When her son was born, Melanie Painter read everything she could about communicating with children. The crash course in early childhood development not only primed Melanie for motherhood, but also working with youngsters as a photographer. To make photo shoots fun for kids, she hosts portrait parties where children snack, play with props, and, afterward, each receive a 5"x7" print. The rest of her on-location and in-studio shoots accommodate newborns, expectant moms, and families, all of whom she photographs with a combination of candid and posed shots.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for all family photos, school pictures, business headshots, or birth announcements. To customize the shoot even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby photo to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Clients can choose to receive the photo shoot via digital delivery or preserve these memories on traditional printed sheets, gallery wraps, or wall art. Clients can also save the photo shoot on a high-resolution CD.
Owner and principal photographer Amy Zellmer approaches every shoot from two angles. With a modern style of traditional photography, each shot is composed and framed to fit alongside family portraits from any decade. But with the addition of her photojournalistic skills, her photos also tell the story of her subjects, capturing their emotions in a single, telling moment. The all-female staff at her studio shares this dual focus to shoot families, weddings, and private boudoir sessions.
Amy requires an engagement session before the wedding day with every couple she works with so that she can develop a relationship with the soon-to-be-weds and find the photography style to match their personality. She incorporates this same communicative approach in basic portrait sessions, often taking pictures in black and white to emphasize emotions or the stark contrast of an oreo. Amy coaches natural poses from her subjects during boudoir sessions that build confidence and reinforce her belief that women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful.
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Studio 220's style is modern and crisp. The photographers are masters of lighting, composition, and digital retouching, and their images meet fine-art standards and look as if they've come out of a magazine. Their 30 years of combined experience and the quality of their craftsmanship is paralleled by their commitment to the families and couples in their pictures. While capturing the emotions of fleeting moments, they strive to build relationships with all clients so that they can be there to photograph and preserve treasured memories for years to come.
Fun is always part of their process, too. Keeping things lively and loose allows clients to express themselves—parents get babies to giggle, families huddle close, and brothers and sisters goof around. Sessions can include props such as stuffed animals or even a cake for kids to smash.
The photographers also cover weddings, but with an unobtrusive photojournalistic style. During the big day, leads and assistants are careful to capture that first marital kiss and that first dance without cutting in and dousing the couple with a cooler of Gatorade.
After graduating from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography and subsequently working as a celebrity photographer in Hollywood, Brent Dundore moved back to his home state of Minnesota to open his own namesake studio. With a bold yet classic style, Brent brings out the personalities of his subjects with portraits of families, high school seniors, and pets, among others. But his arsenal of portrait styles is practically limitless, with experiencing taking portfolio shots for models, headshots for aspiring actors, and nature stills for animals applying for a spot at the zoo.