Brother and sister Melanie and Matthew Lawton believe it requires more than a creative eye and a pretty face to make art. They hold that the best photographic images occur through a relaxed collaboration between the subject and the camera. To establish this natural rapport, they guide individuals, families, and couples through on-location shoots, suggesting poses while listening to ideas. They encourage candid shots filled with movement and energy—such as newlyweds parading down an aisle of sparklers—while keeping their eyes open for opportunities to interact with on-location environments.
Treasured Moments Photography shutterbug Adam Almeida has a passion for photography. For more than 15 years, he has been capturing life from behind the lens. His passion and experience haven't gone unnoticed: Daily Breeze readers have voted him one of South Bay's best photographers for three consecutive years. Adam preserves special memories at events or photo shoots and develops prints in an advanced onsite lab. His wife, Kristin, works behind the scenes to ensure that the administrative side of the company runs without a hitch.
At Frame & Art Dept., the Trejo family shares its creative flair by assisting customers with services that include custom framing, digital printing, and reproduction. In the industry since 1984, the Trejo’s help customers preserve art, photos, and memorabilia by placing treasured memories inside of customized frames, built on site. Not afraid to take on unconventional requests, the team has even framed computer screens as well as flat-screen TVs for customers that believe in the artistic merit of the national broadcast signal. To see some of the Trejo family’s finest works, check out their shop’s online gallery.
The talented technicians at Blazing Trails Media leapfrog between the worlds of photography, videography, Photoshop, and video editing. Artists snap intimate family portraits and arresting headshots, as well as wedding photos and promotional photos for small businesses. Blazing Trails Media staff also can collaborate with clients on graphics-design projects, or help edit and shape home-movie clips into a cohesive documentary on who actually won that hotly contested game of Scrabble.
Friends Nathan Brown and Javonni Gayden are living examples of how two heads are better than one. The duo pooled their respective skills—Brown is more technology-savvy while Gayden is the creative one—to form Brown and Gayden Productions. The photographers specialize in photography and videography for large-scale events such as weddings and graduations. They also offer postproduction services such as professional-quality video editing.