Since his boyhood days in the darkroom, Video Kitchen's president, Carlile Crutcher, has had a passion for photography. This passion evolved into home movies during his tenure in high school, college, and the United States Navy, and eventually culminated in the creation of Video Kitchen in 1992. In two locations, including the brand new store in East Louisville, an artistically and technically skilled staff oversees the preservation of memories with data transfers for all sorts of media and formats. The staff specializes in tape-to-DVD transfers, including familiar formats such as VHS tapes, Hi8 and Digital8 8mm tapes, and MiniDV, as well as specialty formats such as 8mm and 16mm movie film.
Imbued with the gift of cinematic artistry, Video Kitchen's staff also produces video for occasions such as business meetings, recitals, and sporting events. Skillful sound engineers capture all the audio, and editors can splice different scenes together or superimpose a slam-dunking dog into every frame.
After spending many years under the glow of UV rays, Ashley Menard noticed an alarming trend—wrinkles, freckles, and spots were beginning to pop up. Determined to do right by her skin, she decided to forego the sun and tanning beds for alternate modes of bronzing. She earned a certificate in airbrush tanning and now artistically sweeps on gilded coats of UV-free color inside her salon, Faux Finish. Preferring the artistry of airbrush tanning over automated booths, Ashley’s personal touch tailors shades to client specification or same-day weather forecasts. In addition to airbrush tanning, Ashley has honed her makeup-application talents through private lessons under Linda Mason and Jill Glaser, two of the industry’s leading figures, and can craft flawless faces with regular or airbrush techniques, and is well-versed in performing body wraps.
Louisville native Jolea Brown earned her Bachelor's in photography at the University of Louisville, all while interning for Louisville Magazine. It's safe to say she knows her town, and can pick the perfect local backdrop for any family portrait shoot. She travels from spot to spot, immortalizing parents at play with their kids or a bride's big day. She also captures images in her studio, both for private and commercial clients, such as NBC, the American Lung Association, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
A lifestyle portrait from RedTree is an ideal way to commemorate a milestone, be it graduation from high school, incumbent pregnancy, a new roommate, or an even faster particle accelerator. All sessions are taken at the location of your choosing, from parks and downtown urban areas to homes and dimly lit parking lots (the location must be within a 10-mile radius of St. Matthews). Owner and lead photographer Josh Perkins will come to you like a Nutella craving, but with a high-end camera ready to capture smiles. The session will last 30 minutes ($75), after which you'll schedule a viewing session to come to the studio on New Lagrange Road and choose your photos. You'll end up with a high-resolution digital file of one picture ($150), two 8x10 prints ($100), and two 5x7 prints ($50). Two poses are included, and the photos will be enhanced and retouched for optimal appearance.
Under the keen direction of Golden Streets Photography's friendly, professional photogs, you’ll capture the still-life story that you aim to tell. Golden Streets' studio may be appropriate for senior portraits, and a beautiful outdoor locale, such as a well-maintained baseball field or a low-lit back alley, can provide a fitting backdrop for engagement photos or family shots. After the one-hour snap session, Golden Streets will provide two 8”x10” prints for oversized wallets and digital copies of the shoot stored on DVD or CD, giving you access and reproduction rights so you can print photos liberally at any local print shop. Likewise, you can use the digital copies to share frozen moments via the Internet.
Morgans' Fine Art Photography's trio of intrepid photographers tame free-ranging images of families, expectant mothers, children, and high-school seniors with clicks from their clever cameras. Hordes of up to 25 pose proudly, minus the interference of wind or the unintentional beard of bees, inside Morgans' 8,500-square-foot studio, or decamp to the adjoining portrait park for a face-flattering bath of sunny natural light (a $75 value). Groups can also gather for a custom-picked on-location shoot at environs within 25 miles of the studio. Following the session, the studio’s team will polish raw visual ore before transferring it to several physical and digital surfaces. Use a dozen note cards (a $35 value) to jot down birthday reminders, keep avatars looking shipshape with 10 Facebookable images (a $39 value), or employ the 11”x14” print (a $239 value) as a visual aid during debates on the line of succession for dad’s title as King of the Barbecue.