After travelling from the end of the rainbow to the tip of the North Pole, Kris Kringle is now claiming seasonal residence at your local mall or town center. As both an adorable and educational snowboarding enthusiast, the saint most associated with Christmas will be helping kids get into the spirit of tearing into gifts by teaming up with professional photographers who know how to coax giggle-laden smiles out of any bundle of joy. Children can pose with the gregarious giant, embracing ho, ho, ho–filled hugs, and then later enjoy their shared moments by flipping through the tangible printed portraits and by fluttering their eyelids at the vibrant, digitally arrested stills.
Margaret A. Lemke is a devoted sister, mother, and wife, bringing her own zeal for her family's precious moments to her photography sessions for other people's special events. Her work spans from graduation photos and family portraits to pinup shots.
Commence Vision’s cadre of photographers and videographers intertwines its energetic and artistic visions with its clients’ to customize a product specific to them. They shoot events such as weddings and sports and frame the portraiture of families and couples with their camera eyes. Their skill set includes everything from tackling the cinematography of short films and movies to snapping off stills of cuisine and retail products.
With 65 years of image-enhancing experience, Aaron Brothers brings singular design, craftsmanship, and style to each custom framing assignment. Offering individualized design consultations, Aaron Brothers carries a collection of more than 700 unique frame moldings in fine woods and metal, as well as 400 different conservation-grade mats. While prices for each job vary, Aaron Brothers charges $101 for an 11.5''x13.5" custom frame with a mat, UV- clear glass, mount, and fitting. Customers can also get a 7"x9" custom frame with tempest mat, UV-clear glass, mounting, and basic fitting for about $78. Each Aaron Brothers location features a team of designers and master artisans, as well as an assortment of hanging supplies. Bring in treasured works of art and Aaron Brothers’ certified preservation experts will help hinder time's attack on photographs, newspaper clippings, and Mesolithic magazine covers.
In addition to teaching amateurs the ways of the camera, the photographers at Hudson's Photo Workshops have been coaching professional photographers for over 25 years. They create portraits on location or at the Tukwila studio, which is replete with low lighting, plush couches, and neutral-toned walls. The final images look wholesome and classic, ideal for a large custom wall display in your home. In addition to capturing portraits, the photographers outfit clients with prints and digital slideshows that facilitate online sharing. Classes elucidate photography techniques, including the rule of thirds and how to capture a 20-story human pyramid without a wide-angle lens.
Upon arriving at your choice of location by car or cloud of fire and brimstone, you and up to five space-sharers (pets included) will enjoy 60 minutes of posing, smiling with eyes, and displaying teeth in a manner that won't enrage any nearby chimpanzees. Married shutterbugs Aric and Angie Becker have more than a decade of experience capturing the subtle gestures and quiet moments in weddings, casual portraits, and more, so they know all kinds of ways to bring out the vivacious vamp in even the most camera-shy subjects. Afterward, you'll select your favorite image and receive one 11"x14" and two 5"x7" take-home prints.
After four years as an adventure photographer, Jane Speleers founded The Royal Squirrel Photography in 2011. The name isn't just jokey—reverence for nature inspires the eco-conscious photographer to only distribute paperless agreements to her clients and primarily share images in online galleries or on DVDs. Not surprisingly, that reverence also finds its way into Jane's photographs, whose compositions are simultaneously preoccupied with humans and the magnificent landscapes behind them. Soaring tree branches and expansive stretches of blue sky tower above engaged couples and expectant moms in some pictures, while others home in on grinning kids and embracing families.