Lagoons. Cobblestone streets. Fairy tales. A good photograph should be able to transport the viewer to another place in time, but the photographers at Jassal Photography Studio do so almost literally. They pair their subjects—be they couples, children, models, or boudoir clients—with vivid, realistic studio backdrops that depict locations from high-resolution town squares to underwater landscapes. This is just one of the innovations the team of fine-art photographers at Jassal has made over more than 20 years honing their talents: they’ve also spread out their talents to on-location shoots at weddings and other events, creating museum-quality printed canvases and frames, along with head shots, portraits, and boudoir sessions. For a more whimsical or a different look, Jassal has a wide variety of fairtytale clothing and props, along with creative backdrops.
Photographer Irina Malin uses her artistic vision to help transform ordinary moments in her subjects' lives into extraordinary images. Irina offers portrait work, ranging from headshots to children's photos and senior pictures, as well as engagement, wedding, and family photos. Clients can have Irina capture an intimate family portrait outside, or get snaps of a newborn all dolled up for the camera. Irina's friendly and patient vibe helps subjects relax, which makes for natural pictures that bring out inherent beauty or a close-up of dad's new double mustache.
More like a mobile photo studio, Pabs Photomagic's photo booths come replete with high-end lighting and muslin backdrop. But like a photo booth, guests get to pile in front of the camera to make funny faces and don goofy props such as crowns and jumbo sunglasses. Photo strips of those priceless moments are printed in a matter of seconds with customized layouts. To further enhance events, party-goers can add extras such as bubble machines and custom-made backdrops.
At BC Photo Studio, easily accessible by Sky-Train (New Westminster Station), the photographers clearly know what they're doing. Whether they're snapping portraits under the studio lights or outside under the one giant studio light that hovers around the planet, they do everything in their power to help people remain comfortable in front of the lens. That means they offer pre-photo tips (like "coordinate colors and avoid clashing patterns") and keep the energy up throughout each session. The experienced photographers are well-versed in business portfolio, maternity, graduation, wedding, holiday, newborn, engagement and family portraits.
For 60 years, Photos Unlimited's large network of experienced photographers—selected through a rigorous screening process—have been capturing the personalities of families, kids, and pets with their in-studio and outdoor photo shoots.
Photos Unlimited now captures on-location photo sessions, too, including snaps of engaged couples walking hand in hand or images of newly married couples performing the traditional cake toss. And its photographers can work with clients to create professional-looking advertisements and press releases for their businesses.
After photo sessions conclude, photographers print out high-resolution digital images, put them on CDs, or add them to Photos Unlimited's online and mobile platforms.
A bright expanse of white, edged with swooping lines of chartreuse green, welcomes clients arriving to partake in Hairsoda’s trifecta of hair, beauty, and photography services. As clients sink into a row of matching chartreuse salon chairs, stylists shear locks shorter, swath manes in colour or foils, and apply Kera Straight formula to tame unruly heads of hair. Behind the chairs, a photo studio snaps pictures of people and pets looking to memorialize affectionate memories or disprove rumours of vampirism. Elsewhere in the salon, aestheticians treat bodies to beauty services that include brow threading, professional makeup, and manicures and pedicures, all set among lime-coloured furnishings, styling stations, and wall accents.