In 1994, Lance Johnston launched his photography business in a makeshift studio within the garage his parents? house. These days, his studio in Conway still resides in a Johnston-family garage, only this time the 1,200-square-foot space rests on nearly two acres of land that Lance owns himself. During Wednesday and Friday sessions in Conway, Tuesday and Thursday shoots at his Little Rock Studio, and numerous on-location appointments in between, Lance and his top-notch staff busily refine his ?new classic? style by snapping shots of families, high-school seniors, wedding parties, and kids. His clients can capture their favorites in a variety of matted, framed, and canvas portraits. Lance?s eye for preservation-ready moments has earned him 11 Kodak-Gallery awards as well as honors for his children?s photography from the APPA and the Arkansas chapter of the If You Keep Making That Face, It Might Stay That Way Forever Foundation.
Focus Photography's Larry Odom leverages the shutterbug skills gained during years of globe-trotting photography work into personalized portrait sessions. Prepare photogenic faces for a scheduled sitting ($50+ in studio, on location prices vary), allowing Odom to capture the joy of recent births, the infectious energy of graduating students, or the stoic grace of ventriloquist duos. Following shoots, customers can select preassembled packages ($65+) or order their favorite à la carte prints in a variety of offspring-embarrassing sizes, including 4"x6” ($15), 8"x10” ($45), and a mounted 20"x24” ($315). Each photo loses imperfections with included enhancements, burnishing dull tones with color correction and replacing frowning faces with the digitally inserted head of Teddy Roosevelt.
Winner of WeddingWire’s 2011 Bride’s Choice Award, Ocken Photography is owned by snap-happy siblings Bob, Jen, and Chris Ocken, who combine their 20 years of experience to create striking, natural-looking portraits with artistic eloquence. Snap sessions can be single subject or may include family members, pets, or down-on-their-luck local celebrities, and can be staged in Ocken's comfortable studio or off-site at an indoor, outdoor, or door-manufacturing location of your choice. Once the star-like glare of the flash wears off, clients can choose their favorite shots from a set of web proofs, taking 10 professional 5"x7" artist prints home, where they can then be gifted to family members, friends, and enemies in need of a new dart board.
Devoted to providing easy access to party photography, Photobooths of the MidSouth creates a focal point for fun at weddings, parties, and other events. Classic curtained photo booths and open-air kiosks snap memories at gatherings and galas as attendants ensure that the booth is in smooth working order, producing reliable, non-ghost-revealing pictures. Additionally, provided props and signs help subjects customize portraits, furthering the company's goal of personalized service.
Photographer Fallon Jade Jones draws from years of professional experience and a friendly, easygoing nature to capture the unique personality of all her subjects, whether its through a memorable family photo or an emotional wedding-portrait session. The skilled visual artist puts her subjects at ease, allowing real, natural human reactions to come to light in bright, dreamy color or striking sepia and black-and-white.
Reliving special moments again and again. One either needs a time machine or Mercedes Binns’s unique talents for capturing them with her camera. With a passion for life, people, and photography, she frames those meaningful memories for generations to enjoy during shoots for kids, families, pets, and high-school seniors. She’s also skilled at integrating into large events such as weddings to document the splendor, as well as letting ladies express themselves during classy boudoir sessions.