Cindy Sherman developed a love for photography at a young age and, after working as a professional photographer since 1980, opened her own studio in 1985. Cindy specializes in portraits of families, high-school seniors, expectant mothers, and pets at her studio, which has indoor settings and a 1-acre outdoor portrait garden with plenty of photogenic settings including a waterfall, a castle-style wall, and a crashed UFO. She also travels to local homes and other venues to take on-location portraits and wedding action shots.
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.
Having grown up in a family not prone to taking pictures, Mark Rich feels like he's missing something. Today, he strives to prevent those moments from being lost by anyone else at his eponymous studio, Mark Rich Photography. With his trusty camera and artistic fervor, he shoots portrait sessions of families and kids. He even arranges Baby's First Year sessions to document the amazing way babies grow up to be house plants.
Preserving memories and masterpieces since 1986, Perfection Framing provides a wide range of services for an even wider range of occasions. Through the use of archival museum-quality materials, UV-protected glass, and distinct moldings, a team of artistically inclined framers collaborates with customers to complete static narratives. Perfection Framing also transfers prints to canvas, coating each piece for popping contrast and pure saturation while reducing high-gloss glare and lowbrow scoffing from art-school dropouts. Though custom framing rates vary as much as the visuals contained within, complete works start as low as $49 for an 8"x10" with basic mat, glass, and backing; average orders run between $100–$300.
"Anyone can take a picture," say B&B Photography's artists, "but at B&B, taking a picture is just the first step toward creating a work of art." Not content to merely capture a subject's likeness, the photographers coax personalities into print. That's why they help high-school seniors design their own shoots, and why the babies they take pictures of are allowed to take those pesky hair bows off and blow as many raspberries as they'd like. B&B's family and senior portraits are taken on-location or at B&B's studio, which offers indoor and outdoor options. Favorite proofs go through a round of retouching before they hit frames.