The woman behind the lens at Snuggles Photography, Britney Kalanik, falls back on more than three years of experience while capturing life's milestones in a tasteful, artistic manner. A mother herself, Britney relates directly to the families, parents, and children she works with, and applies the same passion she has for snapping shots of her own daughter to her professional craft. Inside her spacious studio or at an outdoor location, Britney bends every session around the needs of her clients. She specializes in maternity portraits but also uses her keen eye to shoot weddings, seniors, and newborns.
A good photograph doesn't just capture a moment in time. It captures everything that surrounds and anticipates that moment—the four years leading up to graduation, the nine months before a baby's birth, or a long courtship that will soon end in marriage. The photographers of RiZel Photography do everything they can to capture images that represent their clients' lives, and the results are seldom short of stunning. Their casual, low-key demeanor helps clients relax under the camera's lens, and the result is a framed photograph or scrapbook that's worth saving for years to come.
After modeling in LA and Europe, Randall Scott found himself behind the camera, embarking on a 15-year career that saw his work grace the pages of magazines such as GQ, DNR, and Vogue. Scott's extensive experience with modeling as well as photography led him to develop a style that, like Arthur Fonzarelli after a hot-stone massage, is hip, youthful, and relaxed. As a specialist in senior and yearbook shoots, Scott immortalizes each subject's prime of life with striking, personalized portraiture and expertly styled hair and makeup.
Kreativ Imaging proudly brandishes a 2010 Best Of badge from The Knot—the comprehensive wedding-preparation network as well as membership to both the Professional Photographer's Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Its team of lens specialists demonstrates professionalism and technical expertise during each photo shoot and work to infuse shoots with artistic vision by taking advantage of creative angles. Afterward, patrons receive instant access to review and order photos from an online display database. In addition to wedding, business, and graduation photo packages, Kreativ Imaging provides videography and graphic-design services, as well as photo retouching, which can enhance snapshot clarity and minimize the presence of scene-stealing apparitions.
Big Sound and Picture’s green screen allows subjects to pose in front of any imaginable background—and the screen’s sandwich technology expands the nearly limitless options. This technique allows editors to “sandwich” subjects inside background tableaus, rather than only positioning them in front of them. This means subjects can pose standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, walking down a virtual staircase, or sprawling across the hood of a Lamborghini while a hologram car dealer runs their credit check in the background. The photography team incorporates this technology into shoots of all styles at their private home studio, capturing everything from carefree family portraits to risqué boudoir sessions.
Founder Rebecca Wolf also has a background in radio, and she draws on it to complement photography services with DJ offerings. She and her handpicked team of DJs spin at weddings, parties, and other special events, playing jams or backing tracks for karaoke performances.
When the two shutterbugs at The Macks Photography claim they have collaborated on creative, imaginative projects together for their whole lives, they aren't exaggerating. In addition to 10 years of photography and retouching experience, the brother-and-sister duo draws on a lifetime of sibling communication during photo shoots.
The Macks blend photojournalistic and artistic styles and strive to capture candid moments during in-home and on-location shoots of engaged couples, families, and high-school seniors. They also attempt to customize the photo shoots to fit each client’s personality. In fact, before every wedding, they have an in-depth consultation with couples to plan artistic, personality-capturing shots and to determine how they look smeared in cake.