Romaguera Photography memorializes moments through wedding photography and studio portraits. Sharp snap-shooters Ryan Romaguera and Ralph Romaguera Jr. have toted their camera bags to photography competitions around the world, and work to draw out families' unique personalities within a creative studio environment. Bring your family or surrogate family of Michael Jordan cardboard cutouts into the studio for a half-hour of smiling and posing (up to 10 subjects per session). After the session, clients can select a proof of the best shot to be made into an 11''x14'' retouched portrait and two 5"x7" prints ideal for display on the mantel, in the office, or in a giant wallet.
After stumbling upon an unmanned camera during her sophomore year at NYU, Lacy Davillier devoted her studies to the photographic arts, earning a BFA in studio art with a focus on photography and graphic design. She found that the peace and seclusion of the dark room proved a welcome respite from the din of city traffic, the pressures of an Ivy League school, and the monotony of sunlight. The young yet experienced photographer now specializes in contemporary photography, chronicling weddings, maternity moments, and celebrating families on location or in her studio. This picturesque space on historic Canal Street, with its wood floors, original doors, and classic New Orleans porch, serves as a romantic backdrop for any manner of shoots, and is fully stocked with toys and organic juices for clients’ kids. Lacy also performs a variety of graphic-design services as well as photograph-restoration work.
Before focusing the lens, the photographers at Luckett Portrait Studio focus on putting clients at ease. Whether at the client's home, an outdoor location, or in studio, they immortalize the session in black-and-white and color images, approaching subjects when posed or at candid moments.
Inside the studio, photographers capture senior portraits, newborns and children of all ages, families, and couples. During boudoir and pinup sessions, clients pose in front of romantic backgrounds, highlighting their figures and expressing themselves using outfits they brought from home or selected from the studio's lingerie wardrobe. Luckett Portrait Studio also documents weddings using a blend of traditional and photojournalistic techniques.
The camera lenses of Blink Booths transform customers’ beaming smiles and goofy faces into permanent memories. Onsite attendants pass out props—mustaches, glasses, and signs—before guests step into open-air or enclosed booths. Less than 12 seconds after the camera flashes, the printer spits out a black-and-white or full-color photo strip. These take-home keepsakes can be customized with everything from logos to event names to the current date. The booths aren't limited to still shots; their cameras can also record 30-second video messages, the perfect amount of time to congratulate newlyweds or apologize for eating their limo driver's car keys.
Shutterbug Michael Spangler, owner of Expressions Photography of Central, has been snapping photos professionally since 1986. His skills earned him stints as president of the Louisiana Professional Photographers Association and the Capital City Professional Photographers Guild. Today, he crafts portraits and senior photos both inside his studio and amid natural surroundings. His sophisticated, black-and-white portraits occasionally include pops of color to highlight a red car, a pink tutu, or a bad case of the blues. In his color photos, Michael runs the gamut between heavy saturation and subdued, desaturated hues to highlight his subject's dynamic poses.
While chronicling weddings, he draws on 26 years of experience as he alternates between traditional poses and candid shots. Michael also transforms sports photos into memorabilia such as custom composites, trading cards, and magnets. When he isn't capturing still images, he professionally records concerts and recitals on video.