Photographer April Cullett understands the importance of color, placement, and collaboration—she used to be an interior decorator before she opened Studio Gagliano. Nowadays, her eye for making things look their best influences her contemporary style of wedding photography and family portraiture. Her portfolio showcases a selection of black-and-white and color images, as well as a recurring technique, the side-by-side photo, which places multiple poses next to each other to create one memorable image. A majority of Cullett’s work is backdropped by city and rural landscapes, as well as patterned sheets in her naturally lit photography studio, and her collaborative approach produces both posed and spontaneous photos. To keep the collaboration going, Cullett invites her clients to the studio following each session to view a slideshow of the photos and select the best ones for placement on a private online gallery.
Though Valerie Robinson considers herself an introvert, her camera is certainly not shy. From behind the lens, Valerie captures memorable moments with an eye for fun compositions, such as couples blowing bubbles in a park or newlyweds embracing on the beach as the wedding party hangs in midair in the background. Her portfolio showcases a blend of urban, natural, and in-studio shoots, demonstrating her versatility in utilizing different lighting and backdrops.
Since she was six years old, Laura Hagood's world just seemed a little more interesting when observed through the viewfinder. A lot has changed since those days; she's swapped her parents film camera for a digital Canon 5D Mark III, and now she takes pictures for a living, not just for fun. Today she runs all kinds of photo shoots, including newborn portraits, engagement shoots, and boudoir sessions for solo subjects or parties.
Boasting a client base that includes Larry King and Maria Sharapova, Clay Blackmore and Co.’s seasoned shutterbugs afford subjects celebrity-style treatment in each studio session. Kinsfolk gather for an in-studio shoot during which a versatile photographer will foster natural poses and candid smiles. Once tender moments have been sentenced to a two-dimensional prison for eternity, clients select a winning image to be artfully printed onto 100 custom holiday cards and disseminated across the globe in included envelopes or plastered on teenagers' lockers.
L'Eclat de Verre's skilled technicians specialize in putting the finishing touches on precious works of art. Each image-wrangler has completed four years of framing school, mastering 18th century, contemporary, and rare fourth-dimensional techniques. Since no two pieces of art are alike, the method of construction will vary depending on what is being framed. All framing methods are conservation quality and use acid-free materials to ensure long-lasting displayability. For those looking to add a finishing flair to their pieces, more than 800 varieties of textured and handmade papers from all over the world are available as matting choices. As with wholesale pizza parlors, prices vary from piece to piece, with 8"x10" objects ranging from $85–$210 on average, 16"x20" objects ranging from $170–$380 on average, and 24"x36" objects ranging from $310–$625 on average.