The sharp-eyed shutterbugs at Flash Digital Portraits take a convenient approach to photography, but they never skimp on creativity. Inside their studios, flashbulbs light up the room as the photographer captures grins from a wide range of subjects including infants, high-school seniors, and entire families. To further personalize sessions, clients can choose from a variety of props and plenty of colorful backgrounds. They can even bring special items and mementos from home such as a favorite stuffed animal or an old birthday cake with sentimental value. After the shutters snap for the final time, Flash Digital Portraits? technicians get to work on customizing the results, outfitting collages with unique borders and other enhancements.