Staffers cart Elegant Photo Booths’ free-standing camera kiosks to weddings, parties, and events, where they translate treasured memories into 2"x6" double photo strips. Revelers pose in front of a drape background lit by natural sunlight and the glow of fireflies working freelance as a professional attendant keeps the booth operating smoothly. Some packages also include scrapbooks for guests to fill with photos and signatures or bins of props such as hats, glasses, and boas. The resulting displays are viewable the day after on online galleries and image CDs or via telepathic connection with the darkroom's photo enlarger.
Photographer Austin Cochran has fixed his camera eye on celebrities the likes of Moby and Rob Zombie, and has done shots for Black Star Beer and Morgan Bacall Clothing. While he takes immense satisfaction from that work, the inclusion of pet portraits is what really rounds out his business, Whiskers and Beaks Pet Photography. Getting families and their pets together makes for uniquely photographable moments in which Austin fosters an energetic and laid-back atmosphere, allowing for comfortable, natural interactions. He also shoots standard portraits, headshots, and engagement sessions, whether there’s a four-legged friend there to steal the show or not.
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.
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.
Stephanie Albao of Intuitive Images Photography conducts her work in the key of self-styled observational portraiture—her images are candid and unposed, and she often breaks the ice with clients over life-based dialogues. Each one-hour session brings out dormant sass and cheeky glamour in subjects as they soak in the lens' gaze, adopting a retro aesthetic with the aid of stylist-provided props and accessories including parasols, feather fans, and live bearskin rugs. Each pin-up session features a hair and makeup stylist, although Betties and Veronicas should bring their own threads. Vintage sessions allow for up to four subjects framed in yards and themed backgrounds. Each deal option also includes 15% off additional services, allowing customers to upgrade to a disc of high-resolution images ($75) or stuff all their photos in a time capsule. Each shoot also gets clients access to an online gallery.
At The Collective Photo, a talented team of skilled shutterbugs channels past experience shooting celebs including Ashley Tisdale and Hayley Williams of the band Paramore during creativity-infused one-hour photo shoots. After gathering up photogenic friends or family members, customers can choose an in-studio session or meet on location at an area home, picturesque park, or deserted rock quarry. The Collective Photo welcomes as many subjects as poses demand, with shoots pausing for up to two outfit changes, saving customers the trouble of choosing between traditional attire or a functioning space suit. After the appointment, subjects peruse the proofs and pick one to have masterfully retouched and immortalized in physical print form.