Now a professional photographer who trained at the New England School of Photography, Erik first cottoned on to photography while living in Europe. Awestruck by the beauty and excitement that comes with trekking around unfamiliar places, he wanted to pull the sights through the lens of his camera and keep them from weathering in his memory. His newfound passion for photography snuck into his luggage on his trip back to the U.S., where it grew into a full-blown career of photographing boudoir shoots and weddings.
Patton Boudoir’s 900-square-foot studio, decorated like an old-fashioned dressing room, sets an elegant backdrop for tasteful photo sessions. Commercial lighting casts a flattering glow over skin, and bottles of champagne set a festive mood. During boudoir sessions, Erik uses a mix of humor and specific direction to create images that draw out each client's personality, celebrate their beauty, and show off the elegant curve of their antennae. Depending on the package, the shoot takes the form of a full-fledged event with professional makeup artist Michelle working at Erik’s side, styling hair, applying makeup, and orchestrating the wardrobe. After the shoot, Erik lightly retouches and individually tones prints to mimic darkroom techniques.
Husband-and-wife team Felix and Sara inadvertently started a love affair with photography when they began taking pictures of their children every day to share with family members scattered across the globe. Over the years, this personal project has amassed more than 12,000 images and served as the impetus to found Felix and Sara Photographers.
Felix and Sara describe their style as "quirky and un-posed," an aesthetic they create using unusual vantage points and washed-out colors. Flipping through the couple?s portfolio, viewers are treated to heartwarming portraits, including a kissing couple captured in the reflective puddles of a red-brick street.
At Depixion Lifestyle Photography, shutterbug Kelly Wain knows that the best pictures draw attention to the fleeting details: an unguarded smile, a tender glance, a whoop of excitement. She captures these candid moments during portrait sittings, teasing out each subject’s best features for preservation in an artful image. But Kelly’s work also takes her beyond the boundaries of her studio’s walls. Her action shots of dancers come alive with graceful motion, while the mirth of a wedding day comes out in striking black-and-white or dreamily saturated color. The studio's onsite portrait park also bursts with rustic, woodsy charm, inviting subjects to pose with granite benches, rough-hewn timber fences, and an animatronic Abraham Lincoln splitting rails just in the distance.
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 offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
A member of both the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America, John Malboeuf has been capturing memorable moments through his lens since 2005. John brings a diligent, professional, and friendly approach to each shoot, striving to give the client a picture to display on their wall or atop their mantel.
Professional photographer John Francis pins down fleeting moments with training in wedding and portrait photography. He employs a signature photojournalistic style he learned at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts and has developed through personal experience and an ongoing effort to express emotions visually. Not confined to the studio, John travels to destinations to espy appropriate backdrops for engagement shoots, portraits, and special occasions.