With over 45 years of professional portrait services experience, the energetic staff of 10 at Bright Side Portraits take pride in their in-studio and outdoor shoots. But they really shine during Day in the Life sessions—shoots that combine candid portraiture with photojournalism. Over three to four hours, a shutterbug follows their subject around the city, documenting their activities and warning them of any open manholes. Regardless of the shoot, Bright Side precedes each one with a consultation where the portrait consultant discusses aesthetic, wardrobe, and location with the client to ensure they are getting what they want. Scheduling is available online 24/7.
One glance at the Bright Side Portraits' Good Times Gallery and it's easy to see what makes photo shoots here so extraordinary. In it you'll find families, couples, kids, and graduates all doing just that?having a good time. That?s because Bright Side maintains a photographic style that is always creative, personal, and, perhaps most importantly, fun for everyone involved. The family-owned company also encourages its clients to bring along special items, such as toys and costumes, to make sessions as natural and light as possible. The eight staff members on hand utilize more than 40 years of combined portrait-making experience to transform studio and outdoor shoots into quality keepsakes that, over time, become even more beloved than a macaroni collage made by the family dog.
Michael Weber and Nick Adams aim their lenses at everything from beaming couples to photogenic plates of pasta. The two harness more than 25 years of combined experience as they craft images—not the kind that sit sedately in frames, but rather the kind that leap out, grab your face, and launch into stories about dimpled babies, flying mortarboards, and couples vowing to stay together in sickness and in health. Their artistic, modern style yields images perfect for family albums but also polished enough for model portfolios. They share the techniques behind that deft approach during introductory and advanced photography classes, passing down their exuberance for the art form whose development spared museum-goers from more dreary years of staring at da Vinci’s finger paintings.
After graduating from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography and subsequently working as a celebrity photographer in Hollywood, Brent Dundore moved back to his home state of Minnesota to open his own namesake studio. With a bold yet classic style, Brent brings out the personalities of his subjects with portraits of families, high school seniors, and pets, among others. But his arsenal of portrait styles is practically limitless, with experiencing taking portfolio shots for models, headshots for aspiring actors, and nature stills for animals applying for a spot at the zoo.