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Ramey doesn’t just capture images, she provides wardrobes and props

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By Hugh Willett

Photographer Lindsey Ramey uses costumes and props on her sets, but she believes the focus should be on her subjects.

The Kingston native recently began to set up her own studio at 350 East Race St.

She plans to start her first sessions on Nov. 24, just in time for the Christmas season.

Ramey said she never took formal training on photography but “just picked up a camera and started shooting pictures.”

After receiving good feedback from friends and relatives she decided to get serious.

Twelve years later, after specializing mostly in wedding photography, she is opening her studio with a focus on child and family photos.

Children and Santa will be the focus for the upcoming holiday season.

A real live Santa will be available for studio sessions during the season.

Other sets and scenes will also be used for the holidays.

“I love kids in PJs,” she said.

The studio is equipped with various backdrops for photos as well as couches, chairs and cribs.

One of the interesting features of the studio is the large variety of children, men’s and women’s clothing available for use by the subjects of the shoot.

The studio wardrobe includes girls dresses, boys overalls, hats and blankets of different colors in which to swaddle infants.

Also available are costume elements to depict different roles.

We might use a white coat, tie and goggles to look like a scientist,” she said.

Ramey also has an outdoor studio on private land in Midway where sets can be created and photos shot with natural lighting.

She will also come to a client’s home to do shoots.

There is no extra charge for using the clothing.

Hair and makeup work is also available for an additional charge.

Throughout the year different themes will be used as backdrops. During Easter, live baby lambs and rabbits will be on hand.

Ramey said she will be working with local charities to provide discounts and donations of services for good causes such as Adoption Awareness.

The studio will also provide prints and framing by a local framer.

Ramey said the tendency to rely on digital storage and display of photos does not provide the same feeling as actual prints.

“It’s very important that people walk away with actual prints,” she said.

To make appointments or get more information check out the website at lindsayrameyphotography.com.