Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
Whenever she begins a boudoir-photography session, Sherrlyn Borkgren teaches her subjects how to pose and flirt with the camera. If they lack confidence, she’ll help them open up and express their sensual side—a process that includes aiding the hairstyle- and lingerie-selection process. Sherrlyn doesn’t limit her talents to intimate photography—she’s also put others at ease snapping photos for People magazine and European photo studios as well as during photography workshops. In these hands-on lessons, she throws students directly into a project that requires them to apply the basics—such as manipulating manual settings and using natural light—as they learn.
Years after a wedding or a high-school graduation, photographs invoke cherished memories of these moments in time. According to its mission statement on Brides magazine's website, Stalnakers Photo Studio’s photographers “want you to be able to relive those moments and emotions as if it were your wedding day all over again.” Along with a duo of professional photographers, Kris Stalnaker, the studio’s owner and lead photographer, captures precious moments with candid, playful, and evocative portraits. Stalnakers Photo Studio also offers photo-booth rentals for events including weddings, proms, and reunions with fellow cast members from Suddenly Susan.
Inspired by the endless beauty of nature, Lauran Alyssa shoots outdoors, masterfully manipulating natural light and panoramic backgrounds during photo sessions. During on-location shoots for families, couples, kids, and individuals, she composes images with sharp detail and colors that pop. She also keeps sessions light and fun so her clients can relax for candid and staged poses before the camera. As memories are fleeting, she knows a camera should be around for almost all moments, especially the big ones, so she offers comprehensive wedding coverage as well.
Nina Sage, a photographer with more than 30 years of experience, captures sultry images in her fully furnished boudoir studio. Clients should primp, prettify, and remove full-body armor before arriving at their photo-shoot appointment, although they may continue to prep upon arrival. Before each photo shoot, Sage speaks with clients to determine their personal preferences and the vision they have for their photos. Once the shoot begins, glamorous guests can try pinup poses on antique Victorian sofas or lounge on satin-sheeted queen-size beds. Throughout the shoot, subjects can peruse Sage's snapshots to decide whether they've accurately captured the most attractive earlobe angles. After the session, can clients schedule a time to return and preview edited versions of the shoot's best images, or view photos online in a password-protected gallery, selecting favorites to be made into prints or rendered onto t-shirts for family reunions.
A professional photographer since 2001, Aemi Beamer uses a photojournalistic approach to capturing images, believing that her subjects are at their most photogenic when comfortable and relaxed. With this in mind, she takes family portraits outside the studio to client’s homes or community parks and adjusts her intensity to match children’s comfort levels. In addition to standard portraiture and wedding sessions, her experience in traveling around the world has fueled a love for snapping shots of abstract images, nature, and popular monuments.