In her private, comfortable studio, expert shutterbug Kim Mitchell of Legacy Portraits puts her subjects at ease with her professionalism, sense of humor, and advice on poses to accentuate the beauty of any body type. During a 45-minute shoot in front of a boudoir background, Kim draws out the inner allure and confidence of a woman or couple, creating images as elegant and classy as a monocle-wearing ballerina. The picturesmith orchestrates a playful, glamorous experience as subjects change into up to three outfits and strike poses with their own props or those already at the studio. For an additional $75, an aesthetician will style tresses and expertly apply mascara, eye shadow, and lipstick. A choice of two 5"x7" prints or one 8"x10" print yields the perfect gift for a spouse or an adoring pet lovebird to hang in its cage. Finally, subjects choose five images for retouching that will be transferred to a CD and posted online in a password-protected gallery.
On Betsy Butler's website she writes, "[Photography] takes what we see with the naked eye and transforms it into something extraordinary, or something thought-provoking." She shares the extraordinary and thought-provoking images she catches when she photographs other people through portrait sessions with families, children, and individuals. She provides previews of proofs from each session, as well as DVDs and prints of favorite images. She also shoots weddings, helping couples create a final album that's as much a work of art and heirloom as it is a potential meal for the town monster.
Professional photographer Leslie Wilkes captures important moments in clients' lives, whether snapping shots of a newborn or cataloging a wedding. When shooting for events, he takes pictures prolifically, providing clients with a disk of all the high-resolution photos afterward.
After years spent photographing the rock-and-roll lifestyles of local bands, Nathan Mantor hung up his camera and settled into life as a family man. That brief hiatus ended after he and his wife experienced a disappointing maternity shoot at a local big box. Certain he could offer clients better service and more memorable photos, he upgraded his camera and began snapping shots through Nathan Mantor Photography. With his posed and candid images taken at locations around the city, Nathan captures the playful camaraderie of kids and families. For his Signature Sessions, he replaces distracting backgrounds and photo-bombing birds with dramatic lighting and black and white images that draw the eye to his subjects. He applies that same artistry to weddings with Mantor Wedding Photography, which specializes in ceremony coverage, bridal portraiture, and engagement sessions.