Signature service: MC Photography LLC specializes in women's portraiture. Stylish, fashion-inspired, romantic, and creative portraiture that brings out the inner beauty in all women.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Visit mcphotographyllc.com for details on what to do before the photo shoot.
For lmj originals owner and photographer Lisa, the best part of photography is finding an unassuming corner of the world that becomes something beautiful when committed to film. Each day, she sets out to take transformative photos, revealing her subjects' intrinsic beauty or light allergies during in-studio or on-location shoots. Lisa's natural approach sets clients at ease and helps her capture candid poses during family portraits, carefree moments at weddings, and evocative pinups during boudoir shoots.
Studio 220's style is modern and crisp. The photographers are masters of lighting, composition, and digital retouching, and their images meet fine-art standards and look as if they've come out of a magazine. Their 30 years of combined experience and the quality of their craftsmanship is paralleled by their commitment to the families and couples in their pictures. While capturing the emotions of fleeting moments, they strive to build relationships with all clients so that they can be there to photograph and preserve treasured memories for years to come.
Fun is always part of their process, too. Keeping things lively and loose allows clients to express themselves—parents get babies to giggle, families huddle close, and brothers and sisters goof around. Sessions can include props such as stuffed animals or even a cake for kids to smash.
The photographers also cover weddings, but with an unobtrusive photojournalistic style. During the big day, leads and assistants are careful to capture that first marital kiss and that first dance without cutting in and dousing the couple with a cooler of Gatorade.
After graduating from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography and subsequently working as a celebrity photographer in Hollywood, Brent Dundore moved back to his home state of Minnesota to open his own namesake studio. With a bold yet classic style, Brent brings out the personalities of his subjects with portraits of families, high school seniors, and pets, among others. But his arsenal of portrait styles is practically limitless, with experiencing taking portfolio shots for models, headshots for aspiring actors, and nature stills for animals applying for a spot at the zoo.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
NinaMarie Studios is new to the Stillwater area, but we have been creating stunning portraits for 8 years! Our friendly, welcoming atmosphere keeps our clients returning year after year for more beautiful images.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Her current inspiration is her family of 5 boys! Looking back on memories, she realizes that people remember from images most and wants to help families, like her own, preserve those precious memories in an affordable way.
What do you love most about your job?
I love everything about my job! I love meeting and interacting with fun families. I love playing with silly kids during my photo sessions.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I've had a number of clients tell me they cried while looking at their images. It is the best feeling to know that you have created that emotion for another person and that you have captured something that they will look back at for years to come.
Amber Hein's longtime fascination with photography—as well as her life as proud mother to a fast-growing daughter—instills in her a passion for capturing precious family moments, with a specialty in documenting weddings, newborns, and family portraits. Amber doesn't ply her trade in a stuffy studio, but instead travels on-location, using her favorite green spaces and secluded urban spots as stunning natural backdrops to engagement pictures, kids' photos, and maternity portraits.
Hein takes an organic approach to her art, snapping memories of real, candid human interaction and family bliss, with a touch of soft-focus vintage charm.