Walk through a field of wild flowers. Sit on the beach and listen to the flow of water falling ten feet into our 6000 gallon pond. Smell the roses climbing our custom gazebo. Lean on the split rail fence or sit along the stream and imagine where you will hang this personal piece of art Jeff is creating just for you. This ca
"I think I was put on this earth to bring out the best in people," says TaMara Thomas-Defils. That's why she chose glamour and boudoir photography as a career. She's always had a passion for the medium, and once she decided to do it professionally, she opened her own studio. Beyond its hot-pink door, Uniquely U Photography greets guests with a comfortable atmosphere and a fully stocked cache of backdrops, props, and set pieces. Once they start feeling their most comfortable and confident, subjects strike poses and begin to cultivate their own saucy gallery of images.
The visual arts are Valencia Bogardus’s thing. Photography, design, film—if there’s a way to tell a story in pictures, she’ll find it. At Papillon Media, she tells those tales through portrait sessions for kids, couples, families, and individuals. Music videos, documentaries, and commercials are possible when she’s behind the video camera. Valencia’s design skills come in handy when she’s customizing finished products that preserve memories for generations to come.
Photographer Amy Britton suavely aims her lens toward infant, portrait, and glamour shoots within a well-lit, 2,200-square-foot studio. Preserve memories for children, grandchildren, and their wind-powered robo-children with a 30-minute photo shoot, during which children, families, and pets are welcome and get help expressing themselves through playing with Britton. After the session, clients flock back to the studio on a separate occasion to review every dimple-capturing image with Britton, selecting which one will be transferred onto a 12"x12" canvas print. After clients clear their walls of lingering shadow puppets in preparation for the print's arrival, they may pick up the finished product from the studio.
Whether capturing a photo of a bowtie-clad baby in a basket or a more traditional family portrait, Alley Saltz at Saltwater Photography fills images with the personalities of her subjects. She brings her work to life in a variety of formats, from sepia-tone prints to full-color digital images that can be emailed to family, friends, and web-savvy pets. Saltz photographs events that include graduations, engagements, weddings, and family get-togethers.