The technicians at Memory Transfers preserve memories stored in old media formats—including Super 8, 8mm, Beta, and VHS—by transferring them onto long-lasting DVDs. Before beginning, they back up all materials to ensure the contents stay intact during the transfer process, which utilizes flicker-free methodology, color-corrected LED lighting, and a dash of fairy dust. After the process is complete, techs print titles directly onto DVDs to identify them, rather than relying on labels, which are prone to fading and tearing. Altogether, the process takes about a couple of days.
Photographic craftsfolk Larry and Wendy Bosely—who have been plying their trade for more than 20 years—brought in associate photographer Bailey Setzler in 2006, creating an artistic triumvirate that offers portrait sessions for seniors, kids, families, and lovebirds. At their Temperance studio, they can arrange both indoor and outdoor areas for posing. They also hit the road and travel to their subjects to document important milestones, from walking down the aisle at a wedding to ripping apart a mortarboard right after graduating from high school.
Flashbulb-popping pair Kris and Dennis Hagenwald hauls more than 50 years of experience to every shoot. Well-rounded in their craft, the Hagenwalds pluck passing moments from all sorts of special events, including weddings. They also capture portraits of high school seniors, babies, and entire families.
Craig Breil’s sprawling, 10-acre Stonefield Farm houses the photographer’s studio and serves as inspiration for both his personal and professional work. Having taken up photography at an early age, Craig pursued his passion at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He then traveled through Europe and Asia, freelancing for numerous publications and corporations, including CBS and Philip Morris, before opening up Stonefield Photo. Inside his studio and around the farm’s scenic grounds, Craig snaps portraits of people that couple engaging composition with a touch of humor. His portfolio runs the gamut from artistic, abstract shots of everyday objects to sweeping views of farmland dotted with trees, fences, and forgotten overalls.
A professional sports photographer, Laura Clouse's father never missed an opportunity to pass on his shutter-snapping skills to his daughter. Today, Laura draws on her father's lessons and her youth in the photogenic surroundings of southern California to helm her own professional on-location shoots, producing both digital and tangible prints.
Laura gravitates towards the organic, relying on natural lighting and candid shots to produce genuine, unaffected images devoid of fake poses and digitally inserted Hulk Hogan arms. Spontaneous pictures that capture real emotion, such as the adoration of mothers towards their infant or the unbridled love between newly engaged couples, make up most of her portfolio.
No two people are alike, so at Eclipse Studios, neither are two photo sessions. Senior portraits, for example, reflect the interests that make every teenager unique, whether they're nature lovers, sports fans, drama fanatics, or anything in between. Armed with decades of experience, Eclipse’s photographer applies the skills and sensitivity required of virtually any situation. During boudoir sessions, they let women don their most elegant, but rarely flaunted ensembles and showcase their sensual sides amid flattering lighting and a comfortable environment. And family portraits celebrate the powerful connections between kin, whether in the formal setting of the studio or the candid atmosphere of a backyard get-together.