The photographers at Mary Gillespie capture coy, intimate snapshots during one-on-one boudoir photo shoots. Ladies sit down for dollops of color, rouge, and lipstick from a professional makeup artist before slinking into the first of three alluring outfits. Subjects reveal as much or as little skin as they like, draping themselves in pearls or wisps of white bed sheets while dishing out incendiary eyewinks. Mary Gillespie's all-female staff puts subjects at ease and creates an environment where ladies feel free to prance, smile, and pose in front of two different backdrops. After the shoot, subjects receive a digital disc of eight edited images, any of which can be printed for an additional fee, ensuring long-time enjoyment should CD drives melt from the images’ body heat.
Wielding a high-tech camera, Lonna Ponce snaps dynamic portraits in the comfort of her studio or ventures out to on-location shoots. The shutterbug draws on an ability to lure emotive poses out of subjects while capturing wedding photos and family snapshots bound for Christmas cards or the syllabuses of robots trying to learn about love.
We are a true custom photography studio. We create spontaneous moments and with our mastery of our craft we create images that capture expression and personality, Portraits that make you laugh or cry-because we captured that look which is totally you. You will hold in your hands something unique.
The team behind Eleakis & Elder Photography draws artistic inspiration from what is most important in their own lives: their human and four-legged family members. Roger Ele and his wife and part-time assistant, Joan Stathakis-Ele, founded the studio in 1986; since then, Roger has relied on low-light photography and his love for animals to capture countless families, brides, and beloved pets. Chantel Elder joined the staff in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. When she's not busy in the studio, she can be found cooking with her new husband, spending time in the garden, and hanging out with her two boston terriers. New crew member Mark Long has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years—about as long as he's been married. Though he studied commercial and underwater photography at the renowned Brooks Institute, he now looks no further than his two children and grandchild for a smiling subject.
In addition to snapping pictures of furry friends, the photographers support the Sacramento SPCA and other charitable animal causes. They can turn feline or canine portraits into wall art, a 30-page album, and gift cards, or shred them and weave the strips into a pet sweater. They are also fans of the performing arts: Roger has done work for The Sacramento Ballet and has been the official photographer of Sacramento Opera since 1984.
At XSight Photography, founders Gail DeMarco and Nicole Sepulveda and their team of talented photographers snag intimate and exciting moments both on location or in one of their two studios. Whether it's genuine laughter in a colorful family photo shoot, a burst of personality in a senior portrait, or the radiance emanating from an expecting mother in a pregnancy session, the photography team strives to push the creative envelope in the portraits they capture to forge images that demand your attention. Their wedding and engagement photography is equally inspired—for the team, capturing a quick, knowing look between the groom and his father is just as important as a shot of the newlyweds walking down the aisle. They also capture those moments through videography services and help others learn to capture them for themselves during photography classes.
Jeffery Warren picked up his first camera at a young age. Finding his passion so early on gave him time to study photography in school and immediately start cultivating years of experience. His dedication has paid off, as his portfolio today includes couple and family portraits, babies who need corporate headshots for their new office jobs, and commercial images. But Warren’s true specialties are wedding and boudoir photography. He classifies his nuptial shots into two categories: portraits and details. Small, candid glances, close-ups of rings, and shots of a bridal party's legs and hands make it into the "details" album. Wedding and boudoir portraits focus on faces and bodies with imaginative composition and bold swaths of color.