With 20 years of experience as a professional photographer?not to mention a wife and four kids of his own?Ryan Murphy knows firsthand how powerful a camera can be in preserving memories. As chief photographer behind Padre Ryan Photography, he and his team shoot weddings, senior photos, and family portraits. Testimonials on WeddingWire applaud the staff's friendliness, accommodating style, and artistry, along with their ability to listen closely to clients, even ones who speak in Lewis Carroll?style riddles. After a shoot, Ryan and his team can transform images into canvas prints or simply have them printed on glossy, frame-ready paper.
Action Photos sends its pro shutterbugs to capture events of every ilk, from sports events to award ceremonies, and dispatches photo booths so guests can record their own self-portraits. Solo subjects or groups of attendees pile into photo booths at weddings and other soirees, beaming genuine smiles or infusing shots with creativity by imitating famous pieces of architecture. All rentals include unlimited photos and high-quality prints for each guest, and Action Photos also emblazons the bottom of each photo strip with the event name or a corporate logo. A booth attendant ensures the line is moving along and supplies subjects with a variety of props. At the end of the night, booths are whisked away by staffers into the same cloud of purple smoke whence they arrived.
Moxie Photo Studio's founder Nikki Loehr is an award-winning photographer and teacher, but she has another job, too: raising her five kids. As a result, she's particularly skilled at newborn and maternity portraiture, though she also snaps family portraits and the like. When not behind the lens, she leads amateur photography and post?processing?classes, giving students hands-on experience as they learn the functions on their camera, from shooting modes to exposure values.