In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so that they'd always know what they looked like. Enjoy the preservative nature of photographs with today's Groupon: for $68, you get a one-hour custom portrait shoot (a $449 value), or a $449 gift certificate toward any wedding package from Ivy Studios Photography.
The dynamic photography duo behind Ivy Studios Photography stages their singular brand of portrait sessions with the city's structures as the backdrop. During one-hour shoots, clients strike poses at a Phoenix metro area location of their choosing, or can pick from the Ivy stable of striking sites around Phoenix, such as the parks and lakes of Tempe Town Lake, the striking architecture of the Westgate city center, or abandoned warehouses zoned for edgy imagery. Up to eight people can participate in sessions, making this a perfect opportunity for families, troupes of octuplet acrobats, baby pictures, senior portraits, and gothic polka bands. After the shoot, subjects schedule a custom viewing session or online viewing to select a picture package of one 8x10 print, two 5x7 prints, and eight billfolds, along with a disc containing one full resolution image.
Ivy Studios also provides wedding photography services to beautifully preserve nuptial memories, from the walk down the aisle to the official vows. Engaged pals and financial magnates approaching their eighteenth spousal acquisition will appreciate the gift certificate toward a wedding photography package. Shoots embody the celebratory spirit of wedding ceremonies with vivid snapshots and non-traditional approaches that are much more lively than the bridesmaid mug shots and ring bearer daguerreotypes of the past.
Ivy Studios Photography
Shelly Ivy's parents probably figured they were indulging a passing phase when they bought their 8-year-old daughter a blue camera with a flash bulb. As it turns out, that gift steered Shelly toward a career in photography that fully manifested when she opened Ivy Studios Photography with her husband Brandon. The duo specializes in wedding and portrait photography, and their work regularly graces Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice awards. Sharing a fondness for rock 'n' roll, they bring an enthusiastic energy to their clients' photo shoots, which commemorate occasions ranging from happy nuptials and momentous graduations to the fire walk that closes out every family reunion. When they're not focusing lenses on brides or setting up surveillance on ring bearers, the pair stages introductory and advanced photography classes that help students fluently maneuver around their digital cameras.