Shots of couples against a backdrop of hot air balloons, high school seniors posing in their letterman jackets, and babies snuggling together in a wicker basket all share space in Bryan’s Photography’s eclectic portfolio. The studio’s diverse style—and a head photographer with more than 30 years of industry experience—have rendered it a hub for customers seeking images that range from head shots to advertising photos. Clients can visit their well-appointed studio or the photographer can shoot on location for weddings or outdoor sessions that showcase the special smile subjects make when they’re looking at clouds that look like kittens.
President George Bush. Steve Forbes. Jamie Lee Curtis. Aside from the champagne-flute birthmark all famous people have, these three celebs all share the experience of posing for the cameras of Vickie and Ryan Fellows. Regardless of the A-list status of their clients, the duo treat their subjects to a personable, creative experience. Vickie frames families, kids, and expectant moms while Ryan photographs events and high-school seniors.
Many of these personalized portraiture sessions unfold in the pair's new studio, where clients can pose in the natural light streaming through the windows in the high-ceilinged space. The Fellows also adapt their photojournalistic style to the outdoors by harnessing early morning and late afternoon light to illuminate their subjects. On-location at clients' homes, Vickie and Ryan use studio and natural lighting to ensure the best shots possible. After sessions, the pair perform their own in-house touchups, printing, and framing to preserve your favorite images with products ranging from prints and canvas gallery wraps to DVD slideshows and coffee-table books.
Boston native Tony Todisco honed his videography skills with gigs at Walt Disney and NBC. Since 1985, he's applied those behind-the-lens talents to his own company, Award Winning Video and Photography. With multiple high-definition video cameras and an unobtrusive photography style, Tony and his team cover weddings with film and images assembled into hardcover albums and slideshows on DVD or Blu-ray discs. His in-studio portraiture, meanwhile, relies on posed compositions to capture high-school seniors, kids, glamorous models, and families that pay glamorous models to be their stand-ins. Along with individuals, Tony collaborates with businesses to craft corporate videos with professional voice-overs, on-location shoots, and quality special effects.
Inside Mary J Mann Photography's west-side studio, expert photographers snap shots of kids, families, and high school seniors, taking their time to capture playful, natural images without directing subjects into strained poses. After ample time in front of the camera, clients review each shot with photographers on a large screen and sample effects such as sepia tones, cropping, and replacing blinking eyes with gigantic butterflies. From there, the Mary J Mann crew uploads images to a professional lab, which prints them on quality photo paper. In addition to prints, Mary J Mann frames pictures with handcrafted canvas wraps, assembles them into books, and burns them onto CDs.
Tony Gambino bought his first camera, an all-manual model from the ‘70s, more than a decade ago. In the intervening years, he has studied under award-winning wedding photographer David Lynch and has documented his travels across Japan's, Europe's, and Australia's beaches. Today, Gambino specializes in portraiture and wedding photography, with an emphasis on shoots that bend natural light to broadcast a bride's radiance, make eyes twinkle with delight, or convey a sunset's rich flavors.