Karli Beard doesn't limit herself when it comes to photography. The multitalented shutterbug works adeptly with kids and adults alike, shooting new moms, families at play, and demure portraits in dim lighting. She also captures weddings and engagements with bridal photography sessions that memorialize big days better than a cake chiseled from granite.
With hairstylists and makeup artists at the ready, the staff at Beautiful Family & Child Models, LLC focuses on showing families and individuals of all ages in their best light. From portraits to portfolios to headshots, the company specializes in making sure that its clients are fully prepared for auditions and screen tests, especially for Hollywood South projects.
Shutterbug Michael Spangler, owner of Expressions Photography of Central, has been snapping photos professionally since 1986. His skills earned him stints as president of the Louisiana Professional Photographers Association and the Capital City Professional Photographers Guild. Today, he crafts portraits and senior photos both inside his studio and amid natural surroundings. His sophisticated, black-and-white portraits occasionally include pops of color to highlight a red car, a pink tutu, or a bad case of the blues. In his color photos, Michael runs the gamut between heavy saturation and subdued, desaturated hues to highlight his subject's dynamic poses.
While chronicling weddings, he draws on 26 years of experience as he alternates between traditional poses and candid shots. Michael also transforms sports photos into memorabilia such as custom composites, trading cards, and magnets. When he isn't capturing still images, he professionally records concerts and recitals on video.
In business since 1999, Robin DePaula brings a wealth of experience to her studio work. Robin's online galleries provide an unfettered look at some of her more recent endeavors, including her Ooh-La-La Boudoir shoots. These intimate, pin-up-style photo shoots allow sultry stars or starlets to shine. Clients can take advantage of Robin's professional hair and airbrush-makeup-application services (starting at $65) or simply show up, throw on a smile, and throw themselves in front of the flurry of flashes. For those who do not seek boudoir brilliance, Robin is also available for group shoots starring up to four photogenic subjects. These one-hour shoots can capture the essence of families or individuals, including infants and nature's collegiate infants, high-school seniors.
When she's not taking an afternoon nap or admiring a stargazer lily, Victoria of VCB Photography is capturing weddings, families, and growing kids. Her portfolio overflows with the faces and paraphernalia of young ones, whether it's a mother cradling a pair of baby shoes or a boy momentarily wondering whether he left the Easy-Bake Oven on. Victoria performs her shoots onsite, harnessing natural light and environments to accentuate her subjects' best sides.