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.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Butch Bernstein gave up the corporate world to follow his passion for photography, opening IMB Images Photography in 2007. During sessions, Butch strives to capture his subjects? natural essence and eschews stiff, traditional composition for more lighthearted posing. His portfolio showcases this easy-going bent with outdoor shots of kids in the grass, in-studio family portraiture, and mini-box sessions that squeeze subjects into white cubes to produce a collage of unique images that fit nicely on any mantelpiece or highway billboard.
Studio P.'s photographer, Priscilla, studied music for 13 years before discovering the photographic works of Richard Avedon and Nan Goldin; after that, she enrolled in photography school and never turned back. At Studio P., she focuses mostly on portraits and event photography, though some jobs bring her to fine-art installations and fashion shoots. She strives to bring a fresh perspective and look to her shots while staying true to each client's desired aesthetic.
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.