A group of nine people stand smiling for a photo—teammates, a family, a group of old friends. They all grin together, and when the photo is developed, eight of the nine have their eyes open. Hite Photo addresses this and other common photo problems directly, offering retouching, restoration, and a head-or-eye switch service, which eliminates the difficulty of getting a big group to all smile fetchingly or group-grimace in unison.
For Professional Photographers of America member Amy Gillespie, snapping pictures is a full-time passion that revolves around three words: live, laugh, and love. Her motto celebrates the positives in life, and her career as a photographer memorializes them in print. Amy’s affable attitude tends to rub off on her subjects who grin in earnest during family, infant, and pet photo shoots. She also ups the risqué factor with pinup and boudoir shots taken on-location. Once the shutter stops snapping, Amy shows proofs to her clients, who select favorites to be digitized or printed and faxed to adoring fans.
The "Baby I'm a Star" mini-package makes a sexy, sensational gift for a partner, capturing tasteful, alluring images in a playful, no-nudity way. Michael Sackett personally conducts each session, and will shoot clients in a variety of tasteful postures and poses during the 45-minute session. Clients are allowed two outfit changes during the session—if you opt for the studio setting, don't forget to bring along your most enticing, enthralling, and least pant-suity attire. After the pinup freeze framing, clients will receive a disc with five high-res, fully edited, retouched, and copyright-released images of their choice, as well as two 8x10 prints from the edited files.
When the two shutterbugs at The Macks Photography claim they have collaborated on creative, imaginative projects together for their whole lives, they aren't exaggerating. In addition to 10 years of photography and retouching experience, the brother-and-sister duo draws on a lifetime of sibling communication during photo shoots.
The Macks blend photojournalistic and artistic styles and strive to capture candid moments during in-home and on-location shoots of engaged couples, families, and high-school seniors. They also attempt to customize the photo shoots to fit each client’s personality. In fact, before every wedding, they have an in-depth consultation with couples to plan artistic, personality-capturing shots and to determine how they look smeared in cake.
Photos should be natural and reflect the personalities of the people in them. The photo participants should actually enjoy the experience, not just the results. I work with natural light, natural settings, and produce photos that capture your family's memories for years to come.
Photographer Ramiz Romaya has visited art galleries all over the world to find inspiration for his work, but he cites one artist—the 17th-century painter Rembrandt—as his greatest influence. He first encountered Rembrandt's paintings while traveling through Holland and was struck by his use of dramatic lighting. At Ramiz Romaya Rembrandt Photography, he strives to channel a similar style when aiming his lens. Natural light illuminates faces, and silhouettes create a feeling of mystery and passion. Romaya also leaves the comfort of his studio to snap senior photos, weddings, and family portraits, complete with family pets and family secrets.