As VCRs collect dust in garages and home movie projectors find themselves retrofitted into spinning wheels, it gets harder to access past footage of birthdays and holidays that are trapped on analog formats. Fortunately, the technicians of Y NOT 3 Video Productions specialize in scraping memories from their celluloid prisons and converting them to usable digital formats. That expertise stems from their extensive knowledge of video and audio systems, which can also be turned toward projects such as producing corporate commercials or video love letters to pets. With their skills in video editing and broadcast-level equipment, the team also cuts together attractive reels with specials effects, graphics, and eye-catching transitions.
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The photographers at SanJa Photography don't pose their subjects. Instead, they let them be themselves and capture moments as they unfold. The photographers shoot at various indoor and outdoor locations, and they are skilled in many areas, including wedding, family, and engagement photography.
Angel Malone—the owner and artist behind Photography by Angel—specializes in capturing creative images of families, children, and beloved pets. Malone can set up in-studio or on-location portrait shoots and outfit kids with a variety props that are worth a thousand words, such as fairy wings, electric guitars, or copies of War and Peace. She also travels to document weddings, and helps guests celebrate other occasions with Pizazz portrait parties that include dance music and a DVD slideshow with popcorn and refreshments.
At seven locations throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana and several international sister sites, Eivan’s photographers and videographers preserve memories with a fusion of traditional, photojournalistic, and candid styles. The company's photographers capture family and engagement portraits and have earned recognition for their personalized touch at weddings.
They took home a win in the photography category of TheKnot.com's Best of Weddings competition in 2011 and 2012 and earned one of WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Awards. A crew of professional cinematographers records the details of the big day, adding soundtracks and special effects. With color-correction technology, the filmmakers can brighten up dark footage or blot the red out of the bride's cheeks during the maid of honor's toast.