When Robert Taylor opened Taylor Studios in 1984, he embarked on a mission to preserve his clients' smile-worthy moments through professional portraiture. Today, occupying a 2,500-square-foot space on the first floor of the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, his mission remains unchanged. He snaps subjects to mark special occasions such as weddings and high-school graduations, and then produces the camera-loving smiles and confident gazes entirely onsite, which allows him to maintain his strict standards for quality control.
A Legacy Photography preserves timeless moments at locales around Kingston and Belleville or in the controlled lighting of their studio. In wedding photos, family shoots, and even pet portraits, photographers chronicle the deep-seated connections that subjects have with one another and with their surroundings. Subjects can sift through the studio’s cornucopia of props to add texture to the compositions.
A member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the studio is professionally equipped for photo editing. The photographers excel at removing blemishes and erasing bits of unchewed asparagus from the teeth. They can also digitally alter images to render them in classic black and white, splashing bits of colour onto flowers or neckties for dramatic effect.
The photogs behind Premierbooth spice up celebrations and social gatherings with an expansive, wheelchair accessible photo booth that can house up to 20 partygoers. The booth’s SLR digital camera captures high-resolution images, which promptly spit out of its companion and occasional nemesis, a lab-quality photo printer. Much of the booth is customizable for the host and their guests—from photo layouts and booth-size to silly props and an HD display that allows you to see yourself while you pose.