Professional photographer James Cucinotta snaps pictures with a photojournalistic style and creative techniques to transform life’s ephemeral moments into enduring art. During a session, families of up to six, mothers-to-be, babies, and humans who have woken up as bugs relax under Cucinotta's friendly manner to expose long-dormant smiles in the natural light of the great outdoors or the indoor arena of a professional studio. Customers can follow up their session by fawning over images online and perfecting flaws, such as animal transmutations and phantom second heads, through the magic of Cucinotta Images' digital retouching. The favored photo will then materialize as a family of one 8"x10" and twin 5"x7" doppelganger prints.
Musically Pink Photography's showrunner Dana Matson loves to capture family milestones. Using a traveling studio and a box of precious props, Dana can snap photos of newborns snoozing in cute hats or whimsical headbands. She also thrives while taking pictures in natural light, and lends her eye to all types of photo work, from wedding ceremonies to maternity shoots to senior portraits.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Barry Smedley, owner of Photography by Barry, finds inspiration in each client who walks through his studio’s doors. Drawing upon more than 17 years as a professional photographer, he captures joyful events such as weddings, engagements, and family gatherings with an eye toward style and grace. When he’s not snapping pictures of brides, grooms, and babies, Barry teams up with his wife, Claudette, to shoot tasteful boudoir photos at historic locations such as Colonial Revival–era bed and breakfasts and carriages drawn by wooly mammoths. In addition to earning compliments from his subjects, he nabbed a spot on MomentVille.com’s coveted Wedding Professional Hot List in 2011.