Janine Presto loves her job. The veteran photographer, who's been snapping photos since her days on the high school yearbook staff, especially loves capturing fleeting moments and preserving them for her clients. Propelled by the belief that "every moment of our lives is precious," Presto shoots a wide variety of milestones, from baptisms and weddings to barbecues and dress-up parties.
If memories are treasures, pictures from Couture Portrait Studio are the treasure chests that hold them for generations. Families, high-school seniors, expectant mothers, and precocious newborns arrive at the studio to be immortalized in two dimensions. However clients wish to remember the present moment, the Couture photographers customize sessions to suit their needs.
Memories are precious, but fade and shift in shape as time passes. Photography solidifies those moments for all time, and that's a big reason Orpha M. Palomares dedicates herself to the form. Her dedication exhibits itself in her crisp images bolstered by high-resolution, clear contrast, and sharp colors. It's also shown in the breadth of her subjects, shooting everything from weddings and engagement sessions to portraits of musicians, models, and families. She also lends her talents to local business, enhancing marketing and public relations with artful products and architecture photography.
A family relaxing casually by a river, sisters lounging on a bucolic bridge, or happy newlyweds wearing sneakers are just a few subjects you might see when glancing through BAC Photography and Design’s galleries. The BAC crew specializes in a variety of photography styles, including portrait shots, commercial shoots, wedding photography, and coverage of sporting events such as WWE SmackDown. BAC has an entire studio at its fingertips, which it can also transport directly to clients for mobile shoots.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.