It was only a matter of time before Suvi became a professional photographer. During her 12 years in the graphic design industry, she found herself increasingly entranced by the medium. The interest didn't wane when she got off the clock; at home, Suvi would inevitably end up using her own camera to immortalize personal moments ranging from delicious-looking meals to candid moments with her dog. This personal level of passion, compounded with the eye for detail she developed as a design professional, finally pointed Suvi toward her true calling. Today, she trains her lens on families and babies and captures couture with fashion photography. She also shoots stunning headshots for professionals looking to improve their online profiles. Equally comfortable in a studio or under a shady tree, Suvi schedules shoots indoors, outdoors, and in liminal spaces such as the fourth dimension's photogenic gazebos.
All portrait photographers want to coax natural smiles from their subjects, but many of Canan Photography’s scenes are engineered to make viewers chuckle, too. Since the studio was founded in 2009, its shutterbugs have snapped an average of 1,000 customers a year in poses ranging from glamorous to sugar sweet—a woman’s pregnant belly bearing a ribbon and a tag reading “Do Not Open Until February 12,” or a toddler fashioning a green beard for himself out of birthday-cake frosting.
Aside from personality-packed family portraits, Canan specializes in sultry fashion shoots and headshots. The team also ventures out of the studio to snap events, using a journalistic approach to capture everything from stolen kisses at weddings to clandestine naps at professional conventions.
The professionally trained photographers at Snap Photo Studio capture timeless family moments with in-studio portraiture. During each session, they capture personalities through creative and dynamic lens-work, while getting to know each family through jokes and smiles. Within cleanly designed, modern studio spaces, staff members encourage children to take candid, classic poses, as well as dynamic action shots. The studio also handles more pragmatic photography needs, such as passport pictures, available at select locations.
Those who sign up for boudoir photo shoots experience a wide range of feelings as they walk in the door, from enthusiasm to apprehension. It’s for this reason that the experienced photographers at Boudoir Creatives have developed a secret icebreaker, which they employ at the start of each shoot, to erase inhibitions and get the subject, stylist, and picture-taker on the same page. Together, they develop a concept during a pre-shoot consultation. Though traditional boudoir-style shoots with lingerie are available, the staff may also propose inventive themes such as sexy shoots at outdoor locations, model shoots in the style of Maxim, and studio shoots with creative body paint or in the style of fine-art nudity.
The photographers then direct their models in sessions for individuals, couples, brides, and groups in full-day boudoir marathons. During each shoot, they highlight their subjects’ natural curves using dramatic lighting, soft focus, and neon arrow signs while establishing an atmosphere to put them at ease. After most shoots, photographers translate the best images into prints or full-colour photo albums.
Lou and Marianne Fenninger founded Art Source in 1978 in a 200-square-foot basement. When demand for the couple's poster prints exploded, they soon expanded their products and services. Within a few years they'd outgrown the basement, and moved into the 6,000-square-foot showroom they occupy today.
Nowadays, Art Source reaches every corner of the globe, distributing art for both retail and wholesale clients as far-flung as Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. The shop helps customers find perfect pieces for complementing their room decor and covering up unsightly fire extinguisher cases with 10,000 stock images of classic, modern, local, and international art, as well as an original art design service, all available for custom printing. Additionally, Art Source's staff help patrons preserve cherished pieces with custom framing services that can wrap works of any size in a carefully designed and assembled border.
Rosa Wang employs an eye trained with more than 20 years of photographic experience to create images that combine high art with essence-capturing portraiture. Rosa and her all-female team of creative talent compose tasteful yet romantic boudoir, couple's boudoir, and bridal boudoir portraits. Rosa?s commitment to fostering a warm studio environment in which women of all shapes and sizes can feel comfortable is reflected in her rigorous privacy practices. Her eagerness to meet with clients for a pre-shoot discussion over a calming cup of tea or inside a secure bank vault. During her relaxed, leisurely paced shoots, Rosa gently coaxes forth alluring angles from the shyest of sitters and employs flattering lighting, backgrounds, and props such as flirtatious feathers to draw out inner sirens. Once flash bulbs have been extinguished, Rosa?s Photoshop prowess shines as she fine-tunes images and edits out imperfections such as blemishes, stretch marks, and wrinkles in time.