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.
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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.
Dividing her time between shoots in Tennessee and the greater Atlanta area, Annika Joy Best comes across all kinds of people, emotions, and moments. That's what she loves most about photography—the details are always changing, challenging her to capture them before they vanish forever. Wielding her training, she masterfully traps those moments in time when covering weddings or snapping off classically composed portraits of families, kids, and couples. Once that work is done, she can even transform pictures into custom holiday, save-the-date, and thank-you cards.
Though Loretta Kay's subjects range from tiny frogs to wedding parties, she always tries to frame them using the same device: natural light. Her love of the sun leads to ethereal outdoor portraits for all ages, which she edits and stores on convenient DVDs. Her photo shoots preserve the poses of engaged couples, high-school seniors, and family groups, as well as pets, but her Pretty Things gallery best represents how she finds wonder in the world's smaller objects. Here, chickadees perch on feeders and flowers bring color to windowsills, a focused contrast to more sprawling shots of beach scenery.