With a unique grasp of composition, color, focus, and dimension, Dane A. Harris not only captures candid emotions and personalities but creates one-of-a-kind artwork for each client. “I like to put my own spin on the photo. I like to play with light to make an image pop,” he said; and he achieves that no matter the assignment—be it a wedding, family portrait, or engagement session. It’s an approach he developed while studying art and photography and, more importantly, how to appropriately break the standard rules of static photography. He also shoots high-school senior portraits and offers cinematography services for special events.
Photographer Brandy of Wild Chameleon Photography nurtures a love of film that began when she was barely old enough to say "cheese." Since then, she's developed into a seasoned shutterbug, snapping shots of clients both in the studio and on location. Among her most prized skills is her versatility. She caters to clients' various styles and tastes, helping create memorable family portraits, couples portraits, or sensual boudoir images.
JoVonda Winters, owner of JoMonique Photography, works to capture and immortalize special moments and connections during photo shoots. She snaps shots of events such as weddings and engagements. She also takes portraits of babies, kids, families, and expectant mothers. Following the photo shoots, she offers personalized photos and DVDs of the images.
When camped out at a picturesque St. Louis spot—from an old barn to the iconic Arch—Brian K. Owens sees more than just the opportunity to take a pretty picture. The fine-art photographer and owner of STLPhotoArt grasps for stories in each of his photos, stories that he seeks to bring to his clients through commercial shoots and instill in his students during photography classes. The shutterbug guides beginning shooters through Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo, dispensing photography know-how along the way. Owens also lends his talented eye to elegantly capture moments at weddings, engagements, and knight-christening ceremonies.
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The “authority” in St. Louis Photo Authority comes from the experienced eyes and minds of its staff. On Thursday nights at the company’s West End studio, budding photographers turn to their pedagogues, who instruct groups of 15 during Thursday-evening classes on one of seven subjects.
True beginners may wish to sit in on Intro to Digital Photography, wherein apertures and eyes are opened in equal measure as shooting techniques are disclosed. The instructors also cover a class in travel photography that helps vacationers frame the cleanest shots of their visited landscapes, no matter how badly thumbs want in the picture. More advanced students may opt for one of the studio's three-hour Saturday-afternoon seminars, many of which leave the studio to secure shots of cityscapes or local nature.:m]]
Though it only opened five years ago in Brisbane, Australia, Remember Forever has already taken the land down under by storm, and has expanded across the deep blue to New York, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, and DC, with locations opening soon in Miami and Los Angeles. Despite its global presence, the business aims to maintain its small boutique-photography feel and its dedication to ethical practices, such as fair pricing and humane treatment of all lenses. Remember Forever’s expert staff members enthusiastically tout the business’s mission of sharing a love of photography with clients, running 15 distinct workshops and snapping professional photos for momentous occasions such as weddings and family portraits.