Experienced snapshooter Sara Sun captures vivid portraits of babies, children, and families pleasantly emoting in retina-regaling landscapes. Mount a pillow fight, blow bubbles, or gleefully reenact moments of passive-aggressive dish passing in a 60-minute photo shoot devoid of affected grins and stiff poses. Afterwards, Sara bedecks the virtual walls of an online database with your personal proof gallery. Subjects peruse and choose their favorite to have made into an 11”x14” print, ideal for filling wall frames or shellacking onto television sets for feigned notoriety. Pictures come complete with basic post-shoot retouching (extensive retouching may incur an extra fee) and are posted online for five days.
Flash House photographers draw from their impressive portfolios of commercial and personal picture taking as they inscribe holiday memories onto prints and paper greetings. An unrestricted number of family members or snowmen stand-ins don their matching sweaters for a 30- to 60-minute in-studio professional shoot. Image capturing artists utilize cutting edge equipment to emblazon selected grins onto prints and CDs, and retired stamp lickers find effective ways to diminish their stockpiles by sending out 25 greeting cards imprinted with the client's chosen pose. Patrons can choose photo sheets that contain one 8"x10", two 5"x7"s, three 4"x6"s, or eight wallets, and the prints can be of multiple poses.
Edward J. Parent specializes in portraits, capturing shots of families, models, and children in his downtown studio. He also brings his photography talents on-location to immortalize memories of special events, such as weddings, sweet 16s, or senior portraits for graduation.
Now a professional photographer who trained at the New England School of Photography, Erik first cottoned on to photography while living in Europe. Awestruck by the beauty and excitement that comes with trekking around unfamiliar places, he wanted to pull the sights through the lens of his camera and keep them from weathering in his memory. His newfound passion for photography snuck into his luggage on his trip back to the U.S., where it grew into a full-blown career of photographing boudoir shoots and weddings.
Patton Boudoir’s 900-square-foot studio, decorated like an old-fashioned dressing room, sets an elegant backdrop for tasteful photo sessions. Commercial lighting casts a flattering glow over skin, and bottles of champagne set a festive mood. During boudoir sessions, Erik uses a mix of humor and specific direction to create images that draw out each client's personality, celebrate their beauty, and show off the elegant curve of their antennae. Depending on the package, the shoot takes the form of a full-fledged event with professional makeup artist Michelle working at Erik’s side, styling hair, applying makeup, and orchestrating the wardrobe. After the shoot, Erik lightly retouches and individually tones prints to mimic darkroom techniques.
Husband-and-wife team Felix and Sara inadvertently started a love affair with photography when they began taking pictures of their children every day to share with family members scattered across the globe. Over the years, this personal project has amassed more than 12,000 images and served as the impetus to found Felix and Sara Photographers.
Felix and Sara describe their style as "quirky and un-posed," an aesthetic they create using unusual vantage points and washed-out colors. Flipping through the couple?s portfolio, viewers are treated to heartwarming portraits, including a kissing couple captured in the reflective puddles of a red-brick street.
As parents themselves, Bellies, Babies & More photographers Catherine and Mike understand that capturing great candid pictures of children can be difficult. With this mindset, Catherine and Mike foster a fun atmosphere in a one-hour session, snapping more than 200 photos while encouraging kids and parents alike to move about their studio, which is painted entirely white. After the session, parents may preview the shots in person or later at home on an online proofing gallery. Their favorite photo from the session is chosen for a digital image and 4"x8" holiday card, ideal for wishing seasons' greetings to friends, family, and Ukrainian badminton rivals. Photo-happy parents also receive a digital image optimized for Facebook, as well as a $75 credit for additional print and digital purchases, valid up to 30 days after the shoot.