Photographer Jeffrey Dachowski first picked up a camera in high school, and from his credits and credentials, you might think he’d never put it down since. His photos have landed on the pages of Rolling Stone and Woman's World, and his trophy case is lined with nine Kodak Gallery awards and two Fuji Masterpiece awards. Eventually, Jeffrey and his wife, Carolle, planted their own studio on the banks of the Merrimack River, where they teach photography classes in addition to working for commercial, portraiture, and wedding clients. Indoor courses teach Photoshop at beginning and intermediate levels, and the day-long Portrait Safari brings pupils outdoors, where they can capture scenes of majestic puppies in the wild.
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 offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Over the 20-plus years he has spent working as a photographer, Steve Bedell of Steve Bedell Photography has built a formidable résumé. He has earned Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. He has netted the New Hampshire Photographer of the Year award eight times. He has taught students across the country. Mostly, though, he has taken a ton of great pictures.
Bedell focuses on telling each client's story through the lens of his camera, whether he's photographing an engaged couple or a family at play. He puts just as much emphasis on making sure his clients have fun, though, since bigger smiles are easier to catch in his camera's smile net.
Most Popular Service: Head Shots Engagements Weddings Modeling
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Canon
Pro Tip: Years of education goes into every photo, from being taken, to the digital processing.
German-born shutterbug David Vogt spent years snapping photos inside a studio. Over time, though, he found himself strongly drawn to on-location photography. In each unique photo-shoot location, he saw countless opportunities for creative images that simply wouldn’t be possible against a studio’s generic backdrop.
These days, Vogt works exclusively on-location. He takes time to set up each shot, ensuring images that are creative and well composed, and then works with clients to choose the best images before meticulously editing them by hand. In addition to engagement photos, senior portraits, and other human-centered images, he snaps real estate photos that show properties in their best light.
In 2003, Nichole Poirier snapped a photo of her husband holding their 5-week-old daughter. This picture marked two beginnings: her new life as a mom and her new career as a professional photographer. Her parenting skills made her a natural fit for photographing newborns, though she also specializes in capturing images of families, high-school seniors, couples, and boudoir models. She prefers to conduct her sessions at locations meaningful to her clients, such as their favorite apple orchard or park, to elicit natural expressions for a mix of posed and candid images. That combination results in a varied portfolio of moments, from newlyweds tenderly embracing to a father telling his son “That’s why we can’t have nice things,” after he spills his first glass of milk.