Andrew Kenworthy specializes in wedding, engagement, maternity, and family photography. But his skills don’t stop there; his website also shows off a bevy of fashion and glamour shots and documentations of live events. Some of his fine art photographs have even been exhibited at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. Though Kenworthy's subjects might vary widely—from a child amid pumpkins to a fire-swallowing beauty bathed in blue neon light—his skilled eye for photography frames them well. Smiles and natural interactions between people shine through against backgrounds such as stages or pastoral scenes, enhancing and immortalizing subject personalities in prints, digital galleries, or latte art.
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.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Fast, friendly, reliable and professional service.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I've always wanted to own my own company and work for myself, and after almost 3 years of doing so I absolutely love it!
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people, traveling to different venues and working along side my wife.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"Top notch service and professionalism, these folks are the best!"
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.
Many of Ailey Breeden's portraits place subjects in the sun-flooded landscapes of Chattanooga, smiling on the shores of a babbling stream or in front of a forest as the leaves fade to a mosaic of orange, yellow, and brown. Though she views herself as "just a girl with a camera," Alley—the owner and shutterbug at A Little Bird Photography—has a gift for letting her subjects' personalities surface in photo sessions. Some clients pose with cherished personal items or pets to give their portraits an extra dose of character. In each session, she harnesses natural light to give her pictures a warm feel.