Before he ran his own studio, Andrew Foord exclusively took photos of only two models: his wife and son. They encouraged him to turn his behind-the-lens hobby into a career, and soon Andrew Foord Photography was born. Rather than a simple point-and-shoot approach, Andrew creates artistic portraits of his male and female clients by using dramatic sets, poses, and lighting. During workshops, he teaches those lighting skills to amateur photographers, as well as his favorite techniques for retouching images in Adobe Photoshop.
Jaquis Saylor began his career in fashion by designing his own line, Green Grape Clothing. But soon photographing models piqued his creativity more than dressing them. So he ditched his sewing kit for a camera and taught himself the ins and outs of photography. At Green Grape Photography, Jaquis's runway and editorial experience led to his specialty: building the portfolios of up-and-coming models with sessions that include makeup, up to four looks, and high-resolution images. In addition to fashion shoots, he snaps photos for glamour and pinup sessions, as well as events and family portraits.
Though Orlando expected his trip to Ground Zero to be a meaningful one, it wasn't until afterward that the visit profoundly changed his life. He had snapped some photos of the site, and upon seeing the proofs he was spellbound; their power convinced him to pursue photography professionally. Today he is more likely to be found shooting lovebirds than landmarks, as he mostly channels his passion into capturing weddings. However, the elements of realism that initially inspired Orlando still shape his work; he's been known to catch stolen moments such as a ring bearer scowling as a grownup adjusts his suit buttons, and a bride beaming as she gets a first glimpse of her freshly applied makeup. Like an alarm clock that gives wet willies, his style has not gone unnoticed—Orlando boasts Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire for 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
The color purple can symbolize royalty or nobility, and Purple Carpet Entertainment kept that in mind when choosing its striking signature textiles. It provides event rentals and services that can heighten a festive event to the level of Hollywood royalty, with custom red-carpet-style backdrops, striking theatrical lighting, DJs, emcees, and vacuum cleaners cleverly disguised as Sharon Stone’s cousin Jeremy.