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. Dan and Somer encourage their clients to express themselves through personal props and wardrobe choices. In addition to devising personal styles, clients can also have hair and makeup done by on-site 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.
As the mother of four small children, Lauren Wicker knows what it means to be patient. She also knows how quickly cherished moments come and go, and the importance of preserving those moments as often as possible. With that in mind, Lauren steps behind her camera to conduct on-location shoots, specializing in everything from babies and families to weddings and school portraits. She also works extensively with special needs children and adults, and has photographed approximately 100 special needs individuals during her career.
In Kim Crenshaw Photography’s onsite garden, a swing hangs from a jasmine-wreathed arbor, frog-inhabited lily pads carpet a pond, and a 1946 Chevrolet Stylemaster waits for models to lean against its fenders. The garden abuts the old farmhouse that houses Crenshaw’s equally scenic studio, with a wall of antique stained-glass panels and a design that captures streams of sunlight throughout the day. Crenshaw devoted her first decade behind the camera to natural-light photography, and custom renovated her current studio-garden complex to ensure she could still practice her specialty.
Now a 25-year veteran of the photography scene, Crenshaw continues to draw on the fundamentals she learned when earning her BFA in graphic design and photography. This fine-arts background deters her from trendy shots of subjects spelling out the day's headlines in semaphore signals; instead, she strives to capture timeless beauty in her portraits of families, kids, and bridal parties. Subjects can discuss options and expectations with Crenshaw during free preshoot consultations, and select their favorite shots during postshoot slideshow viewings. The studio’s frame shop can border prints—or painted portraits modeled after prints—in a diverse array of frames.