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 professionals at Kliks Photography specialize in a wide range of traditional and artistic photography. During each shoot, photographer Audree exacts professional expertise, which she has honed over her studio's 16 years in business. Audree works to create poses that complement individuals' features and show off their abilities to balance on one earlobe. Kliks Photography captures spontaneous moments of families and kids in both individual and group settings, and also specializes in boudoir shoots, high school senior photography, and business photography.
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.
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.
Don't let the name fool you: The Suburban Paparazzi's resident photographer Kevin Russo won't chase you to get his pictures. Instead, he draws upon more than 10 years of experience to fade into the background and capture candid images of families and events like weddings, reunions, and birthdays. Kevin mixes things up with plenty of posed shots, too, the best of which he digitally edits and preserves for clients on CD or with prints.
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.