Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
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 CD, and canvas wraps. Judy can also create custom holiday cards for clientele celebrating the winter holidays or other special occasions.
Kelsey Lynn was never an avid photographer, but that all changed when her niece, Desiree, was born. Suddenly Kelsey was spending hours behind the lens, documenting the child's every yawn and giggle. At Kelsey Lynn Photography, she channels the passion she felt for her first model during sessions with expectant moms, kids, and families. Rather than a studio, Kelsey prefers to snap her shots outdoors, capturing images that range from formally posed kin to candid shots of children at play.
Photographer Ron Wade freezes special moments using his keen eye and a camera. He dispenses his skills during shoots for newly engaged couples, high school seniors, and family portraits. He also expertly floats around wedding receptions, capturing the bride and groom on their special day.
Photographer Frank Barbera wields his camera to capture both candid and posed moments between loved ones, his snap-happy skills earning him a nomination for Best Photographer in the 2010 Philly Hot List. Pre-photo session, Frank holds an in-studio consultation with clients to discuss locations, wardrobe, and portrait ideas before scheduling an appointment to head to the desired destination. Whether snapping pictures of a small family, a newly engaged couple, or a marching band making a human pyramid, the experienced shutterbug freezes frame-worthy moments, later projecting the images onto a large screen so subjects can select their favorite. The group receives one 8"x10" and one 5"x7" print of the same pose, perfect for gracing walls or headlining the monthly family newsletter.