Photographer Jodi Lynn and the all-women staff at Le Boudoir Studio coach clients through every step of their boudoir photo shoots. Above all, they work to create a comfortable atmosphere in which clients can strike confident poses. After shoots, captured images transform into portraits on decorative easels.
A member of the Camera Craftsmen of America, Tony Cilento has captured images of families, weddings, and famous subjects such as Cher and Pope John Paul II. At his studios across the country, he oversees the extensive training of each of his photographers until he's confident they can uphold his standards, which have garnered him the United Nations International Photographic Council award. The highly trained photographers provide impeccable service while photographing birthdays, holidays, weddings, moms-to-be, seniors, and families.
Nieman Marcus, Morgan’s Hotel, Red Bull, and Toyota have something in common: they all have solicited the services of Arizona Deejay Company. The key to developing relationships with such disparate clients might be the impeccable professionalism on which these musical maestros pride themselves. Most of the company’s DJs have had prestigious careers in radio, nightclubs, and the arena circuit, and they can administer thumping beats for gatherings with 100 guests or 1,000 guests. As a member of the American Disc Jockey Association, Arizona Deejay Company not only connects wedding planners and prom committees with top-notch sound experts but also with high-end lighting gear, PA systems, and software capable of lacing the latest hip-hop hit with a Dickens audiobook.
During workshops at Shelly Love Photography, it doesn’t take long for students to apply what they've learned—they begin practicing before they even leave the studio. Shelly Love founded her photography business in 2004, but didn't start offering workshops until 2011. Over her career, Shelly has spent time behind the lens to capture unique, expressive images through portrait sessions, photojournalistic projects, and wedding photography assignments. The skills that she's developed shine through educational workshops where beginners pick up the basic principles of the craft. Intermediate students can hone more advanced skills, such as using artificial light or how to work with motion, which comes in handy when trying to capture the detail of a grinning clown as it chases you.
Mr. Duke started his self-named photography business more than 60 years ago, but that doesn’t mean his company’s services are old-timey. One of the team’s specialties is photo restoration, where ultramodern computer software helps them produce crystal-clear images from scraped, creased, or faded originals. Of course, the primary objective of the business is to help families create new memories, which they do with Duke Photography’s signature portrait sessions held at studios in Phoenix or Tempe. At the Phoenix location, photographers work both inside the studio and out, as they’ve cultivated a garden adjacent to the studio that serves a lush backdrop for shoots. The Tempe studio’s outdoor space is surrounded by lakes that provide a tranquil setting to capture snapshots of families. Sessions are open for any occasion, though the team at Duke Photography specializes in portraiture for families, businesses, weddings, high-school seniors, and sports teams.
Reeves Photography specializes in weddings, with publications such as People and Arizona Weddings taking note of their crisp, classic, and artful style. Owners Cindy and Lee Reeves also shoot engagement sessions as well as family and children’s portraits, and teach photography classes where they pass on their experience and passion for the art form.