Walk through a field of wild flowers. Sit on the beach and listen to the flow of water falling ten feet into our 6000 gallon pond. Smell the roses climbing our custom gazebo. Lean on the split rail fence or sit along the stream and imagine where you will hang this personal piece of art Jeff is creating just for you. This ca
"I think I was put on this earth to bring out the best in people," says TaMara Thomas-Defils. That's why she chose glamour and boudoir photography as a career. She's always had a passion for the medium, and once she decided to do it professionally, she opened her own studio. Beyond its hot-pink door, Uniquely U Photography greets guests with a comfortable atmosphere and a fully stocked cache of backdrops, props, and set pieces. Once they start feeling their most comfortable and confident, subjects strike poses and begin to cultivate their own saucy gallery of images.
The visual arts are Valencia Bogardus’s thing. Photography, design, film—if there’s a way to tell a story in pictures, she’ll find it. At Papillon Media, she tells those tales through portrait sessions for kids, couples, families, and individuals. Music videos, documentaries, and commercials are possible when she’s behind the video camera. Valencia’s design skills come in handy when she’s customizing finished products that preserve memories for generations to come.
Whether capturing a photo of a bowtie-clad baby in a basket or a more traditional family portrait, Alley Saltz at Saltwater Photography fills images with the personalities of her subjects. She brings her work to life in a variety of formats, from sepia-tone prints to full-color digital images that can be emailed to family, friends, and web-savvy pets. Saltz photographs events that include graduations, engagements, weddings, and family get-togethers.
Partygoers can duck into Fun Booth's spacious photo booths to capture moments during weddings, family reunions, and parties, then quickly share them with real-time Facebook uploads. After the booth's digital camera snaps four pictures of groups twirling canes or combing fake mustaches picked from the prop box, its sub-dye printers fire out photo strips within 10 seconds. The booth is delivered for free and accompanied by an attendant to answer questions. Add-ons include scrapbooks made of all the event's images, as well as a video-booth option where guests record greetings for their hosts or film their Real World: Gary, Indiana auditions.