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.
For more than 15 years, Create A Video’s team has ushered their customers’ priceless memories into the digital age by transferring video tapes, 8mm, and 16mm films to DVD. The team is also capable of a wide range of creative work, such as editing together a video of a student athlete’s greatest sport moments. In addition to preserving special images, they also create pieces of wall art by tiling dozens of personal images into a glossy 20” x 30” PhotoMozaix that can take the shape of an animal, family member, or landscape. Beyond their editing talents, the technicians also perform repair work on videotapes that have been dropped or used as door stoppers for too long.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Justin Kates, portraitist and staff photographer for Stiff Magazine, captures fashion shots and glamour images with a honed aesthetic that edges toward the dark and gritty. Before each shoot, his makeup artist highlights features with a professional hand, either lightly accenting faces or artfully transforming them with heavy shadow. Throughout photography sessions, Justin creates provocative images that simultaneously highlight beauty while deconstructing it to reveal the depths beneath. After shoots, he helps clients select images that he professionally retouches. With a masterful hand he beefs up colors and blends out imperfections.
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.
At Portrait Creations, a skilled photographer works hard to create a relaxing atmosphere and capture genuine expressions and smiles in portrait sessions. The studio welcomes clients for in-studio or on-location shoots, and specializes in taking portraits for maternity, baby, family, or senior sessions. They also offer digital enhancements and touchups and a wide variety of prints and collections.