Veteran shutterbug Cara Dee Stucke honed her artistic eye in 27 years in the portrait-photography field and today attends annual workshops and seminars to stay abreast of modern techniques. Cara Dee snaps elegant, contemporary shots of weddings, families, and high-school seniors using high-tech equipment such as 21.5-megapixel sensor cameras and light-bending hand claps. Before each photo session, the creative team can proffer wardrobe and makeup consultations, taking time to heed customers' requests for the overall vibe of the shoot.
On-location sessions voyage into the tranquil confines of nature for a romantic ambiance, and shoots in the CaraDee Photography studio allow for edgy, urban-theme photos with self-provided props. Images make their way onto prints of all sizes, emblazoned on top-quality metallic or lustrous papers, custom-created books, and videos replete with music.
Signature service: DJ, Video, Photo, Photo Booth, Lighting
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Always hire a professional.
Q&A with Terrie Reno, Owner/Manager
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We have four key "pillars" that we teach our team: 1. Be there; 2. Make their day; 3. Choose your attitude; 4. Have fun
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I have a bachelor of science in business/public relations and a master's in business administration.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My undergraduate degree is in public relations.
I did an internship my senior year of college and planned a national conference.
I loved the event-planning portion so much, I decided to pursue that area when I graduated.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Clients are always amazed that our staff does "so much [more] than they were hired to do."
That's our goal, to do whatever we can
to make their day.
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