Flashbulb-popping pair Kris and Dennis Hagenwald hauls more than 50 years of experience to every shoot. Well-rounded in their craft, the Hagenwalds pluck passing moments from all sorts of special events, including weddings. They also capture portraits of high school seniors, babies, and entire families.
Lauren Weghorst Photography diligently documents existing families and the unions of new ones, preserving the images for years to come. Over the course of a one-hour photo shoot, groups tied together by blood or a shared love of toothy grins are pictographically preserved in color, black and white, or sepia. At least 100 photographs will be burned onto a commemorative DVD, including 15 edited images. Participants are allowed to change clothes up to three times to show off their business casual, formalwear, and marching-band uniforms.
During a half-hour session at MJ Studios’ fully equipped studio, a skilled shutterbug will rattle off shots with the speed and precision of a camera-fitted, laser-guided cheetah. Striking images are artfully captured with an uncommon eye to provide game-changing glimpses of the subject’s disposition that can’t be replicated with an emoticon-riddled letter of recommendation. Families can improvise clever poses that will baffle genealogists centuries down the road, children can imitate the expressions of baffled genealogists, and solitary models can sit simply as themselves or, to achieve better posture, sit on themselves. Click here to see MJ Studios’ gallery.
Photographer Kayla Lay was propelled into photography by a desire to capture images of her newborn daughters. Now, Kayla works with families, graduating seniors, and engaged couples to find a meaningful photo-shoot location, placing an emphasis on natural lighting as she snaps pictures. Kayla also calls on her time as an actor and dancer in LA to craft headshots that are sure to catch the discriminating eye of casting directors and Sir Laurence Olivier's floating ghost head.