Kreativ Imaging proudly brandishes a 2010 Best Of badge from The Knot—the comprehensive wedding-preparation network as well as membership to both the Professional Photographer's Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Its team of lens specialists demonstrates professionalism and technical expertise during each photo shoot and work to infuse shoots with artistic vision by taking advantage of creative angles. Afterward, patrons receive instant access to review and order photos from an online display database. In addition to wedding, business, and graduation photo packages, Kreativ Imaging provides videography and graphic-design services, as well as photo retouching, which can enhance snapshot clarity and minimize the presence of scene-stealing apparitions.
Brian Masserman shot his first wedding at 15, armed with a Kodak Instamatic. Though it wracked his nerves to wait a week for his photos to develop, he knew he'd found a calling. A member of the Professional Photographers of America for more than 20 years, he now captures special occasions and intimate moments after consultations in which he tailors his photographic style to his customers’ needs, following his personal mantra: "There is no such thing as a perfect photograph, but there are such things as perfect moments."
During the more than 600 weddings they've photographed, Brian and his two staffers have varied their approach, sometimes snapping candid pictures of revelers and other times relying on a more journalistic feel. His skills stretch to include family portraiture and commercial work, and his senior portraits crackle in black and white, color, or mixtures of the two. After photo-shoots, he employs a keen sense of design to help customers to decide their print style, and even travels to their homes to find a place to hang their prints.
Brian always seeks to develop concrete relationships with customers and has even chronicled the milestones of one client from her bat mitzvah to her wedding day. To share his expertise, he hosts intensive workshops in which he drills students in camera settings, composition, and abbreviated editing techniques. He and his staff believe in the visual power of physical prints and frame and restore photos and love letters written on cheeseburger wrappers. They also print photographic images onto more eclectic material such as canvas, wood, and aluminum.
The term “pin-up” usually evokes an image of a scantily clad woman, but The Dudeoir Loft approaches the art form from a slightly different angle. Though its photographer started off shooting women and couples, she now opens up the world of boudoir photography to men. So, instead of donning red lipstick or fishnets, photo-shoot subjects prep with a spray tan or eyebrow manscaping before flexing biceps for the camera. Afterward, the photographer retouches digital images and sets them to music for a sultry slide show, which you can view in private or at a really awkward rehearsal dinner.
When the two shutterbugs at The Macks Photography claim they have collaborated on creative, imaginative projects together for their whole lives, they aren't exaggerating. In addition to 10 years of photography and retouching experience, the brother-and-sister duo draws on a lifetime of sibling communication during photo shoots.
The Macks blend photojournalistic and artistic styles and strive to capture candid moments during in-home and on-location shoots of engaged couples, families, and high-school seniors. They also attempt to customize the photo shoots to fit each client’s personality. In fact, before every wedding, they have an in-depth consultation with couples to plan artistic, personality-capturing shots and to determine how they look smeared in cake.
Flashbulb-popping pair Kris and Dennis Hagenwald hauls more than 50 years of experience to every shoot. Well-rounded in their craft, the Hagenwalds pluck passing moments from all sorts of special events, including weddings. They also capture portraits of high school seniors, babies, and entire families.