About the artists and their techniques
Gene and his family moved to Alaska from Missouri in 1979. During high school Gene studied art, art history, photography and graphic arts. Excelling in these areas Gene even helped write the class syllabus for future Art History classes. During his junior year he began taking photography classes at the local college. Later he attended Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology, after college he moved to San Diego and worked at Sports and Schools Photography retouching photographs for them, then later moving to Illinois to manage a portrait studio and lab. Currently Gene has turned his experience in photography and art toward making family heirlooms for customers that are unique and creative based on their collaborative ideas. With an eye towards making what used to be reserved for the more financially-well-to-do available to everyone, Gene aims at producing works of art that will hang in your home for generations to come. Feel free to contact him with any questions and ideas you may have or just to talk about photography.
Kristie and her family moved to Alaska from Idaho in 1982. She graduated from high school locally as well. Currently she has her own business as a consultant with Creative Memories. She has a fantastic eye when it comes to design and color which she will use when helping with your portrait session. Kristie is the grounded personable side to the Stockton Expressions business, her ideas will almost certainly accentuate your own desires for a memorable portrait experience. Feel free to contact Kristie about either the portrait side of our business or her own Creative Memories products.
Portraits and Paintings-
We shoot your portraits on location. We have portable backdrops and use both ambient (sunlight, lamps) and strobe (flash) lighting. We can shoot your portraits in your home, your yard or the setting of your choice. There are almost no limits to where we can photograph.
After the photographs are taken we use various computer programs to enhance the basic pictures. With our knowledge of color and technique we can accentuate your images to create the look you want. We also have the ability to virtually paint your photo and create true to life artworks that are then printed on museum quality papers, canvases or various other mediums for a finished piece that will last for years to come.
We use Nikon and Canon cameras, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Corel Painter and Wacom Intous tablets alongside our creative talents to give you a work of art to be proud of. The paintings will be done by hand digitally.