J. Design Studios' photographers are just as likely to snap pictures of a happy couple strolling through a grassy park as they are to set up a photo booth at an event, where they can create a background from repurposed doors or give subjects eclectic picture frames to hold around their faces. And yet photography is just one side of the studio's services: a team of multimedia design and architecture graduates helm the visual design department. Here, they translate the client's brand into vibrant Web and print projects, from websites and billboards to postcards and magazines.
Established in 2005, Convey Studios was started by Sesha Shannon to bring a new perspective to portrait and commercial photography. We focus all of our energy towards making every shot unique and bringing out the personality of the person we are photographing!
Veteran shutterbug Cara Dee Stucke honed her artistic eye in 27 years in the portrait-photography field and today attends annual workshops and seminars to stay abreast of modern techniques. Along with fellow photographer Mark Gilmore, Cara Dee snaps elegant, contemporary shots of weddings, families, and high-school seniors using high-tech equipment such as 21.5-megapixel sensor cameras and light-bending hand claps. Before each photo session, the creative team can proffer wardrobe and makeup consultations, taking time to heed customers' requests for the overall vibe of the shoot.
On-location sessions voyage into the tranquil confines of nature for a romantic ambiance, and shoots in the CaraDee Photography studio allow for edgy, urban-theme photos with self-provided props. Images make their way onto prints of all sizes, emblazoned on top-quality metallic or lustrous papers, custom-created books, and videos replete with music.
After years floating between jobs in a search for fulfillment, Terry Scroggins discovered his passion for photography in 1984 while shooting football games with a loaned professional camera and a single flash. As he expanded his skills to include subtly lit indoor portraits, he began traveling throughout the region and later the country to snap subjects from ball teams to bands, prom-goers, and beauty queens. A skilled communicator, Terry could deftly organize teams of athletes into position for group portraits, even when he and they had no languages in common—an issue that almost caused difficulties during the fast-pitch softball Women's World Championship, in which 27 countries were represented.
After years on the road, Terry eventually settled down to restructure his business to accommodate emerging digital methods. Today his portrait studio hosts carefully posed photo shoots and classes in everything from lighting strategies to photoshopping a unicorn horn onto the family dog.
Since establishing her studio nearly 10 years ago, Beth has managed to preserve the vows, kisses, and first dances of more than 450 newlyweds. She often photographs weddings alongside her own husband, Tim, who shoots high-definition video footage that their website claims should include a "you'll cry" guarantee. Though these ceremonies are her specialty, Beth also snaps family and high school senior portraits, as well as flirty boudoir albums. She can travel to specific locations that produce picturesque prints, or pose subjects in her studio against a variety of professional backdrops.