Upon clicking the shutter on her first camera as a teen, June Czerwinski was immediately smitten with the art form. She continued studying and practicing her skills in the U.S. and abroad while working as a Club Med costume designer in Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For the last five years, with the help of her all-female staff, June has combined her passions for costuming, art, and photography with her desire to empower women through boudoir sessions at her boutique studio.
Frequently working with professional hair and makeup artists, June helps accessorize her clients' own garments with flirty fishnet hose and suspenders so her models pop before her minimalist backdrops. June lets the personality of clients guide her shoots, capturing classic pinup poses along with cropped shots of legs or torsos clad in alluring lingerie. From proofs assembled in an online gallery, clients can determine which pictures best befit their print options, which can include a custom tabletop book, 12-month wall calendar, and Mayan calendar with their likeness etched in stone.
For more than 15 years, Travis Tanner has brought out the inner essences of performing artists and everyday people. He specializes in headshots, editorial work for models, and images of actors, singers, and dancers. Tanner also photographs children, capturing facial expressions that could only otherwise be memorialized by freezing them that way. He can touch up photos by digitally enhancing body contours, whitening teeth, and removing blemishes or wrinkles.
Dipaolano Photography captures subjects outdoors using natural lighting. During one- or two-hour headshot photo shoots, clients may change their wardrobes as many times as desired. Following a session, clients receive digital images from the shoot on DVD.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
From its humble beginnings as a one-van commercial transportation service for photographers, Quixote has grown into a full-service production studio in two short decades. Founded and nurtured by LA natives and UCLA grads Mikel Elliott and Jordan Kitaen, Quixote now supplies the entertainment and advertising industries with facilities, equipment, vehicles, and whatever else they may need to get the job done. They recently pumped $1 million into their production-supplies department, allowing them to supply jobs with crucial gear such as iPhones and 4G WiFi boxes so that directors need not summon starlets from their trailers via tin-can phone.