Photographer Cesare Bonazza has spent a lion's share of the last 30 years peering through the lens of his camera, snapping editorial images for magazines and portraits for individuals that reveal the personality and particularity of each subject. From a smoldering snapshot of Kim Cattrall to an austere headshot of Morgan Freeman, a gallery of celebrity portraits testifies to Bonazza's competency in creating red-carpet-caliber images of his clientele. The photographer also specializes in weddings and engagement photos, capturing the romance or visible bolts of electricity that fly between love-struck couples. The talented Bonazza also guarantees utter satisfaction with the results of each photo shoot.
Since taking on photography as a full-time pursuit in 2001, Joshua Ian has archived the happy moments of families, parents-to-be, and newlyweds through his skillfully targeted scene constructions. Solo portrait sitters and groups of friends and family converge in Joshua's studio or their choice of flattering location, such as a park, backyard, or vacationing neighbor's living room. Joshua artfully composes unlimited shots during his sessions, subtly editing them for blemishes and correcting color. After sessions, clients can drop by for print-ordering sessions, perusing and sharing their sets from an online gallery before choosing their favorite shots for emblazoning on photo paper and canvases.
Though seasoned photographer Yasmin Tajik didn't invent the camera, that doesn't mean she won't invent it someday in an alternate universe where cameras have yet to be invented. Put her nurturing directorial skills and time-freezing talents to the test by having her coax natural smiles out of your newborn, soon-to-be mom, high-school senior, or accomplished pet. Because Yasmin specializes in family portraiture and capturing the significant events that punctuate a family's history, this package could also be your opportunity to upgrade the framed photos that have been hanging in your parents’ home for the past 600 years. Now that you aren’t riddled with acne or plagued with a six-year-old’s gummy smile, split the cost with your sibs and surprise your folks with a more up-to-date snapshot.
With 12 years of experience as a globe-trotting professional photographer, Ella Gagiano and her time-stopping team detain precious moments starring couples, families, and irreplaceable individuals. Wielding a top-of-the-line digital camera, Ella or one of her allied shutterbugs welcome guests into the studio or travel to a subject's natural habitat, be it a park, home, or the median strip of a favorite highway. Photographers make use of natural light when available but always bring full studio lights to allow for cloudy days or sun-blocking locust swarms. Immediately after the shoot, customers can browse their cache of captured images online and choose three favorites to keep as digital files after Ella has retouched them to remove any blemishes or other imperfections.
Friends and family members perch on comfortable couches as a 4-year-old boy peers glances excitedly between two-flat panel monitors and a 100-foot screen, anxious to catch the first glimpse of his new brother or sister. The plush theater at Vegas Baby! 4D Ultrasound can accommodate up to 10 friends and family members along with the mommy-to-be, giving them all up-close introductions to the new baby in strikingly detailed 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D images gleaned using GE Voluson Ultrasound System technology. Their system's clear images reveal specifics such as gender, heart rate, or secret handshakes between fetal twins. The specially trained ultrasound technicians boast a 99.9% accuracy rate on gender identification, and they'll schedule a complimentary second appointment if they are not able to identify the gender at 14 weeks or later. They can also develop images into black-and-white or color prints, DVDs, and personalized jewelry.
Between palm trees and casinos sits one long, narrow acre of greenery that could be the town square of the quaintest village west of the Mississippi. At least if you ignore the sign towering almost as high as the little brown church's steeple. That sign reads Little Church of the West Wedding Chapel, and it's a remnant of the days when Las Vegas was known for a kind of kitschy glamor and, of course, whirlwind weddings. Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret said "I do" here in Viva Las Vegas, and celebs from Judy Garland to Richard Gere have made legally binding vows inside.
The interior still looks largely as it did in those days, and pretty much as it did when Little Church of the West was built in 1942. Below stained-glass windows and old wood, couples today unite in ceremonies ranging from ultra-simple to fully accessorized with flowers, limo service, and champagne.