Professional photographer James Cucinotta snaps pictures with a photojournalistic style and creative techniques to transform life’s ephemeral moments into enduring art. During a session, families of up to six, mothers-to-be, babies, and humans who have woken up as bugs relax under Cucinotta's friendly manner to expose long-dormant smiles in the natural light of the great outdoors or the indoor arena of a professional studio. Customers can follow up their session by fawning over images online and perfecting flaws, such as animal transmutations and phantom second heads, through the magic of Cucinotta Images' digital retouching. The favored photo will then materialize as a family of one 8"x10" and twin 5"x7" doppelganger prints.
Creative Photography by Maya's staff of professional shutterbugs will happily accommodate families, children, families of children, pets, and triumphantly posed statues during the in-studio photo session. The fully equipped studio provides several backgrounds from which to choose. The classic white can be used for a quick passport photo before the entire fam poses for a heartwarming family scene around the Christmas tree in the Christmas Morning backdrop. Likewise, graduates, high-school seniors, newlyweds, and soonlyweds can beam sunnily before a Garden View, Perfect Sky, or slightly less popular Ragnarök backdrop. There are even huge plastic crayons and other foreground props for your giant pet scorpion to wave around as the cameras flash. After your session, you'll receive a DVD containing full-resolution versions of all photos and a photo-release form enabling you to print, publish, and share them.
Photo-shoot participants typically need to focus on striking poses and holding smiles, but Crystal Jenkins asks her subjects to perform a much simpler task: drink tea. During tea-party sessions at Crystal's Photography Studio, guests enjoy complimentary beverages, as well as each other's company, while Crystal unobtrusively snaps candid shots. The events can even take on an Alice in Wonderland theme, where participants don their best Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and March Hare costumes. Though Crystal applies this candid approach elsewhere, such as wedding ceremonies, she encourages posing when working with her other clients, including kids, families, and models.
Diana Pieper doesn't just strive for technically sound pictures—ones that exhibit artful balance, composition, and lighting—she wants her photos to go beyond the standard to say something meaningful about the people photographed. Before and during shoots, Diana gets to get to know her clients so that, as she looks into the lens, she can work to showcase elements of their personality. This same approach drives all of her work, from photo shoots with toddlers to high school senior photos to wedding ceremonies.