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.
Brian Masserman shot his first wedding at 15, armed with a Kodak Instamatic. Though it wracked his nerves to wait a week for his photos to develop, he knew he'd found a calling. A member of the Professional Photographers of America for more than 20 years, he now captures special occasions and intimate moments after consultations in which he tailors his photographic style to his customers’ needs, following his personal mantra: "There is no such thing as a perfect photograph, but there are such things as perfect moments."
During the more than 600 weddings they've photographed, Brian and his two staffers have varied their approach, sometimes snapping candid pictures of revelers and other times relying on a more journalistic feel. His skills stretch to include family portraiture and commercial work, and his senior portraits crackle in black and white, color, or mixtures of the two. After photo-shoots, he employs a keen sense of design to help customers to decide their print style, and even travels to their homes to find a place to hang their prints.
Brian always seeks to develop concrete relationships with customers and has even chronicled the milestones of one client from her bat mitzvah to her wedding day. To share his expertise, he hosts intensive workshops in which he drills students in camera settings, composition, and abbreviated editing techniques. He and his staff believe in the visual power of physical prints and frame and restore photos and love letters written on cheeseburger wrappers. They also print photographic images onto more eclectic material such as canvas, wood, and aluminum.
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.
Friends for more than 20 years, Jen Buckerfield Dera and Angela Skruba-Bilen have had their cameras at the ready throughout college, law school, marriage, and the raising of their families, documenting these personal milestones on film. The two pals eventually decided to channel their photographic passion into Capture A Moment Photography, where they harness natural light sources to frame families, expectant mothers, and small celebrations in parks, backyards, or the protected airspace over a national monument. After each shoot, they assemble photos into a proofing gallery that remains online for 30 days, during which time patrons can select the pictures they want to preserve on a disk of high-resolution images.