While Kays Photography owner Katelyn Dorrington always had a knack for the creative, she never dreamed she would one day grow up to become a professional photographer. In fact, her lifelong dream was to become a singer, until the birth of her son forever altered her artistic path. Moved by this momentous occasion, a passion for helping others immortalize the important moments in their lives was born within her, and she spent the next three years of her life studying and perfecting her craft and drawing a talented team to work beside her in her Lower Sackville studio.
Not surprisingly, newborn photography is one of Katelyn's specialties and she combines her artistic eye and motherly instincts to capture everything from a precious close-up of a perfect petite foot to a candid commemorative shot of baby's 200th nap. She also specializes in wedding packages, which include three to nine hours of event coverage, permanently documented in a high-resolution DVD of images, as well as engagement and maternity shoots, which may take place on-location, or inside her studio, which is equipped with countless props and backdrops.
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.
Craig Beckta's portfolio showcases the work of a veteran shutterbug with professional-grade equipment—and a professorial mastery of his skills. In online videos, Craig gives customers a view from his side of the lens, walking them through various elements of production and postproduction work, such as using studio-calibre lights during an outdoor shoot or balancing the colour temperature of an image using Photoshop. Craig brings these skills to bear in every portrait session, resulting in timeless, mantle-ready images.
Lorna Mooney, CPA, draws on over 20 years in the photography business as she takes candid family, graduation, pet and child portraits, crafts expressive wedding albums, and striking business portraits. Her work across various photography genres has earned her a multitude of awards.
The staff at Memories in a Flash ushers photos, slides, and old videos into the digital age, preserving memories with new, longer-lasting technologies. Once transferred from bulky VHS tapes to thin, sleek DVDs, home movies can be uploaded online to share with family and Steven Spielberg's casting director. Along with scanning services to transform photos, slides, and negatives into pixels, the tech-savvy team can help reverse damage caused by water, humidity, and fingerprints through photo-restoration services. Editors can also arrange pictures into digital slide shows or splice wedding clips into one comprehensive blooper reel. After each job, Memories in a Flash returns all tangible items in their original form along with the fresh CDs and DVDs.
The media pros at Hourglass Media transform old recordings and photographs into high-quality digital files with their advanced, onsite equipment. During film transfers, a technician converts 8-milimetre and Super 8 film to uncompressed files on DVD, ensuring picture fidelity with 700 lines of resolution. Analog media such as audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and vinyl LPs metamorphose into any digital file format, allowing patrons to load old songs onto iPods, share home movies over the internet, and replace every sound on the family computer with an old recording of grandpa snoring. Slide and photo transfers pull the same trick with old pictures and custom video editing further polishes heirloom moving pictures or important present-day footage.