Design and art are two integral elements of Amy Rollo’s photo shoots. Over more than 10 years’ experience, including the study of photography at Florence University of the Arts in Italy, she has crafted a style all her own that’s elegant, modern, and chic. It’s an approach Amy brings to each project, including wedding and fashion shoots, imbuing each image with the richness of the moment, its colors, and its subjects.
Yuen Lui Studios, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates photographic heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area Yuen Lui studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
Dee captures stunning images by drawing on her experience doing makeup for films such as Bring It On and About Schmidt and work as a photo journalist, licensed aesthetician, and stylist. She pairs her education in light manipulation with her ability to artistically highlight each subject's best features. During photo shoots, Dee guides her subjects through flattering poses, or simply snaps away as aspiring Madonnas vogue their hearts out. Digital images and touched-up prints are available as evidence of the client's moment in the spotlight.
With more than a decade of experience producing urban and pop music, Kyle “Terminill” Steckley of Flatline Studios captures crystal-clear versions of clients’ tunes with professional recording, mixing, and mastering services. Clients settle into the private, comfortable studio to lay down solo vocal tracks or back up their melodies with an instrument. Musicians can croon into Peluso VTB or Blue Baby Bottle microphones, pound out tunes on keyboards, or moderate their volume to spell out “Let's Rock” with receivers’ blinking readouts. For the mixing, Terminill equalizes all tracks before layering sonic threads together for a polished, professional sound. Finished tunes emerge once Terminill masters tracks into radio-ready singles.
Nina Sage, a photographer with more than 30 years of experience, captures sultry images in her fully furnished boudoir studio. Clients should primp, prettify, and remove full-body armor before arriving at their photo-shoot appointment, although they may continue to prep upon arrival. Before each photo shoot, Sage speaks with clients to determine their personal preferences and the vision they have for their photos. Once the shoot begins, glamorous guests can try pinup poses on antique Victorian sofas or lounge on satin-sheeted queen-size beds. Throughout the shoot, subjects can peruse Sage's snapshots to decide whether they've accurately captured the most attractive earlobe angles. After the session, can clients schedule a time to return and preview edited versions of the shoot's best images, or view photos online in a password-protected gallery, selecting favorites to be made into prints or rendered onto t-shirts for family reunions.
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