It’s no surprise that Brad Seaman ended up in the photography business. He is the son of a father who worked as a global film-supply manager for Kodak and dabbled in professional photography and a mother who seldom left home without her camera. Though Brad's immersion in the photo world was something of a recent development—he started the company in 2011—he has quickly demonstrated an innate flair, using his Nikon D700 Pro DSLR to snap nearly 25,000 pictures in a year and glamorize clients in pictures commemorating their high-school graduation, engagement, wedding, or return from a tour with the Ghost of Braces Past. Brad also specializes in portraits of families and pets, letting clients celebrate the togetherness of their household and its four-legged mascot.:m]]
During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.
Cinematically framing moments within the lenses of their professional filming equipment, Hayward Videography's team captures all memorable events on DVD. They shoot everything from weddings and bar mitzvahs to award ceremonies, speaking events, and family reunions, editing all video for seamless productions.
When Jamie Hayhurst does a photo shoot, she strives to snap fun, candid, and original shots before burning each image onto a CD and presenting it to her clients. To give her subjects as many options as possible, she only deletes photos with accidental blinks, bad lighting, and intrusive sasquatches. The shutterbug does most of her memory-catching outdoors or in her clients' homes, where she snaps portraits of seniors, moms-to-be, families, ceremonies, and kids. Her portfolio often features spontaneous smiles backdropped by scenic lakes, fields, and babbling brooks with bright-green grass or fall colors, depending on the time of year. Dutch tilts add dynamic compositions to her shots, which she renders in black and white, color, or warm sepia tones.
Nothing beats the view from the skies, so it makes sense that a picture from hundreds of feet in the air can provide a new, beautiful perspective. At Cape Cod Aerial Photography, professional photographers use a Cessna 172 or a helicopter to climb to these scenic heights, taking shots with digital equipment. Click here to see some of the company’s shots, ranging from a broad shot of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to a bird’s-eye view of the Zakim Bridge.
The company specializes in photography of Cape Cod (most shots take place within 50 miles of Plymouth Airport), but they’ve flown to numerous spots in New England, as far as Vermont and Connecticut. These kinds of photos can help proprietors advertise businesses or assist homeowners in visualizing how to arrange their living space when they move all their furniture to the roof.
As one of more than 30 grandchildren in her family, Julia Bykowski posed for her fair share of family portraits as a child. Before long, she found herself on the other side of the lens, snapping photos of not just her own family but of diverse clientele. Under the Julia Bykowski Photography moniker, she travels through the Boston area, capturing shots of weddings, graduating seniors, families, and newborns.