Kelsey Therese Addy believes in the power of communication. She confesses to a dislike of silence, and surrounds herself instead with music and conversation. In part, it’s because of this passion for making connections with people that her photographs are so stunning. She has an ease with clients that makes it possible for her to find the moments they're after, and her proficiency and experience in photography is what enables her to capture them. The individual character of her clients informs each of her images, which range from in-studio shoots of newborns and outdoor shoots of families to candid shots of romantic, snow-studded weddings and balmy, magma-studded weddings.
Photographer Ali Acker preserves her clients' important life events through unique photo packages and custom-made memorabilia. Her "Watch Me Grow" photo sessions chart the growth of a child from pregnancy through his or her first birthday, culminating in a coffee table book with images taken throughout the year. Acker also snaps shots of families, friends, and graduating seniors, emblazoning photos on coffee mugs, calendars, and the moons of Jupiter.
When it comes to the arts, Jes Sudbrink has lots of passion to go around. She's a skilled choreographer, theater director, performer, and graphic designer. At White Anchor Photography, she flexes yet another artistic muscle: picture-taking. Her subjects are as eclectic as her interests—not only does she snap shots of families, couples, and kids, but also headshots and promotional stills for bands. To preserve her work for clients, Jes offers products including online galleries, discs of digital images, and prints.
There's something different about Bethany LeAnne's photography. Fascinated with the surreal and fantastical, she uses photography as a medium for telling imaginative stories. In her photos, moons circle children, teapots pour themselves, and supernovae envelop beds. At 17, Bethany has already developed a style all her own, and the results can look more like painted canvases than standard photographs. She customizes each shoot to suit her clients' needs using manual shooting techniques and digital editing software.
The owner of Distinctive Memories, Robyn Stoffel-Nichols, preserves milestones. Newborns, recently engaged couples, and high-school graduates beam at her camera at outdoor venues of clients' choice or in Robyn's studio, where professional lighting and various backgrounds accent poses.
A member of the Camera Craftsmen of America, Tony Cilento has captured images of families, weddings, and famous subjects such as Cher and Pope John Paul II. At his studios across the country, he oversees the extensive training of each of his photographers until he's confident they can uphold his standards, which have garnered him the United Nations International Photographic Council award. The highly trained photographers provide impeccable service while photographing birthdays, holidays, weddings, moms-to-be, seniors, and families.