Dawid Bilski has a knack for spotting eye-catching moments—his portfolio includes a newly engaged couple hanging from the bars of a trolley and a pair of dice caught midflight at a craps table. These shots of candid life and intriguing action are the basis of his galleries, which is stuffed with reels from weddings, bat mitzvahs, and birthdays. But the galleries also contain more eclectic subjects, from surfers kicking up sprays of water in Santa Cruz to capoeira artists caught mid-handstand.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
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 encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
When major life events take place, Linda Hans dispatches to the scene to capture moments in a candid, natural manner. She's especially polished in shooting weddings and engagements, though she'll also snap the smiles of kids and families for portraits. After sessions, clients can even have Linda organize photos and transform collections into memory-packed albums.
Frank Denevi is a technical expert when it comes to photography and video transfers, but that's not the only reason he's well known in the Bay Area. In the 1960s, he was one of the first business owners in the city to appear in his own television commercials, complete with a memorable jingle: "Dublin, Berkeley, San Lorenzo, Cupertino and San Jose…"
Today, major corporations such as Kodak and Walgreens trust Frank Denevi and his son, Michael, with their media transfer needs, but the Denevis and their staff also lend their expertise to individuals. They convert home videos, photos, and slides from VHS to digital formats that can easily be read by a DVD player or plugged directly into technologically advanced brains. DVDs are archival quality and come with protective poly cases; the playable discs include easy to use chapter mark navigation.
Drawing upon her 12 years of photographic experience, Jamaica Wexelman aims her camera to capture artistically framed, professional shots in front of Victorian homes, winery landscapes, or the location of a client's choosing. Dedicated to crafting images that families can enjoy for generations to come, Jamaica incarcerates intimate moments between clans or couples to showcase the love and affection normally only seen during rare intermissions between remote-control battles. Jamaica then polishes up photos before producing prints in a range of sizes and formats. She can also put together coffee-table albums made with archival-quality paper that lasts a lifetime.