Meghan, the photographer at m.newsom photography, understands that a photo shoot doesn't just amount to a few pictures; it's a full experience in itself. A questionnaire before each shoot gives subjects a chance to explain what they want out of the experience, to ensure that each session best reflects the individual personalities of everyone taking part. Afterward, clients can choose from keepsakes that go far beyond the typical prints and digital images, including 12"x24" wood canvas prints and high-quality hardcover wedding albums.
Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit theatre located in Huntsville, Alabama. With a 302-seat performance hall and 3,000 square foot dance studio, Merrimack Hall brings nationally touring artists to Huntsville for performances and master classes.
Joie de vivre can be infectious, and there are worse things to find in a photographer. Shutterbugs Jonathan and Amanda, the powerhouses behind J & A Entertainment, let their love of life and people drive both their art and their business, leading to striking images of children, families, weddings, and other memorable moments. A combined 13 years of experience, as well as diverse backgrounds outside the world of photography, steady their lenses, and their enthusiasm leads to fun, personal sessions with kids, high-school seniors, and photogenic pets.
Professional shutterbug Darlene Grasham seeks honest, candid shots that capture cherished moments of seniors, couples, and families. During shoots inside the studio or great outdoors, professional lenses look for both posed and photojournalistic shots. Children can frolic through verdant fields brimming with natural light, or business executives can flash their pearly credentials before a neutral studio backdrop. Shots aim for natural scenes, avoiding the staged, stiff portrait poses commonly pasted on action figures of politicians. Following the shoot, Darlene uploads proofs to a private online viewing gallery, where subjects can choose their favorite pose to wring through a digital editing tool. Retouched prints then glide onto a shiny CD or traditional print.
Capture memories in their natural habitat with a one-hour, on-location photography session in which the studio comes to you. With experience shooting family portraits, baby photos, kids, and more, professional photographer Danielle Smith braves indoor AC blasts or squint-inducing solar rays to freeze a multitude of carefully composed moments in time at a location of your choosing. Danielle’s friendly expertise translates into stunning group shots and solo poses for future mantle-piece ornamentation or library-card identification extravagance. The one-hour session ($75) includes a DVD of 25 retouched photos ($75) as well as password-protected, secure online proof viewing, affording photo subjects the ability to grant looking privileges to only the most complimentary of family members.
Photographer Francine Slate does things a little differently. "I am unique in that I don't try for the 'say cheese' fake smiles," she says. Within her prop-equipped studio or at a location of the client's choosing, Francine conjures natural looks and emotive winks with her clever blend of vintage and modern styles. After each shoot, clients can review favored stills on a password-protected online gallery that can be shared with family, friends, and prospective caricaturists. Francine can then preserve chosen shots with prints, high-resolution images, and canvas gallery wraps.