Lightshed Photography Studio’s three heads—Daniel St. John, Kendra Hack, and Robert Reynolds—are not just photographers, but well-rounded visual artists. St. John began his career with pencil sketches, whereas Hack spent years sculpting, and Reynolds wielded a paintbrush well into college. The trio’s medium-spanning backgrounds shine through in their shots of weddings, families, and high-school seniors, which pop with bright colors or elegant black-and-white contrasts edited in after the shoot.
The photographers divide their portrait shoots into two parts, seguing smoothly from traditional poses to more experimental shots as subject-selected tunes thump in the background. Beforehand, subjects hash out their shoot’s details in a consultation which covers specifics from proper dress and prop options to which Madam Tussauds' figurine will pose as their spouse. Afterward, subjects spend a viewing session perusing the best 40 or so proofs from the hundreds of shots snapped in their session, enjoying complimentary coffee or wine in the process.
At Tsukroff Photography, shutterbug duo Nathan and Susan capture significant moments in clients' lives through in-studio and on-location photo shoots. For more than three decades, the two have snapped shots of thousands of graduating seniors, hundreds of brides, and one shrub that looked like a dinosaur from far away. After decades of practice, they have their photography process down to a science: Nathan mans the camera as Susan tweaks hair and clothing for picture-perfect aesthetics.