Captured Images, LLC’s owner knows her way around Raleigh. Her on-location photo shoots take place everywhere from the sidewalks of Fayetteville Street to the shaded trails of Yates Mill Park. These natural settings are the backdrop for her specialty: family photos. She captures all stages of family life, including weddings, maternity, newborn, and family reunions. Many of her photos feature vibrant color, but she occasionally likes to send them through the sepia filter to add a rustic touch reminiscent of George Washington’s dating profile picture.
After 20 years as a professional photojournalist, during which he garnered two Pulitzer Prize nominations—one for covering the MOVE disaster and another for a story on pediatric AIDS—Bruce Johnson settled into the woods of Raleigh with his two sons and opened a photography studio. He has now added a decade of family and individual portraiture to his wealth of experience, which has also included photographing everything from fashion to political figures. Johnson’s mastery of the art is apparent as he captures natural expressions and unique interpersonal dynamics, preserving children’s laughter and high-school graduates’ confident grins for future generations to study from the comfort of their moon bungalows.
Veronika Savitsky, the woman behind the lens at Photonika, relies on her sense of humor almost as much as the tiny painter inside of her camera. The sociable shutterbug, who holds a BA in photography, jokes and chats with clients, getting to know them and forging comfortable working relationships. This results in natural shots of wedding parties, families, engaged couples, and other subjects.