Ever since she was little, Amanda Lobo has never been one to stifle all the quirks and flaws that make her who she is. In other words, she’s always been an individual. Today, Lobo now captures what makes others uniquely themselves with stylized photography all her own. Skilled in on-location shutterbugging, she shoots everything from weddings and family portraits to commercial and fashion events.
Inside Charlotte Wedding Photo Booth's technologically advanced booths, partygoers pose for photo strips, smiling and mugging for the camera, which turns out images both hilarious and candid. A DSLR camera with a professional Canon lens snaps the shots, and internal LCD screens help guests perfect poses or digitally check teeth for remnants from the reception’s spinach buffet. A pro dye-sub printer spits out photo-lab-quality color or black-and-white photo strips in only eight seconds. The event hosts can upgrade their booths with a box full of props such as hats, glasses, and wigs, or personalize photo strips with logos or text banners. Scrapbook albums and DVDs preserve images more effectively than pickling them in a mason jar.
For the last two years, Adrian and Melinda Bethea have become well versed in numerous facets of the media and event planning industry. The duo use green-screen-powered photo booths to transport event guests to scenic locales and onto magazine covers featuring custom-designed event logos. Their experience with photography and videography allow them to seamlessly capture weddings and video projects, and their graphic-design capabilities allow clients to present eye-catching brochures, fliers, and mug shots. Their robust list of additional services at AMB Media Group LLC include promoting brands on Facebook and Twitter, managing entertainment talent, and event planning with custom themes.
FlickerBooth's mobile snapshot stations combine the fun of an old-fashion photo booth with the speed and precision of digital photography, studio lighting, and fast, high-end printers. After setting up the compact memory-maker, complete with a customer-selected color backdrop, the booth attendant coaches shy subjects through the posing process, supplying silly props to liven the shots or create serious headshots for a future clown resumé. A touchscreen monitor prompts posers to select black-and-white or color images, after which guests grin for three or four quick portraits, speedily printed out on customized strips. Opting for the projector package ensures ultimate visibility as images are emblazoned on a screen in a larger-than-life slide show. Party-throwers also tote home a digital disc of all images, and revelers can check the FlickerBooth Facebook page to peruse pics of fellow partiers, tag friends and family, or email favorite images straight to their tattoo artist.
Keilani Heavey believes a photograph can tell the whole story in a single shot. She makes sure those stories are presented as artfully as possible during lifestyle portrait sessions for couples, kids, and individuals. Engagement sessions and bridal photo shoots also capture the entire emotional palette in crisp focus with an attention to color and contrast. With her experienced sense of composition and photojournalistic approach, she also covers children’s birthday parties, corporate events, and anniversary celebrations.
A mop of hair fringes an infant's milky-white face, his plump cheeks reminiscent of a porcelain doll. Though the image is black and white, the boy's eyes are as striking as any baby blues—reflections of the white linens gathered around his legs add depth and life to his playful gaze. This photograph, which won Janet Boschker the Canon Par Excellence Award in 2010, is but one of many that have earned the photographer numerous accolades.
At Northlight Photography, the Boschker's own studio, the photographer flaunts her signature blend of award-winning artistry in custom portraiture. Whether capturing the innocence of a child, the love of a family, or the excitement of a special event, she strives to turn each image into an artistic and timeless representation of its subject. The expert also shares some of her trade secrets through introductory and advanced photo classes.