What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer a variety of services: engagement photos, wedding photos, family portraits, and more. We strive to bring out the personality of the people in the photos. Photo sessions should be fun and interesting, not stressful and dull.
What do you love most about your job?
I love getting to know people and making amazing photos.
At J. Holland Photography, Johnny Holland wields 15 years of professional photography experience to capture carefully calibrated images. His work ranges from family portraits to award-winning landscape photography and athletic art prints that honor the accomplishments of Yukon and Piedmont High School football teams. A board member at Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Johnny is assisted in the studio by his wife, Carrie, who helped him start the business in 2001. The duo also lead classes on photography-related topics, from using the manual settings on your camera to removing that unsightly extra head from your self-portraits in Photoshop.
Signature service: Custom Photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Nikon
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Andi is a first generation photographer, but she inherited the name and passion for Earlie Daisy Photography from someone else. The name Earlie Daisy belonged to her great grandmother, whom she came to know through photographs that her father shared with her. She didn't fall in love with photography until later, though, when she attempted to document every moment of her young nieces' lives. She realized, then, how precious each shot could be to a family, and she wanted to help other people preserve moments small and large in their own lives.
Andi says that if she had a super power, it would be falling in love. She credits that mentality—to fall in love working with each of her subjects—as the secret behind her photography. Her practice and training give her a professional eye, but her heart leads her to find that shots that her clients will treasure most.
Seasoned shutterbug Joel “Gus” Archer takes pride in watching his photography students develop new skills and a visual voice as he leads a variety of classes that can benefit novice and experienced photographers alike. Beginners learn to wield their new Nikons, Canons, iPhones, or optically implanted cameras in group classes or deepen their talents in sports, underwater, or macro photography. In addition to teaching the general population, Joel has shared his expertise to train law-enforcement agencies from the International Association of Arson Investigators to the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association, as well as the Junior League of Oklahoma City. When Joel isn’t teaching, he draws from his Swedish and Cherokee heritage to inform his breadth of work and compiles tutorials such as his upcoming book, Dark Dirty Secrets of Digital Photography.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
At JD Douglas Photography, it’s hard to draw the line between documentation and fine art. That's because the company’s photographers don’t only snap shots of subjects in picturesque outdoor settings such as pine forests and rocky beaches; they also hand finish portraits with artistic brushstrokes before bonding them onto canvas. Patrons can choose contemporary frames or ornate traditional frames embellished with gold leaf to display the finished products.