We are a family owned and operated photography business in Erie, PA. Focusing on family, wedding and senior photography, we work equally well from our downtown studio and on location. Phone us at (814) 881-2840, or visit us on the interwebs!
Keri Jolley might coax out a smile with a joke, or ask a child to help her think of a special name for her camera, but she never orders anyone to "say cheese." That's because she strives to preserve natural moments rather than performances—a tactic that leads to easy grins and big laughs. She adjusts her cheerful approach to suit the age of each client during her sessions, snapping pictures of newborns asleep on a feathery blanket, toddlers perched in an oversize teacup, and children in both studio and outdoor settings. Her portraits of families, teenagers, and pets are similarly candid, with results ranging from sophisticated prints to collections of images arranged onto storyboards. She even composes new formats for upcoming holidays, such as Valentine's Day cards that kids can exchange as practice for when they propose via snail mail.
The shutterbugs at LakeView Photography have a knack for capturing fleeting moments of genuine pathos. Whether shooting during an irreverent trash-the-dress session, capturing the quizzical look of an infant not altogether certain about her canine companion, or a framing a heartwarming family-portrait vignette, the staff’s ability to draw out moods and emotions comes in handy. The studio’s specialty is wedding and family and senior-portrait photography, and its portfolio is filled with a mix of poignant black-and-white photos and highly saturated color photos as vibrant as a freshly waxed rainbow.
Century-old trees line the quarter-mile driveway to Focus On You Photography's log-cabin studio, greeting visitors with the same timelessness owner Kim Cartmell and her team create in their photographs. Kim has travelled around the Niagara region snapping wedding shots since 1993, and now she and the team welcome subjects to their own idyllic photogenic turf. Outside, an antique buggy and wrought-iron gazebo dot the three-quarter acre of land, which serves as a natural outdoor backdrop for family portraits beneath the leaves or engagement shoots by the creek.
Focus On You Photography's unique children's fantasy portraits immerse young ones in whimsical scenes, whether exploring moments as a fairy, unearthing a pirate's booty of dubloons and Reader's Digest back issues, or flaunting leather jackets atop a miniature motorcycle. In addition to Kim's many specialties are her bike portraits, which capture the just-as-tender love between riders and their rides.
A longtime official photographer for United States Synchronized Swimming, Migz Media's head photographer designed a device that permitted him to snap underwater shots while staying dry on the pool deck. He now harnesses that same ingenuity while framing clients at a variety of sessions and events. Migz Media's talents run the gamut from capturing action shots at sporting events to framing candid wedding moments without having to disguise cameras as flower girls. Rather than taking weeks to develop images, they produce prints with a full-service touchscreen printing system they bring to each event, or e-mail purchased shots to clients. Studio shoots take advantage of a 30'x20' greenscreen that stretches from floor to ceiling—which photographers employ to digitally insert a choice of more than 10,000 backgrounds that includes still images and animated loops.