A man lies tangled in a shower curtain, lifeless, with blood spattered everywhere; "kill your boyfriend" was the theme of this shoot, conducted by photographer Nikki Riley for one of her clients who'd recently parted ways with her latest beau. Nikki's willingness to transcend boundaries, paired with her creative flair, has sent her to New York City and Atlanta to shoot risqu? and editorial-style fashion spreads and helped her earn a nomination for PHL17's Philly's Hot List of Best Photographers 2011. Raised as a "John Lennon kid" by a photographer mother, her inherited desire to snap shots came to fruition soon after graduating college, when she traded her 9?5 desk job for a career in photography. Nikon D700 in tow, Nikki spends her days at the 1,700-square-foot studio she co-owns, The Hive 215, which features high ceilings, loft windows, vintage furnishings, and a beauty bar where specialists prep clients' hair and makeup.
Though Nikki's fashion and portrait shoots favor bold colors and clean, magazine-quality finishes, her intimate boudoir shoots explore both high and low angles and toy with exposure?in every sense of the word. Taken from the most flattering angles for each body type, shots of lingerie-clad legs and torsos sway from high-contrast black and white to elegantly washed-out color frames lit softly from behind like an angel auditioning for the cover of Maxim. Nikki caters these shoots to the desires and comfort level of each client, letting imaginations run wild with coy pinup poses or showcasing epidermises for keepsake shots of clients in any state of undress.
After honing a style rich with photojournalistic perspectives and romantic flair, Maria Palermo founded Palermo Photo to dedicate her talents to the memories of others. Whether creating portraits to build a modeling portfolio, memorializing an engagement with a couples' shoot, or capturing a bride as she tearfully walks audiences through a PowerPoint presentation of her vows, Maria ensures her images are magazine-worthy. In fact, so many have recognized her talent that she earned Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award in 2012, The Knot's Best of Weddings Award in 2012 and 2013, and one of Pittsburgh's "50 Finest" by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Palermo Photo's success lies in the details. Maria composes each shot to accentuate the moment and capture her subjects' personalities through fashion-inspired poses that remain as natural and graceful as a weeping willow's runway debut.
With experience as a commercial photographer and digital-imaging specialist, Judy Reinford photographs kids, seniors, families, and pets. Judy accommodates clients by holding shoots at a preferred outdoor locale, allowing subjects to swap outfits in between posturing and grinning. Proofs are reviewed in a one-on-one meeting with Judy, and customers decide which digitally enhanced shots might best befit Judy?s selection of variously sized prints, mounted prints, digital images on USB drive, and canvas wraps. Judy can also create custom holiday cards for clientele celebrating the winter holidays or other special occasions. The shutterbug has received several accolades, with her work being featured at exhibits in Martha's Vineyard, Brunswick, ME, and Cape Cod, MA.
Husband-and-wife duo Mike and Barb capture special moments from behind the lens. They travel to brides and grooms on their wedding day, and set up photo shoots for families and graduating seniors. An outdoor studio in Waterford provides 3 acres of breathtaking backgrounds with fields, trees, and ponds of liquid gold.
Dedicated to high-quality portraiture and attention to detail, Hot Shots Unique Photography helps families circumvent time by transforming precious moments into lasting keepsakes. The two-hour session captures grandparents, parents, children, pets, long-lost siblings, and recently adopted professional wrestlers with modern photographic technology and techniques. Hot Shots Unique Photography's studio offers two changing rooms and a complimentary hairstyle with a natural makeover for one member of your party. Immediately following the shoot, view the proofs on the monitor, select your desired pose, and return two weeks later to pick up a completed 10”x13” wall print.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.