Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Think of boudoir photography outfits and you probably think of lingerie. And though there are plenty of black lace corsets and fishnet stockings on display in the Haute Mama Photography gallery, there are also less conventional choices: a loose men's dress shirt and tie, an off-the-shoulders motorcycle jacket, even a strategically placed basketball that serves as a sort of top. It's partly a reflection of the diversity of the photos' subjects, whose figures range from slender to voluptuous, and partly a testament to the creativity of studio owner Leah Severson, who has designed it so that even the studio's most basic package allows for multiple outfit changes. Severson has so thoroughly mastered the boudoir photo business that she holds both group workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions, during which she shares with other photographers tips for posing subjects, establishing the right mood for shoots, and getting their work to appear on the first page of Google results without taping anything to their monitors.
Photographer Teresa Haller has meticulously trained her photo trigger finger to capture portrait posers in their most natural states, highlighting subjects in their true form without any artificial additives. High-school seniors can combine indoor and outdoor backdrops during their shoot, just in case they want their hopeful grin juxtaposed with a favorite stable-horse, a riverside sunset, or the devastation of an over-achieving science-fair volcano. Teresa also knows how to corral families, children, and newborns into the frame—adding dimension with artful diagonals, color with bouquets of marigolds, and surreality with a spotless bed of white linen on a field of green grass. Engaged couples, meanwhile, can preserve their apex of adorability in a form that's easily displayed on mantels and bookshelves.
Named the Favorite Photographer in the South Bend Tribune's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards, family-owned-and-operated McDonald Studio has been preserving smiles and memories in the Michiana area for 150 years. Memorialize mugs in the click-crazed comforts of McDonald Studio's studio lighting or at an on-location site of choice, including a home, park, or tinfoil castle.
At GA Photography we feel that when a person looks at your photographs, that they should get a feel for the meaning behind the photograph. This is what we strive for. We combine excellent customer experience with a cutting edge style, to bring you a unique, nostalgic perspective on the way we see photography.
Large groups of groomsmen or kids may only stay assembled briefly. That's why it can be good to call in the team from Aundriana Parker Photography, who can help capture those brief moments of poise using a photo-journalistic style to capture the story of a wedding. The team can also lead traditional portraiture sessions, yielding prints and digital images ideal for sending to grandparents or showing your bodyguard which people are allowed to hug you.