Maria Santini—the eye behind Maria Santini Photography—runs a slim operation, just her and her digital camera. Maria doesn’t need the traditional trappings of photography, like a darkroom, and she prefers natural sun to the canned lights of a studio. She travels to meet her clients at their ideal backdrops, from their own back yard or a sprawling park to a favorite slice of cityscape. Maria snaps pictures of children and families, retouching images on her computer to banish redeye and smooth skin. She delivers the final pictures on CD, empowering her customers to print endless copies at their leisure.
Fotogenik Photography began in 1999 as Curran Photography, the project of owner Mike Curran. While working as the official track photographer at Fairgrounds Speedway, Mike met his wife, Rebecca—also a professional photographer—and today the two snap photos in tandem, both in their shop and on location. The duo handles family photos, headshots, and business photos as well as on-location shoots for sports games, proms, graduations, and weddings. They also share their expertise via classes on Photoshop, DSLR cameras, and natural-light portrait photography, which is far less spooky than campfire-flashlight portraits.
The husband and wife team behind Xena Photography captures life’s precious moments and immortalizes them in the lenses of their cameras. They specialize in wedding photography, eschewing hourly limits to provide the betrothed with all-day packages and all-inclusive prices that cover driving, taxes, editing, and all photography. They also provide family and graduation portrait services and additional photography for any occasion, such as special-event or engagement photos.
When not in her studio photographing clients, Micah Caputo, a certified Google Trusted Photographer, takes her camera to businesses. There, she photographs virtual tours of their interiors for Google Maps. She also captures the essence of superstitions, alternative cultures, and loss in her carefully photographed sessions with clients.
On Betsy Butler's website she writes, "[Photography] takes what we see with the naked eye and transforms it into something extraordinary, or something thought-provoking." She shares the extraordinary and thought-provoking images she catches when she photographs other people through portrait sessions with families, children, and individuals. She provides previews of proofs from each session, as well as DVDs and prints of favorite images. She also shoots weddings, helping couples create a final album that's as much a work of art and heirloom as it is a potential meal for the town monster.
Professional photographer Leslie Wilkes captures important moments in clients' lives, whether snapping shots of a newborn or cataloging a wedding. When shooting for events, he takes pictures prolifically, providing clients with a disk of all the high-resolution photos afterward.