IC Pixx founders Jackie and Steve Jensen combine their photographic powers to transform the shortest of seconds into memories that insist on sticking around. Up to six people can gather for the 60-minute session, which shows off beaming smiles and pauses passionate hair flips forever. Each photographing spree includes $50 worth of digital images or prints, which can come in handy when personalizing rooms, giving picture frames a sense of worth, or wallpapering pets. Standard 4”x6” prints run up to $3 each, while the 24”x36” prints can cost $48 each with a standard finish. Digital downloads start at $10 per photo.
Shea Vitti enjoys letting her creativity loose during themed and classic photo sessions. She comes up with off-the-wall and fun themes that that range from zombies to Alice in Wonderland, or she can capture families, kids, and couples at their most natural and relaxed. That means Shea works extensively with clients to ensure they get exactly what they want out of their shoot and any subsequent prints. Headshots, fashion shoots, and weddings are all in her image-centric wheelhouse.
David Greedy’s keen ocular touch inspires his essence-encapsulation quests in the service of publications, wedding parties, portrait subjects, and corporate groups. Clients choose a comfortable lenticular rendezvous location, with settings including David's own Coralville studio, their home, a neighborhood park, the inside of a Norman Rockwell painting, or any area within 15 miles of Coralville. During each shoot, Greedy moves unobtrusively through the background, clicking and capturing expansive personalities and grand auras in microcosm. Sessions (a $150 value for one hour) also include multiple wardrobe shifts to complement subjects’ thousand-word poses. Post-snapshots, digital daguerreotype slideshows appear online with distinct URLs for viewing and sharing between subjects and their chosen beholders.
The sharp-eyed shutterbugs at Flash Digital Portraits take a timely and convenient approach to photography, but they never skimp on creativity. Inside their studios, flash bulbs pop as the photographer captures grins from a wide range of subjects including infants, high-school seniors, and entire families. To further personalize sessions, clients can choose from a variety of props and plenty of colorful backgrounds. They can even bring special items and mementos from home such as a favorite stuffed animal or a birthday cake. After the shutters snap for the final time, Flash Portraits’ photo technicians get to work on customizing the results, outfitting collages with unique borders and other enhancements.
Shutter enthusiast Gwen Martin revels in encapsulating the genuine personalities and tangible moments of a wide variety of subjects and backdrops. Families and children particularly thrive in front of her keen eye, and her extensive experience includes senior portraits, pets, weddings, and pet weddings. The 30-minute photo session is tailored to your say-cheese needs and takes place in the conveniently located studio or at the location of your choice within a 20-mile radius of the studio. After the completed session, picture subjects receive an 8”x10” photo plus 30% off additional prints — 5"x7" stills are $16 and 8”x10” renderings are $35.
An online photo center specializing in collegiate branding, College Fan Photo invites spirit stars to submerge their personal photos in the licensed marks and templates of their favorite university teams. Choose from a range of rally-ready products, including the popular 12-month calendar ($29.99+), which lets you upload a dozen pictures of your mom's best tailgating recipes or your ill-advised attempt to streak during the game. Morning joe tastes better with a picture of your friend Joe's face emblazoned on the coffee mug ($14.99+), each fresh dimple framed by the Hawkeyes or Panthers logo and font. Peruse a winding roster of other fun finds, from frosted steins ($29.99) to four-packs of happy-faced coasters ($24.99) that prevent wooden tables from suffering season-ending injuries.