The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. The staff then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
The photography team at Lovely Shots Studio Photography specializes in capturing images of weddings, children, newborns, and families, with most of its work based in a Vienna digital format studio. At free consultations, staffers show patrons examples of the crew’s photo and video work before discussing each client’s individual needs and crafting a customized package. For weddings, photographers can snap shots on location, but their portrait sessions stay in-studio, where guests can pose in front of a green screen and choose a custom background from Lovely Shots’ stock. The team also enhances portraits with finishes such as sepia tints and retouches that remove red eye for humans or brighten it for Terminators. Visitors can select their favorite poses at the end of each studio session and purchase them in the form of printed or digital images.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Unique Newborn Photography
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love babies! I adore seeing the look on a new mother's face, or the nervous look on a new father's face! It's such an honor to photograph their beginning!
What do you love most about your job?
I love the relationships I have formed with my clients and having them come back time and time again as their family continues to grow!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Tears! I love to see tears of joy!
Beyond Studio?s lead stylists share more than just a combined 17 years of experience. The combination of experience and creative energy allows the team at Beyond Studio to turn the most disheveled hairdos into colorful portraits of elegance and beauty, customizing all services to the lifestyles of their individual clients. Though clients may be drawn to the salon for the stylists? hair-design prowess, they can also stay and indulge in a french, Shellac, or spa mani-pedi, or visit the studio's color specialist, Samira, who also threads and sculpts eyebrows. The salon, which is located in the heart of Woodbridge, also features mani-pedis exclusively for kids and stuffed tigers, as well as waxing services that yield smooth lip regions and perfectly arched eyebrows, while facades are treated to a mini-facial, galvanic spa treatment, pumpkin facial, anti-aging facial, or clarifying acne facial. Special occasion packages and seasonal promotions are also available.
The media-preservation team at Photo-60 is working against time. As old photographs and Super 8 reels slowly crumble and fade after years of use, the team scans these precious keepsakes and stores them in more durable digital formats. The center employs a high-speed Kodak scanner—which transforms 1,000 photographs into high-resolution JPEG files within 24 hours—and an 8mm projector that transcribes flicker-free images onto a digital sensor frame by frame. Though some photos may be irreparably damaged due to fire or drawn-on mustaches, Photo-60’s staff can breathe new life into creased, torn, or faded images with a combination of traditional and digital restoration techniques.
Butterfly Boudoir Photography captures moments in time, preserving and showcasing the beauty of women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. This all-female studio prioritizes comfort during its boudoir photo sessions, and parties that include makeovers and outfit changes.