For more than 20 years, Victoria Lynn has captured distinctive images of weddings, families, children, and boudoir models during in-studio and on-location shoots, then honed them to perfection with digital Photoshop tools. Clients share their preferences and ideas during pre-shoot consultations, after which Victoria Lynn snaps away as subjects swap outfits and pamper themselves with optional hair and makeup treatments. Later, she digitally removes blemishes, softens facial lines, and color-corrects pictures in Photoshop before preserving them on CD or as regular or canvas prints. Her Photoshop know-how also allows her to convert shots to black-and-white or sepia hues, drop in scenic virtual backgrounds, and replace black-sheep family members with black-sheep clip art.
The Dezember Photography team snaps vivid, full-color images ranging from shots of wide-eyed toddlers perched on antique chairs and high school seniors showing off their personalities with footballs or football-shaped calculators to action shots that tell a story—to a father tearfully walking his daughter down the aisle or newlyweds sharing a kiss neck deep in the ocean at sunset. They complement their keepsake shots with cutting-edge technology—after their shoots, subjects can showcase their images on the studio’s custom smartphone app.
For more than 10 years, Somer Ahonen has been helping ladies find their best angles in her 1,800-square-foot studio and capturing their images in flattering and tasteful boudoir photo shoots. Her clients emerge gussied up from a dressing room and saunter into the private shooting bay, where Ms. Ahonen calls upon props such as a bear-claw bathtub or a bed with silky linens to create sensual settings. With several lighting techniques and an arsenal of makeup and editing skills, including airbrushing, she can tweak each image to her clients’ liking.
Entering one of The Framing Establishment's locations is like walking into an art gallery. Large traditional landscapes and contemporary abstracts hang on the walls, and shadow boxes housing portraits and collectibles line the shelves. Amid this modern decor, professional framers scuttle about, sizing objects and answering customers' questions. They help their patrons pick out ready-made frames and art or consult with them to determine flattering custom mouldings and mats for their photos or most impressive parking tickets. They also help customers transform their TVs into works of art by providing frames and fabrics that complement home furnishings.
Specializing in weddings, CMC Photography has garnered the experience to capture one of life's biggest moments in crisp and artfully detailed images. Packages are tailored to suit the event, and they arrange bridal and engagement sessions, as well. Besides documenting nuptials, they also fix their camera eyes on portrait sessions for families, kids, couples, and newborns.