Mandy Little, the expert shutterbug behind Moments in the Sun Photography, captures posed photos and candid shots of wedding parties, families, newborn babies, and pretty much any other type of photo subject. After these sessions, the photographer edits the photos, ensuring that each shot looks its best. She can also transform the photos into prints, burn them onto CDs, and upload them to an online viewing gallery.
Following in the footsteps of her aunt, a renowned photographer, Ciera Bassett of One Eye Shutterfly harnesses the latest cameras and technology to take the sharpest pics possible. Having worked with a variety of people in all kinds of environments, she customizes shoots to each client, photographing events ranging from weddings to corporate functions and private events. She also works closely with clients during portrait sessions for families, kids, and couples, and masters the latest software to exact flawless retouchings to images.
Joey Colletti lets his camera eye wander wherever the mood takes it, capturing the emotions behind all of life’s moments. That could be joy, love, excitement, or anything else felt during weddings, family portraits, or engagement sessions. As an expert in natural-light photography, he’s adept at outdoor shoots, including sporting events, but also manipulates indoor lighting to the photo’s benefit at events such as theater performances.
A ponytailed toddler grips her sunglasses determinedly as her parents crouch, smiling, in the background. Walking atop either side of a railroad track, a young couple bridges the distance with their hands. In the midst of wedding preparations, a bride pauses to read a love letter from her soon-to-be spouse. These are a few of the fleeting moments placed in a beautiful image-jail by This Is Life Photography’s founder Marisa. Fascinated by the power of freezing time since she was a child, she composes portraits and wedding scenes with an eye toward creating mementos that can be handed down for generations.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
The bride stood under the photographer’s lights, resplendent in her wedding gown, as her family looked on from a distance. As she and her photographer, M. Chen, prepared for the shoot, she was handed a package—a prewedding gift from her soon-to-be husband. When she lifted the lid, she immediately burst into tears. Inside laid a photo of a great dane puppy—the dog she’d always wanted, which her husband planned to give her on their wedding day. As she ran to hug her mother, Mr. Chen ran after, shooting image after image, capturing the exact moment she fell into her mother’s arms. These quick reflexes have been honed through his nearly 30 years as a sports photographer and professional fly swatter, and he draws on photojournalistic techniques to compose a traditional portrait or snap once-in-a-lifetime, candid moments.
Regardless of specific approaches, he consistently draws from the landscape style of Ansel Adams and the dramatic lighting techniques of Monte Zucker. His work as a photojournalist and private portrait photographer has earned him more than 300 publications in the glossy pages of New York Daily News, Popular Photography, ESPN Magazine, and Professional Photographers of America magazine. When not snapping on-location engagement shoots, family portraits, or boudoir sessions, he passes on his technique through traveling photography seminars, hands-on workshops, and by gently tapping the heads of his students. Though formerly designed only for professional-level photographers, these classes instill confidence and camera basics in beginners. As he frequently finds new class examples and takes feedback from his students, Mr. Chen frequently fine-tunes the curriculum after each seminar.