Jaime Murray?s move west meant more sunshine, something she?d been dreaming up for the previous eight years as an advertising photographer in Philly. And though her prior work is many miles away, traces of that past job are still noticeable in her stylized photography. A lot of her images have highly contrasted and saturated colors that are accented by a soft focus, which creates a glowing, blurry aesthetic that evokes a dream-like state or the state after staring at sun for too long. She stamps her style on images during wedding, maternity, family portraits, engagement, and boudoir photo shoots, in addition to photos of restaurant dishes, musicians, and actors.
With a photojournalist?s quick reactions and an artist?s attention to detail, Gabriel Hernandez shoots weddings and engagement sessions. He also captures memorable moments during on-location portrait shoots, applying the same skills along with his love of color and drama.
Ursula Bensimon has viewed the world through a camera lens since her seventh birthday, when her father gave her her first Polaroid camera. Now at the helm of her own studio, Ursula Bensimon Photography, she captures the same carefree glee in the faces of youngsters during innovative sessions that often result in magazine-quality photos with a high-fashion sensibility. Rather than relying on rehearsed poses, she lets the tots interact with live donkeys or bury themselves to the waist in sand during surreal shoots that draw out real emotions, such as elation, wonder, or the excited glimmer in the eye of a future donkey trader. Bensimon also shoots teens and adults in the same laissez faire fashion, letting her subjects’ personalities shine.
It's only been a decade since shutterbug Barbara Steinberg devoted her talents to boudoir photography, but her portfolio brims with a lifetime's worth of lens-fogging efforts. Her work with more than 1,000 Southern Californian women has landed the photographer on several San Diego news programs. More than 100 outfits accompany the lingerie, jewelry, and accessories in Barbara's private studio, where taste runs tantamount to titillation during one- to two-hour boudoir sessions helmed by the all-female staff. As they ease into the session, subjects may also opt for one of the studio's signature silhouette poses, which conjure an air of erotic mystery and effortlessly arouse hunky Alfred Hitchcock?aficionados. Custom calendars, folios, and albums preserve each blush-worthy image, which Barbara lightly touches up for no additional cost.
Photographer Daniel Woods can hold his breath for 3.5 minutes, which comes in handy when he has to grab an underwater shot. An avid outdoorsman whose accomplishments include a 22-mile kayaking excursion to Catalina Island, Daniel found his way to photography through the continual inspiration he drew from wild landscapes, particularly ocean coasts. And then he wondered: why should these landscapes be limited to models and athletes posing for magazines? With that, Daniel launched Beach Shoot to make these wild backdrops accessible to anyone seeking an adventurous photo.
His shoots—which he calls “personal ad campaigns”—venture to locations where beaches, sea cliffs, and trails abound. During these shoots, he paddles along with his subjects to snap portraits and action shots while they're kayaking, standup paddleboarding, or belly-flopping on the exact spot where Venus was born. He posts sample shots to his online portfolio, organized into categories such as adventure kayaking, wildlife encounters, and portraiture. He also uses these dramatic backdrops to frame marriage-proposal shoots.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Canon Professional Cameras and Lenses
Pro Tip: Be sure to discuss
attire for your beach portrait session with David