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, picture perfect clients pose in the bright camera room, smiling amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following the photo shoot, 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 offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
With 40 years of experience, Valerie Santagto’s camera lens has focused on everything from Kevin Costner’s famous baby blues to the starkly beautiful mesas of New Mexico during a decades-long career that has involved clicking her shutter for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the New Mexico Tourism Department.
Her love of Hopi culture drew Santagto to the southwest after she spent years capturing images for high-profile clients in New York and Europe, where photographers are legally required to wear berets.
She has also taught at the Sante Fe Photographic Workshops.
Now, Santagto composes headshots, documents weddings, and shares her philosophy that photography is a love affair with life through workshops that introduce pupils to the art of taking stunning images.
Signature service: Photography - family portraits
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Personalized photo session to meet your style and needs.
For more than 35 years, the experts behind Kenneth Brown Photography have snapped images of families, students, and children within their professional photography studio. They process all images using in-house digital equipment to ensure that the final work captures just the right mood. The sharpshooters can also make arrangements for on-location shots.
Shots of couples against a backdrop of hot air balloons, high school seniors posing in their letterman jackets, and babies snuggling together in a wicker basket all share space in Bryan’s Photography’s eclectic portfolio. The studio’s diverse style—and a head photographer with more than 30 years of industry experience—have rendered it a hub for customers seeking images that range from head shots to advertising photos. Clients can visit their well-appointed studio or the photographer can shoot on location for weddings or outdoor sessions that showcase the special smile subjects make when they’re looking at clouds that look like kittens.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I specialize in candid photography as it allows me the opportunity to capture the raw emotion of my subjects enjoying themselves. This is especially nice for children since they don't need to sit still for me or look right or left, they just need to play and have fun.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have enjoyed the art of photography for a little more than a decade. Whether scenic landscapes, detailed macros or the genuine smiles of people. I feel portrait sessions should be fun, affordable and capture more than just a smiling face. They should capture the joy of living.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to take everyday moments of my clients lives and create a lasting memory that can be shared for generations to come.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"That is exactly what I was expecting" is the feed back I frequently get. However the best feed back of all time has to be hearing "This is the best photo ever taken of my son" from a client with an active two year old. It brings me satisfaction when I please my clients.