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.
"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.
Located just east of Sacramento in El Dorado Hills, TubeTape.com stocks all the tools and knowledge a beginning hobbyist, professional photographer, or sentient security camera could need. The center’s curriculum of classes includes introductory reviews of video and photography concepts, crash courses in greenscreen editing, and explosive sessions on stunning special effects. Elsewhere in the studio, photographers and videographers happily squeal at the amount of visual-capturing equipment for sale, including chroma-key greenscreens, lighting, software, and effects-editing packages.
A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Trenton Bahr turns routine senior portraits and family photos into masterpieces worthy of passing down to future generations. Each step in the artist's process—the result of decades of experience—ensures that every portrait deserves to hang for years to come. Before each session, he works hand-in-hand with clients to choose an ideal backdrop for the shoot, either in his outdoor portrait park or his indoor studio. He also helps select sensible outfits that will prove timeless as the years go on, such as crisp button-down shirts.
During a shoot, Trenton puts families, pets, and kids at ease with his comfortable charm, allowing their personality to shine through every image by highlighting their natural reactions and genuine smiles.