Shelly Ivy's parents probably figured they were indulging a passing phase when they bought their 8-year-old daughter a blue camera with a flash bulb. As it turns out, that gift steered Shelly toward a career in photography that fully manifested when she opened Ivy Studios Photography with her husband Brandon. The duo specializes in wedding and portrait photography, and their work regularly graces Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice awards. Sharing a fondness for rock 'n' roll, they bring an enthusiastic energy to their clients' photo shoots, which commemorate occasions ranging from happy nuptials and momentous graduations to the fire walk that closes out every family reunion. When they're not focusing lenses on brides or setting up surveillance on ring bearers, the pair stages introductory and advanced photography classes that help students fluently maneuver around their digital cameras.
Marvelously Made Photography's expert image-crafter creates angelic photos of expectant mothers and newborn babes in comfortable, relaxed photo shoots. Perfect for new or soon-to-be parents or as an alternative to staid shower gifts such as baby polish, the sessions take place at the home of head photographer Kathy Smith, whose living room transforms into a memory-capturing photo studio with the help of equipment such as a black background and photographic lighting. Smith is sure to set aside enough time to ensure enough time for babies to forget their work-related stress and relax into placid, picture-taking moods.
Cosey Photography’s talented husband-and-wife duo captures moments with fast-twitch pointer-finger muscles and discerning eyes. Each portrait session harnesses each customer’s untapped photogenic bounty while fusing it with the proper dose of lighting and the human touch. After snapping off a mountain of photos, customers can peruse the striking shots, marveling at their stoic pensiveness and picking out a crisp and clear 8”x10” print. The viewing session will take place in Chandler. Additionally, a low-resolution digital copy of the chosen image (suitable for posting on Facebook) will be mailed to you.
Tiffanie and Tawn, the shutter-snapping sister duo behind A.Muse (Squared) Photography, take a fresh approach to family, child, and portrait and event photography, favoring images tinged with the natural quality of photojournalism over stiff poses. During the two-hour shoot, one or both photo-takers wield their magic contraptions to capture beautiful smiles, sentimental looks, and lurking Broadway stars hoping to steal the limelight. Set up an equestrian session to depict the affection between owner and obsolete buggy-engine. After the frame-freezing session, clients can access an online gallery of all shots before choosing an 8"x10" print to display on the living room wall or the side of the family blimp.