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.
What if a zombie apocalypse ravaged the 1950s? That's the question that sparked Matt Berri's “When Pinups Attack,” a narrative series that combines his eye for striking compositions with his offbeat sense of humor. Those same elements pervade Matt's modern and retro pinup and portrait photography, which have been his specialties over a decade-long career. Rather than snap straightforward shots, Matt prefers images that playfully encompass each client's personality, whether they're relaxing in bed with a glass of wine or messily flinging paint onto a white backdrop.
The owners of Matreks Printing draw on their extensive background in marketing and design when custom creating each job. Matreks' specially tailored services are efficient too; the streamlined printing process has a quick turnaround time and flexible parameters that help to preserve paper and other resources. Using digital printers, the staff produces business cards, brochures, envelopes, and other materials. The printing system is compatible with PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, and other popular file formats.
Sugar and Spice owners Chelsey and Angela haven't forgotten the fear that consumed them when they first bared all in front of a foggy camera lens. This awareness is what makes them the ideal pair to helm a boudoir photography studio, which pairs its solo shoots with sessions incorporating couples, pinups, and pregnant subjects. By drawing from their past experience, all-female staff members work to ease subjects' fears as they highlight their best features, no matter what size, shape, or kind of droid they might be. Since the studio doesn't dabble in wedding shoots or children's photography, Sugar and Spice is able to pour all of its resources into its boudoir photography, which is reflected by its 20 different sets, more than 300 pairs of shoes, thigh-highs and stockings, and hundreds of outfits in sizes 0?26.
If clients start to get lost in piles of lingerie, the team has plenty of ideas and ready-made looks to choose from, such as the girl next door in jeans and a T-shirt or the more involved bikini-clad George Washington crossing the Delaware. Touting itself as the only stateside boudoir studio to offer complimentary clip-in hair extensions, Sugar and Spice also flaunts its beauty retouching services, which are included with every product.
As husband and wife, Jessica and Jesse Tallant share plenty of things—but unlike most couples, one of those things is 20 years of photography experience. On location or in their 1,300-square-foot studio, they chronicle weddings, take family portraits, and snap engagement photos. Photography sessions for kids preserve memories of childhood better than laminating favorite teddy bears.
Once infatuated with landscape photography, Ty Fleming's approach to his craft changed when his black lab was diagnosed with cancer. He began taking pictures of his dog as a means of celebrating his life, and he soon was snapping portraits of all of his pets: four dogs, three cats, and two turtles. Ty formed Minnesota Pet Photography as a way to channel his passion for photography and his compassion for all pets.