A lot has changed in the world of photography since 1995, when Marcus McQueen Photography first opened shop. Its team has embraced the tides of change, though, and specializes in digitizing old photos at 300-dpi resolution. The newly digitized files preserve clients' memories on data DVDs that make images more durable than old methods of preservation, such as drawing wedding photos in the sand with a stick. Beyond the digital realm, Marcus and his team have had their work repeatedly featured in magazines such as Arizona Bride and Bird Talk.
CelebrateSexy's owner, Kay Eskridge, knows that good boudoir photography does more than simple showcase a subject's beauty; it also acts as a testament to confidence, self-esteem, and playfulness. With this in mind, Kay makes sure that every shoot is a stress-free affair. Working with an all-female team, she snaps her sultry shots on sets that are less like photo backdrops and more like homes—albeit glamorous ones. Some incorporate hardwood floors, for example, or a lavishly upholstered armchair; others center on a large bay window, ideal for shots of subjects posing in silhouette or coyly setting up birdwatching equipment. Even the studio's entry area immediately sets visitors at ease, with scented candles and mood music creating a relaxing pre-shoot atmosphere.
Michael of ACE Photography focuses on keeping quality high and fees low, allowing everyone to document their special moments with crisp, professionally shot photos. He specializes in weddings, crafting customizable packages, and also arranges glamour shoots and family portrait sessions.
Established in 2004 by husband-and-wife team Char and Tony Mandarich, Mandarich Photo offers professional photography with both a male and female perspective. Tony is a former NFL offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. As a high-profile figure who has appeared on the cover of publications including Sports Illustrated, Tony has unique insight into the world of photography. He and Char, a well-known fitness and glamour photographer, capture flattering images of models and athletes and boudoir shots of people of all backgrounds.
A toddler's tutu. A napping newborn. A sister's embrace. These simple yet precious moments have all been captured by Suburban Honey Photography. Their expert team of photographers freeze moments in time, transforming them into photos worthy of sharing with friends and family. They specialize in capturing portraits of families, with a special focus on newborns and children. The photographers are happy to travel to shoot subjects on location in homes or outside in natural light.
Gallery owner Jeph DeLorme and his shutter-savvy team believe different photography genres deserve distinctive styles and approaches. The team divides its shoots into nine categories, which range from family portraits to boudoir shoots, creating a house style to match the mood of each.
Perhaps the most traditional, family portraits choreograph action, props, and settings to reflect each subject's personality. Other styles daringly use props and photo editing to create hyper-stylized images that seem to draw influence from film, comic books, fashion magazines, and the dreams of Nostradamus. "Not-so-retro" pinups, for example, mingle old-style pinup fashions such as garters and cascading curls with dramatic backgrounds or sexy props that exude modern confidence.