Photographer Steve Dean—whose wedding photography has graced the cover of Lansing City Limits magazine—brings out clients' unique personalities in striking, personal photographs. Portraits of individuals, high-school seniors and kids capture fleeting moments in time. Professional acting and modeling headshots highlight charisma and charm, and glamour-and-boudoir photo shoots draw out clients’ sensual sides. Dean expertly retouches finished photographs to remove blemishes or shrink down surrounding buildings so that clients can pretend to be giants.
Professional shutterbug Jen Carlynn captures the seductive aura of female subjects during 30 minutes of in-studio boudoir snapshots. Jen harnesses eight years of professional experience to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for each of her models as they pose alluringly or sneeze candidly on film. Postshoot, clients select their seven favorite shots, which Jen will then edit and assemble onto a CD so customers can print photographs at their own discretion. Though not included in this Groupon, clients can upgrade their service to include hair and makeup treatments, photo books of various sizes, or custom lingerie.
Laura Gravelle, a 2010 recipient of WeddingWire.com's Bride's Choice Awards, brings a sense of spontaneity to her portrait sessions, encouraging subjects to relax and give in to their most in-the-moment grins. A serial preserver of the present, Laura snaps pics of people at every stage of life, from babyhood to childhood to familyhood to can't-wait-to-escape-from-the-hood high-school seniorhood. Today's Groupon lets you pose with up to five of your best-dressed buddies and as many stylish shirts as you can collectively layer. Regardless of who or what blouse pattern is in the frame, Laura will make full use of her high-end Canon 5D Mark II and its L Series lenses, fine tuning the focus, framing, and desired depth of each shot.
Professional photographer Will Fields's client list reads like a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies: General Electric, Allstate, and Motorola, to name a few. The 30-year photography veteran captures his commercial shots by focusing on three elements—light, gesture, and tonality—to create vivid, evocative images that stay ingrained in one’s memory like the social-security number of a high-school crush. In addition to photo shoots, Will’s studio plays host to private photography lessons and a range of classes whose skill sets build upon each other. Beginners start with basics such as depth of field and composition before learning to shoot on location or set up advanced indoor-lighting schemes. Will schedules outdoor excursions to put these skills into practice, leading groups to scenic waterfalls and avian roosting grounds for one-of-a-kind photo ops.
Skilled shutterbug Dusty Brown snaps images that capture candid expressions and draw out interpersonal dynamics during in-studio and on-location shoots. To tell the unique story of each family, Brown encourages everyone to be themselves. He clicks away as moms smile, teenagers remain in their comfort zones, and toddlers play and pretend to invest in real estate. His family portrait sessions depict kin's togetherness and moments of genuine laughter, whereas his engagement and wedding shoots delve into the special relationship of each couple, memorializing their union with giddy interactions in fields, on carousels, or at the diamond store they first robbed together. After Brown has recorded a story with his camera, he invites patrons to view images on an online gallery and order prints or photo CDs of high-resolution images.
The professional photographers at Camara Cole Photography capture memories of weddings, graduations, and newborn babies with in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Clients may print their images on media such as business cards, greeting cards, and flyers. For aspiring child photographers, the studio offers Cam Camps, which teach kids how to frame objects in a picture, how to use the rule of thirds, and improve their photography skills.
Camara Cole Photography also operates Mission 616, which benefits the nonprofit organization for the deaf and hard of hearing services, Kidsigns program.