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.
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"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.
The team behind Eleakis & Elder Photography draws artistic inspiration from what is most important in their own lives: their human and four-legged family members. Roger Ele and his wife and part-time assistant, Joan Stathakis-Ele, founded the studio in 1986; since then, Roger has relied on low-light photography and his love for animals to capture countless families, brides, and beloved pets. Chantel Elder joined the staff in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. When she's not busy in the studio, she can be found cooking with her new husband, spending time in the garden, and hanging out with her two boston terriers. New crew member Mark Long has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years—about as long as he's been married. Though he studied commercial and underwater photography at the renowned Brooks Institute, he now looks no further than his two children and grandchild for a smiling subject.
In addition to snapping pictures of furry friends, the photographers support the Sacramento SPCA and other charitable animal causes. They can turn feline or canine portraits into wall art, a 30-page album, and gift cards, or shred them and weave the strips into a pet sweater. They are also fans of the performing arts: Roger has done work for The Sacramento Ballet and has been the official photographer of Sacramento Opera since 1984.