Shots of couples against a backdrop of hot air balloons, high school seniors posing in their letterman jackets, and babies snuggling together in a wicker basket all share space in Bryan?s Photography?s eclectic portfolio. The studio?s diverse style?and a head photographer with more than 30 years of industry experience?have rendered it a hub for customers seeking images that range from head shots to advertising photos. Clients can visit their well-appointed studio or the photographer can shoot on location for weddings or outdoor sessions that showcase the special smile subjects make when they?re looking at clouds that look like kittens.
Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Jay Leno, Tony Bennett—renowned shutterbug Kim Jew has aimed his lens at them all. His photographs of celebrities and prominent politicians have landed on the pages of high-profile publications including Harper's Bazaar and GQ over a career that has spanned more than three decades. Today, he helms three studios, where a staff of shutterbugs snaps images in styles ranging from composite and fine art to editorial high fashion. The studios specialize in portraiture, documenting graduating seniors wearing caps and gowns, toddlers wearing cupcake crumbs, and families showing off the matching dimples they got from a great aunt's insistent cheek pinching.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
President George Bush. Steve Forbes. Jamie Lee Curtis. Aside from the champagne-flute birthmark all famous people have, these three celebs all share the experience of posing for the cameras of Vickie and Ryan Fellows. Regardless of the A-list status of their clients, the duo treat their subjects to a personable, creative experience. Vickie frames families, kids, and expectant moms while Ryan photographs events and high-school seniors.
Many of these personalized portraiture sessions unfold in the pair's new studio, where clients can pose in the natural light streaming through the windows in the high-ceilinged space. The Fellows also adapt their photojournalistic style to the outdoors by harnessing early morning and late afternoon light to illuminate their subjects. On-location at clients' homes, Vickie and Ryan use studio and natural lighting to ensure the best shots possible. After sessions, the pair perform their own in-house touchups, printing, and framing to preserve your favorite images with products ranging from prints and canvas gallery wraps to DVD slideshows and coffee-table books.
Boston native Tony Todisco honed his videography skills with gigs at Walt Disney and NBC. Since 1985, he's applied those behind-the-lens talents to his own company, Award Winning Video and Photography. With multiple high-definition video cameras and an unobtrusive photography style, Tony and his team cover weddings with film and images assembled into hardcover albums and slideshows on DVD or Blu-ray discs. His in-studio portraiture, meanwhile, relies on posed compositions to capture high-school seniors, kids, glamorous models, and families that pay glamorous models to be their stand-ins. Along with individuals, Tony collaborates with businesses to craft corporate videos with professional voice-overs, on-location shoots, and quality special effects.
Inside Mary J Mann Photography's west-side studio, expert photographers snap shots of kids, families, and high school seniors, taking their time to capture playful, natural images without directing subjects into strained poses. After ample time in front of the camera, clients review each shot with photographers on a large screen and sample effects such as sepia tones, cropping, and replacing blinking eyes with gigantic butterflies. From there, the Mary J Mann crew uploads images to a professional lab, which prints them on quality photo paper. In addition to prints, Mary J Mann frames pictures with handcrafted canvas wraps, assembles them into books, and burns them onto CDs.