Chris Bendet's photographic methods mash classic melodrama, of-the-moment photojournalism, and modern portraiture to preserve moments that caputure genuine relationships and pure emotions. For one to two hours, cameras catch the countenance of you and up to 49 of your progeny and pets, perfect for capturing large family gatherings or couples portraits with an eccentric backdrop of 48 yowling coyotes. Depending on the specifics of your desired shoot, Bendet photography will shoot your session at either their charming Red House Studio ($100) or on-site in a location determined upon consultation ($150). Post-session, three of your images are made into physical prints (up to 8”x10”, $60) and a montage of your photo session and images are collected on a DVD ($200), providing a digital repository for posting your portraiture online or sharing through email, social media sites, or ecarrier pigeons. Should your images require further familiar distribution, Groupon holders will receive a 10% discount on additional prints.
After receiving her degree in photography and graphic design, Kelly Powell traveled the world in search of frank, heartfelt images—a journey that took her from historic Italian villages to the war-torn plains of Africa. The owner and head photographer of Elements Studio Photography channels these experiences into her camera work, which blends candid shots with traditional portraits and oversized thought bubbles to convey the true emotions of the day. She and fellow shutterbug Rainey Rinaldi specialize in boudoir, portrait, and event photography, with a particular passion for unconventional weddings.
A joint father-daughter venture, Scott E. Thomas & Daughter Photography seizes snapshots in an inviting, intimate setting in which customer satisfaction drives each shutter click. Scott and Jessica keep a wide lens, shooting weddings, pets, babies, seniors, baby athletes, and more.
A newborn being cradled in his parents? hands. A newly engaged couple nuzzling together. A family wrestling a Burmese python for their most recent family portrait. These are the moments that the photographers at Abundant Moments Photography strive to capture during their in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Less concerned with poses and more concerned with spontaneous actions, they keep their cameras focused on babies, seniors, families, and brides and grooms. Outdoor photos can be shot on the scenic studio grounds, which feature a waterfall, wildflower field, and a stream. The resulting photos can be shared online, printed, arranged into a collage, or superimposed on accessories such as bags and jewelry.
Signature service: Photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Olympus Professional DSLR camera and products.
Pro Tip: To make your experience more enjoyable, come relaxed, in comfortable clothes, and be yourself.
Jenn Arganbright, the owner and photographer behind J. Arganbright Photography, hardly ever confines herself to a studio. Instead, she works in backyards and public parks, living rooms and churches. She photographs everything from the day-to-day happenings of family life to rare and special events such as weddings and engagements. She particularly excels at children's photography, coaxing cooperative smiles from toddlers by playing with them in familiar surrounds, or shooting newborns in the NICU.
She says that newborn shoots are some of her most rewarding work and give her clients true joy. These sessions can also help with difficult challenges. "I recently photographed a beautiful baby girl whose twin passed shortly after birth," she recalls. "We incorporated personal items from the other twin to make this a life changing session and one I will never forget."
Working from the belief that everyone is photogenic, Bombshell owner Carol Ann and master photographer John Gladman give all shapes, sizes, and blood types a vintage veneer with fun, flattering images. Clients complete their own hair and makeup beforehand, then spend their 15-minute session crafting three different facial expressions. Carol counsels clients for total pinupable authenticity, helping them nail the overall look and master the iconic surprised pout without requiring the studio's poltergeist to goose them. John then digitally hand-paints the image for that classic ’40s feel.