For the past 28 years, Kelly Wheeler has wrangled feisty families into character-capturing images, using his studio's expansive outdoor area and well-appointed interior as a backdrop. Kelly begins with a prephoto consultation to learn about his customers’ lifestyles and desires so that photos can represent interests such as playing outdoors, spending time together, or competitive smiling. Photographees then arrange a time and location for their family photo shoot, holding pretty poses at Kelly's studio or allowing Photoz by Kelly to travel within the Reno-Tahoe area to shoot on-location or at the family home (a $150 value).
Whether she's following newlyweds walking down the beach or kids kicking autumn leaves in the woods, PAK Photography's Kelly uses natural light to capture her subjects during on-location shoots. Her intention is to snap pics of clients looking relaxed and happy so that they will always have a physical reminder of the good times in life. After shoots, Kelly can retouch photos so they are fit for framing, removing red eye from faces and red stains from T-shirts to hide the fact that you eat cherry Jell-O at least five times a week.
The first time Christie Mumm saw her newborn daughter's face, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She couldn't have anticipated, though, how much her love for her own husband and child would spill over into her work, and how it would, in turn, fuel the growth of her photography. From its beginnings as a part-time venture based out of Mumm's home in 2001, JLM Creative Photography has grown to fill an elegant downtown studio whose pale blue walls are filled with images of the candid smiles she has captured. As a mother, Mumm is keenly aware of how quickly children grow, change, and shape shift into wererabbits, and she's made it her mission to help other couples and families memorialize their fleeting, joy-filled moments.
Mumm and her team specialize in fine-art lifestyle portraiture and wedding photography. Her penchant for natural-light work has led her to many picturesque destinations, including a Lake Tahoe engagement shoot and a vintage-inspired wedding shoot on a lush 13-acre Nevada City estate; both were featured on the wedding-planning website On the Go Bride. Mumm has also written a book—Family Photography—which emphasizes the importance of relationships in the digital-photography business.
Life Stories & More is a professional and affordable video production company, located in Northern Nevada, specializing in customized life stories to cherish forever, as well as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, memorials, reunions, and lots more!
Brooke Morgan Westlake made her foray into photography during high school, when she diligently studied the craft by taking as many classes as her schedule could handle. After graduation, she spent most of her time on the other side of the camera, learning how to strike the ideal pose for any situation as a model and beauty-pageant contestant.
Today, she draws on 18 years of experience to capture memories with current technology and trends, adding each new photographic specimen to her portfolio. She illumines boudoir, engagement, and wedding photos by ramping up the exposure and color saturation, which lends Pre-Raphaelite detail and enchantment to each image. For portraits, she employs the same technique but also dabbles in the other extreme, swapping vibrant colors for desaturated tones that seem to look back through the mists of time. Brooke also accents black-and-white photos with pops of color and subdues child portraits with a pastel, daydream-infused palette.