At Moments Photography, seasoned shutterbug Lori Reeder combines top-notch picture-snapping skills with professional photography equipment, capturing images of everything from babies to blushing brides. With this deal, you’ll get a basic photo session ($45 value) in one outfit at Lori’s well-lit studio—perfect for immortalizing the shining smiles and model-imitation poses of your family or child. After the images have been frozen in film, the raw photos will be retouched and distilled into a video slideshow and mini proof book, offering up the purest essence of photogenic presence.
Helmed by celebrity stylist Merika Rock, M. Rock Style's shutter snappers capture the alluring angles of subjects, drawing on an arsenal of makeup, hair services, and wardrobe advice from experienced aesthetics mavens. Throughout her career as a stylist, Merika has performed aesthetic services for a range of reality-show stars, professional wrestlers, and other celebrities. Before photo shoots, beauty artists can refurbish clients' locks and façades, and guide outfit changes toward flattering combinations, steering clients away from their collections of atmospheric diving suits. While clients pose, in-studio lights coax out sensuality, temptation, and regular good looks.
Since his boyhood days in the darkroom, Video Kitchen's president, Carlile Crutcher, has had a passion for photography. This passion evolved into home movies during his tenure in high school, college, and the United States Navy, and eventually culminated in the creation of Video Kitchen in 1992. In two locations, including the brand new store in East Louisville, an artistically and technically skilled staff oversees the preservation of memories with data transfers for all sorts of media and formats. The staff specializes in tape-to-DVD transfers, including familiar formats such as VHS tapes, Hi8 and Digital8 8mm tapes, and MiniDV, as well as specialty formats such as 8mm and 16mm movie film.
Imbued with the gift of cinematic artistry, Video Kitchen's staff also produces video for occasions such as business meetings, recitals, and sporting events. Skillful sound engineers capture all the audio, and editors can splice different scenes together or superimpose a slam-dunking dog into every frame.
After spending many years under the glow of UV rays, Ashley Menard noticed an alarming trend—wrinkles, freckles, and spots were beginning to pop up. Determined to do right by her skin, she decided to forego the sun and tanning beds for alternate modes of bronzing. She earned a certificate in airbrush tanning and now artistically sweeps on gilded coats of UV-free color inside her salon, Faux Finish. Preferring the artistry of airbrush tanning over automated booths, Ashley’s personal touch tailors shades to client specification or same-day weather forecasts. In addition to airbrush tanning, Ashley has honed her makeup-application talents through private lessons under Linda Mason and Jill Glaser, two of the industry’s leading figures, and can craft flawless faces with regular or airbrush techniques, and is well-versed in performing body wraps.
Louisville native Jolea Brown earned her Bachelor's in photography at the University of Louisville, all while interning for Louisville Magazine. It's safe to say she knows her town, and can pick the perfect local backdrop for any family portrait shoot. She travels from spot to spot, immortalizing parents at play with their kids or a bride's big day. She also captures images in her studio, both for private and commercial clients, such as NBC, the American Lung Association, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
A lifestyle portrait from RedTree is an ideal way to commemorate a milestone, be it graduation from high school, incumbent pregnancy, a new roommate, or an even faster particle accelerator. All sessions are taken at the location of your choosing, from parks and downtown urban areas to homes and dimly lit parking lots (the location must be within a 10-mile radius of St. Matthews). Owner and lead photographer Josh Perkins will come to you like a Nutella craving, but with a high-end camera ready to capture smiles. The session will last 30 minutes ($75), after which you'll schedule a viewing session to come to the studio on New Lagrange Road and choose your photos. You'll end up with a high-resolution digital file of one picture ($150), two 8x10 prints ($100), and two 5x7 prints ($50). Two poses are included, and the photos will be enhanced and retouched for optimal appearance.