Seasoned camera wizard Gregg Wutke uses his flashy personality, background in art, and thorough methodology to summon seniors' smiles against the retina-soothing backdrops of historic downtown Monterey, the Old Monterey Gardens, the Carmel and Monterey coastline, or the shooting space in Wutke’s Monterey studio; family portrait sessions are held in any of the aforementioned locations or in customers' homes throughout the Monterey, Carmel, or Salinas areas. Wutke kicks things off with a friendly consultation to chart out photo shoots, dishing out tips on how to effectively use makeup, pick out the most flattering clothing choices, and determine which Mr. Ed impersonations complement or detract from natural facial features.
Elliot Frame Design has been garnishing pieces with quality custom frames since 1992, with esteemed former clientele including Pebble Beach and Union Bank. Selections of hand-carved 12- to 24-karat gold and Argentine leather frames envelop photographs or treasured family keepsakes, and professional museum glass safeguards artwork. Professional framers can measure, order, and install frames while providing consultations to guide customers through creative positioning and displays that best suit interior-design styles or complement household collections of Han Solo marble head busts.
Amid the white sands of sunset-lit beaches and wildflowers of grassy fields, or even the bright lights of his professional photography studio, Jesse Gabriel transforms his subjects into printed portraits with clicks of his camera. After spending years traveling across the country, photographing the natural landscape and the people in it, Jesse Gabriel, along with his wife and business partner, Susan, opened Jesse Gabriel Photography to fulfill Jesse’s dream of running his own studio. Jesse specializes in shooting family, children, high-schoolers posing for senior photos, and seniors posing as high-school students.
Bay Area native Ryan Willis can rarely be found anywhere but behind his camera. It’s a passion he’s gratefully transformed into a career, taking traditional-style portraits for families, newborns, couples, and kids. He shoots in varying shades of black and white, as well as vibrant color, manipulating studio lighting to create crisply focused images. To assist with headshots or images for promotional materials, he also customizes photo sessions for business professionals, actors, models, and bands.
Glenn Young studied art at Santa Clara University before serving as a photographer in the Peace Corps in The Gambia. Upon his return, he founded Artscapes, where he funnels his 20 years of professional photography and framing experience into art preservation. His clientele includes private collectors as well as museums such as the DeSaisset Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art. And to stay at the forefront of art preservation, he learns best practices and advanced techniques from the Western Regional Paper Conservation Laboratory, where paper cloning was invented.
Glenn pours all this experience and training into leading his team of trained visual artists and craftsmen. The skilled staff takes an individualized approach to framing that relies on museum-quality materials such as hand-wrapped fabric liners, French matting, and UV-filtering plexiglass for long-lasting results. In addition to housing works of art from paintings to photographs in a selection of 2,000 frames, they keep their gallery stocked with antique posters, movie posters, and paintings for elegant home decor.