Huntington Photo Workshops instructor Tim Mathiesen has collected four decades' worth of panoramic landscapes on trips across the United States, Europe, and Asia. His partner in image stalking, Paul Thompson, has filled the 35 years of his career with countless faces of families and newlyweds. In detailed workshops, the two tackle topics such as sports photography, posing, and harnessing natural light, and aim to get all students comfortable with their own digital camera and inimitable eye.
The photographers lend more than just their initials to A+L Photo. They deploy their significant photography skills to portraits, boudoir sessions, engagement photos, and weddings. During ceremonies and receptions, the duo combines forces to make sure the most intimate moments are captured from the best angles, from the exchanging of the rings to the traditional kissing of the wedding cake.
Situated in the throes of a celebration or large event, The Booth’s photo booths beckon guests to don a wig, novelty hat, or glasses and wander in to pose for a color or black-and-white photo. Helmed by an onsite attendant, these portable studios capture memorable photos of as many as eight people at once, which are printed out on the spot and archived on The Booth’s blog for later viewing. Photo booths can be rented for as little as two and as many as six hours, and certain packages allow hosts to customize their photo strips and take home scrapbooks as reminders of their big gala.
Karen French claims the title as the country's most published wedding photographer?more than 2,500 of her images have graced such publications as InStyle and Modern Bride, and other photographers often hire her to shoot their weddings. She combines her photography skill with fashion industry experience during boudoir shoots, leading a staff of talented photographers, hair and makeup artists, and retouchers that help create beautiful and sexy images for clients. Within the 2,000 square foot studio dedicated exclusively for boudoir, photo shoots incorporate professional hair and makeup services, seductive outfits, and an array of backgrounds and set designs. The all-female studio staff creates a comfortable environment and fun atmosphere for clients by helping women of all ages look and feel their best.
Most Popular Service: Family, pregnancy, couples, and newborn photography
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Listen to the photographer's suggestions on clothing, timing, lighting, locations, etc.