Prity Studios’ experienced shutterbug, who believes each photograph tells a story, works to craft mantle-worthy narratives within a custom-built studio space that allows for indoor and outdoor shoots. After perusing the studio’s art gallery, coral up to 10 friends or kinfolk to smile and elongate “e” sounds during a one-hour session in which the dexterous photographer will expertly snap both structured and candid shots. Afterward, customers receive a disc of 10 images optimized for the web, as well as a 16"x20" wall art print of their choosing to display proudly on a living room wall or inside of a king-size locket.
Drawing on a shared passion of photographing their own children, friends Meagan Dalton and Laura Harmon joined forces in 2007 and founded True Life Images. What began as a home-photography business quickly expanded, and in 2008 they moved into their full-service studio, where they cull palpable evidence of smiling families, love-struck couples, and cuddly babies in vivid light and with flattering poise. The photogs also haul their equipment and talent to homes, parks, and wedding-invitation font samplings to document subjects posing in the comfort of their own environments or the beauty of a natural setting. With a secure online viewing gallery, subjects can peruse their portraits without fear of paper cuts.
JLM Creative Photography owner and natural-light bender Christie Mumm wrangles frame-worthy faces into perfect form during each one-hour photo shoot. Accommodating up to six subjects per session, Christie can expertly snap a family portrait, a candid shot between friends, or a holiday-card-worthy snap of the office volleyball team. Whether visiting Christie in her natural-light-filled studio or striking a pose in the great outdoors, still-lifers will benefit from her experience in lifestyle portraiture, which places an emphasis on capturing each subject's authentic emotions and je ne sais quio––which is French for third ear.