Jere Visalli of Visalli Photographics wields his 20 years of fine-art photography experience to expertly ensnare relaxed smiles. His wedding photography blends photojournalistic candids with thoughtfully composed portraits, deftly capturing multiple facets of the event. During family sessions in his expertly lit studio, Jere immortalizes resemblances across multiple generations and breeds of cat. Blending photojournalist sensibilities with stylized portraiture, Jere captures intimate moments during weddings or jubilant shows of affection with engagement photos. He also journeys outdoors for naturally lit snap sessions, and can provide subtle retouching and editing to ensure all models look their finest.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Specializing in newborn, family and children. I have an admiration for the art of film photography, weather using film or re-creating its effects digitally. I enjoy capturing your precious moments in life that will last a lifetime and be cherished.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After becoming a mother and delving into the world of all that was maternity and babies my heart knew it was finally in the right place surrounding myself with mothers, newborns, children and their families! I just love love love doing what I do.
What do you love most about your job?
Learning about everyones journey!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
" Jessica's work far exceeded my expectations - and I couldn't be happier."
High-resolution DSLR camera documents party guests as they pose under studio lighting in front of a party back drop
Variety of fun props to add life to different poses
On-site specialist makes sure everything runs smoothly throughout the event
Compiles all pictures in an online gallery that all party guests can access
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.
Few things can derail a family photo like a crying child. However, though the tear-soaked cheeks and scowling faces may seem disastrous, they allow the photographers at Dekker Photography to capture what they're after: personality. They've been snapping fun, personal photos at weddings and family photo shoots for the past decade. Though they happily welcome subjects into their studio, they also haul their gear to local spots, such as Baker Beach, Crissy Field, Lyon Street Steps, and the place where the Golden Gate Bridge intersects with a pot of gold. As an example of the dedication to making subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera, each boudoir photo shoot is directed by a female photographer, includes ample wardrobe changes, and offers the option for a hairstylist and makeup artist to glam up subjects before the shoot.