Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Portrait Innovations operates digital-imaging studios throughout the country that use advanced technology to capture and print family memories in about 60–90 minutes. Before the shoot, adults can browse the open studio space's selection of different poses, props, and backgrounds while children entertain themselves at a Lego table and beg invisible friends to make an appearance for the camera. Photographers use handheld digital cameras to memorialize smiles during the session, utilizing the studio's lighting system to enhance candid images. Patrons then view and select their favorite poses, adding special effects to design and create personalized gifts such as portrait books, calendars, canvases, and mugs. The team prints the high-resolution portraits on archival-quality paper with a high-capacity Fujifilm Digital Frontier system, and ships specialty gift items to clients' homes for free.
ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
I am a RN by training and a photographer by heart. I am lucky that I only have to work three days a week at the hospital and can enjoy four days off a week with my beautiful son Caden. I developed a love of photography because I wanted to capture every special moment my son had in a photograph. I wanted the pictures I took
At 12 years old, when most little girls fall in love with horses or boy bands, Brittany Moyer fell for the click of a shutter. Her passion didn't wane over the years, and at 17, she began snapping shots professionally. Since then, she has studied at Bowling Green University and immortalized a number of events and milestones. The wunderkind specializes in portraits of seniors, families, babies, engaged couples, and bands. Her shoots are held on-location and capture both candid and posed images. Afterward, Brittany preserves her clients favorite black-and-white or color pictures with products such as high-quality prints and high-resolution images on CD.
Though she’s always loved photography, Christa Hovey’s passionate involvement with the art form really took off after the birth of her twin daughters. She chronicled their developing personalities and memorable moments with her camera, eventually deciding that she wanted to offer the same service to other families. And so began Double The Love Photography, where she captures clients’ candid emotions and true characters through varied photo sessions. In addition to shooting family and child portraits with skill, she memorializes special events, such as weddings, engagements, and puppy proms.