Meet the photographers - Thay + Lisa - Our Story
He's the techie gadget guy who was born with a natural understanding for numbers and technical stuff. I'm the creative one (and the sweet wife that just rolls with any of his brilliant ideas). Without eachother, we could not be here today. We are a husband and wife powerhouse photography team. We do it all - the planning, the set building, the photography, the post production, the customer relations and the other behind the scenes stuff. We couldn't have done it without the 14 years of experience from our start-up, mall based photography storefront, Blue Kiss Studio - which was born with a simple idea. One day we decided that we wanted to create a new photo taking trend for the younger generation. It was a fast paced photography concept so anyone can walk-in and out with casual, "come as you are" fun pictures that didn't really need a reason. Little did we know, this crazy business "idea" was a big hit for the central part of Charlotte, NC and it has opened huge doors of opportunities for us in venturing out with franchising the concept through five other locations. Whenever we look back to those days, we conclude that we were two young, crazy, unstoppable entreprenuers. Today, we are still crazy (in addition to how our kids drive us) and still manage and operate our Charlotte, NC based storefront studio, BLUE KISS STUDIO, along with traveling the world to photograph some of the most breath taking destination weddings, styled shoots, life celebrations and family vacations.
On Location - Natural Lighting Photography
If you want truly dedicated photographers to capture your special day - my husband and I are the team who will be with you from start to finish! I love getting up close and personal with details while Thay is what I call a "ninja shooter" with those cocktail hour candid shots and cinematic full frame captures. Our style is a mixture of "moment" shots and organized fun formals. Our packages start at $1695 with options to customize exactly what you want!
The day we found out we were expecting was one of our happiest days. Maternity sessions are very special to photograph, it's soft, intimate and a journey that is full of love and excitement. The best time for these sessions are really anytime, but mostly when the soon-to-be Mommy is showing more of her bump and feeling physically strong, flexible and mobile for a little stretch for what we call "picture taking exercise."
Just the two of you expressing your love story. These are some of my favorite sessions to document. Not only do I get to meet and learn about my couple's love story, but I also get to help them relive the memories. This is also an awesome way to break the ice with the camera so that "shy" couples get more comfortable and ready for wedding day paparazzi.
Bridal gowns and all things pretty inspires me! From the details of the dress, to the shoes, the jewelry, the ring, the hair and makeup, and how it all makes you feel - these are the little details that express who you are. My bridal imagery style is classic elegant with a modern fashion feel. I want to take breath-taking pictures of you that will make you fall in love with your bridal experience all over again.
Family + Children
As my little family grows, I learn to value more of what a family portrait represents and how much time and effort it takes to even plan out a well thought successful session. I love to blend images of natural, comfortable poses and candids - it's the real expressions of how a family and children really are! Priceless is what I'd like to be reminded of when I look at any family photo.
Business profile pictures are so important in today's world. It's one of the first impressions that represents who you are. I focus on a providing images with a clean, modern style that gives your best, confident expression. There's more involved in a great image. Wardrobe, grooming techniques, photo retouching, and feeling comfortable are just a few things I help each of my headshot sessions with.