Keri Jolley might coax out a smile with a joke, or ask a child to help her think of a special name for her camera, but she never orders anyone to "say cheese." That's because she strives to preserve natural moments rather than performances—a tactic that leads to easy grins and big laughs. She adjusts her cheerful approach to suit the age of each client during her sessions, snapping pictures of newborns asleep on a feathery blanket, toddlers perched in an oversize teacup, and children in both studio and outdoor settings. Her portraits of families, teenagers, and pets are similarly candid, with results ranging from sophisticated prints to collections of images arranged onto storyboards. She even composes new formats for upcoming holidays, such as Valentine's Day cards that kids can exchange as practice for when they propose via snail mail.
The shutterbugs at LakeView Photography have a knack for capturing fleeting moments of genuine pathos. Whether shooting during an irreverent trash-the-dress session, capturing the quizzical look of an infant not altogether certain about her canine companion, or a framing a heartwarming family-portrait vignette, the staff’s ability to draw out moods and emotions comes in handy. The studio’s specialty is wedding and family and senior-portrait photography, and its portfolio is filled with a mix of poignant black-and-white photos and highly saturated color photos as vibrant as a freshly waxed rainbow.
Each edition of the award-winning Buffalo Spree magazine delivers a full month of event calendars, local feature stories, and timely articles showcasing art, design, and culture across Buffalo and Western New York. Dining guides highlight the best local eateries, and profiles of the area's movers and shakers introduce notable businesspeople and do-gooders. Shopping guides and reviews of designers and stylists keep readers entertained and up to date on the latest trends. Home and garden coverage bores a peephole into area abodes through photographic tours of residential interiors, exteriors, and laundry rooms.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Paramour Portraits is a husband and wife team of newborn, baby, child, senior and family portrait photographers. Located in Western New York, Paramour Portraits is a boutique photography studio that specializes in on-location and candid, natural light portraiture at affordable prices.
A longtime official photographer for United States Synchronized Swimming, Migz Media's head photographer designed a device that permitted him to snap underwater shots while staying dry on the pool deck. He now harnesses that same ingenuity while framing clients at a variety of sessions and events. Migz Media's talents run the gamut from capturing action shots at sporting events to framing candid wedding moments without having to disguise cameras as flower girls. Rather than taking weeks to develop images, they produce prints with a full-service touchscreen printing system they bring to each event, or e-mail purchased shots to clients. Studio shoots take advantage of a 30'x20' greenscreen that stretches from floor to ceiling—which photographers employ to digitally insert a choice of more than 10,000 backgrounds that includes still images and animated loops.