Shutter enthusiast Gwen Martin revels in encapsulating the genuine personalities and tangible moments of a wide variety of subjects and backdrops. Families and children particularly thrive in front of her keen eye, and her extensive experience includes senior portraits, pets, weddings, and pet weddings. The 30-minute photo session is tailored to your say-cheese needs and takes place in the conveniently located studio or at the location of your choice within a 20-mile radius of the studio. After the completed session, picture subjects receive an 8”x10” photo plus 30% off additional prints — 5"x7" stills are $16 and 8”x10” renderings are $35.
A mother of six, Tiffanie Lloyd developed her photographic skills by taking pictures of each of her young ones. This hobby soon developed into Tiffanie Lloyd Photography, where Tiffanie uses her expert eye to snap shots of other people's newborns and children. Though happy to use props, Tiffanie mostly eschews bells and whistles at her on-location or in-studio sessions, preferring to capture childhood innocence with straightforward compositions. To preserve her client's favorite images, she offers a slew of products, from prints and framed wall portraits to photo coasters and stickers. Along with paid work, Tiffanie lends her talents to numerous charitable causes, such as taking free photographs of high-school seniors in foster care.
The professionals at Kliks Photography specialize in a wide range of traditional and artistic photography. During each shoot, photographer Audree exacts professional expertise, which she has honed over her studio's 16 years in business. Audree works to create poses that complement individuals' features and show off their abilities to balance on one earlobe. Kliks Photography captures spontaneous moments of families and kids in both individual and group settings, and also specializes in boudoir shoots, high school senior photography, and business photography.
Over a career that spans more than 20 years, owner and photographer Michael Ask has captured key moments in clients’ lives with striking, professional portraits of families, couples, children, and high-school seniors. Michael’s experience gives him the confidence to offer a “no nonsense” 100% guarantee—if customers do not like their finished portraits, Heartscape Studio will refund their money—and pay them an additional $20 for their trouble.He creates what he calls a "journey" for his clients by beginning every portrait session with a complimentary ideas consultation to review the client's hope for the shoot. Michael also advises clients on the most effective clothes and locations for their photo sessions, considering factors such as lighting, color, and whether portraits will be used as cover art for forthcoming Bjork albums. He is able to place his subjects at ease during the actual shoot, and he carefully retouches images to make his clients look their absolute best.
The shutterbugs at Moonfire Photography capture any subject in a flattering light. From high-school seniors strumming the guitar to dogs lolling in the sun, each Moonfire portrait evokes the individual personalities of the people, animals, and landscapes that fill its frame. The photography crew moves seamlessly from the artificial light of the studio to sun-drenched swathes of grass when snapping shots of families, kids, or Loch Ness monsters ready to come to terms with their fame. Postshoot, Moonfire readies photo albums and meat-locker doors by printing shots in a variety of sizes.
Some amateur shutterbugs spend years building a portfolio, shopping around their work, and praying to the Norse god of f-stops, but Cedar Rapids photographer Sherrie Busch’s pictures did all the work for her. It started with her simply doing what many moms do: taking photos of her newborn baby. Once her family and friends caught a glimpse, however, they were beating down her door to take their photos as well. She specializes in on-location work, whether it’s for high-school seniors, families, engagements, newborn babies, or children.