The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Steve Yanni first felt the inexorable pull of photography more than 20 years ago, when he picked up a camera and started snapping photos as a hobby. Since then, Steve has ceded to his artistic calling, dedicating his career to capturing special events, family portraits, and sensual boudoir shots, as well as imparting his knowledge upon fledgling shutterbugs during instructive workshops. The bridal specialist enlists a team of talented photogs to help him at events, ensuring that no special moment goes undocumented, from the cutting of the cake to the swallowing of the ceremonial flaming sword.
Armed with high-quality photo paper and photo-finishing equipment, Harmon Photo's staff transforms digital photos into tangible keepsakes. Memory-card images enter the real world in forms including standard 4"x6" prints, massive 40"x60" canvases, and plush pillows. Conversely, non-digital items—such as photos, drawings, and degrees—hop into a flatbed scanner to enter cyberspace, where they can be resized, restored, and emailed. Upon request, technicians enhance photos by adjusting color and brightness and cropping out cousins who turned out to just be escaped orangutans.
Kalysa Wilson owns Ashira Photography, a boudoir and pinup studio that accentuates the glamorous qualities of its clientele. Professional makeup applications and new hairstyles can exaggerate models’ beauty before they pose for boudoir, pregnancy-boudoir, or pinup-style shoots. During photo-snapping sessions, ladies can bring their own outfits or pose in costumes provided by the studio, which include a short fur coat, satin gloves, and lacy lederhosen. Afterward, professional retouching allows women to look their best in online galleries or in print form.
With locations across Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Illinois, Studio One to One captures patrons' best angles using simple backdrops and props during personalized studio-style portrait sessions. During the 30-minute shoots, clients can show off one perfectly practiced pose, from the bad-boy wall lean to the finger-pointing prosecutor. The professional photographer then transfers images onto prints, which make thoughtful gifts for loved ones who frequently mistake you for a stranger.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
A professionally shot portrait is a superb way to quell confusion when future bouts of amnesia result in terrifying run-ins with a persistent stalker who keeps turning up in the world's reflective surfaces. Redeem your Groupon for a standard session ($50 value) at the Park Lake studio, or summon one of photoStyles' friendly professional photographers to the location of your choice within a 25-mile radius of downtown Orlando ($75 value). Whether you're keen on luring that debonair antique dealer into your den with a well-placed individual glamour shot or preserving a portrait of your family for posterity, the one-hour session promises to provide you with professional-quality photos for your framing or party-flyer-producing pleasure.
A photographer since age 16, Shayna Seaman took a sidetrack into graphic design in college, but soon returned to her first love. After educating herself further about the craft, she and former film student Johnny Bueno founded Pwnage Studios—an homage to Johnny's passion for video games. Today, they work as a team, aided by a few assistants as they capture images of newborns, children, and adults in green parks and other outdoor locations.
Using Canon 5D cameras with L-series lenses, Shayna and Johnny adopt a photojournalistic approach, snapping as many photos as they can in each session to capture loose, candid shots. Though they work in a defined style, they take time before shoots to get to know their subjects and accommodate any special requests. During post-shoot editing, they can render images in color or black and white, helping to achieve a dramatic effect or make photos more easily viewable by dogs.
Before picking up a camera, Judi Brown honed her artistic skills at the handle of a paintbrush, garnering accolades for her paintings and cementing a polished aesthetic style. Today, she summons that same creative aptitude while capturing the togetherness of families, the spirit of children, and the accomplishment of high-school seniors within the cozy confines of her studio or on the idyllic country-estate grounds surrounding it. With soft lighting and a detailed approach, Judi draws out the inherent splendor of her subjects and ensures that both color and black-and-white portraits are fit to frame or wallpaper a bedroom. She also totes her arsenal of gear to events and weddings, meticulously documenting everything from the bride's preparation to the flower girl's curtsy.
The husband-and-wife team behind Mom & Paparazzi spent years working as real photojournalists, snapping candid shots of celebs, criminals, red-carpet proceedings, and high-profile trials. They decided to bring that eye for the moment to a wider range of customers, photographing families at play, weddings in progress, and even a group of friends as they ride a roller coaster. True to their origins, the couple travels light, able to set up and take great photos just about anywhere and under any circumstances.
Photography has always been an important part of Joanne’s life—she remembers watching her father as he projected his photos onto the living room wall for friends and family to see. When she grew up, she decided to pursue her father’s legacy through her own photography venture: Moon-Glade Photography. Today, Joanne is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, specializing in senior portraits as well as baby, family, and wedding photography. She snaps almost all of her shots outdoors, taking advantage of central Florida’s legendary beaches and candy-cane forests.
Although it was the burst of light from a Polaroid flash bar that initially drew Aubrey James to the photo world, the photographer prefers to work with her subjects in natural light. During shoots, she follows couples, children, and families through the park or along the beach, capturing a sense of fun and relaxation that simply cannot be replicated in the studio. After sessions, Aubrey retouches images and provides clients with the option to purchase prints or digital images that can be shared with grandparents who live in the Internet now.
The team of filmmakers at Video Valentines calls upon its experience in creating television commercials, independent films, and big-budget blockbusters to create tasteful clips of singles and couples in steamy scenarios. The female-owned service caters to men and women of all ages and showcases their most flattering angles while they dance, flaunt their physiques, and recreate love scenes from famous movies.
Green Line Photography immortalizes clients' important life events through adroit camerawork during in-studio and on-location shoots. A professional photographer snaps portraits and headshots, available in an array of prints and retouched digital images.
Epik Photography helps clients capture memories with high-resolution snaps taken either in-studio or on-location around Orlando. Each session involves direction and suggestions from the professional photographer, and at the end, subjects can receive both printed and digital images.