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 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.
From intimate boudoir gifts to mantle-worthy family portraits, the shutterbug behind La Femme Image wields the camera with one goal in mind: to summon the most stunning version of you. The expert photographer can forever memorialize a couple's big wedding day, take headshots for an upcoming audition, or capture a cute child on film before it grows up and develops its exoskeleton and antenna.
Rather than teach you to navigate camera buttons and menus inside a stuffy studio, American Photo Safari takes students of all skill levels on an adventure where they learn to photograph while touring historic parts of New Orleans. As small groups stroll on foot through the French Quarter or past the Garden District's mansions and aboveground cemetery, local professional photographers teach students one-on-one how to capture stunning images using any type of camera. Sessions last 2.5 hours, though American Photo Safari also offers a 4-hour version of its French Quarter tour.
In business since 1999, Robin DePaula brings a wealth of experience to her studio work. Robin's online galleries provide an unfettered look at some of her more recent endeavors, including her Ooh-La-La Boudoir shoots. These intimate, pin-up-style photo shoots allow sultry stars or starlets to shine. Clients can take advantage of Robin's professional hair and airbrush-makeup-application services (starting at $65) or simply show up, throw on a smile, and throw themselves in front of the flurry of flashes. For those who do not seek boudoir brilliance, Robin is also available for group shoots starring up to four photogenic subjects. These one-hour shoots can capture the essence of families or individuals, including infants and nature's collegiate infants, high-school seniors.
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.