About Our Team
Three photographers make
up the core of LightShed Photography Studio:
Daniel St. John
spent the majority
of his earlier years penciling mini-masterpieces and, unlike most
photo success stories, did not receive a “hand-me-down” camera from
his great grandfather at the ripe age of two.
The coming of Daniel’s
photographic age came much more in his own style: when he realized
that the click of a button produced an image much faster then a
pencil ever would.
Throughout his four years at the Maine College
of Art and one year at the Hallmark Institute of Photography he
acquired the talent and business ethic he would need to successfully
open and operate his studio.
Kendra Hack, the only member of
the team born outside of New England, brings a unique "southern
hospitality" from Northern Indiana.
Not only did she spend the better
part of her high school years sculpting and photographing, but her
core family values make her a pleasure to work with and a wonder
Throughout her ten-month tenure at the Hallmark Institute
of Photography she perfected her technical photographic technique
and strives to put her best foot forward on each and every assignment.
She is the glue that holds the team together.
Robert Reynolds discovered his
passion for the arts at an early age.
He began working with oil
paints in middle school, and developed this skill well into college.
This practice was set aside Freshman year in exchange for black
and white photography, which took hold and continued to develop
until receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Maine
College of Art in 2006.
Immediately following graduation, he began
commercial pursuits, resulting in assignment photography for Brown
Publishing Network, The Bay Club of Portland, ME, and Dirigo Property
Management. He joined Lightshed Photography Studio at its birth
To You - Our
To ensure proper communication
regarding your session, we always meet with our clients prior to
the photographic session; we call this your pre-portrait consultation.
This meeting is roughly 15-30 minutes, and will cover the basics
including proper dress for the shoot, hobby-related prop ideas,
and an overview of our style. Remember: we want to photograph you!
You can help us do that by speaking up with any special requests/ideas/concerns
you have about the session!
Speaking about the session, we always
schedule it during this meeting. A payment (creation fee) will be
needed for us to hold the agreed upon date and time, and can be
made by cash, check, or credit card.
Next comes the photo-shoot.
Please be punctual!
We want to provide you with as much time as
possible before the next appointment. We encourage you to bring
some of your favorite music to help loosen up, but feel free to
dig into our stash as well! Typically, we take care of formal shots
towards the beginning of our shoots, and use the second half to
focus on more experimental, conceptual, even outrageous shots that
may take longer to create.
Our average session runs 40 minutes,
and will typically provide up to forty images for you to choose
from during your viewing session. Please remember, we take upwards
of hundreds of images during the shoot – the images presented to
you during the viewing session are the result of our time and effort
to provide you with the best of the best.
Lastly, we’ll have you back
for a viewing session!
This is our presentation of your proofs,
and will typically consist of one or two selections from each outfit,
background, and pose.
Enjoy this viewing over coffee, soda, or our
selection of wine (if of age).
We have ordering options that are
sure to meet your needs.
Your order is placed upon payment, and
you can start counting down the days until these images furnish
the walls of your home!
Daniel St. John
79 Washington St.
Salem, MA 01970