For four years running, photographer Sean J. Mason—who has been capturing striking images of clients for more than 15 years—has won WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award for his spontaneous, photojournalistic fine-art photography. In addition to documenting weddings and engagements, Mason captures striking portraits of clients, allowing them to recall fleeting moments in time or show up fading paintings of relatives in their Hall of Ancestors.
As a filmmaker and photographer, Brett Carlson brings a director's instinct to all the images he shoots. He's constantly creating new visual stories as the owner of Stolen Frames Photography, where he specializes in headshot and portrait photography as well as something a little more unorthodox—the manned photo booth. At weddings, parties, and other special events, he'll set up shop in a booth where he'll capture artistic group shots that an unfeeling camera could not. He also provides props and backgrounds to add another element to these photographs and a live slideshow of these images will play during the event.
Formerly known as the Analog Cucumber, Digital Pickle specializes in transforming your pre-digital memories into high-def formats that are compatible with modern media. Today's deal gets you $90 worth of VHS to DVD video transfer services that will save your old home videos before their aging ribbons are seized by the jaws of Death's goat (prices start at $20 to create a two-hour DVD). Using state-of-the-art equipment, Digital Pickle's skilled technicians will synchronize frames, stabilize images, and reduce white noise in the original video, returning it to you in its completed form for enhanced reminiscing.
Orlando Aviles was never a big shutterbug until he met his fiancé, Ana, an avid documenter of family events. Her passion was contagious, and soon Orlando found himself behind the lens, snapping shots for his own company, Owando Photography. He specializes in portraits of other engaged couples, which he conducts at each pair's favorite location. Those sessions result in slideshows, prints, and a DVD with more than 80 images of the soon-to-be newlyweds. Orlando also lends his photographic talent to special events as well as individual and family portraits.
Paul Switzer has been to more than 1,000 weddings during his 20-year career as the professional photographer behind Paul Switzer Photography. Operating primarily in the digital medium, he specializes in various forms of photography including weddings, portraits, and special events such as bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations, parties, and corporate events. He also travels to accommodate clients with private-location photo shoots, capturing memories at beach sunsets and Southern California verandas and immortalizing special moments with custom services for his subjects.
At KidzPix USA’s photography studio, founder Margaret Saffold captures youngsters at their cutest, outfitting them with a massive selection of props and themed costumes ranging from basketball players to fairy princesses. With the help of her husband Andre Saffold, Margaret builds a fun atmosphere for kids and parents, who can relax and enjoy refreshments during the shoot. After the shoot, customers can make an appointment at the studio to see their photos, which they can choose to preserve as canvas prints, enlarged prints, or key rings.