With the help of Bespoke Photobooths, cheek-to-cheek smiles, fish faces, and festive smooches are captured instantly, allowing them to be splayed across refrigerators and photo books as mementos of happy gatherings. Suit-garbed attendants stand by and welcome up to six guests into the spacious photo booths, where partygoers can don an array of novelty props and pose before an LCD screen. Immediately following the camera flash, the booths kick out strips of color or black-and-white photos, with borders bearing custom text or dates marking weddings, birthday parties, and obedience-school reunions. The company can also arrange keepsakes such as photo books and DVDs for the hosts as a permanent reminder of their special day.
For the all-female staff at Revival Pinups, boudoir photography is all about collaboration. They listen to and incorporate clients' ideas during every step of the photo shoot, from applying makeup, to choosing outfits, to finally striking a pose. Some of their shots have been featured in Playboy Israel. Revival Pinups can snap alluring shots in-studio or on location, where they offer services such as boudoir parties for up to 15 guests or split personalities.
Art and Barb have something in common with President Barack Obama and actress Julie Andrews: they've all had their portraits taken by Paul Berg. Sure, Art and Barb are Paul's parents, but the photographer tries to make every portrait session feel as personal as the next, whether he's photographing a Hollywood star or commemorating his parents' 60th anniversary.
Since creating Paul Berg Photography, he has cultivated a portfolio that's stunning in its diversity. His commercial and architectural work showcases the sleek steel and glass of skyscrapers and upscale gym facilities. As an avid traveler, Paul has trekked across 26 countries, five continents, and seven moons of Jupiter, helping him build an impressive body of work that includes an award-winning series on India.
When he finally sets down his camera, Paul remains busy. He teaches hands-on photography workshops that propel novice photographers' skills into levels of expertness. During those workshops, his students grasp their cameras and follow him onto scenic bridges and through wildflower meadows while he instructs them on photography techniques. Paul also delivers educational lectures and exhibits his work in galleries.
The shutterbugs at Doris Photography alternate between candid shots and casual poses of their subjects, drawing on skills they've honed for more than 20 years. Their flashbulbs flicker for weddings, headshots, and passport photos, and they capture images of newborns to adorn the book jackets of babies’ first novels. Far from a conventional photo studio, Doris Photography rents out its automatic photo booth, sends videographers to events, and creates custom slide shows and invitations.
A fine-art photographer drawn toward the surreal in everyday life, Agnieszka Furtak applies an artful and distinctive eye to every project she undertakes. Whether shooting family portraits, headshots, boudoir, or weddings, she works to capture the elusive and fleeting magic in each moment that can often be missed at the time, thus preserving it to be enjoyed for generations.
The border buffs at The Frame Factory showcase their mastery of symmetrical shapes by encasing art and memorabilia in artfully resplendent rims. With more than 1,000 wood and metal frames to choose from, creative customers can help design their own trimmings (prices vary based on size and selection), whereas time- or budget-crunched clients can pick from a vast selection of ready-made frames and pre-cut mats (starting at $46 for a 16"x20" piece of art).