Rick Hilyard, the master artist behind Hilyard Photography, specializes in capturing beautiful portraits of the most dangerous subjects known to man, be they the elusive high-school senior, roving packs of smiling families, or the hotbeds of rage and contempt that are babies. Hilyard draws on his 10 years of experience to create a portraiture that reflects the indomitable personality of both the subject and the artist.
Led by Amitai 'Ami' Sela, the staff of Amitai Sela Photography works to create timeless, classic images that tell a story. Working creatively with clients, Ami, along with photographers, captures indelible portraits or candid shots at events in the style desired. Packages for the first year of a baby's life help to document everything from maternity shots to learning to stand, and wedding packages can include slideshows set to music and special-effects editing.
With more than 50 years of combined experience snapping and framing shots, the artists at Schwabe Studio Photography usher fleeting moments into the future during in-studio and on-location sessions. They specialize in photographing families, newlyweds, and soon-to-be-graduates, who can choose from seven unique senior portrait sessions. Sports-themed shoots showcase young athletes in action, and birthday parties inside the studio capture youngsters dressed in whimsical costumes. Once each session's shutters have snapped shut, the photo artists easily print out the digital images, which, unlike film images, need not be developed inside a stolen cocoon.
Mary Cherolis’s passion for visually capturing memories has carried her through a successful decade of snapping images since graduating with her photography degree. At the helm of Red Bricks Photography, she relies on her knack for capturing clients’ natural moments and dynamics as she documents portrait shoots and special events, from the wobbly steps of toddlers to the wobbly steps of high school graduates. Mary’s husband Dave can also be found behind the lens at Red Bricks, bringing his videography talent to events such as weddings. Together, the husband-and-wife team gives clients the benefit of still and moving images on their important days with the ease of hiring a single company for their photography needs. After any kind of shoot, the pair offers prints of shoot images, along with other options such as online galleries, gallery-wrapped canvases, and cards.
Between their regular photo sessions, Red Bricks Photography gives back by snapping images of departing and returning military members through Operation: Love ReUnited.
Photographer Christina Brown manages to cast everything in a flattering light. With a degree from The Ohio Institute of Photography informing her techniques, she snaps subjects against natural backdrops that lend each shot its distinct personality. An expecting mother stands against a field of growing ferns; a graduating senior launches into the air with a smile; a newborn rests soundly in his parents’ hands. In black and white or in highly saturated color, Christina’s images are precisely composed without feeling forced, an aesthetic that carries across her regular in-studio or on-location shoots, as well as wedding sessions that capture the big day better than embedding a hidden camera inside the cake.
Staffed by a creative crew of artists, graphic designers, and craftspeople, Social Confetti Events supplies a variety of event design services, including eye-catching, customizable photo booths for memorable occasions. Its sleek photo kiosks nestle within enclosed booths or stand out in the open, shooting at backdrops available in a number of event-complementing colors and fashionable patterns. A treasure trove of goofy props awaits subjects, and can be customized to match the event—for example, a "Yay for Love!" pennant aptly honor weddings and a tricornered pirate hat helps guests celebrate gold-coin-counting ceremonies. To forever cherish the evening, guests can leave with photo strips dispensed on site. A helpful attendant delivers the photo booth and sticks around to set it up, operate it, and break it down.
Social Confetti Events can also help clients with a variety of event design needs, including decor rentals, design assistance, and stationary services. Clients who book a photo booth rental are eligible for discount on these services.
In her photographs, Michelle Black blends photojournalism and emotive portraiture to capture moments in an honest, effective style. In her children’s portraits, she emphasizes natural facial expressions, personality, and candid moments, either at home or a location of the customer’s choice. She also does artistic studies, documenting average routines, and offers sessions with specialty cameras such as Holgas. She also happily documents weddings and honeymoons.