From Our Editors
All portrait photographers want to coax natural smiles from their subjects, but many of Canan Photography’s scenes are engineered to make viewers chuckle, too. Since the studio was founded in 2009, its shutterbugs have snapped an average of 1,000 customers a year in poses ranging from glamorous to sugar sweet—a woman’s pregnant belly bearing a ribbon and a tag reading “Do Not Open Until February 12,” or a toddler fashioning a green beard for himself out of birthday-cake frosting.
Aside from personality-packed family portraits, Canan specializes in sultry fashion shoots and headshots. The team also ventures out of the studio to snap events, using a journalistic approach to capture everything from stolen kisses at weddings to clandestine naps at professional conventions.