Dennis Jones uses his photographic talents to capture the ineffable, striving to take photographs that are as unique as the people in them. To that end, he lets his clients choose the shoot location that best represents them, whether it’s at home, by a tranquil creek, or inside an enlarged replica of a kangaroo’s pouch. He and his crew specialize in portrait and wedding photography, which they offer in packages that include prints, digital images, and the sitting fee.
Lorena, the artist behind the lens at Precious Depictions Photography, specializes in natural-light photography. Her camera has captured the sun's rays as they shower the Golden Gate Bridge and the photons lighting up the beaming smiles of a family posed on smooth river rocks. Her gallery even features a baby curled up in a blanket on a guitar—a testament to the creative atmosphere of her shoots and an entirely new take on the lullaby.
The photographers at Mary Gillespie capture coy, intimate snapshots during one-on-one boudoir photo shoots. Ladies sit down for dollops of color, rouge, and lipstick from a professional makeup artist before slinking into the first of three alluring outfits. Subjects reveal as much or as little skin as they like, draping themselves in pearls or wisps of white bed sheets while dishing out incendiary eyewinks. Mary Gillespie's all-female staff puts subjects at ease and creates an environment where ladies feel free to prance, smile, and pose in front of two different backdrops. After the shoot, subjects receive a digital disc of eight edited images, any of which can be printed for an additional fee, ensuring long-time enjoyment should CD drives melt from the images’ body heat.
Though he's worked at more than 5,000 parties over the last two decades, Scott Rizzo shows no sign of tiring of his role as fun facilitator. At weddings, special events, and nightclubs, Rizzo and his team at TRP Entertainment spin exciting playlists, set up electrifying lights, and invite guests onstage to sing karaoke. Inside their portable photo booths, focused DSLR cameras capture revelers wearing wacky hats and hugging their wacky significant others. Photo strips emblazoned with custom art and messages print on photo-grade paper within 15 seconds.
While working in the wedding industry, Erin Michele Doran identified the potential for innovation in one wedding staple: the photo booth. Conventional booths were stuffy and boxy, with rigid lines that gave the booths an industrial feel. Erin decided to break the mold by designing a fleet of photo booths with more luxurious touches. Her company's photo booths boast draped benches, softer lighting, and more space for smiling party guests. The staff also customizes its photo booths for each event so the booth blends seamlessly with the party decor.
After the disappointment of being unable to afford a photo booth at their own wedding, the husband-and-wife duo behind Moments To Memories Photo Booth Rentals decided to help others enjoy the silly and sweet snapshots that cement celebrations in people’s memories. Today they dispatch booths that fit up to 15 subjects and prop boxes that overflow with floppy hats, bright sunglasses, and vintage props and picture frames. Throughout each event, a professional attendant remains on hand, aiding guests to ensure a smooth, fun experience as they add personalized text blurbs and create color or black-and-white prints that they can take away just 10 seconds after the flash. Customers can also acquire a USB drive with digital copies of the images and order additional prints online as well as memory books for showing to future generations or brides who hit their heads on the way out of the reception hall.