Though photographer Paulette Mertes usually poses her subjects, she captures them at moments that reveal their personality, such as during a smile, a wink, or a barely concealed laugh. Her photographs of adults, families, children, and pets glow with vibrant colors under high-contrast or soft-focus lighting. Paulette photographs babies, families, pets, and boudoir sessions in the comfort of her private studio, and also goes on-location to capture children, students, and newlyweds frolicking across a park or doing their taxes in front of a gushing waterfall. During each shoot she focuses on the small details in addition to the picture at large, a technique that's earned her accolades such as Connecticut Professional Photographers Association's Portrait Photographer of the Year from 2009-2012.
Cheyney Barrieau Photography's namesake brings years of experience behind and in front of the camera to create artistic images of people, places, and things. Subjects can choose to be snapped at Cheyney’s studio or at a location of their choice, such as an enchanting park or a linen closet ($35 travel fee to locations beyond 20 miles of studio). Voluntary paparazzi treatment is laid upon babies, high-school seniors, engaged couples, headshot hunters, and Pacific Northwestern man-apes. Cheyney will shoot up to 100 exposures to capture the perfect image for a lifetime of self-admiration and dispenses a CD of all the shoot's usable images, an 8"x10" to stuff into film producers’ hands, and a $10 print credit (prints up to 8"x10" are $10 each; larger sizes are available for an additional fee). For an additional fee, the studio heaps on the glitz and glamour with a hair and makeup professional and a group of amateur Ben Franklin lookalikes at subjects' disposal.
Kelly and Kathy's friendship first began in high school, staying strong throughout their college years in Virginia and an eventual move back to Connecticut. Kelly's passion for photography led her to establish her own studio, and Kathy's business and education degrees directed her to teaching—though she never gave up on her childhood dream of becoming an artist. With Simply K Studios, the duo finally combined their respective experiences and industry savvy into a lifestyle photography venture, documenting weddings, senior portraits, infants, and families.
The shutterbug pair tries to capture each client's one-of-a-kind character during sessions, which typically travel to a nearby location or homecoming game reenactment of personal significance. Their prints, digital slideshows, and packages make for prime scrapbooking fodder as they transfer memories to tangible forms.
We are a full service photography studio specializing in family portraits, high school seniors, weddings and events. Portrait sessions can be done in our studio and beautiful outdoor surroundings, or on location. Please see our website for pricing information and samples of our work. We are a husband and wife team.
Photographer Kelly Madison understands the patience and compassion it takes to capture a youngster's innocence and milestones—she developed her passion for children's photography while taking photos of her own son, Owen. At Owen Smiles Photography, she channels these personal and professional experiences into each maternity, newborn, and children's photo shoot, capturing portrait-style and candid images on location. After each shoot, Kelly edits the images to bring out the angelic sparkle in each child's eyes and cover up any glints of malice.
Each portrait ordered from Owen Smiles Photography can be framed in one of JasperLilly's artistic, colorful frames.
Driven by a love of family and memories, Amy Paradis snaps shots of her clients' milestones from weddings to house sales. Her portraits run the gamut from maternity or professional styles to senior pictures. Additionally, her wedding photography captures all the frenetic energy of the ceremony before her editing removes any wedding-crashing bears from the photos. She also helps local businesses generate revenue and incite customers' hunger pains with real estate and food photography.