Professional photographer James Cucinotta snaps pictures with a photojournalistic style and creative techniques to transform life’s ephemeral moments into enduring art. During a session, families of up to six, mothers-to-be, babies, and humans who have woken up as bugs relax under Cucinotta's friendly manner to expose long-dormant smiles in the natural light of the great outdoors or the indoor arena of a professional studio. Customers can follow up their session by fawning over images online and perfecting flaws, such as animal transmutations and phantom second heads, through the magic of Cucinotta Images' digital retouching. The favored photo will then materialize as a family of one 8"x10" and twin 5"x7" doppelganger prints.
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.
With experience as a commercial photographer and digital-imaging specialist, Judy Reinford photographs kids, seniors, families, and pets. Judy accommodates clients by holding shoots at a preferred outdoor locale, allowing subjects to swap outfits in between posturing and grinning, and providing trained animal handlers to ensure posing pets act obediently. Proofs are reviewed in a one-on-one meeting with Judy, and customers decide which digitally enhanced shots might best befit Judy’s selection of variously sized prints, mounted prints, digital images on CD, and canvas wraps. Judy can also create custom holiday cards for clientele celebrating the winter holidays or other special occasions.
Randy Davis’s 20 years of experience behind the lens has earned him numerous awards, a teaching position at the Antonelli Institute, certification from the Professional Photographers of America, and frequent appearances as a photo competition judge. He draws upon all of these experiences during each photo shoot as he aims to capture elegant, fine-art portraits of families, high-school seniors, and wedding parties. Before each session, he thoroughly consults with subjects to determine a shoot location that holds significance, whether it be a client’s home, a sentimental site, or the spot where Thomas Jefferson invented the high-five. After snapping and skillfully retouching shots, he voyages to clients' homes for an audio-visual imaging presentation of each photo set to music, projecting images to demonstrate how they might appear hanging on a wall. He also snaps shots on his own turf, a 2,500-square-foot studio where he often conducts sensual boudoir photo shoots designed to boost women's confidence.