Signature service: Wedding & Engagement Photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1 hour
Brands Used: Canon
Pro Tip: Relax and follow my direction.
I will make sure you look great in every picture.
Rina Alvarez sees capturing other people’s memories on film as a great honor and her life’s work. She strives to capture these special moments through a variety of sessions from organically composed family portraits to flirtatious boudoir shots to photographs of dancers and musicians in motion. Alvarez has a talent for working with both natural and indoor light, which serves her well when she is capturing standard wedding shots, from the kiss at the altar to the moment when the best man dumps a cooler of champagne over the bride and groom.
To Olena, each event and every person is unique, so she strives to honor that uniqueness with a photographic style that is both artistic and playful. The playfulness comes from the laid-back, light-hearted setting she fosters during photo sessions, which allows clients to relax and be themselves, and the artistic composition comes from her experience in photography and degree in multimedia and computer imaging. She shoots everything from weddings and portraits to headshots and baby sessions, and can enhance all sessions with products such as custom photo albums and frames.
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With 40 years of experience between them, the shutterbug husband and wife duo of Brent and Dawn capture life's grandest moments through their work at Angela Clifton Photography. Specializing in on-location shoots illuminated by natural light, they capture the moments that cell phones, or ever the most tenured court painter, can't do justice to. Baby's first steps. The glow of an expectant mother. The playful frolics of a new pet. The family's first trip to the beach. These are brief moment's that the photographers make timeless.
For weddings and engagements, Brent and Dawn's photographs document the romance of two hearts beating at once, and for aspiring models and actors, they create headshots that practically leap into the hands of casting directors. For those who want to understand the art and mechanics of family photography, Angela Clifton Photography offers photo classes that build upon the technical aspects of lenses, lighting, and composition, and include tips on how to work with families for the perfect shot.
Lee Gonzalez first got his hands on a camera at age 9—it was a Polaroid camera, and using it quickly became his obsession. By 13, he had a standard film camera and regularly burdened his parents with Ziploc after Ziploc of film rolls he demanded they drop off for development, or he wouldn't do his chores. In high school, his love of a landscape photography class made him believe he'd never be a portrait photographer, but that changed. As he got older, he started taking photos of friends as a favor, and when a buddy enlisted him to help shoot a wedding, Lee learned something surprising: he loved it. And ever since, he has worked as a wedding photographer. He snaps striking documentary-style photos of couples, resulting in natural-looking images that capture their personalities and true moments of happiness vs. those that highlight stuffy poses and fake smiles.
While nuptials are Lee's specialty, he also trains his lens on landscapes and architecture, crafting an ever-evolving portfolio whose virtuosity matches that of its emotive power.