Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Kim Williams?s photography career sprang from necessity. As the former owner of a children?s event-planning company, Kim was charged with snapping shots of her tiny clientele, capturing candid smiles, gleeful laughter, and surreptitious paste eating. As her love affair with the camera blossomed, she found herself investing time and money into more advanced equipment and eventually opened The Village Paparazzi.
Whether on-location or in-studio, Kim is easy on direction, especially with children, letting her subjects express themselves however they wish while she documents the moment. Kim?s easygoing personality and expert manipulation of natural light yield a portfolio filled with natural-looking shots of kids, families, and couples.
The Boudoir Loft's owner and photographer Kimberly Williams captures artistically framed images within her private Rochester studio. Though she concentrates mostly on sensual boudoir shoots, Kimberly also snaps wedding photos and portraits of kids, teens, and the various developmental stages of prized hydrangea bushes. Kimberly also flexes her Photoshop skills as she edits each photo, erasing flaws and enhancing natural features to create high-quality, alluring images. Additionally, her full-service, onsite salon and event space Blowdry Divas offers airbrushing makeup services and professional haircare, and both companies join forces by combining makeovers and glamorous photo shoots for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, and girls? nights out.
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At a young age, Brian Weitzel began capturing images with his dad’s 35 mm camera, spending his weekly allowance on developing his negatives. Today, he's a professional photographer who specializes in weddings. He has traveled the world for shoots and published his work in the Wall Street Journal. While working with clients, Weitzel obeys the golden rule—he strives to be the type of photographer he would hire. He photographs his subjects and events thoroughly, and boasts swift turnaround from shoots to finished prints. In addition, amateur photographers can benefit from his savvy during personal photography classes, which can teach DSLR or point-and-shoot camera techniques in a hands-on environment, rather than one in which students must carry their cameras with salad tongs.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Whimsical Occasions Wedding Event Shows is a wedding wonderland. Every corner bursts with floral arrangements in soft pastel colors, elegant white dresses, and platters stacked with reception-ready sweet treats. At this comprehensive wedding expo, brides-to-be can plan their their wedding from proposal to honeymoon all in one location. Brides and grooms can talk with vendors, many of whom are offering day-only specials, and book their services at the show. This helps save time and money traveling to the vendors' individual locations.
Top vendors from across the local Detroit metro area showcase everything from bridal fashions and decor to jewelry, invitations, flowers, and photography. Display tables showcase on-trend color swatches, and ideas for centerpieces, favors, linens, flatware, stemware, gifts, wine, and more. Whether you have no idea where to start or are looking for the perfect cake to hide the rings in, the event can point you in the right direction.