Chris Marshall is a triple threat. An artist, photographer, and videographer, he first cut his teeth working for production companies in LA, including stage managing for That 70s Show. Now back in Lexington, he combines these experiences with an artistic eye at Marshall Law Productions, where he snaps shots of special events and assembles video footage and graphics for a range of productions. Beyond that, he even dresses up walls in playful murals that feature sports images and animal motifs for kids' rooms.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
Since opening her graphic-design studio in 2011, photographer Ann Marie Nipp has been using her Cannon DSLR to capture casual compositions unrestrained by formal convention, focusing instead on the easy smiles that result from her patient, ebullient personality. Her portfolio of work reveals joyous newlyweds, confident professionals, and relaxed families, but gives special celebration to children, who beam exuberantly as they play in front of her lens. Though occasionally contracted for work in the fourth-dimension, Nipp primarily shoots on-location throughout Lexington, carrying her portable studio to places that hold special meaning to her clients. Her eye for design works in tandem with her passion for photography, allowing her to easily edit photos and turn them into everything from business logos and fliers to greeting cards of her own creation.
The computer-savvy artists at Expansive Art go beyond the camera lens, incorporating specialized software and high-tech equipment to tell the unique story of a person or family. The team at the photography studio specializes in creating photographic studies: a planned series of poses designed to elicit the subject's true character. A designer chooses the lighting and props, and a director oversees the entire process, guiding the photographer and subject through the expressive poses. Finally, a digital artist enhances the sequential shots with advanced software, creating special effects or textual additions. The crew frequently uses greenscreens during playful senior-photo shoots that cast the impending graduates as ninjas, vampires, or carbon copies of their parents, who they will someday become. The company's separate, 8,000-square-foot show room displays a variety of decorative art, including reusable "wall tattoos" and photos backlit with LED displays. Guests can admire the large, colorful pieces while sipping a coffee at the in-house café.
Sports move quickly and important plays can happen in the blink of an eye. JR Sports Photography knows just how to capture all the drama of baseball games, equestrian shows, and other fast-paced athletic events in crisp detail. Their ability to make time stand still also means they're experts at photographing the subtleties of emotion and personality that can come through during portrait sessions for individuals, families, and high school seniors.
The seasoned photographers of OnSite Photography travel around Lexington and the surrounding areas, snapping professional portraits, couples, boudoir, family photography, and model-portfolio pictures. The photographers also invite clients into the studio, where the unusually perceptive bees subjects suspect are following them will have no chance of finding them. The seasoned shutterbugs retouch digital images with editing software before transforming them into glossy hard-copy prints.