With the aid of stylist Amanda Adams, photographer Hilary Hope captures the individual attitude and beauty of subjects in 1940s and '50s-style pin-up portraits. To lure the vintage vixen from her modern shell, Amanda pins hair into retro finger-waves or bouffants before painting faces in the classic black-and-white looks favored by 1940s starlets. A stroll through an enviable wardrobe of items such as vintage-inspired pumps, halter dresses, sailor skirts, and stockings completes the portrait prep. Spice up a single outfit with various accessories (included) or don multiple styles to showcase a menagerie of moods ($25/each additional outfit). Before the one-hour snap session, photographer Hilary coaches kittens in pin-up posing, boosting confidence with her comfortable, personable demeanor. With an array of backdrops and props, the photo session captures a selection of shots ranging from flirtatious to sultry.
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.
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.
Josie Kern, Artistic Photography's experienced shutterbug, harnesses her years of snapping photos at fashion shows and special events to expertly capture client portraits in her hometown, chalet-style studio. Single models or groups of up to eight people can strike visually pleasing poses in a prompted 60-minute photo session, as Josie immortalizes group hugs, catwalk stances, and yarn-chasing prowess. After the photo shoot, clients sit down with Josie to choose their favorite frame and receive the selected image on an 8"x10" print, with additional prints available for $10 apiece. Josie's attention to detail, eye for powerful imagery, and ability to juggle five flaming cameras has gained her work both locally and abroad, including gracing the cover of Yoga Magazine.
Housed inside a 2,000-square-foot townhouse studio, Belles Photo Design provides professional photography services and high-quality digital-image creation. Equipped with two large natural-light sets, years of expertise in fashion and entertainment photography, and a neighborhood filled with picturesque backgrounds, owner and photographer Kenzi Kay focuses on capturing creative life slices. Shots utilize dramatic lighting, new planes of sight, and the clever use of depth charges to carefully portray each subject’s inner and outer sheens. Budding models, teething babies, and pet rocks can strike a pose with up to five other people during the in-studio photo session. Weatherman permitting, photo opportunities may be taken in nearby outdoor settings as well. If you're toting a fussy baby, Belle's will be flexible with the length of the photo shoot and allow more time to complete it. Each photo shoot includes an in-studio proofing session and 15 retouched digital images.