Byrd Dog Production's Brian Frankforther learned about the power of photography before he started his career behind the lens. At age 19, his father passed away, and he discovered something he never knew: his father was once an avid photographer. Looking through the old photos, Brian recognized the transcendent sentimental power pictures can have, and began to explore photography himself. Today, with an eye for harnessing natural light, Brian helps other families and friends create their own timeless keepsakes in outdoor photo shoots.
Ashland Community Art Center in Ashland is a great destination for a rainy day whether you're an art enthusiast or just starting out.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What makes your business stand out?
People come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Because of this, our portrait packages do too. No two people ever want the same thing, so we tailor each session and each package. We're not afraid to think outside the box.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
Ever since I was in high school and my parents let me play with their Nikomat 35mm camera, I have been hooked on the lens. I have been taking pictures ever since.
What is your most popular offering?
Our two-hour portrait session is by far our most popular package. It gives the client plenty of time for wardrobe changes, multiple locations, and a DVD full of fantastic photos to share with friends and family.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
It may sound cliché, but we are not happy unless you are happy with the photos we take. You can trust in Organic Focus Photography to listen to what you want, to photograph what you wish, and, hopefully, to surprise you with something unexpected.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best reactions are always from parents that are amazed we caught a particular pose or face from their child. The scrunched up smile of a toddler with his trucks or the puckered face right before she blows all the dandelion seeds off the stem—seeing a parent's love for that child and appreciation for capturing that moment is beyond words of praise.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Life moves so quickly. Kids grow up so fast. Elders we grew up with are absent in our adult years. Every picture we take, we make life stand still for that one moment in time. We love capturing these moments that you may never be able to capture again or redo again. It gives us great joy to be able to share that moment and provide our customers with a lasting impression that they can cherish and pass on for years to come.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Two-hour portrait session
Pro Tip: Make a list of expectations—it helps us get to know you and what you are looking for.
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A soft focus surrounds the subjects in Love Photography's images, lending warmness to a close-up of a bride wearing her veil and dreaminess to a sultry couple posing together in a boudoir session. During these shoots, Love Photography’s team of photographers makes subjects feel at ease by scheduling complimentary consultations before the shutter even starts snapping. Like William Tell shooting an apple off his son’s head, the staff believes that practice makes perfect, and they’ve been practicing their photographic aim during weddings, family portrait sessions, and kids’ photo shoots since the studio opened in 1970.