For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
When it comes to high-resolution images, photographer Darby lives by the truism "do unto others as you would have them do to you." She says, "I personally would only hire a photographer for my family that would provide full-resolution digital images at a reasonable cost, so I decided I would offer that to my clients." She simplifies the photo-shoot process even more by coordinating outside services such as belly painters for maternity shoots and hair and makeup artists for boudoir shoots. At the end of the day, whether it was a wedding or a portrait session, her mission is to make the shoot as enjoyable as the modernly styled photographs.
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.
Michael Lamb’s signature photographic style combines his 15 years' experience shooting authentic, contemporary portraiture with the photojournalistic techniques he honed when capturing images of the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves, which were published in Sports Illustrated. Along with fellow photographer Meredith Cox, he chronicles milestone events such as marriages from the time of the engagement to the toss of the bouquet, as well as capturing stunning family portraiture that is ideal for gracing homes, offices, or hometown billboards. In addition to photography services, the artists share their artistic and professional wisdom through photography classes that range from portrait workshops to in-depth classes for specific cameras such as Nikon, Canon, and Olympus. The photographers also offer photo-booth rental services, which print goofy party favors for guests and offer momentary refuge for socially awkward party clowns.
Haley Grant's portfolio is a testament to her artistry and technical prowess, but it's the glowing list of client testimonials that really showcases why she's so many families' go-to shutterbug. Praising her creativity, her patience, and "her ability to sweetly coax a smile out of our little one," her clients' words make it as clear as her portraits do: Capture Photography creates warm, unique images of couples, newborns, and weddings.