Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.
For 60 years, Photos Unlimited's large network of experienced photographers—selected through a rigorous screening process—have been capturing the personalities of families, kids, and pets with their in-studio and outdoor photo shoots.
Photos Unlimited now captures on-location photo sessions, too, including snaps of engaged couples walking hand in hand or images of newly married couples performing the traditional cake toss. And its photographers can work with clients to create professional-looking advertisements and press releases for their businesses.
After photo sessions conclude, photographers print out high-resolution digital images, put them on CDs, or add them to Photos Unlimited's online and mobile platforms.
Many ancient cultures feared photographs would capture their subject's soul. Though seasoned photographer Jamie Lawrence leaves her subjects' souls intact, her camera lures and captures their personalities like so many photogenic moths to a flashbulb flame. Lawrence's own background includes experience as a model, and her work behind the lens has taken her around the world, from destination weddings at Riviera Maya to outdoor shoots in Italy. She loves to work in the places that mean the most to her clients, capturing bold colour and black and white poses set against parks and cityscapes.
Charisma Studio frames subjects in memorable poses, turning fleeting moments into timeless keepsakes or decorative items. Each photo in their portfolio bursts with life, capturing moments such as kids playing hide-and-seek or newlyweds walking arm-and-arm on the beach. The studio offers photography services for all occasions, including portrait packages, boudoir photo shoots, and wedding photography.
Helmed by a nationally accredited photographer, Bumblebee Photography strives to capture the special moments of everyday life. Photographers create an informal, laid-back atmosphere for sittings, as they photograph memories for occasions such as weddings, graduations, or portraits of families or couples.