Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
The team at Michelle Burley Photography knows there is more to preserving family memories than the simple click of a shutter. First, they create a welcoming boutique portrait-studio atmosphere—kids entertain themselves with finds from the resident toy box while adults enjoy coffee and sweets. Photographers guide graduating seniors or beloved pets through each session, incorporating any number of backgrounds or props to artfully set the scene. They seek out the perfect lighting at the studio's outdoor area or within the abundant sunshine streaming into one of two camera rooms. Clients then proof their images in an online gallery or with a cutting-edge portrait-viewing system that allows canines to choose their favorite shot via telepathy.
The crew leans toward a classic, romantic style, making it a natural match for wedding and boudoir photography. The photographers preserve captured images as wrap canvases, gallery mounts, or custom keepsake storybooks.
The professional photographers at Solaris Photography know that it takes practice to keep their aesthetic senses and photo-snapping muscles in shape. That's why the staff regularly attends and assists with photography workshops and maintains their membership in the Professional Photographers of America and International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. They further perfect their skills while staging in-studio portraits and hitting the road to chronicle weddings and special events. In addition to traditional prints, the studio also creates digital files that can be uploaded to social-media sites or PhotoShopped into daguerreotypes.
Professional photographer Ashley Nicole stylishly captures life milestones through in-studio and on-location shoots, using a skill set honed by more than a decade of experience. Before snapping her shutter, Ashley summons smiles to the faces of children, high-school seniors, newlyweds, and uncarved jack-o’-lanterns alike with a friendly personality and passion for her work. After sessions, clients boost memories and fill frames by purchasing keepsake prints or USB drives with high-resolution digital files. Alternatively, novice camera coddlers can nestle under Ashley's wing during her photography classes, which impart techniques for shooting in natural light via scenic romps through Reid Park, leaving clients ready to document their child's soccer game or prove the existence of Bigfoot's soccer league.
Any camera can capture a moment in time, but those at Flash in the Past Studio aim for moments long since gone. Their recreations of vintage pinup photos make a great romantic gift with a bit of old-fashioned sass. They're armed with a full arsenal of makeup artists, hair stylists, and fashion experts to kit their clients out in 1950s lingerie, bathing suits, and themed costumes. Outside of teasing portraits, the studio also offers maternity shoots and retro-themed Sweet 16 parties.
Master photographer and staff encourage subjects to bring props and favorite outfits into the digital photo shoots to make each set of images distinctly personal. Dozens of studio sets to choose from allow subjects to arrive at the perfect mood for their family portraits, graduation photos, and headshots for radio jockey gigs. Boudoir sessions allow ladies to celebrate their bodies by accentuating their curves through flirty, romantic, or sensual poses polished with digital touch-ups.