President George Bush. Steve Forbes. Jamie Lee Curtis. Aside from the champagne-flute birthmark all famous people have, these three celebs all share the experience of posing for the cameras of Vickie and Ryan Fellows. Regardless of the A-list status of their clients, the duo treat their subjects to a personable, creative experience. Vickie frames families, kids, and expectant moms while Ryan photographs events and high-school seniors.
Many of these personalized portraiture sessions unfold in the pair's new studio, where clients can pose in the natural light streaming through the windows in the high-ceilinged space. The Fellows also adapt their photojournalistic style to the outdoors by harnessing early morning and late afternoon light to illuminate their subjects. On-location at clients' homes, Vickie and Ryan use studio and natural lighting to ensure the best shots possible. After sessions, the pair perform their own in-house touchups, printing, and framing to preserve your favorite images with products ranging from prints and canvas gallery wraps to DVD slideshows and coffee-table books.
Boston native Tony Todisco honed his videography skills with gigs at Walt Disney and NBC. Since 1985, he's applied those behind-the-lens talents to his own company, Award Winning Video and Photography. With multiple high-definition video cameras and an unobtrusive photography style, Tony and his team cover weddings with film and images assembled into hardcover albums and slideshows on DVD or Blu-ray discs. His in-studio portraiture, meanwhile, relies on posed compositions to capture high-school seniors, kids, glamorous models, and families that pay glamorous models to be their stand-ins. Along with individuals, Tony collaborates with businesses to craft corporate videos with professional voice-overs, on-location shoots, and quality special effects.
Inside Mary J Mann Photography's west-side studio, expert photographers snap shots of kids, families, and high school seniors, taking their time to capture playful, natural images without directing subjects into strained poses. After ample time in front of the camera, clients review each shot with photographers on a large screen and sample effects such as sepia tones, cropping, and replacing blinking eyes with gigantic butterflies. From there, the Mary J Mann crew uploads images to a professional lab, which prints them on quality photo paper. In addition to prints, Mary J Mann frames pictures with handcrafted canvas wraps, assembles them into books, and burns them onto CDs.
Tony Gambino bought his first camera, an all-manual model from the ‘70s, more than a decade ago. In the intervening years, he has studied under award-winning wedding photographer David Lynch and has documented his travels across Japan's, Europe's, and Australia's beaches. Today, Gambino specializes in portraiture and wedding photography, with an emphasis on shoots that bend natural light to broadcast a bride's radiance, make eyes twinkle with delight, or convey a sunset's rich flavors.
The photographers of fortune at Kiddie Kandids Portrait Studio are seasoned kid-wranglers, and will prove their prowess at capturing high-spirited younglings in their oft-rumored but rarely seen "still" state—capturing smiles at their finest. To avoid the stiff, artificial poses that so often result from preserving offspring in carbonite, Kiddie Kandids Portrait Studio's shutterbugs get the wee ones relaxed and comfortable so that the special spark of their personality shines through naturally. After the session, (session fee normally $14.99), the best poses will be reassembled into striking 10"x13" and 16"x20" wall portraits ($19.99 and $59.99, respectively) complete with your choice of portrait enhancements ($9.99 each) such as black and white, sepia tone, or Robocop-vision.