Nowadays, almost anyone can pick up a camera and call himself a photographer. But husband-and-wife team Mario and Gayle Guerrero have the experience to warrant the title: they opened Sunlight Portrait Artist in 1985, and have captured thousands of shots of weddings, newborns, and high-school seniors in the years since. Mario is a certified professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of America, and Gayle served as her family photographer while growing up. Today their panoramic skill set covers photojournalistic, editorial, and classic styles as well as Photoshop skills.
Action Photos sends its pro shutterbugs to capture events of every ilk, from sports events to award ceremonies, and dispatches photo booths so guests can record their own self-portraits. Solo subjects or groups of attendees pile into photo booths at weddings and other soirees, beaming genuine smiles or infusing shots with creativity by imitating famous pieces of architecture. All rentals include unlimited photos and high-quality prints for each guest, and Action Photos also emblazons the bottom of each photo strip with the event name or a corporate logo. A booth attendant ensures the line is moving along and supplies subjects with a variety of props. At the end of the night, booths are whisked away by staffers into the same cloud of purple smoke whence they arrived.
As the woman behind the lens at Kadme Photography, Dana Dahl may be found wielding her camera on the sidelines of a peewee football game, arranging smiling families for a portrait, or just snapping pictures at the park. Dana brings eight years of photography experience to each shoot, along with a sunny demeanor and an infectious enthusiasm for her job. After taking pictures of mantle-worthy poses, Dana can retouch and preserve them in crisp prints.
As a teenager, Lyndsay Lyon surrounded herself with photographs: clippings from magazines covered her room, schoolbooks, binders, and lockers. It wasn't until after high school, however, that Lyndsay tried creating her own. Like her favorite photos from her youth, Lyndsay's work relies heavily on natural light, which illuminates the engaged or newlywed couples fitted into her frame. She mixes playful poses and emotional candid shots at every on-location session, which results in images she edits and assembles onto CDs.