Photographer Grace Trudeau was a full-time model before she picked up her first Nikon DSLR. Drawing upon her experience on both sides of the lens, Grace gives clients posing ideas and shows them her images as she shoots so they can see how they look. During each session, she wields two Nikon DSLR cameras and a trio of lenses , whether she’s working under the soft lights of her home studio or on-location on a farm, at the beach, or in the woods. At the end of each session, Grace custom-edits images, enhancing colors or injecting textures to add depth. Next, she prints out the resulting images onto canvas prints, statuettes, holiday cards, and accordion books; or transfers them onto iPhone cases, mouse pads, and shirts.
When she’s not shooting and editing, Grace is donating her time to various charities and mentoring beginning photographers. At her studio she teaches them about DSLR camera settings, the basics of shooting, and how not to smear peanut butter on your lenses. She then leads them through a real photo-shoot; and invites them to edit their photos alongside her while she gives advice.
You're Here To Smile Photography’s professional photographs capture smiles and goofy moments at a number of occasions such as weddings, family portraits, and parties. They also help clients immortalize moments with a photo booth that uses studio lighting, a professional camera, and an optional green screen.
Experienced lens master Danielle Krenz captures seasonal family portraits in her warehouse studio, using them to ornament holiday cards and create mailable memories. Up to six subjects can model during a 20-minute shoot, which Danielle can hold inside or outside, weather permitting. Though Danielle can provide a few thematic props, patrons are welcome to bring their own, as well as any pets or recreational Trojan horses.
A do-it-yourself type her whole life, wife and mom Jessica taught herself the ins and outs of photography. She was drawn to it because of its precision in telling stories and capturing the emotions of a precise moment—and it still captivates her. She captures these moments with photo sessions for kids, couples, and families, as well as high-school senior portraits and newborn photography. But she doesn't stop with posed sessions: her degree in wedding and event planning helps her capture the more candid nature of large festivities.
Having spent more than four decades behind the lens, Phil Slaske has seen the photography industry change dramatically. As film and darkroom equipment have been set aside to make room for digital cameras and high-resolution printers, the photo specialist has adapted his craft to fit the times. Today, Slaske specializes in several types of photography, including wedding photography, business portraits, and high-school or military group photos. He offers images in both digital and print versions, and also retouches photos to minimize skin imperfections or adorn faces with Groucho Marx mustaches. He has personally photographed more than 1,500 weddings and also specializes in capturing high-school-senior and family portraits.
B.C. Photography crafts sessions suited to each client’s needs. They photograph families, couples, weddings, moms-to-be, and kids, offering packages that include large and small prints, as well as digital images for unlimited personal printing. From the family pet to the aspiring model, clients receive equally customized attention. During in-studio sessions, a green screen can create backgrounds of anything from the Pyramids to a Caribbean beach. Businesses can also seek B.C. Photography's photographers’ skills to artfully capture product images. For those seeking glamour shots, their licensed hair stylist and makeup artist can apply makeup and style hair into any fashion. All photos are snapped in high definition, ensuring every image develops in exquisite detail for all photo shoots.
Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.