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.
Paul Thurlin has spent more than 15 years behind the lens. During that time, he's honed his artistry and skill, capturing wedding photos or portraits of kids and families. At Edge Photography, he also provides photo retouching, prints, and CDs full of digital images.
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.
When Steve was 17 years old, his dad gave him his first camera—a Pentax K1000—along with the only formal instruction he ever received: "Leave this dial on 60 and just move this ring until the light meter needle is in the middle." Steve heeded this snippet of advice as he sharpened his skills through trial and error, learning how to turn his "non-working efforts" into photographs worthy of the future's finest history books. His first paying gig came along in the form of a friend's sister's wedding, which earned him a total profit of $6. Since then, Steve has photographed more than 400 weddings, built an extensive portfolio, and amassed an impressive collection of stolen souls.
When discussing the evolution of photographic technology, Chris Bernard says, “It’s not about the camera. It’s about the story. It’s about the vision.” Using a wealth of backgrounds, lighting techniques, and angles, he captures each subject’s unique personality during bridal, lifestyle, and boudoir photo shoots. To prep clients for photo shoots, his makeup artist, Lily, can apply foundation and rouge to faces or to hands that will double as expressive puppets. After photo shoots, Chris heads to the editing room, where he touches up images before turning his attention to the production of custom products such as bridal albums, DVD booklets, and frames.
For 15 years, Cindy Gannon has photographed children, families, and events, travelling the world to snap vibrant wedding images that capture emotional moments. She aims to keep photo sessions relaxed and enjoyable for her subjects, whether they're out shooting on-location engagement sessions or posing in her loft-like studio, which can hold up to 30 people for team portraits or clone reunion shots. Other photo shoot options range from
family photography to boudoir shoots.