Husband-and-wife photography team Christina and Aaron Patton established Boudoir by Wallflower, a studio dedicated almost exclusively to boudoir photography, to capture the beauty in women of all shapes and sizes. In an op-ed for WomensFocus, the Pattons described boudoir as "about building confidence and discovering a side of yourself that you have either forgotten, never knew existed, or just don't let out enough." During shoots, the photographers provide their subjects with 12 different sets and a collection of more than 500 garments, including lingerie, shoes, and peep-toe tube socks. In this assemblage of video confessions, clients speak to the Pattons' professionalism, their experience with boudoir, and how comfortable they felt during their shoots.
Brianne Elizabeth describes herself as "bubbly" and "modest," traits she ascribes to her Midwestern-style upbringing in Des Moines, Iowa. Behind the camera, she seeks out her subjects' essences, often at life's major crossroads. As the chief photographer behind Brianne Elizabeth Photography, she considers it her mission to capture good times, celebrations, and milestones in her clients' lives. She tells their stories not through words, but through pictures that have a market value of around a thousand words apiece.
Jim Sovanski—named a Master of Photography by the Professional Photographers of America—demonstrates the skills that earned him this degree during portrait sessions for kids, families, cars, and motorcycles. Sovanski, who also holds a journalism degree, applies a photojournalistic approach to all shoots, precisely documenting important moments and emotions with unique composition and lighting. In addition to photo shoots for individuals and groups, he also captures tasteful portraits of pets to ensure all family members get their chance to mug for the camera.
Offering professional holiday photo services, WorldWide Photography has trained an army of bushy-tailed Easter Bunnies to fill your children and childlike androids with seasonal cheer. Children can pose with the gregarious costumed egg-bringer who gives fluff-filled hugs and reassurances that he or she is not filled with nougat. While tots smile and reassess their understanding of rabbit anatomy and size, professional photographers snap digital shots for lasting memories. Parents of stunning subjects will also receive a $20 coupon to MyAlbumPics.com and a $10 gift card to MyMagicalPics.com.
When 2-year-old Ellie shyly set foot in Emmalee Schaumburg's studio, the photographer doubted she'd get a single shot. Rather than throw in the towel, she let Ellie wander the studio and slowly grow more comfortable with this new woman and her strange camera. By the end of the session, Emmalee had earned Ellie's trust, and wound up capturing striking images of the adorable youngster. That patience and flexibility is always on display at Schaumburg Photography, where Emmalee specializes in images of newborns as well as families, children, high-school seniors, and weddings. She roams throughout Lawrence snapping shots at local parks and homes, or she’ll pose subjects amid the vintage bicycles, suitcases, and other props at her studio. Once her shoots wrap, Emmalee preserves clients' pictures with products such as DVD slideshows, holiday ornaments, and photo charms that add a personal touch to necklaces, bracelets, and ankle monitors.
"While other little ones had their lemonade stands, I had my craft stand," shares Kelli LeBeau, a professional photographer with a lifelong passion for art. After earning her Fine Arts degree, LeBeau dove headfirst into the photography business, lassoing fleeting moments with her trusty camera during photo shoots with high school seniors, families, and newborns. During sessions, she composes photo-journalistic shots, while incorporating natural light and striving to tell the stories that the family dog just can't put into words.