Having spent more than four decades behind the lens, Phil Slaske has seen the photography industry change dramatically. As film and darkroom equipment have been set aside to make room for digital cameras and high-resolution printers, the photo specialist has adapted his craft to fit the times. Today, Slaske specializes in several types of photography, including wedding photography, business portraits, and high-school or military group photos. He offers images in both digital and print versions, and also retouches photos to minimize skin imperfections or adorn faces with Groucho Marx mustaches. He has personally photographed more than 1,500 weddings and also specializes in capturing high-school-senior and family portraits.
Within ColorfulDreams4U’s newly renovated studio and retail space, a team of memory preservation experts immortalizes visitors’ likeliness during portrait sessions. With up to 24 backdrops available, owners Ron and Gloria can whisk their portrait subjects to exotic locales and landscapes without annoying photo bombs by the Grand Canyon. The studio’s various props—including school desks, picnic baskets, and fire trucks—also allow the skilled picture takers to create vivid, unique scenes. Along with in-studio photography, the duo also shoots weddings and sends its portable Betty in the Spotlight photo booths to birthday parties and special events. For a glimpse of some of their work, check out their online gallery.
While waiting for their photo sessions, clients can browse ColorfulDreams4u’s kaleidoscopic array of gifts, such as designer hats, steampunk jewelry, and pocket watches. The studio’s team also hand-wires one-of-a-kind crystal wedding bouquets with custom arrangements of semiprecious stones, crystals, beads, and flowers.
The owner of Distinctive Memories, Robyn Stoffel-Nichols, preserves milestones. Newborns, recently engaged couples, and high-school graduates beam at her camera at outdoor venues of clients' choice or in Robyn's studio, where professional lighting and various backgrounds accent poses.
B.C. Photography crafts sessions suited to each client’s needs. They photograph families, couples, weddings, moms-to-be, and kids, offering packages that include large and small prints, as well as digital images for unlimited personal printing. From the family pet to the aspiring model, clients receive equally customized attention. During in-studio sessions, a green screen can create backgrounds of anything from the Pyramids to a Caribbean beach. Businesses can also seek B.C. Photography's photographers’ skills to artfully capture product images. For those seeking glamour shots, their licensed hair stylist and makeup artist can apply makeup and style hair into any fashion. All photos are snapped in high definition, ensuring every image develops in exquisite detail for all photo shoots.