French for "pouting room," the boudoir of yore was a place where sulky young ladies were sent to pout in private. At Little Black Book Boudoir, however, resident shutterbug Angel captures images of women feeling far from blue. After a professional makeover replete with hair and makeup, clients strike flirty, yet elegant poses during on-location shoots inside hotel suites or at their homes. Angel's boudoir, pin-up, and glamour sessions yield color and black and white images that she preserves with prints, which make a more intimate gift for significant others than building a Jumbotron by their bedroom window. Along with snapping sultry pictures, Angel lends her photography services to patrons in need of headshots or family portraits.
Gene Essel of Fotosbygene shoots everything at a high resolution for images sharp in focus and color. The high resolution develops crystal-clear details, and his training allows him to draw out his clients’ personalities and capture their best angles. He achieves that during portrait sessions for families and individuals, active events such as skateboarding, and special events such as weddings.
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.
Alfredo Flores first became interested in music as a kid, when he studied piano. Nowadays, the award-winning photographer studies musicians instead, snapping shots of artists such as Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and Marc Anthony. His images have been featured in media outlets from the New York Times to Elle magazine as well as in family photo albums throughout DC. When Flores isn’t chronicling A-list events, he uses his photojournalistic style to capture weddings’ romantic moments, such as the newlyweds kissing at the altar or the cutting of the cake to reveal the cupcake inside. Flores’s far-reaching talents also help him compose artful portraits, corporate headshots, and editorial spreads for clients.
Rather than choose between careers and motherhood, longtime friends Tracey and Maureen accommodate both with Mobile Moms Photography. When they aren't tending to their own kids, the proud parents snap shots of everyone from napping newborns and brides trashing their dresses to families enjoying a stroll on the beach. After each in-studio or on-location session, Tracey and Maureen assemble their edited images into a private online gallery. From there, clients can determine which pictures to keep as one of Mobile Moms' eclectic products, which range from photo books to mugs and mouse pads.