For more than 10 years, Somer Ahonen has been helping ladies find their best angles in her 1,800-square-foot studio and capturing their images in flattering and tasteful boudoir photo shoots. Her clients emerge gussied up from a dressing room and saunter into the private shooting bay, where Ms. Ahonen calls upon props such as a bear-claw bathtub or a bed with silky linens to create sensual settings. With several lighting techniques and an arsenal of makeup and editing skills, including airbrushing, she can tweak each image to her clients’ liking.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
Professional photographer Kassie Farr immortalizes her clients' most cherished memories during on-location photo shoots. Her subjects range from newlyweds and engaged couples to recent graduates and newborns. After sessions, clients receive full copyright ownership over all images taken, which prevents evil corporations from photoshopping refreshing zero-calorie colas into your family portraits.
Rather than churning out an assembly line of one-note family portraits, photographer Jennifer creates a mood for each session based on her clients’ personal dynamics. That means possibly moving shoots outdoors before unique scenery or shooting in front of a spot that’s special to the subjects. She also turns the lens onto newborns, often following their growth up through high-school graduation. Among Jennifer’s specialties is wedding photography, during which she captures each important moment of a couple’s day as she tags along from pre-ceremony prep to the traditional closing cake fight.
Hazen Studios has been preserving precious memories with image artistry for 32 years, and produces all prints and products in their in-house lab. Pairs who prefer the comfort of four walls stroll into a spacious studio, and select from a well-populated roster of sets and backdrops to customize their shoot. Alternatively, couples can opt for an on-location outdoor shoot to express their mutual love for hugging trees or dumpster diving. The gallery-wrapped print mounts the evidence of palpable affection on walls, edited to imbue a radiant glow and erase imperfections such as tattoos of an ex's pet iguana.
Mike Olson blossomed early. After first taking a shine to photography at age 12, he was already snapping shots of weddings and senior portraits in five states while he was still a teenager. Mike hasn't slowed down in the years since, serving as photographic supervisor at the inauguration of President George Bush, framing famed personage such as Donny and Marie Osmond, and running two photography studios. These days, he works with Scott Breen, who, like Mike, started his shutterbug career early. Scott opened his first studio at 23, and his more than 30 years of expertise have landed him gigs with the Utah Republican Party and Utah Jazz. Together, the two capture images of weddings, families, and children during on-location or in-studio sessions. Newlyweds can preserve their pictures with custom albums or high-resolution files, while portraiture patrons can print shots on artistic canvases or paste them onto the spare Picasso canvases moldering in the crawlspace.