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Sure, most people smile in photos. But in Brian Hilson's portraiture work, his subjects' smiles are so natural and radiant that they don't look posed—it looks like he caught them in a moment of genuine happiness. This is likely in part to his mission to give each project "a fresh perspective instead of applying a formula," one that has led to his pictures being seen everywhere from local bars to Zagat.com. He's worked with food, street fashion, headshots, and bridal work and is currently focusing on LGBT weddings. He also leads classes in photography and software such as Photoshop.
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When Brandee Brantly takes a photograph, she's not just looking to capture a smile. She's also looking to capture a story. Though she's been a self-described "photo enthusiast" for more than 20 years, Brantly's interest in the art form spiked as soon as she had children. She wanted to document every moment of their young lives, and to bathe those moments in the nostalgic glow that's unique to a candid photograph.
Today, Brantly points her lens at plenty of people besides her own children. She travels around Carrollton and the greater Dallas area, seeking out subjects with their own stories to tell. She prefers on-location shoots for their narrative and artistic potential; rather than pose people against stark studio backgrounds, she can snap them sitting in their favorite public park or on top of their sworn enemy's Mercedes.
Beaux Arts Photography's Sam Anise captures bold, lively photos of high-school seniors, families, children, and weddings. During each shoot, he anticipates moments, reacting to the personalities and actions of his subjects to create honest portraits entrenched in the styles of photojournalism and fashion. His laid-back, engaging personality puts models at ease while enlivening them like a squirt gun filled with hot fudge. In addition to flexing his own photography muscles, Anise teaches classes that elucidate camera anatomy, proper technique, and editing in Photoshop.