On Adam Clark’s 8th birthday, he received his first camera—a Kodak Instamatic. A few years later, his father sold the family station wagon and purchased a 35-millimeter camera for the family, which Adam instantly hijacked and sent rolls of film through the spool. His love of freezing moments took him through school and into the working world, where he spends his days snapping portraits of children, seniors, and families. Some of his clients have used his skills to capture multiple milestones in their life, such as their graduation day, wedding day, and first cannonball.
Drawing upon her 12 years of photographic experience, Jamaica Wexelman aims her camera to capture artistically framed, professional shots in front of Victorian homes, winery landscapes, or the location of a client's choosing. Dedicated to crafting images that families can enjoy for generations to come, Jamaica incarcerates intimate moments between clans or couples to showcase the love and affection normally only seen during rare intermissions between remote-control battles. Jamaica then polishes up photos before producing prints in a range of sizes and formats. She can also put together coffee-table albums made with archival-quality paper that lasts a lifetime.
Dawid Bilski has a knack for spotting eye-catching moments—his portfolio includes a newly engaged couple hanging from the bars of a trolley and a pair of dice caught midflight at a craps table. These shots of candid life and intriguing action are the basis of his galleries, which is stuffed with reels from weddings, bat mitzvahs, and birthdays. But the galleries also contain more eclectic subjects, from surfers kicking up sprays of water in Santa Cruz to capoeira artists caught mid-handstand.
Since 2003, SimplytoImpress has been turning out cards, invitations, and announcements for all occasions. However, instead of forcing customers to settle for generic poems and stock images, an online card designer makes them part of the creative process. After choosing one of the stylishly designed cards, customers can personalize it by uploading their own photos and darkest secrets. They then choose from three types of cardstock along with a glossy, matte, pearlescent, or linen finish. Once designs are sufficiently tinkered with, SimplytoImpress prints and ships cards directly to customers.
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.”
When major life events take place, Linda Hans dispatches to the scene to capture moments in a candid, natural manner. She's especially polished in shooting weddings and engagements, though she'll also snap the smiles of kids and families for portraits. After sessions, clients can even have Linda organize photos and transform collections into memory-packed albums.