Sam Taylor knows nothing lasts forever. But his use of 100-year archival photo paper ensures that, at the very least, his photos and the memories they arrest will last a long time. With this in mind, he captures clients in in-studio and on-location photo shoots, eschewing photo clichés for unique shots that bring out individuals' personalities. His made-to-last prints are coated to protect them from sunlight, finger oils, and burning gazes of admiration.
The husband-and-wife team behind Black Dress Boudoir know how love and photography can intersect. Sparks tend to fly when their cameras flash, illuminating the vast interior of their boutique studio. During private boudoir photo shoots, the couple empowers women to strike poses that capture the sexy, seductive side of love. They have been doing this for long enough to know that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes; rather than wrestle their clients into a one-size-fits-all template, they emphasize their natural features to create photographs that feel more at home tucked under a pillow than within the pages of a mass-marketed magazine. Black Dress Boudoir’s boudoir photo sessions aren’t just about the results. From start to finish, they pamper their clients by helping them select sexy outfits, guiding them through the various poses, and spraying them with a fire hose when things get too hot.
Capture The Moment Photography's professional shutterbugs distill memories into stunning pictures captured, edited and printed by an experienced photographer. Couples celebrate impending nuptials with wedding portrait packages, and starry-eyed high-school seniors celebrate their amble into adulthood with flattering senior photos that incorporate props, such as a graduation cap tricked out with hydraulics. Families freeze heartwarming split seconds during baby, children, and reunion photo shoots that yield tangible printings, as well as viewable online galleries and DVD slideshows.
Within Digital Galleria Designs' boutique studio, photographers create memorable images to memorialize weddings, senior years, and family ties. The shutterbugs' styles shift for the client or occasion in order to capture the candid, honest interactions of a bride and groom or the humor and playfulness of a child. They imbue family portraits with traditional backdrops and poses or eclectic and quirky props and arrangements. After the camera captures likenesses on its internal etch-a-sketch, photographers make colors pop off the page, erase blemishes, and drop in graphics before transferring them to print sheets and CDs.
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.
As a mom and a wife, the shutterbug of Precious Moments Photography understands the importance of capturing family moments in time, not only to keep them for themselves, but for future generations to enjoy, too. She gathers families together for portraits at her home studio or on location to take advantage of nature’s myriad backdrops, such as grassy meadows and rustic woods. She also specializes in portrait sessions for newborns, kids, couples, and moms-to-be.