An ultramodern white loveseat sits framed by a wall decked in vinyl records and a zebra-print rug. There, a figure strikes an edgy pose. Though it might sound like a scene from a music executive's metropolitan loft at the height of the Swinging Sixties, the action plays out far closer to home. At Revolution Studios, the photo enterprise owned and operated by the husband-and-wife duo of Dan and Somer Hadley, glamour is only a costume change away. During their photography shoots, they pair individuals and couples with the scenery and inspiration to bring their inner wild things to life. Dan and Somer encourage their clients to express themselves through personal props and wardrobe choices. In addition to devising personal styles, clients can also consult with on-site hair and makeup experts.
Tina Loebach takes pride in the pictures she takes, but she finds even more satisfaction in the time she spends with her clients. Whether it's following a bride on her wedding day or catching the joy in a parent's eye as they pose with their newborn child, Tina uses her gift as a quiet observer to capture true emotions. She also applies her diverse skill set to sultry boudoir shoots, coaxing out each subject's inner pinup in the process.
Big Star Studios is run by a duo of best-friend photographers who capture models' personalities and emotions by taking time to get to know their clients in custom-tailored portrait sessions. Before the first shutter is snapped, the photographers befriend their subjects, sitting down to discuss hobbies, lifestyles, and fantasy football draft rankings. The informal chitchats are used to tailor the hour-long shoots, which can be held in the duo's newly opened studio or at a more personal location, such as a favorite ice cream shop, a park, or the backyard of a complacent neighbor. During the portrait sessions, friends, couples, and families are encouraged to relax and act naturally as the photographer's lens is focused on moments of joy, love, and laughter.
Capture Everything Photography emerged when professional shutterbugs and best friends Melissa Smith and Melissa Herndon joined their rival businesses into a dynamic partnership. The two Melissas enjoy creating a rapport with clients, believing that learning about their personalities contributes to the results of photo shoots, and their photography style appreciates bold, bright colors and an upbeat mood. Willing to travel up to 30 miles from their studio, Melissa and Melissa join up with families, couples, and solo singles at picturesque locations ranging from the beach to the woods to a favorite bus stop. Studio shoots often employ props such as vintage furniture, chairs, and playful backdrops depending on subjects’ desires and the color of their mood ring.
The experienced photographers at MAC Photography capture stylized images that seem plucked from the pages of a storybook. During more than a dozen themed photo shoots, they provide vintage props and intricate costumes, capturing nostalgic fishing-hole scenes or whimsical portraits of children dressed as fairies. Rather than falling back on clichéd poses such as families standing in a row or pets emulating the evolution of man chart, they capture surprising images: a bridal party holding aloft bright umbrellas, a desaturated picture of a boy reading picture book to his little sister, a family gathered on a couch in the middle of the woods. After shoots, a retouch artist airbrushes away skin imperfections to produce magazine-quality shots.