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 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. The resulting photos can be shared online, printed, arranged into a collage, or superimposed on accessories such as bags and jewelry.
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.
When 2-year-old Ellie shyly set foot in Emmalee Schaumburg's studio, the photographer doubted she'd get a single shot. Rather than throw in the towel, she let Ellie wander the studio and slowly grow more comfortable with this new woman and her strange camera. By the end of the session, Emmalee had earned Ellie's trust, and wound up capturing striking images of the adorable youngster. That patience and flexibility is always on display at Schaumburg Photography, where Emmalee specializes in images of newborns as well as families, children, high-school seniors, and weddings. She roams throughout Lawrence snapping shots at local parks and homes, or she’ll pose subjects amid the vintage bicycles, suitcases, and other props at her studio. Once her shoots wrap, Emmalee preserves clients' pictures with products such as DVD slideshows, holiday ornaments, and photo charms that add a personal touch to necklaces, bracelets, and ankle monitors.
Aundrea Shafer hails from a small town, and she credits growing up there with giving her photography the intimate, unposed quality her clients praise. On her blog, Aundrea chronicles her favorite shoots. Her range of services includes snapping shots of weddings, senior and family portraits, and boudoir photography. She travels, but she also captures moments at her studio. There, natural light bathes her subjects in a flattering glow and dissolves unphotogenic vampires.
My 3 Sons Photography specializes in unique portraits of babies, children, families and high school seniors. There is nothing I love more than capturing that moment in time. Let me capture that moment for you and you that gift you will always look back on. A chance to "remember when."