For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a polished, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket, a family heirloom, or the wishbone from grandma's first Thanksgiving.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond prints, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution MyImages CDs, gallery wraps, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
When it comes to high-resolution images, photographer Darby lives by the truism "do unto others as you would have them do to you." She says, "I personally would only hire a photographer for my family that would provide full-resolution digital images at a reasonable cost, so I decided I would offer that to my clients." She simplifies the photo-shoot process even more by coordinating outside services such as belly painters for maternity shoots and hair and makeup artists for boudoir shoots. At the end of the day, whether it was a wedding or a portrait session, her mission is to make the shoot as enjoyable as the modernly styled photographs.
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.
Freelance photographer Ashley Hutchins relies on natural lighting to make her subjects pop. Under the name Drawing with Light, she's photographed individuals, children, couples, and families, framing her subjects from unusual angles and during candid moments. In her quest to capture the perfect moment, she has traveled to locations ranging from wild fields and ponds to front stoops and old brick buildings.
Signature service: Professional photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Nikon
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