The seasoned shutterbugs at Ben & Bella Photography focus their lenses on subjects of all ages to capture each moment, mood, and personality in vibrant, digital snapshots. During weddings, special events, and portraiture sessions at their indoor studio, the photographers work with subjects before, during, and after the shoot to collaborate on ideas for capturing the most complimentary poses and deciding which relative looks best with bunny ears. Once sessions are completed, Ben & Bella’s editors work diligently to perfect digital backgrounds and enhance color and lighting before printing and passing on to their clients.
Freelance photographer Ashley Hutchins relies on natural lighting to make her subjects pop. Under the name Drawing with Light, she's photographed individuals, children, couples, and families, framing her subjects from unusual angles and during candid moments. In her quest to capture the perfect moment, she has traveled to locations ranging from wild fields and ponds to front stoops and old brick buildings.
A photo shoot with professional attention to detail can elicit the same emotions felt at the time it was taken. That’s what GeGe Penley loves about the art form—the easy access to total recall. She also loves working with others and gets to do so frequently during sessions for bridal showers, moms-to-be, families, and newborns. Large events could use a keen eye, as well, so GeGe also covers weddings, parties, sports, family reunions, and more.
FlickerBooth's mobile snapshot stations combine the fun of an old-fashion photo booth with the speed and precision of digital photography, studio lighting, and fast, high-end printers. After setting up the compact memory-maker, complete with a customer-selected color backdrop, the booth attendant coaches shy subjects through the posing process, supplying silly props to liven the shots or create serious headshots for a future clown resumé. A touchscreen monitor prompts posers to select black-and-white or color images, after which guests grin for three or four quick portraits, speedily printed out on customized strips. Opting for the projector package ensures ultimate visibility as images are emblazoned on a screen in a larger-than-life slide show. Party-throwers also tote home a digital disc of all images, and revelers can check the FlickerBooth Facebook page to peruse pics of fellow partiers, tag friends and family, or email favorite images straight to their tattoo artist.
Not every couple's first dance should have to be to "At Last." And it needn't be when Firehouse DJ Co. occupies the DJ booth. Its DJs bring a selection of more than 50,000 tunes to all wedding receptions, plus another 20,000 for postnuptials karaoke. When it isn't helping the recently wed raise the roof, Firehouse specializes in entertainment for bars, such as trivia nights, karaoke, and DJ sets. It also facilitates live-music bookings, helping great bands find great venues and vice versa.
A mop of hair fringes an infant's milky-white face, his plump cheeks reminiscent of a porcelain doll. Though the image is black and white, the boy's eyes are as striking as any baby blues—reflections of the white linens gathered around his legs add depth and life to his playful gaze. This photograph, which won Janet Boschker the Canon Par Excellence Award in 2010, is but one of many that have earned the photographer numerous accolades.
At Northlight Photography, the Boschker's own studio, the photographer flaunts her signature blend of award-winning artistry in custom portraiture. Whether capturing the innocence of a child, the love of a family, or the excitement of a special event, she strives to turn each image into an artistic and timeless representation of its subject. The expert also shares some of her trade secrets through introductory and advanced photo classes.