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.
Jonathan Mandel attributes much of his current success as a photographer to the people who gave him his start at 8 years old. There was Mr. King, his photography teacher, who taught him how to develop pictures. And his father, who gave him his first camera and patiently allowed a bathroom in their apartment to become a darkroom. That was a while ago, and yet something he learned early on still lives on in Jonathan's work today: a sense of discovery and play. His clients often credit the visual artist with making his sessions fun, bringing out natural moments, and demonstrating a rare talent for steadying a tripod inside a bouncy castle. Whether capturing happy families for portraits or documenting wedding days, his unique eye for light casts each shot in unexpected, striking tones.
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.
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.
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.