On Betsy Butler's website she writes, "[Photography] takes what we see with the naked eye and transforms it into something extraordinary, or something thought-provoking." She shares the extraordinary and thought-provoking images she catches when she photographs other people through portrait sessions with families, children, and individuals. She provides previews of proofs from each session, as well as DVDs and prints of favorite images. She also shoots weddings, helping couples create a final album that's as much a work of art and heirloom as it is a potential meal for the town monster.
Professional photographer Leslie Wilkes captures important moments in clients' lives, whether snapping shots of a newborn or cataloging a wedding. When shooting for events, he takes pictures prolifically, providing clients with a disk of all the high-resolution photos afterward.
Maria Santini?the eye behind Maria Santini Photography?runs a slim operation, just her and her digital camera. Maria doesn?t need the traditional trappings of photography, like a darkroom, and she prefers natural sun to the canned lights of a studio. She travels to meet her clients at their ideal backdrops, from their own back yard or a sprawling park to a favorite slice of cityscape. Maria snaps pictures of children and families, retouching images on her computer to banish redeye and smooth skin. She delivers the final pictures on CD, empowering her customers to print endless copies at their leisure.
Brandi Mignard loves getting in quality family time—it's just not always with her own family. A practitioner of casual, classic portraiture, she spends her working hours snapping photos of babies, kids, families, and high school seniors, specializing particularly in appeasing little ones long enough to capture their radiant smiles. Brandi transforms the captured pixels of each image into prints, available on classic texture paper or as a textured canvas print.
Owner and Photographer: Ashley Brooks
Camera of Choice: Canon 5D Mark II CMOS digital SLR
Favorite Lens: Canon EF 24?70mm f/2.8L II USM
Software of Choice: Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended edition
Photography Style: Portraiture and photojournalism
Takes Photographs: In studio and on location
Inspiration: Her three children
Favorite Subjects: Kids at play