This week may bring Michael Kors and Bebe, and next week could feature Ann Taylor and Seven, but no matter when someone stops in Eye of the Beholder Consignments, items from high-profile brands can be found on the shelves. Handbags may carry names such as Prada, Coach, and Juicy Couture, and clothing may hail from Talbots, Chico's, and Coldwater Creek. The shop also stocks shoes, business suits, and maternity wear for expectant mothers and dudes who just want to get closer to their children by dressing as a nanny. A portion of proceeds goes to charities such as the Baltimore Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
The eponymous Ellie Asemani, photographer of Ellie Photo, works with makeup artists and fashion designers to create memorable photo shoots and portraits for her clients. She snaps shots for models, families, or commercial purposes as well as events such as weddings, capturing moments in her studio or at outdoor locations.
XOXO Photo Booth, Photography And Event Services rents out its photo booths for two-, three-, four-, or five-hour blocks, which to offer ample photo opportunities for a variety of events. The booths arrive with a photographer, a backdrop, and props such as feather boas, silly hats, and novelty glasses. If desired, the staff can tailor the props to the occasion and can even customize the backdrop to match a pre-submitted JPEG image. Their party services also offer photography, a mobile salon, and chocolate fountains for Willy Wonka-themed weddings.
The setting and subject may be different, but all of HQT Photography's photos share one common element: a smiling face. The photographer's crisp family photos capture the authentic smiles of kids and parents alike, and snapshots of partygoers encapsulate the glamour of the event. For each shoot, the shutterbug calls upon seven years of experience taking photos and portraits.
In the shadow of national monuments and blooming trees, a chorus of camera shutters click while photographers usher once-fleeting moments into eternity. Premier Photo Tours' staff helps foster such experiences, giving shooters skills with which to go after their photographic pursuits. Each a combination of instructor and guide, the company's camera pros lead themed walks around town that teach kids and adults how to frame scenic shots or get a stubborn art sculpture to smile. Deeper instruction comes in the form of Photo Mentor classes for photographers who want to take a more artistic and technically savvy approach in any stage of their photography development. During any of Premier's sessions, snappers have the opportunity to build community with one another around their budding talents, which can be enhanced on group travel excursions to some of the world's most photogenic locales.
Darla Photography founder Darla Cisek's 30 years of experience include past shoots with NBC Sports and Macy's, and a three-year streak of Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire. Throughout one-hour shoots in a well-appointed studio or at a picturesque location of choice, a digital camera snaps unlimited portraits in both color and black and white, ensuring that visual puns will read with both humans and dogs. While designed for individuals, couples, and families, larger family groups of up to 10 can squeeze behind the lens as the shutterbug orchestrates a host of editorial and fine-art-style shots. Subjects receive a high-resolution, print-ready DVD of all images resulting from their shoot. Then, the snapshots will take up residence on Pictage.com for six months of private access, leaving ample time to decide between decorating the foyer with a wall of wallets or one refrigerator-size print.