Rather than hauling unwieldy lighting equipment to every photo shoot, Jennifer Togal relies on natural sunlight to illuminate her subjects. For all of her on-location photo shoots, Jennifer whisks her clients—engaged couples, newlyweds, and even youngsters—away to idyllic settings such as woodland trails and sandy beaches. Once there, she uses her friendly manner and professionalism to put clients at ease in order to capture moments as natural as her lighting. During the shoot, she snaps candid shots instead of positioning clients in traditional portrait poses, such as seated in a wingback chair or bent over limbo-style. Afterward, Jennifer preserves her client's favorite pictures with various-size prints, digital images assembled on CD, or negatives launched into space where they orbit earth forever.
Though VHS tapes may be of sentimental value, their usefulness is fading in the modern world. National Video Transfer’s employees ensure the memories stored within VHS and all forms of outdated or rare media devices remain intact and compatible with current technology. They can transfer and update the content of any kind of video—from VHS to Betamax—and relocate it to DVD without losing quality or the only known recording of dad dancing. The media specialists can even transfer film using the trusted Elmo TRV, transfer audiocassette tunes onto CDs, or simply duplicate existing CD and DVD content.
Matthew Kemmetmueller took the reigns of Kemmetmueller Photography in 2010, but the roots of the business go much deeper down than that. Matthew's father founded the studio in 1972, long before the invention of digital photography and when the term "camera-phone" just meant a rotary phone on a tripod. In June of 2013, Matthew was named Member of the Month at Wedding & Portrait Photography International, and his business has expanded beyond family portraits, sports shots, and senior photos to include photography and technical workshops.
Family Ties' audio-visual wizards transport precious memories from fragile analog formats to resilient CDs and high-capacity DVDs. Family Ties protects the source materials from harm while the staff works, taking the utmost care to transfer the contents while leaving the vessel intact. Film and videotape conversions spring wedding videos and shaky camcorder recordings of the infamous UFO bank robbery of '75 from their native formats for preservation in pristine digital quality. Still photos scroll across screens to musical accompaniment in video photo albums, and audio digitization knocks the dust off old album collections, cataloging tunes for easy playback on CD.
Master photographer Jon Bushard snatches memorable moments from midair and immortalizes visages of all ages. Bushard employs more than 20 years of experience as he guides single subjects or groups of up to five through the ins and outs of achieving a simple, relaxed pose or intricate family cheerleading formation. One clothing change or one background change can be accommodated. After the session, Jon’s camera summons the spirits of departed French impressionists, using technological brush strokes to give a customer’s preferred photo the appearance of having been painted. After meeting once again with the customer, the painterly image is printed onto a 11”x14” canvas and bound to a board, ready to be framed and affixed to the gallery wall or shrunken down into a passable 18th-century fake ID.