At The Collective Photo, a talented team of skilled shutterbugs channels past experience shooting celebs including Ashley Tisdale and Hayley Williams of the band Paramore during creativity-infused one-hour photo shoots. After gathering up photogenic friends or family members, customers can choose an in-studio session or meet on location at an area home, picturesque park, or deserted rock quarry. The Collective Photo welcomes as many subjects as poses demand, with shoots pausing for up to two outfit changes, saving customers the trouble of choosing between traditional attire or a functioning space suit. After the appointment, subjects peruse the proofs and pick one to have masterfully retouched and immortalized in physical print form.
Huntington Photo Workshops instructor Tim Mathiesen has collected four decades' worth of panoramic landscapes on trips across the United States, Europe, and Asia. His partner in image stalking, Paul Thompson, has filled the 35 years of his career with countless faces of families and newlyweds. In detailed workshops, the two tackle topics such as sports photography, posing, and harnessing natural light, and aim to get all students comfortable with their own digital camera and inimitable eye.
Armed with durable booths that can fit 8–10 guests at a time, the creators of Dazzle Photobooth make party planning easy with their all-inclusive rental packages, each of which comes with an attendant who ensures everything is in working order throughout the event. In addition to printing custom messages and logos on each photo strip, the machines use dye-sub printers that require no drying time for any black-and-white or full-color photos.
Stephanie Albao of Intuitive Images Photography conducts her work in the key of self-styled observational portraiture—her images are candid and unposed, and she often breaks the ice with clients over life-based dialogues. Each one-hour session brings out dormant sass and cheeky glamour in subjects as they soak in the lens' gaze, adopting a retro aesthetic with the aid of stylist-provided props and accessories including parasols, feather fans, and live bearskin rugs. Each pin-up session features a hair and makeup stylist, although Betties and Veronicas should bring their own threads. Vintage sessions allow for up to four subjects framed in yards and themed backgrounds. Each deal option also includes 15% off additional services, allowing customers to upgrade to a disc of high-resolution images ($75) or stuff all their photos in a time capsule. Each shoot also gets clients access to an online gallery.
The photographers lend more than just their initials to A+L Photo. They deploy their significant photography skills to portraits, boudoir sessions, engagement photos, and weddings. During ceremonies and receptions, the duo combines forces to make sure the most intimate moments are captured from the best angles, from the exchanging of the rings to the traditional kissing of the wedding cake.
Situated in the throes of a celebration or large event, The Booth’s photo booths beckon guests to don a wig, novelty hat, or glasses and wander in to pose for a color or black-and-white photo. Helmed by an onsite attendant, these portable studios capture memorable photos of as many as eight people at once, which are printed out on the spot and archived on The Booth’s blog for later viewing. Photo booths can be rented for as little as two and as many as six hours, and certain packages allow hosts to customize their photo strips and take home scrapbooks as reminders of their big gala.