Big Sound and Picture’s green screen allows subjects to pose in front of any imaginable background—and the screen’s sandwich technology expands the nearly limitless options. This technique allows editors to “sandwich” subjects inside background tableaus, rather than only positioning them in front of them. This means subjects can pose standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, walking down a virtual staircase, or sprawling across the hood of a Lamborghini while a hologram car dealer runs their credit check in the background. The photography team incorporates this technology into shoots of all styles at their private home studio, capturing everything from carefree family portraits to risqué boudoir sessions.
Founder Rebecca Wolf also has a background in radio, and she draws on it to complement photography services with DJ offerings. She and her handpicked team of DJs spin at weddings, parties, and other special events, playing jams or backing tracks for karaoke performances.
A good photograph doesn't just capture a moment in time. It captures everything that surrounds and anticipates that moment—the four years leading up to graduation, the nine months before a baby's birth, or a long courtship that will soon end in marriage. The photographers of RiZel Photography do everything they can to capture images that represent their clients' lives, and the results are seldom short of stunning. Their casual, low-key demeanor helps clients relax under the camera's lens, and the result is a framed photograph or scrapbook that's worth saving for years to come.
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.
Whether she’s snapping shots of Lil Wayne’s sparkling grin, the urban landscape of Detroit, or the Arab American National Museum, photographer Asia Hamilton inspires people to view the world from a new perspective. Her photography raises awareness on issues of waste and consumption, and strives to unmask the beauty hidden in a cityscape.
When she’s not on a globetrotting, eye-opening adventure, she’s teaching aspiring photographers at her studio, Nozomi Live Photography & Design. She demystifies photography concepts such as lighting and composition before taking shutterbugs out on urban excursions, where they can practice techniques in the bustling city. She helps her protégés feel more comfortable using their cameras’ manual settings, making the picture-snapping devices feel like an extension of their bodies without duct tape or cybernetic surgery.
Photographer Amy Britton suavely aims her lens toward infant, portrait, and glamour shoots within a well-lit, 2,200-square-foot studio. Preserve memories for children, grandchildren, and their wind-powered robo-children with a 30-minute photo shoot, during which children, families, and pets are welcome and get help expressing themselves through playing with Britton. After the session, clients flock back to the studio on a separate occasion to review every dimple-capturing image with Britton, selecting which one will be transferred onto a 12"x12" canvas print. After clients clear their walls of lingering shadow puppets in preparation for the print's arrival, they may pick up the finished product from the studio.
Kreativ Imaging proudly brandishes a 2010 Best Of badge from The Knot—the comprehensive wedding-preparation network as well as membership to both the Professional Photographer's Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Its team of lens specialists demonstrates professionalism and technical expertise during each photo shoot and work to infuse shoots with artistic vision by taking advantage of creative angles. Afterward, patrons receive instant access to review and order photos from an online display database. In addition to wedding, business, and graduation photo packages, Kreativ Imaging provides videography and graphic-design services, as well as photo retouching, which can enhance snapshot clarity and minimize the presence of scene-stealing apparitions.