Creative Photography by Maya's staff of professional shutterbugs will happily accommodate families, children, families of children, pets, and triumphantly posed statues during the in-studio photo session. The fully equipped studio provides several backgrounds from which to choose. The classic white can be used for a quick passport photo before the entire fam poses for a heartwarming family scene around the Christmas tree in the Christmas Morning backdrop. Likewise, graduates, high-school seniors, newlyweds, and soonlyweds can beam sunnily before a Garden View, Perfect Sky, or slightly less popular Ragnarök backdrop. There are even huge plastic crayons and other foreground props for your giant pet scorpion to wave around as the cameras flash. After your session, you'll receive a DVD containing full-resolution versions of all photos and a photo-release form enabling you to print, publish, and share them.
For more than 25 years, the film historians and crackerjack editors at Tailor-Made have kept magnetic and cellophane memoirs alive using the latest technologies to teleport fading keepsakes from outdated media into the digital age. Dusty videotapes of old school musicals or rusty 8 mm footage of your grandparents' siege of Plymouth Rock can now been seen with a clarity that didn’t exist in the myopic days of yore. With a vast array of videotape services, up to two hours of footage from VHS, Betamax, 8 mm, analog electroencephalograms, and more can be carefully converted to DVD ($29.95 per tape) for convenient family viewing. Ravaged tapes that have been chewed up and spewed out by rabid VCRs can ascend to digital heaven with Tailor-Made's repair services ($49.95 per tape). The filmic transformers can also convert film reels and lucid dreams into digitally tangible states.
With their easy touch-screen instructions, the portable photo-booths of Reliable Photobooths Inc. capture images of jubilant attendees at events throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware with ease. After an attendant delivers and set-ups the booth, groups of 10 or more can step inside and pose for their choice of color or black and white pictures. Each photo-session yields two 2" x 6" photo-strips adorned with a personalized message or a customized logo.
To further preserve memories, staffers assemble high-resolution images onto a DVD and host pictures in a password-protected online gallery for six months so event attendees can download, print, and share their favorite shots. Along with its standard package, Reliable Photobooths Inc. enhances soirees with add-ons such as props, scrapbooks, additional print options, photo-strip frames, and an on-site Facebook uploading option.
La Dolce Photography's cofounders Alan Bogusky and Dan Zitofsky began their own photography venture after Alan left his band's photo shoots dissatisfied with the photographer's work. Striving to capture a personal essence that was missing in those photos, the duo works with other seasoned shooters who immortalize over-the-shoulder gazes during photo shoots outdoors or within a spacious studio. The brick-walled space hosts meetings between passionate photographers, in-house professional makeup artists, and their prospective subjects. After sessions, editors retouch images to ensure immaculate skin, flawless lighting, and a background free of phone booths trying to jumpstart modeling careers.
La Dolce's photographers learn to keep subjects at ease and spot their cardboard-cutout replacements with the aid of trainers from affiliated Miami and London studios. For outdoor sessions and workshops, La Dolce partners with outdoor-nature photographer Jeff Berkes, whose lens has captured extreme weather and landscapes for publications such as National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Outdoor Photographer.