Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
With a packed portfolio of both candid and posed shots from weddings, engagements, and portrait sessions, prolific photographer Kelsey Buss travels throughout the Lincoln and Omaha areas to snap shots on location. She approaches each session by making every family, newborn, or couple feel comfortable so she can preserve memories of them as their most natural selves.
Quality photos leave the subjects looking their best, unlike mouth-staining popsicles and confrontational Christmas-shopping tussles. A professional photographer since 1979 and a member of several professional photographers' organizations, Russell G. Lindeman is great for a family portrait, senior photo, or old-flame-stirring engagement announcement. After your one-hour session, you can choose to headline the mantle with an 8"x10", decoupage your dresser with eight wallets, fill your frames with two 5"x7"s, or get four 4"x5"s for your family members' lockers.
The shutterbugs at family-owned J.D. Beyer Photography capture professional shots to memorialize all manner of occasions including family portraits, engagement photos, and senior pictures. Once clients have rock-paper-scissored to determine their favorites, staffers then print traditional images or transform them into mementos such as calendars, greeting cards, and canvas gallery wraps. In addition to snapping wedding photography, the crew also rents out photo booths, complete with funny props such as hats and masks, to enliven receptions.
Experienced photographer Steve Kowalski brings 20 years of fine-art and photojournalism experience to each photo shoot at A Better Exposure. Steve's portrait style includes color as well as black-and-white film, and he approaches each subject, from families to pets to recent college grads, with a desire to capture each distinct personality. During in-studio sessions, he serves refreshments while talking casually with clients in his lounge. Clients can have their shoots inside Steve's spacious studio, outfitted with a range of backdrops and canvases, or can take advantage of his expertise in on-location sessions that incorporate the beauty of the surrounding Omaha area. After each shoot, Steve retires to an advanced digital darkroom where he edits and retouches images, and removes any photo-bombing bunny rabbits. Customers can then purchase prints, photo books, and other products such as slideshows from A Better Exposure.