When her son was born, Melanie Painter read everything she could about communicating with children. The crash course in early childhood development not only primed Melanie for motherhood, but also working with youngsters as a photographer. To make photo shoots fun for kids, she hosts portrait parties where children snack, play with props, and, afterward, each receive a 5"x7" print. The rest of her on-location and in-studio shoots accommodate newborns, expectant moms, and families, all of whom she photographs with a combination of candid and posed shots.
Owner and principal photographer Amy Zellmer approaches every shoot from two angles. With a modern style of traditional photography, each shot is composed and framed to fit alongside family portraits from any decade. But with the addition of her photojournalistic skills, her photos also tell the story of her subjects, capturing their emotions in a single, telling moment. The all-female staff at her studio shares this dual focus to shoot families, weddings, and private boudoir sessions.
Amy requires an engagement session before the wedding day with every couple she works with so that she can develop a relationship with the soon-to-be-weds and find the photography style to match their personality. She incorporates this same communicative approach in basic portrait sessions, often taking pictures in black and white to emphasize emotions or the stark contrast of an oreo. Amy coaches natural poses from her subjects during boudoir sessions that build confidence and reinforce her belief that women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for all family photos, school pictures, business headshots, or birth announcements. To customize the shoot even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby photo to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Clients can choose to receive the photo shoot via digital delivery or preserve these memories on traditional printed sheets, gallery wraps, or wall art. Clients can also save the photo shoot on a high-resolution CD.
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.
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