Metroplex Photo Booth’s open-air photo stations allow even large groups of revelers to stuff themselves into memorable strips. The self-service booths instruct their inhabitants via an LCD monitor, showing the camera’s footage in real time so parties can form attractive tableaus, whether in black and white or color. An attendant remains with the booth at all times to help technologically confused guests, dispense unlimited photo strips, and teach smiling to anyone who missed that day in school. The memory catchers offer a number of additional amenities to personalize the experience including magnetic frames, scrapbooks, and props.
Andrea Pender's sunny attitude seems to reflect her love of outdoor photography. A shutterbug since childhood, she has learned to channel natural light to enhance both urban and earthy settings. Her studio sits by a patch of woodland and a burbling creek often featured in her shoots. She doesn't get bored of the scenery, though, because she brings her signature chipper spirit and a fresh artistic eye to each new session.
Andrea specializes in family portraits and weddings, though she also snaps baby photos, boudoir images, and headshots. By building a comfortable repartee with every visitor, she is able to capture candid moments without first disguising herself as a piece of topiary.
Heather has always loved stories, and she loves telling them even more. With H. Parker Photography, she gets to tell the stories of families, moms-to-be, kids, and newborns through pictures. She composes each shot artfully and ensures a flawless finish via digital editing. She also covers special events such as baby showers and birthday celebrations.
Amber Richardson Evers, owner of Lifestyle Portrait, has always been fascinated by photography; she recalls photographing still-life scenes as early as the second grade. But it’s only in the past 10 years that she’s devoted her career to snapping senior portraits, weddings, and baby portraits. Ever aware of light, composition, and color, she makes her subjects shine both in the studio and on location. Her welcoming persona allows customers to relax and be themselves—even her portraits of pets, which are naturally without artifice and opposable thumbs, exude peace and humor.
Ken, the founder of Munson-Cox Portrait Design, set up his studio with children in mind. To get genuine smiles out of adults and young ones alike, the photographers constantly reach for their fun-loving sides, ready to roll around on the ground with tots to get the perfect angles or get them smiling by debating favorite ice-cream flavors.
Within bustling retail centers, Studio One to One Photography's shutterbugs cultivate an oasis of professional calm as they draw out individual personalities through poses, props, and backgrounds. These elements of style combine artfully to create sophisticated family portraits, gleeful snapshots of childish charm, and eye-catching glamour shots. Whether they immortalize moms-to-be showing off baby bumps or seniors chewing diplomas, print packages fill wallets with creative snapshots or decorate mantelpieces with images more elegant than a gazelle in a top hat.