A professional photographer since 2001, Aemi Beamer uses a photojournalistic approach to capturing images, believing that her subjects are at their most photogenic when comfortable and relaxed. With this in mind, she takes family portraits outside the studio to client?s homes or community parks and adjusts her intensity to match children?s comfort levels. In addition to standard portraiture and wedding sessions, her experience in traveling around the world has fueled a love for snapping shots of abstract images, nature, and popular monuments.
Family owned and operated from the same location since 1931, Dot Dotson's combines a traditional full-service film lab with the convenience and versatility of modern digital processing. Their doting depictionary doctors will work with you on every photo, adjusting color and brightness and cropping out extraneous scenery, red eyes, and imaginary friends. Each prepaid digital-print card entitles memory collectors to 100 color prints and has no expiration date, allowing guests to make a one-time trade for excessive vacation photos, or stop by once a year to remember a century's worth of Nessie sightings. (8"x10" photo must be redeemed before February 15, 2010).
Modern Studio's team of experienced photographers has wrangled fleeting memories into permanent portrait form since 1952. Portrait subjects choose between a timeless studio sitting or an on-location shoot at a home, park, or hard-won parking space before photographers let fly with well-trained shutters. Photographers produce each 10"x13" family portrait within an on-site photo lab, leaving each photo dry mounted and ready for vertical application on walls or the backs of unsuspecting prank targets.
Whenever she begins a boudoir-photography session, Sherrlyn Borkgren teaches her subjects how to pose and flirt with the camera. If they lack confidence, she’ll help them open up and express their sensual side—a process that includes aiding the hairstyle- and lingerie-selection process. Sherrlyn doesn’t limit her talents to intimate photography—she’s also put others at ease snapping photos for People magazine and European photo studios as well as during photography workshops. In these hands-on lessons, she throws students directly into a project that requires them to apply the basics—such as manipulating manual settings and using natural light—as they learn.
Like many artists, photographer Daniel Berman is constantly inspired by beautiful, mysterious muses—for him, they happen to be a squirrel-crazed pit-bull mix named Shasta and a curious basset hound named Lucy. An animal lover his entire life and a current foster parent of rescued dogs, Daniel strives to capture the unique personalities of his customers’ pets through expressive and occasionally heartwarmingly goofy candid images. Relaxed photo-shoot sessions are held at locations where pets feel most comfortable, be it at home, at a park, or around a backroom poker table.
Though Daniel's subjects are primarily of the four-legged sort, his landscape photos have received recognition from the Smithsonian Castle, which displayed his image “Broken Barn,” and the National Park Service, which selected his "Red Rock Canyon" from more than 10,000 entries in a competition.