Joel Marion first cultivated his creativity while enlisted in the Air Force and working as a photojournalist. He taught himself the complexities of shutter speed and f-stops through trial and error. Through his company—Joel Marion Photography—the autodidact has become one of the fortunate few whose avocation becomes their vocation, unlike Michael Jordan, who longed to dunk donuts instead of basketballs. Throughout his career, he has worked in fashion and advertising in St. Louis. By working with area clients for more than 30 years, Joel brings an experienced and creative approach to family, baby, high-school senior, and head-shot portraits. His wife Carol manages the studio while Joel's design and Photoshop specialist, Kelly Tucker, helps their clientele create aesthetically pleasing compositions.
Eleven Fourteen Photography's crew pours its passion for boudoir photography into each meticulously composed shot. Photographer Chaz Murphy collaborates with his clients for sultry photo shoots that exude their distinct personalities. His shots skew toward the sexy, but he's happy to stray outside the conventional strictures of boudoir photography. In addition to shots of subjects in lingerie, he also captures flirtatious images of them in bathing suits, wedding dresses, or everyday outfits, depending on their preferences.
Since 1984, Apple Studio has brought out women’s most sensual, playful, and confident natures during romantic portrait sessions taken in an inclusive, relaxed environment. Before each shoot begins, friendly photographers help put nerves at ease by taking clients through past work to find the most appropriate style to match their comfort level and personality. As subjects lie in various flattering poses—the studio recommends bringing four to five outfits, from favorite lingerie to full scuba gear—soft lighting and strategic camera angles enhance each shot, resulting in a series of scintillating, tasteful vignettes. Pictures are typically ready in about two weeks, available in everything from retouched prints to digital copies on CD.
With today's side deal to Pinxit Photography, $65 gets you a one-hour professional portrait photo shoot, an in-studio preview party where you can view and order your photos, plus a $75 print credit—a $185 combined value. Send your sincere smile or performative pout out to old flames and far-off family in your holiday cards, or give your parents an updated photo for the mantle this holiday season. Expert photographer Raquita Henderson will make poetry of your visage in her cozy studio in Clayton or on-location in your home.