Made up of Adobe Certified Experts, the photography team at Visual FX Design specializes in capturing evocative pictures of families, weddings, and high-school seniors. After leading subjects through a variety of poses during in-studio or on-location shoots, members of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals retouch photos before preserving them in printed form or in an online gallery.
In addition to non-commercial work, the company's design team collaborates with businesses and organizations to create quality marketing and promotional materials, such as brochures, banners, and logos that turn more heads than a giant mechanical claw. Visual FX Design also helps clients to set up professional websites where they can easily share articles, blog postings, and photos.
Jason R. Rust has two passions in life: flying and photography. As seemingly different as those two interests seem, Jason found a way to combine them with his business Ozark's Aerial Photography. There, he takes his camera in the sky and shoots close-up aerial photographs for commercial businesses, insurance claims, and personal clients. His low-angle shots can be framed as memorable gifts of clients? special places, including a childhood home, outdoor wedding site, or favorite supermarket.
Prity Studios’ experienced shutterbug, who believes each photograph tells a story, works to craft mantle-worthy narratives within a custom-built studio space that allows for indoor and outdoor shoots. After perusing the studio’s art gallery, coral up to 10 friends or kinfolk to smile and elongate “e” sounds during a one-hour session in which the dexterous photographer will expertly snap both structured and candid shots. Afterward, customers receive a disc of 10 images optimized for the web, as well as a 16"x20" wall art print of their choosing to display proudly on a living room wall or inside of a king-size locket.
Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Veteran shutterbug Cara Dee Stucke honed her artistic eye in 27 years in the portrait-photography field and today attends annual workshops and seminars to stay abreast of modern techniques. Cara Dee snaps elegant, contemporary shots of weddings, families, and high-school seniors using high-tech equipment such as 21.5-megapixel sensor cameras and light-bending hand claps. Before each photo session, the creative team can proffer wardrobe and makeup consultations, taking time to heed customers' requests for the overall vibe of the shoot.
On-location sessions voyage into the tranquil confines of nature for a romantic ambiance, and shoots in the CaraDee Photography studio allow for edgy, urban-theme photos with self-provided props. Images make their way onto prints of all sizes, emblazoned on top-quality metallic or lustrous papers, custom-created books, and videos replete with music.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.