Bright eyes and toothless smiles are regularly flashed at Little Nest Portraits, where the photographers specialize in children's portraiture. Owner Laura Novak and her quirky, talented staff love to fish for spontaneity and smiles during in-studio and outdoor photo shoots. Like backwards magicians, their trick is preparation: they chat with families beforehand to run down the session, pick up personality traits, and dish out tips such as what to wear. After frames are snapped, their home-design specialists can augment the prints with accessories such as hand-painted frames, canvas wraps, and gallery mounts.
Moments are captured in the comfortable studio, which creates a natural aesthetic with charming textures and a blend of modern furniture and antiques. Not content with merely decorating walls and mantels, the studio also strives to make its community more beautiful, giving back to a number of charities and working with school fundraiser programs.
Musically Pink Photography's showrunner Dana Matson loves to capture family milestones. Using a traveling studio and a box of precious props, Dana can snap photos of newborns snoozing in cute hats or whimsical headbands. She also thrives while taking pictures in natural light, and lends her eye to all types of photo work, from wedding ceremonies to maternity shoots to senior portraits.
Barry Smedley, owner of Photography by Barry, finds inspiration in each client who walks through his studio’s doors. Drawing upon more than 17 years as a professional photographer, he captures joyful events such as weddings, engagements, and family gatherings with an eye toward style and grace. When he’s not snapping pictures of brides, grooms, and babies, Barry teams up with his wife, Claudette, to shoot tasteful boudoir photos at historic locations such as Colonial Revival–era bed and breakfasts and carriages drawn by wooly mammoths. In addition to earning compliments from his subjects, he nabbed a spot on MomentVille.com’s coveted Wedding Professional Hot List in 2011.
Everafter Designs by JLM strives to capture expressions, emotions, and special moments during in-studio and on-location photography sessions. Photographers snap portraits of expectant mothers and fathers, newborns, families, pets, and engagements or weddings. Afterward, they provide their customers with prints and digital images.