The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Photographer Omar Mena captures natural expressions and genuine rapport during shoots held in his studio or offsite. His meticulous coverage can document special days, such as weddings or quinceañeras, as well as relaxed moments between loved ones, such as when engaged couples simultaneously decide to take a catnap. After shoots, Mena transforms his footage into professional-quality prints, DVD slideshows, and photo albums for subjects to cherish.
Professional portraits have come a long way. Gone are the days of fist-on-chin pseudo seriousness and comically fake backgrounds. Digital-imaging pros today, like April Melton, know that natural poses in real places make long-lasting memories.
Professional photo snapper Ivona captures intimate poses and come-hither glances during a 30-minute session inside her residential studio. Subjects release their inner vixen while donning their choice of seductive underthings, spicy accessories, or flirtatious knee pads from their personal wardrobe. Ivona aims to evoke the natural beauty of her model during the session, maintaining a comfortable environment and supplying encouraging direction. Commemorate the sensual shoot with two 5"x7" prints and one 8"x10" print, each retouched to flawless perfection to give your life's bunkmate a much more stimulating picture book to read before bed than Curious George Renews His License at the DMV.
Mountain Star Photography specializes in capturing creative, high-quality images of portrait-sitters, bringing personalities to the forefront as well as capturing the region's natural beauty. Senior pictures, engagement shots, the annual photos of kitty in an "I love Delaware" sweater—nearly any event can be commemorated and preserved for mantelpiece reflection upon the passage of years.
Skilled photosmith Shannon Wright wields a keen eye for natural light and years of artistic experience to capture precious moments on film. A naturally fast runner, Shannon will travel up to 50 miles from downtown to join up to four subjects, who can strike solo expressions or pile into pyramidal group poses during a one-hour shoot. Subjects receive an 11"x14" print and a CD full of images that they may print from their computer or simply display on a monitor hanging over their mantle. Alternatively, Shannon can spend two hours with a senior subject, snapping the shutter as she walks them through the ins and outs of various poses. Besides a CD and an 11"x14" print, senior subjects select one pose to be printed onto a sheet of wallet-size images for gifting to friends or adorning really small school desks.