Chelsea Alderman is an artistic jill-of-all-trades. In her spare time, she writes and directs comedy thrillers, relying on her talent for making "people pretty for a living." That sense of insouciant charm carries over into her wedding photography where macroshots of bouquets fit right in with candid photos of flower girls sitting on a church stoop during their state-mandated 15-minute break. Like her photos of nuptials, her portraits use almost impossibly vibrant colors and unexpected images, such as a young woman wrapped in Christmas lights, to dive beneath the surface and evoke a subject's personality.
After receiving her degree in photography and graphic design, Kelly Powell traveled the world in search of frank, heartfelt images—a journey that took her from historic Italian villages to the war-torn plains of Africa. The owner and head photographer of Elements Studio Photography channels these experiences into her camera work, which blends candid shots with traditional portraits and oversized thought bubbles to convey the true emotions of the day. She and fellow shutterbug Rainey Rinaldi specialize in boudoir, portrait, and event photography, with a particular passion for unconventional weddings.
During his over 20 years as a professional photographer, Adrian Vega has strived to inject excitement into his photo shoots. Although Adrian Vega confessed to PhotoShelter that he focused on weddings at the beginning of his photographic career, he always felt like there were moments worth capturing beyond nuptial ceremonies. As a creative exercise, Adrian refocused his lens onto boudoir shoots, and discovered he enjoyed coaching and encouraging his clients while collaborating with them to create empowering, intimate images. In his 1,400-square-foot studio, Adrian Adrian also harnesses his insatiable energy to craft sets, props, and gadgets that enhance each shoot, a dedication to his work that has earned him two consecutive first prizes in the Latino Art Bravisimo contest and a half-page spread in the French magazine Photo.
Blixt Photography is a boutique style studio with two dedicated photographers. We specialize in Portrait, Wedding and High School Senior Portraits. Our River Market studio servies as our homebase allowing us to shoot amazing natural light portraits in the surrounding area while also having the option for in studio shots.
Michelle of Pink Dandelion Photography takes a playful approach to capturing portraits. She often uses off-kilter angles and unique close-ups, always staying on the lookout for candid shots. She can snap memorable photos indoors or out, in the hazy morning or at twilight, and in classic black and white or vibrant color. The business also offers wedding videography to ensure all the big day’s big moments are preserved, from the bridesmaids’ preparation to the moment when the best man rides his motorcycle through the wedding cake.
Customers can take their own photos by renting Pink Dandelion’s KC Hoot Booth, a full-size, touch-screen photo booth. Equipped with props such as animal hats, crowns, and oversized sunglasses, the booth dispenses black-and-white and full-color prints to help partygoers remember a fun event forever.