Steve Chesler and his team of shutterbugs blend traditional and photojournalistic shots to capture the spontaneity of each client's wedding day. A winner of a Photographer of the Year award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2007, 2008, and 2010, Steve also zips to destination weddings from Key West to Mexico City. Creative trash-the-dress sessions let decked-out brides jump in swimming pools or caper about on horses for a down-and-dirty photo shoot after the big day. Chesler Photography also offers traditional in-studio portrait and maternity sessions.
During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.
Photographer Asif Ali, owner of Boudoir Studio 6201, puts clients at ease as he captures personal, elegant, and sensual images in boudoir photography sessions. Before each session, Ali consults with clients to discuss their desired looks and styles, which can range from sexy, stylized pinups to soft, romantic portraiture. Once clients select their looks, an experienced staff of makeup artists and stylists pamper clients as they begin to turn that vision into reality. Photo sessions can be held in Boudoir Studio 6201’s professional studio, at the client’s home, or in a hotel suite. Clients may also opt for a private outdoor location, such as a secluded beach to stage their own version of The Birth of Venus.
SOLE’s form-fitting footwear assuages arches with a variety of eco-friendly sandals, flips, and socks. Each casual flip has a 35% cork footbed that molds to the contours of the wearer’s toes, and an adjustable arch support, midsole support structure, and metatarsal support pad provide a positive reinforcement not felt since kindergarten show and tell. Double-stitched construction ensures that shoes last over the long haul, and a cozy heel, cup, and hidden toe ridge ensure the rest of the foot stays secure for the ride. Shoes are available in two colours, Napa and Sonoma, and come equipped with gender-specific straps composed of a half-hemp, half-recycled polyester hybrid that suits the needs of feet and the earth, grass, or sibling’s faces they rest on.
Clix puts a personalized twist on traditional photo-booth snaps with a series of customizable photo backgrounds and templates built into their portable booths. Throughout one of their booth rentals, partiers can come and go, taking series of four photos that can be superimposed over backdrops, corporate logos, or personal messages before being printed out in 15 seconds in full color or black and white.