Jaime Murray?s move west meant more sunshine, something she?d been dreaming up for the previous eight years as an advertising photographer in Philly. And though her prior work is many miles away, traces of that past job are still noticeable in her stylized photography. A lot of her images have highly contrasted and saturated colors that are accented by a soft focus, which creates a glowing, blurry aesthetic that evokes a dream-like state or the state after staring at sun for too long. She stamps her style on images during wedding, maternity, family portraits, engagement, and boudoir photo shoots, in addition to photos of restaurant dishes, musicians, and actors.
At the age of 10, Bryan Meyer went on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands. It was on that trip that he first picked up a camera–and he hasn't put it down since. Now, more than four decades later, Bryan continues what has turned into a lifelong journey in photography. He and his Mind's Eye team shoot local conventions, sports events, and celebrations. They also snap more intimate sessions, including families with special needs.
Dawn Nicoli's love of photography goes back to pulling all-nighters in the darkroom mixing chemicals and developing pictures. It's her hands-on approach that landed her the position of documentary photographer for Channel 8 in 1980. TV Guide even used her images to promote its feature stories. Garnering tons of experience during that time, she decided to start her own company, Nicoli Productions.
With her studio set on two acres of manicured landscape with waterfalls and cobblestone pathways, she says her photo sessions are like a relaxed time out in the park. Her natural ability to put clients at ease also keeps the environment casual and laid-back. Specializing in environmental portraiture, she takes advantage of the studio's surroundings to capture picturesque portraits of families, kids, and engaged couples.
She's also great at lifestyle and fashion shoots. Her editorial spreads in New Image Magazine, San Diego Bride, and Groom Magazine exhibit those skills. Her talents in lifestyle photography combined with her photojournalism experience means seamless wedding coverage, too. During weddings, she captures everything from the trip down down the aisle to the cake-cutting. To commemorate all photo shoots, she can also create storybook albums, multi-image videos, and metal wall art.
Dennis Mock's self-proclaimed spontaneity and documentary spirit have earned him dozens of local and national awards from photographers associations and national camera companies. His background in sports photography allows him to capture split-second moments of joy or truly spectacular action passes of familial play, and his experience in architectural photography gives him a natural sense of composition—whether he’s at parks, beaches, or shooting a newborn session in his professionally lit studio. Before each shoot, he discusses costuming and venue choice with clients to decide how and where to best capture the earnest smiles of graduates and high school seniors, the savvy stare during business head shots, the doting looks of parents, the proud family and kid moments, and the uninterested glances of celebrity trees. When he's not out taking photos, Dennis is busy helping others hone their composition and lighting skills during photography workshops that cover everything from camera functions to digital editing and the importance of storytelling.
Award-winning photographer Dawn Nash understands that the best pictures happen when her subjects feel beautiful and loved. As the founder of The Romance Specialist, she translates these ideals into precious photographic keepsakes during shoots held at her brand new La Mesa studio. Whether she's capturing traditional portraits or teasing out sultry sexiness during boudoir shoots, Dawn encourages unguarded moments with the help of in-studio privacy and an all-female staff.
The skilled printers at Ben Printing, Inc. work one-on-one with customers to design an array of signage bearing custom graphics or preexisting logos. They print these images onto banners for display on storefronts, table signs for expos, or magnetic decals for car doors or a sponsored RoboCop. Their printing services also extend to wall murals, panels, and simple yard signs.