XSight Photography & Video’s staff of photographers and videographers have a highly stylized way of capturing keepsakes. They stamp their creative flair on photos and videos for an array of subjects and occasions, including weddings, kids, family, boudoir, and commercial photo shoots, just to name a few. A lot of their work is backdropped by Historic Old Folsom, and many shots make use of the area’s wooded landscapes, water, and even something as simple but perspective-granting as a brick wall. One of the staff’s common shots, the long shot, frames subjects off-center to elongate and accentuate these natural surroundings. Browsing the studio’s many portfolios, you’ll notice a mix of contrasting black-and-white images and rich color images that are softened by a vintage, matte finish and a few runs through the laundry.
At Charming Jules, a photography studio located in the Pony Express Hall, shutterbugs snap fun, creative images during photo shoots with seasonal themes. Artistic backgrounds and costumes set the scene throughout the year: in the summer, subjects pose for Fourth of July photos with American flags, and in the fall, they grin for Halloween-themed shoots with skeletons and ghosts. The studio also houses a boutique stocked with vintage goods, jewelry, and home-decor items.
"I am Matt. I Take Pictures." That's the entire description listed for Matt Walker on the website for his company, Flaunt Images Photography. While brief, it's actually a fairly apt bio for him—photography has defined Mr. Walker since childhood. His family members were photographers, and they taught how still images could capture a person's personality and preserve it for posterity. Mr. Walker's passion for the art form still burns like a pile of old nitrate film; he lends his artistic eye to all sorts of photography, including senior portraits, fashion shoots, and weddings.
While some kids flip through photo albums to see the past, all Moshgan could see was the future. It was from perusing her parents' pictures that she knew someday she wanted to be a photographer. Today, Moshgan takes a photojournalistic approach to snapping portraits and candids, which she then edits with an artist's attention to detail.
A former student of runway model Amber Collins, Zong Yang learned the ins and out of the trade in front of the lens. She uses that experience to coach clients and make them feel comfortable while she works behind the lens during shoots. Those shoots include classy and seductive fashion and boudoir sessions that enable clients to express themselves and build confidence, as well as lifestyle shoots such as portrait sessions for families.