Looking back, Mischa and Brianne Purcell seem destined to have become photographers: Mischa was bitten by the shutterbug at the age of 8, when a family friend and photography professor first introduced him to the camera lens. Brianne started even earlier—when she was just 7, she put a camera on her Christmas list right when Santa had just secured the rights to manufacture celluloid. All these years later, the Purcells’ love of the art form hasn’t waned. They bring their enthusiasm and smiles to important events in people’s lives, including weddings.
As Mischa puts it in a video on his website, “It’s a true honor to be paid to create art around people’s love stories. It’s the best thing I could ever imagine doing.” This genuine passion comes through in his photographs. To capture the essence of each couple, the photographer thinks outside of the box. Aside from photos at the church, Mischa might have newlyweds pose in front of old buildings, on a truck bed, or simply in front of a bright blue sky. The photographers extend this sort of creativity to other types of sessions. They can photograph families in fields dotted by wildflowers or stay in their studio to carefully capture senior portraits. Mischa also shares his expertise during workshops, which teach the ins and outs of photography and postproduction.
Rita Temple, the professional shutterbug behind Temple Photography, strikes a balance between spontaneous, candid shots and artfully arranged composition when photographing her subjects. She makes natural light her plaything during outdoor shoots in which she directs newly engaged couples to kiss against the setting sun or captures kids at play. Temple Photography also dispatches photo booths and attendants to parties where up to eight guests can cram inside the booth and don props before snapping shots that materialize on take-home print strips.
At an age when most children were learning to read, Nate Anglin was also learning to shoot photos. SNAPmobile Portraits is the culmination of his life's calling. Eschewing a traditional brick-and-mortar location, he treats the vast outdoors as his studio, which dovetails with his specialties in landscapes and portraits.
High-resolution DSLR camera documents party guests as they pose under studio lighting in front of a party back drop
Variety of fun props to add life to different poses
On-site specialist makes sure everything runs smoothly throughout the event
Compiles all pictures in an online gallery that all party guests can access
Inside A Vanity Affair's mobile snapshot booths, revelers at weddings, graduations, and corporate events ham it up for the camera with props or play it straight with sincere smiles. Whatever the mood, the booths' friendly staffers can match any event's theme with custom background colors or embossed custom logos on each print. During rentals, the attendant sets up all equipment and stays on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly for the duration. Meanwhile, guests pose with impunity—each rental includes unlimited color or black-and-white prints.
Led by photographer Daniel Naumchuk, Ambient Warehouse's creative team pools their talents to offer highly stylized photography and videography services. Their work ranges from smaller endeavors, such as family portraits and head shots, to larger events, such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. They also rent out photo booths and Instaphoto set-ups, which are essentially booth-less photo booths manned by an attendant.