Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
With experience as a commercial photographer and digital-imaging specialist, Judy Reinford photographs kids, seniors, families, and pets. Judy accommodates clients by holding shoots at a preferred outdoor locale, allowing subjects to swap outfits in between posturing and grinning, and providing trained animal handlers to ensure posing pets act obediently. Proofs are reviewed in a one-on-one meeting with Judy, and customers decide which digitally enhanced shots might best befit Judy’s selection of variously sized prints, mounted prints, digital images on CD, and canvas wraps. Judy can also create custom holiday cards for clientele celebrating the winter holidays or other special occasions.
Although Sunshine Spirit owner Denise Dougherty’s father gave her her first 35mm camera more than 20 years ago—a gift she has kept to this day—her photography career didn’t jump-start until she started taking pictures of her own children years later. These keepsake shots of her youngsters sparked other parents’ interest in her portraiture, and soon she was busy photographing newborns, youngsters, and families.
Today, Denise has broadened her expertise to also shoot weddings and orchestrate sultry boudoir shoots. Whatever style she shoots in, her images center on flattering poses and artful lighting, which she uses to enhance the scene rather than to give chandeliers inferiority complexes. To stay abreast of the latest technology and trends, she enhances her education with a steady stream of seminars.
Relaxed. Natural. These are just a few ways to describe Picture Perfect Photography's style. Prior to each portrait session, the photographers conduct a free consultation where they display samples, discuss clothing ideas, and get a feel for the photo you're looking for. Always artful, the photographers' images capture subjects in sharp focus with stunning backdrops of sunsets and green parks. When zooming in, they catch every facial expression, every bit of body language, and every candid reaction that makes each moment unique. Photographers are dedicated to producing quality photos of families, kids, and couples, and can also cover special events such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs. Once the photos are taken, they can be printed in a variety of sizes and on materials such as metal and canvas.
Photographer Ron Wade freezes special moments using his keen eye and a camera. He dispenses his skills during shoots for newly engaged couples, high school seniors, and family portraits. He also expertly floats around wedding receptions, capturing the bride and groom on their special day.
Long before Bill Brokaw studied photography and environmental science, he spent his childhood roaming the woods of Hunterdon County with his trusty camera. After college, his love of adventure and exotic landscapes led him to a career in photojournalism. With that trusty camera still by his side, Bill traveled through China, Africa, England, and across the US in search of any gritty and emotive moments that managed to escape from reality television.
Today, Bill resides in his home state of New Jersey, where he crafts portraits of families, couples, and individuals both in-studio and on location. After each shoot, he screens, polishes, and enhances each image to draw out vibrant colors or swaddle smiles in subdued sepia tones. When he isn't taking photos of people doing what they love—such as playing hockey, dancing, or revoking Dad's car privileges—he shares his shutterbug skills with publications and nonprofits and hosts workshops and classes.