Kate Nagle captures classy-yet-spontaneous personal photographs around the Santa Rosa area, with a special artistic regard for babies, families, expectant mothers, and couples in the throes of matrimony. Stage an extemporaneous theatrical representation of your family’s life for pictorial posterity, or sit tightly bunched and wound in yarn to evoke close-knit bonds. As with lion taming, maintaining eye contact and a pose is sometimes necessary for portrait photography, but Kate prizes spontaneity and will playfully engage with your family to tease out the candid moments that most precisely convey the group’s natural state of familial warmth. When the final shot is snapped, customers can schedule an appointment with Kate for picture perusal, and one photo will realize its destiny as an 11"x14" printed memory.
Paul Murphy Photography’s trained photographers specialize in the art of the portrait, documenting life with sittings that commemorate everything from pregnancies and weddings to family reunions and high-school graduations. They work in the studio or at outdoor settings and will gladly share the location and clothing recommendations needed to take pictures from good to great. In addition to people portraits, they also shoot nonhuman subjects, such as cars, boats, or horses. No matter the subject matter, they will proudly display their color, black-and-white, or sepia photos in custom slide shows, framed portraits, and on photo bags heavy with old, nonphotographable memories.
Alicia Parks values the comfort of the home just as much as the mystery of the forest. She travels to homes to capture domestic bliss in her family portraits, amassing snapshots of subjects in front of Christmas trees and on cozy sofas. However, she also ventures into the woods, where she photographs brides dirtying their dresses, and to the beach, where wedding parties frolic on the sand and ignore the jealous glare of Poseidon.
Alicia's versatility gives clients the confidence to choose their preferred locale for each shoot. Whether she's following sisters through their favorite park or snapping pictures of a high-school senior leaning on his car, she captures easy smiles and a variety of poses. With her retouching finesse, she makes certain colors pop, and she readily produces prints for framing, nestling inside of wallets, or stapling to mannequins' faces in an effort to make them more personable.
An expert portrait and fine arts photographer boasting work that has adorned calendars and television programs, Candice Caballero frames sultry boudoir shots with professional authority. After rendezvousing with Candice at her studio and ensuring that each patron appears on film, subjects swap wardrobe ensembles in between striking seductive and edgy poses. Candice personalizes her approach to each customer and strives to ensure that patrons feel comfortable throughout the entire session. In addition to five or seven skillfully edited digital images, clients receive two 5"x7" and two 8"x10" professional prints, or a 40% discount towards prints to place in frames or on refrigerators that claim they hardly know you.
More than just a master developer, photography-lab owner Emanuel Dimitri Volakis is an accomplished artist whose works hang in museums from Napa Valley to Padua, Italy. As deft with old-school silver gelatin printing as he is capable with new media such as digital photography and painting on computer monitors, Volakis offers museum-quality printing, scanning, matting, and framing services for both professional and amateur photographers. He also hosts introductory- and advanced-level darkroom classes and rents out a 400-square-foot photo studio.
AMR Productions ushers old-fashioned media formats into the 21st century and beyond. Video transfers transform memories of weddings and vacations from VHS, 8mm, or 16mm formats into high-resolution DVDs that can last 100 years, or the length of 10 afterschool specials. The studio also converts audio tapes and vinyl records into CDs, and duplicates preexisting CDs and DVDs.