Whether she's on a beach, observing newlyweds walk down the aisle, or in her home studio, watching children at play, Colette is constantly building tiny time machines. She hopes that each of her photos can transport viewers back to its preserved moment, allowing them to relive the emotion and ambiance. Her headshots, family portraits, and maternity images frame subjects against their chosen backdrop, and her aesthetic eye enables her to zoom in on arresting details: a ballet-dancer's feet—poised en pointe—or a pair of hands exchanging wedding rings. She also readily snaps pictures of newborns and nonhuman models, including pets and the mannequin that stands in for your chronically late uncle.
Beginning his career as a hairstylist who worked on photo shoots with well-known photographers, models, and makeup artists, Joseph Mendez has since added a camera to his once scissor-heavy tool kit, combining his eye for stylish aesthetics with his experience on professional sets. During his on-location photo shoots, he'll snap several shots, yielding a diverse array of artistic shots that may range from elegantly simple to dazzlingly abstract.
Jessica Morrisy and her all-female staff at Goddess Boudoir Photography leverage knowledge attained from studies in Paris, Rome, and America to snap classy and sexy boudoir portraits. Throughout one-hour shoots, music flits through the air of the professional studio, inspiring subjects as they preen and model alongside shabby-chic furniture and furry blankets. The photographer suggests flattering poses and encourages subjects to wear up to three outfits that speak to their individual sensuality, be it lingerie, a men's button-down, or a low-cut hotdog suit. One week after the shoot, the photographer grants clients access to a private online gallery with the day's images and one retouched selection for an 8"x10" print.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender, as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots’ galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients’ satisfaction, or it will re-take portraits without a session fee, or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.