Though Loretta Kay's subjects range from tiny frogs to wedding parties, she always tries to frame them using the same device: natural light. Her love of the sun leads to ethereal outdoor portraits for all ages, which she edits and stores on convenient DVDs. Her photo shoots preserve the poses of engaged couples, high-school seniors, and family groups, as well as pets, but her Pretty Things gallery best represents how she finds wonder in the world's smaller objects. Here, chickadees perch on feeders and flowers bring color to windowsills, a focused contrast to more sprawling shots of beach scenery.
Professional photographer Leslie Wilkes captures important moments in clients' lives, whether snapping shots of a newborn or cataloging a wedding. When shooting for events, he takes pictures prolifically, providing clients with a disk of all the high-resolution photos afterward.
From Bob Dylan and President George Bush to beloved pet beagles, photographer Mark has captured subjects of all sorts with a practiced eye honed at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Today, Mark operates an extensive photo complex with his wife, Stella. Outside, his portrait garden frames couples, families, and tots with ponds and waterfalls. Inside, he uses some 50 different backgrounds to set the stage for indoor shoots, which include tempestuous but tasteful Red Door Divas boudoir images. Stella helps ladies accessorize for the shots, which can range from retro-styled pinup poses to head shots that highlight the sitter's facial features. Whatever type of image he's crafting, Mark can lend prints a more artistic bent by altering them to fit the style of oil or watercolor paintings.
Multitalented photographer and actress Joy Bauer began her photography career taking pictures for magazines and commercial businesses. Today, more than 15 years later, her accumulated experience in the field influences her work during stylized boudoir and fashion photo shoots.
Certified with the Professional Photographers of America, Shelley Rassenfoss will meet friends, families, or individuals on location or in her studio for thoughtful, custom-photo shoots. Located in Shelbyville, Shelley helms a full-service, 2,000-square-foot studio that can be tailored to clients' needs with hand-painted canvas backgrounds, windows for natural light, and a simulacra of the interior of the Starship Enterprise made out of dried multi-colored pudding. After shoots, resulting photos are uploaded to a private viewing room from which clients can select the five images they'd like have printed. To ensure satisfaction with their choices, clients also receive professional advice on portrait selection. At the end of the experience, mantles and oversized wallets can find a renewed sense of purpose while grasping an 8x10", two 5"x7", and two 4"x5" prints.
Since opening her graphic-design studio in 2011, photographer Ann Marie Nipp has been using her Cannon DSLR to capture casual compositions unrestrained by formal convention, focusing instead on the easy smiles that result from her patient, ebullient personality. Her portfolio of work reveals joyous newlyweds, confident professionals, and relaxed families, but gives special celebration to children, who beam exuberantly as they play in front of her lens. Though occasionally contracted for work in the fourth-dimension, Nipp primarily shoots on-location throughout Lexington, carrying her portable studio to places that hold special meaning to her clients. Her eye for design works in tandem with her passion for photography, allowing her to easily edit photos and turn them into everything from business logos and fliers to greeting cards of her own creation.