Married for nine years and a photography team for five, Brian and Jennifer Hartman bring an artistic touch and approach to their on-location photography. Employing a photojournalistic style and dramatic lighting, they capture solo subjects and groups during posed and candid moments, earning critical acclaim from the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and The Knot and placing images in the pages of Elle and Seattle Bride magazines.
Not content to simply point and shoot, the Hartmans light compositions using chiaroscuro or high-exposure natural lighting and often accentuate subjects with extreme angles, forced perspective, or unique natural surroundings. They shoot in vibrant color or black and white, and can edit photos to enhance colors or, by request, replace each subject?s face with Winston Churchill?s. Though the Hartmans use professional tools, they?re glad to help students break into photography via ultra-accessible devices such as the iPhone?following in the footsteps, they note, of Annie Leibovitz, who endorsed the iPhone?s camera on NBC Nightly News in 2011. When not conducting on-location sessions, Brian also leads large-scale workshops in which they pass on their knowledge through graphic slideshows and hands-on training.
DA Photography owner David Ashby offers a versatile slate of photography services to clients in the Great Falls area. At his studio, David frames subjects under the glow of professional lighting and in front of colorful backdrops, and they can choose to pose with a multitude of fun props. He also totes his camera to client-designated locations to snap photos, preserving all photos in edited, professional prints.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Helena Downtown Conference Center in Helena, you'll be minutes from Holter Museum of Art and close to Cathedral of St. Helena. This hotel is within close proximity of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and Helena Civic Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 71 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Holiday Inn Helena Downtown Conference Center. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and air conditioning in public areas. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
The brainchild of Dennis and Evelyn, Big Sky Business Journal holds the distinction as Montana's oldest business publication. Since 1982, the periodical?published twice each month?has kept readers abreast of economic trends in the Treasure State. Family-owned and independent of any daily newspaper, Big Sky Business Journal focuses on fellow small, local businesses and the figures behind them. It also takes a macro look at the economy, helping business owners and patrons alike understand how state and national policies affect them.