In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
The same versatility that helped Lauren McClintock transition from active duty in the army to photography informs her wide-ranging photo portfolio. A wedding photographer with an eye for lovey-dovey moments, McClintock has also drawn on her BS in Photojournalism to capture stark portraits of Cleveland’s homeless.
During her photo shoots, McClintock gets to know her subjects before showcasing their personalities in her portraits. During shoots in the settings where subjects feel most comfortable--which range from church socials to hammocks strung between two recliners—she composes her images to capture authentic moments and sensory memories. She honors the keepsake nature of photographs with high-quality prints, emblazoned on long-lasting acid-free paper.
Experienced professional photographer Becky Dorsch has an eye for fleeting moments. At her company, Simper Expressions Photography, she uses that eye to her advantage, capturing the personality of newborns, children, families, and adults in just a few clicks. Offering helpful suggestions for flattering poses during her on-location shoots, she works to help make memories that last a lifetime.
A blushing bride and grinning groom might star in the opening act of a love story, but they're not static characters. As they grow and change together, photographer Aliesha captures every milestone. She begins work on the wedding day, and then captures the first baby bump and newborn. Finally, she shoots portraits of the whole family.
Born in Eastern Kentucky, Kevin Messer's lifelong pursuit of beautiful visual images owes a lot to his Appalachian roots. He likes to capture slices of Americana in his mixed media and digital paintings, whether it’s the sun shining over a country store or the red rock peak of Zion Canyon's Watchman. He sells small format digital reproductions of his work, some as small as note cards, as well as full-sized mixed media canvases, a fitting centerpiece to a collection of home décor.
When she's around her family, Carrie Redmon—owner of Redmon Photography—insatiably seeks out old pictures and inquires about the story behind them. She describes herself as "extremely sentimental," so tracing her family's roots is in her nature. It turns out her job comes naturally, too. Today, Carrie helps other families document cherished moments during in-studio and on-location photo shoots, drawing from eight years of experience behind the lens.