At Jill's, familial freeze-frames are crafted in a relaxed studio environment, where photographers collaborate with clients to execute both traditional portraits and candid snaps. Pose your progeny in springtime regalia among live ducks and bunnies, immortalize an adorably horrifying Halloween costume, or book a family portrait session to capture a rare moment of brood bonding. Jill's expertly paces photo sessions to keep kids and infants captivated and families copacetic, producing an eclectic array of tantrum-less portraits to choose from by the end of the hour. Check out the "Things to Know" section of the company website for answers to common questions such as “What should we wear?” and “What makes time travel possible?” Guests can also opt to upgrade to a location or beach shoot for an additional fee.
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.
One scroll through photographer Ashley Bonham's portfolio and you'll start to notice a theme. Each photo features either a wide-eyed infant, a smiling kid with missing teeth, or both. That's because Bonham, who decided to pursue a photography career following the birth of her first child, specializes in youth portraits. Along those lines, her studio, Eye Candy Photography, also offers family portraits and wedding photography.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the team at Innovative Imagery are responsible for encyclopedia volumes' worth of memories. Photographer Meagan Conrad and shoot stylist Maura Maguire work together to capture fleeting moments without diminishing their natural feel. After Maura accentuates photo subjects' features, Meagan snaps them in various environments, from the dainty place settings of a baby shower to the great outdoors for engagement and maternity shoots to the tousled bed of a boudoir session.
Having spent almost a decade as a professional photographer, Jennifer Jayne has seen her fair share of children grow up. But as the families have grown, so, too, has her passion—she especially loves photographing newborns in their first year, capturing their development from the early months to their retirement at age 1. Working from a custom-built studio set crafted by her husband, Jennifer's images include unique backgrounds such as pastel wooden shutters and silver patterned wallpaper. She also has plenty of props available to enhance each shoot, including more than 100 hats, headbands, ties, and tutus.