Signature service: Portrait photography
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Nikon Camera, Canon printer, Promaster studio lights
Pro Tip: Children: nap before session. Adults: wear clothing in which they are most comfortable and relaxed
Liz Besanson might be soundly situated in Wilmington, but that doesn't mean her photos are. A specialist in high fashion and beauty photography, her work has made appearances across the globe and the world wide web, as well as the pages of Zink magazine. She's also spent the last seven years helping models build their portfolios and creating professional headshots for aspiring actors and employees of the month. But while Liz's signature, edgy style has helped her build a reputation in the fashion community, it's her patient demeanor and ease of direction that has mommies-to-be, families, and engaged couples flocking to her 1,200-square-foot studio, where she employs creative lighting and expert retouching skills to produce magazine-quality memories.
Dan Salvo started as a full-time sports photographer, where he learned to snap photos at high speed while remaining an unobtrusive participant amid the action. He brings that same timing and technical mastery to wedding photography, trading the gymnasium for the reception halls and crosschecks for "I do's." The images in his portfolio play with exposure length and composition, as engaged couples write messages in sparkles or a fiancé flips his skateboard above his betrothed. Dan also imparts his unique blend of skills through introductory classes, and can record video documentaries of weddings that you can re-release on your 20th anniversary with an alternate ending.
Photographer Sydney Prather’s camera immortalizes special moments in one’s life, from their first soccer goal to their first tattoo. She also helps clients make their own special memories by capturing growing bellies, couples in love, and family portraits.
With a camera and focused lighting, Kyle McMahon of Elyk Studios Photography crystallizes momentous occasions. Kyle’s portraiture services cover everyone from expectant mothers and newborns to graduating seniors, engaged couples, and those seeking modelling photos. He works with clients to achieve their desired look, whether in photographs or video. For outdoor shoots at important sporting events or favorite highway underpasses, Kyle positions his tripod and calibrates his camera to capture the natural interplay of light and shadow. In addition to traditional photography services, Elyk Studios Photography provides silly booth rentals.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”