Looking back, Mischa and Brianne Purcell seem destined to have become photographers: Mischa was bitten by the shutterbug at the age of 8, when a family friend and photography professor first introduced him to the camera lens. Brianne started even earlier—when she was just 7, she put a camera on her Christmas list right when Santa had just secured the rights to manufacture celluloid. All these years later, the Purcells’ love of the art form hasn’t waned. They bring their enthusiasm and smiles to important events in people’s lives, including weddings.
As Mischa puts it in a video on his website, “It’s a true honor to be paid to create art around people’s love stories. It’s the best thing I could ever imagine doing.” This genuine passion comes through in his photographs. To capture the essence of each couple, the photographer thinks outside of the box. Aside from photos at the church, Mischa might have newlyweds pose in front of old buildings, on a truck bed, or simply in front of a bright blue sky. The photographers extend this sort of creativity to other types of sessions. They can photograph families in fields dotted by wildflowers or stay in their studio to carefully capture senior portraits. Mischa also shares his expertise during workshops, which teach the ins and outs of photography and postproduction.
Rita Temple, the professional shutterbug behind Temple Photography, strikes a balance between spontaneous, candid shots and artfully arranged composition when photographing her subjects. She makes natural light her plaything during outdoor shoots in which she directs newly engaged couples to kiss against the setting sun or captures kids at play. Temple Photography also dispatches photo booths and attendants to parties where up to eight guests can cram inside the booth and don props before snapping shots that materialize on take-home print strips.
At an age when most children were learning to read, Nate Anglin was also learning to shoot photos. SNAPmobile Portraits is the culmination of his life's calling. Eschewing a traditional brick-and-mortar location, he treats the vast outdoors as his studio, which dovetails with his specialties in landscapes and portraits.
On the radio the DJ is a tastemaker, but the DJs at DJ Circle Entertainment only care about one person’s taste—yours. For each event—from weddings and sweet 16s to bar and bat mitzvahs—hosts and guests make their own soundtracks using DJ Circle Entertainment’s massive music library. Equipped with wireless microphones and dance floor lighting, the DJs move seamlessly from spinning tunes to making announcements or MCing games and giveaways.
Along with music and MC duties, DJ Circle Entertainment offers video and lighting services ranging from crowd cams to CO2 cannons, which blast cool air at guests fresh from the dance floor. Besides ensuring a fun time in the moment, DJ Circle Entertainment preserves memories from each soiree with its photo booths. Stamped with a custom logo by DJ Circle Entertainment’s in-house design team, photos emerge from a printer in 7.5 seconds, roughly the time it takes The Flash to take his picture in 100 photo booths.
The entrepreneurs behind Picture Perfect Photo Booth know that décor is an important part of any celebration. That's why they designed their sleek booths specifically to blend into festive environments. Once they've delivered and set up the booth, they welcome partygoers to dig into a collection of costumes before posing against a maroon backdrop for high-resolution that can be enlarged into candid prints or billboards. Patrons can choose from a variety of photo layouts, and can personalize photo strips with a customized logo.
Dennis Jones uses his photographic talents to capture the ineffable, striving to take photographs that are as unique as the people in them. To that end, he lets his clients choose the shoot location that best represents them, whether it’s at home, by a tranquil creek, or inside an enlarged replica of a kangaroo’s pouch. He and his crew specialize in portrait and wedding photography, which they offer in packages that include prints, digital images, and the sitting fee.