Looking back, Mischa and Brianne Purcell seem destined to have become photographers: Mischa was bitten by the shutterbug at the age of 8, when a family friend and photography professor first introduced him to the camera lens. Brianne started even earlier—when she was just 7, she put a camera on her Christmas list right when Santa had just secured the rights to manufacture celluloid. All these years later, the Purcells’ love of the art form hasn’t waned. They bring their enthusiasm and smiles to important events in people’s lives, including weddings.
As Mischa puts it in a video on his website, “It’s a true honor to be paid to create art around people’s love stories. It’s the best thing I could ever imagine doing.” This genuine passion comes through in his photographs. To capture the essence of each couple, the photographer thinks outside of the box. Aside from photos at the church, Mischa might have newlyweds pose in front of old buildings, on a truck bed, or simply in front of a bright blue sky. The photographers extend this sort of creativity to other types of sessions. They can photograph families in fields dotted by wildflowers or stay in their studio to carefully capture senior portraits. Mischa also shares his expertise during workshops, which teach the ins and outs of photography and postproduction.
Isla Studio's professional photographers expresses the world and its people through richly colored fine-art images. Whether dealing with landscapes, buildings, portraits, or UFOs, the team waits for a moment to reveal itself, combining the timing of photojournalism with a carefully considered emotional resonance. They also expand the shutter-snapping community with small classes that explore the ins and outs of digital photography.
A picture taken by Rey Rey is one that tells a unique story. As an artist, his passion, kindness and easy going nature make people feel relaxed and comfortable, allowing him to capture the purest essence and true personality of his subject.
A photo by Rey Rey is one that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Specializing in photographing bundles of pure energy without the use of duct tape, whippersnappers studio offers a welcoming shot-snapping abode where kids can let loose and actually enjoy being photographed. Each talented photographer on staff possesses a fantastical level of patience and a knack for grabbing the attention of kids. The fun-filled studio is devoid of cheesy props and lollipops-for-smiles bribery, and features a playroom space for families to frolic and a relaxing area stocked with couches, drinks, and snacks.
studioPORTRAY has been offering our brand of upbeat and dare we say modern children's photography to the greater SF Bay Area since 2002.
We do our best to do away with so called "tradition" and instead focus on what we feel matters most - You! Your children! TRUE emotion and natural interaction. REAL moments! :)
Award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Debra A. Zeller is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Her charming, low-pressure approach allows families, couples, and individuals to relax, be themselves, and pay no heed as her camera snatches away their souls, sends them out for cleaning, and returns them at the end of the shoot. The resulting photos portray a natural spontaneity, capturing personalities in their most revealing moments. All photos (4”x6”, $8; 5”x7”, $15; 8”x10”, $35; 8”x12”, $35; 11”x14”, $65; and 12”x18”, $85) are expertly edited to ensure not a stray hair, a red eye, or an ear-canal demon appears in the final product.