Photographer Dina Ivory has cultivated more than 30 years of experience in her field—shooting timeless portraits of adults, children, and infants. Dina and her staff grease the wheels of each shoot, ensuring things run smoothly by catering to kids with treats, assisting subjects with wardrobe and prop choices, and supplying parents with diapers for little ones. The client-focused experience, which helped the studio win a “Best of” nod in 2010 and 2011 from Tallahassee Magazine, continues with complimentary portrait consultations, wherein an expert photographer walks subjects through their photo options before the camera starts clicking. Inside the studio, Dina snaps families in front of classic backgrounds before digitally retouching each batch of shots. Outside, Dina guides guests to a picturesque farm on Sunray Road where she captures subjects gliding through the air on a tire swing, leaning against a bale of hay or a vintage 1948 Ford truck, or giving a pedicure to a belgian draft horse.
After her daughter was born, D.J. Whitman was rarely without her camera. As she photographed her daughter growing up, she realized picture-taking was her passion, and she made it her profession. Today, she shoots portrait sessions for kids, teens, families, and individuals. She also shoots portraits of youth sports teams and athletes and covers weddings from beginning to end.
Since 1984, the knowledgeable staff at Tallahassee Photo has been helping customers take, display, and transform their photos, videos, and artwork. The shop's stock of photo equipment and supplies includes cameras and lenses from Sony and Canon, as well as Fujifilm film, Tamrac camera bags, and other accessories. Once photographers have snapped their shots, they can head to the website for online photo-printing services, or they can order photo books, greeting cards, and photo gifts.
The professional framers stock more than 200 frames for custom jobs. They can also inlay their work with custom-cut mats, including those with multiple openings to display shots of everyone in a family or show off a progression of a cat's Christmas sweaters over the years. They're also able to create frame-free canvas and gallery wraps.
For moving pictures, Tallahassee Photo’s staff offers video-transfer services. They use the same equipment employed by the Library of Congress and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to handle 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm films. They can also transfer formats such as VHS and Betamax onto DVDs or transfer old audio formats (such as LP records) onto CDs.
An active photographer for 39 years, with 27 of those spent in Tallahassee, Richard has long proven himself a master of the memory-capturing craft. With an eye for capturing emotion, Richard turns his aperture to events of all kinds, including weddings, family gatherings, and senior portraits.