Despite having more than 10 years of experience and 1,200 photographed locations under their shared belt, Alex Studio's ten photography teams continue framing subjects from early in the morning to late at night. They capture lasting images of families, children, and engaged couples at on-location shoots around Puget Sound or sessions held at the studio. Their wedding work often takes them worldwide, with pending RSVPs including ceremonies in Hong Kong and Japan. Retouched nuptial shots can be assembled into a custom album made entirely in-house, and clients can also collect their favorite images as retouched digital files stored on DVDs or a set of 50 Commodore 64s.
A quality studio portrait sitting can cost hundreds of dollars. Throw in the cost of prints and the hassle of going out of your way to the studio and it's no wonder why people only get studio photographs once or twice in their entire lifetime. But with today's Groupon, $40 gets you a photography session at your favorite greater Seattle location and a package of prints from Nancy Treder Photography. The 73% off the normal $150 value should result in a 73% broader smile—exactly the amount needed for a lasting portrait. And the option to buy multiple Groupons means you can finally get a cowlick-free shot of those you love. Nancy Treder will have you beaming in a portrait that is sure to make your holiday card, headshot, or senior picture one you'll hang on to for a lifetime.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
Jill Labberton is big on composition. Because she first started taking photographs more than 20 years ago, she learned to use film rather than digital cameras. This training necessitated a thorough understanding of color, arrangement, and lighting (she prefers the natural kind) for her work, and she still brings this knowledge to the table today. In fact, she's channeled it for high-profile clients such as Estée Lauder and the Four Seasons Hotel. However, her interest in composition extends even to the photo's final resting place—during her detailed consultations with clients, she'll ask where the portrait will hang in their home, and keep its placement in mind when snapping shots.
Jill specializes in photographing families and children, and has a penchant for capturing personalities in her images. To that end, she asks her subjects questions about their family's unique character, what they'll wear, and who blinks the most often. She also tries to keep groups candid during her sessions, which are full of surprises meant to yield honest reactions. That way, she can freeze genuine smiles and laughter, often against scenic beach or woodland backdrops. Take advantage of the picturesque fall foliage in the Northwest and capture your family portrait just in time for the holidays.