Joel Marion first cultivated his creativity while enlisted in the Air Force and working as a photojournalist. He taught himself the complexities of shutter speed and f-stops through trial and error. Through his company—Joel Marion Photography—the autodidact has become one of the fortunate few whose avocation becomes their vocation, unlike Michael Jordan, who longed to dunk donuts instead of basketballs. Throughout his career, he has worked in fashion and advertising in St. Louis. By working with area clients for more than 30 years, Joel brings an experienced and creative approach to family, baby, high-school senior, and head-shot portraits. His wife Carol manages the studio while Joel's design and Photoshop specialist, Kelly Tucker, helps their clientele create aesthetically pleasing compositions.
Lisa Nikole has been a photographer since she was a mere 8 years old. She's always loved capturing candid moments or priceless poses, and she doesn't see that passion fading any time soon. With a traditional style that captures her subjects at their most relaxed, she shoots portraits of families, high-school seniors, couples, and individuals. She also offers bridal-portrait sessions during the time between the ceremony and reception.
At G.G.’s Secret Boudoir Photography, the two resident female photographers accentuate women’s sensuality with relaxed photo shoots. The photogs fit more than 20 years of experience into each frame, during one- to two-hour photo sessions that yield 8”x10”, 5”x7”, 4”x5”, or wallet-size prints and an online gallery. Clients pose in front of five backgrounds and bring their own clothing and props, such as a man’s tie, a boa, or a life-size cartoon weight lifter with the face cut out.