At Garvey Photography, our goal is to provide our clients with distinctive portraiture that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Through planning, creativity, skill, and imagination, we strive to produce a work of art that best portrays our clients' families and loved ones.
At Studio 102, photographer Randy Frank draws on 30 years of experience to tell his clients' stories through elegant images. His shutterbugs adjust the state-of-the-art lighting systems they use for fashion shoots to flatter each sitter's face and body, working to bring out individual personalities and disguise disgruntled second heads. An on-staff makeup artist and magazine-level retouching services also aid their efforts to capture clients at their best.
With 10 years of experience, the experts at 2FX Original Photography capture weddings and other special events such as birthday and company picnics. They also specialize in producing natural-looking portraiture, crafting crisp, classic images of families, children, and couples. And through skilled editing with software such as Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, they can give a flawless finish to all images in post-production, smooth over imperfections, and even make clients look younger, upon request.
Aurora Productions' photographer is capable of bringing out the most interesting side of a subject—whether they know she's there or not. Her portfolio displays a range of styles, from portraits in a local park to candid shots of a librarian stocking books. Washed-out tones take over an overhead image of a downtown smoker, while warm colors and jaunty angles bring life to a new coffee shop. When working with portrait clients, the photographer finds inspiration in the calm waters of Cherokee Lake and the panther-infested waters of Panther Creek State Park.
Mike Thornhill lends a keen eye to preserving portraiture against idyllic, on-location backgrounds, where the camera captures memories against any setting of the subject's choosing. Thornhill will photograph on location within 50 miles of Asheville and each session lasts 45–60 minutes. For a unique portrait, brides-to-be can pose in front of a blooming garden, while retrospectives of a beloved family sofa can take place in the comfort of home. Scheduled primarily on evenings or weekends, photo sessions are optimized for ease, so that no school, work, or weekday game show goes unmissed. The credit is good toward a variety of print and product options, including three different sizes of prints ($55–$75), two different canvas sizes ($325–$395), or a CD of digital negatives to add to an underground memory vault ($300).
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a polished, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket, a family heirloom, or the wishbone from grandma's first Thanksgiving.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond prints, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution MyImages CDs, gallery wraps, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.