When you look at the DeSerra portfolio, you might notice that no two pictures seem to be shot in the same style. That's because for more than a decade, DeSerra
has artfully documented clients
for just about any need, be it a portrait, fashion, studio, editorial, or a commercial shoot. But whatever a shoot calls for, the San Diego-based company's main focus remains the same: adapt every session to the unique style of the client. That dedication to customer needs also plays a big role in DeSerra's studio policies, which welcome walk-ins and eliminate unnecessary expenses, such as fees for using the studio or for having actual cheese
in your teeth when you smile.
Elizabeth Ireland Lanz is a freelance photographer as well as a freelance assistant. She was the Secretary and then the President of the NPPA. After attending Brooks Institute Lanz became a freelance assistant for photographers such as Tim Tadder and Angelina Venturella. Lanz has worked on multiple cover photo shoots,
high profile shoots as well as ad campaigns. She recently began focusing on building her portfolio by photographing engagement, maternity, environment and newborn photography.
The Boudoir Divas want to make the "ultimate supermodel experience" accessible to every woman, and the website's testimonial page offers happily tearful proof of that mission's success. For example, client Susan wanted to shed her everyday style for a day of flashbulbs and glamour. She starts her anecdote by describing the consultation she had in the jazzy, girly dressing room, and finishes her story by confessing that when she saw her prints, she cried. Susan described the experience as life-changing, saying, "it was just one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Second to my wedding."
Creating these unforgettable experiences is an all-female staff of photographers, makeup artists, and image editors, who run a 6,500-square-foot studio that houses a dressing room, more than 16 sets, and an area to review subjects'
proofs. Spangled with vanity lights, the crimson dressing room is lined with a wall of shoes, and
opposite, a wardrobe rack is strewn with leopard print, tulle, fringe, and lace, offering a variety of mix-and-match outfit choices. Numerous packages are available, and the Divas' portfolio is divided into Romantic, Supermodel Sassy, Fine Art, and Simply Beautiful categories.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
What sets us apart from all others? For each hour we are photographing, we will be dedicating 10-12 hours in post-production editing (completely in-house, as we are a full-service studio), achieving stunningly beautiful images, that will bring tears to your eyes forever.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I'm a San Diego based wedding, headshot and portrait photographer. My career began in Chicago where I took wedding photos of friends a mine. Since then, I've been dedicated to capturing the natural beauty of a newly married couple.
What do you love most about your job?
An online gallery is provided to share with your family and friends. you can download your photos with 1 click to your computer. If you would like a DVD sent, we can also provide a DVD. Otherwise, this amazing gallery allows you to download the photos instantly to your computer.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Val is an excellent photographer and is very reasonably priced! I am so happy with how my wedding and reception photos turned out. I will cherish these memories for years to come. AJA
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Dennis Mock's self-proclaimed spontaneity and documentary spirit have earned him dozens of local and national awards from photographers associations and national camera companies. His background in sports photography allows him to capture split-second moments of joy or truly spectacular action passes of familial play, and his experience in architectural photography gives him a natural sense of composition—whether he’s at parks, beaches, or shooting a newborn session in his professionally lit studio. Before each shoot, he discusses costuming and venue choice with clients to decide how and where to best capture the earnest smiles of graduates and high school seniors, the savvy stare during business head shots, the doting looks of parents, the proud family and kid moments, and the uninterested glances of celebrity trees. When he's not out taking photos, Dennis is busy helping others hone their composition and lighting skills during photography workshops that cover everything from camera functions to digital editing and the importance of storytelling.