At XSight Photography, founders Gail DeMarco and Nicole Sepulveda and their team of talented photographers snag intimate and exciting moments both on location or in one of their two studios. Whether it's genuine laughter in a colorful family photo shoot, a burst of personality in a senior portrait, or the radiance emanating from an expecting mother in a pregnancy session, the photography team strives to push the creative envelope in the portraits they capture to forge images that demand your attention. Their wedding and engagement photography is equally inspired—for the team, capturing a quick, knowing look between the groom and his father is just as important as a shot of the newlyweds walking down the aisle. They also capture those moments through videography services and help others learn to capture them for themselves during photography classes.
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.
For the photographer at Da Vigo Photography, shooting poses isn't enough. She prefers a photojournalistic approach, looking to capture casual moments and informal smiles between family members. Inside the varied portfolio, parents trade a kiss as their baby dozes in the forefront, a kid lounges supine in the grass, and a pregnant woman's belly swells toward the camera. Whether shooting in a park at sunset or capturing a wedding, the photographer finds exciting angles for every moment.
On the radio the DJ is a tastemaker, but the DJs at DJ Circle Entertainment only care about one person’s taste—yours. For each event—from weddings and sweet 16s to bar and bat mitzvahs—hosts and guests make their own soundtracks using DJ Circle Entertainment’s massive music library. Equipped with wireless microphones and dance floor lighting, the DJs move seamlessly from spinning tunes to making announcements or MCing games and giveaways.
Along with music and MC duties, DJ Circle Entertainment offers video and lighting services ranging from crowd cams to CO2 cannons, which blast cool air at guests fresh from the dance floor. Besides ensuring a fun time in the moment, DJ Circle Entertainment preserves memories from each soiree with its photo booths. Stamped with a custom logo by DJ Circle Entertainment’s in-house design team, photos emerge from a printer in 7.5 seconds, roughly the time it takes The Flash to take his picture in 100 photo booths.
"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 at Lynn Greene Photography has been snapping shots together since 2006—long enough to know that the most important part of their job is, by a happy coincidence, also the most fun. Each session begins with some lighthearted goofing around, establishing a playful tone that helps most people strike a relaxed pose. Their clients range from families to high-school seniors to sexy boudoir models, and they never fail to elicit a natural smile from any of the above. That said, they know when to get serious. They often help out corporate professionals looking for business headshots to separate them from the pack.
Immediately after holding an in-studio or outdoor session, clients are invited to preview their images at the studio. While there, they can decide which pictures to preserve as prints, in coffee-table books, or on fake dollar bills.