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.
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.
Lauren Ashley Creative Group combines the artistic powers of founder Lauren Hull, BFA in photography candidate Bella Robles, and expert videographer Seth Rems to capture memories and design eye-catching logos. From within a brand-new photography studio, the trio snaps clear, artsy shots of children, newborns, families, high-school seniors, and newly engaged lovebirds. When off the clock, Lauren Hull, mother of two, keeps up with her community and current computer font styles by penning a column for Galtime.com about the everyday goings on of Albuquerque ladies.
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.
When he's not busy enriching his photography students at The University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, Antonio Ramon practices what he teaches. Whether taking headshots of budding actors or ventriloquists in his studio or framing high-school seniors' and children's portraits during on-location photo shoots, Antonio works intimately with his clients through the creative process. This ensures that his work syncs up with their vision. Following the photo shoot, each commercial or personal image can be preserved in various print sizes.