Skilled shutterbug Virginia Valdez leads Le Dolce Boudoir Photography’s all-female staff members, who encourage women as they pose for tasteful, sensual photo shoots. Virginia aims to capture her subjects’ personality and boost their confidence as she snaps elegant, contemporary shots in her studio or at camera-friendly sites such as clients’ own homes, a chic hotel room, or the light-meter aisle at the nearest supermarket. Her supporting team helps to enhance subjects’ ensembles with hairstyling, makeup applications, and costumes plucked from the studio’s wardrobe.
Krystle Thomas has been snapping photos for a decade, a passion she’s morphed into a career at Krystography. Specializing in portraiture, Krystle works to put her subjects at ease, knowing that the best shots often come as a result of fun, spontaneous moments. This is especially true for children, whom Krystle photographs in local parks and botanical gardens, capturing their genuine smiles and candid reactions to nature’s colorful sights and weird smells.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Photographer Charles Fretzin began his love affair with the camera more than 30 years ago, when he studied at Chicago's Institute of Design. Now, Charles trains his eye to formal and candid portraiture to capture stills of families, couples, and newlyweds against a studio or scenic backdrop. Subjects receive their digital images via email before selecting the choicest shots, which can later be made into prints, custom photo albums, or toasters that burn their faces into each slice of bread.
Although he once starred on the soap opera Forever, Jim Richer found his true calling behind the lens. But this small-screen experience may explain why Richer is a pro when it comes to producing headshots for kids, teens, and adults that catch the eye of casting directors. Richer is also an expert when it comes to retouching images, whether they’re for professional or personal purposes. He can go so far as to remove braces, background buildings, and background buildings with headgear from images.