At age 16, when most girls swoon for dreamy eyes and dimples, Kellie McCann fell for a Canon AE-1. After graduating with a degree in photojournalism and winning awards freelancing for newspapers, she opened her eponymous studio. Honing her talent over nearly two decades, Kellie has documented dozens of weddings and family portraits. During portrait sessions, Kellie adapts the scarlet hues of sunset or sunny yellow light of a bright afternoon to frame her subjects in natural light when possible—an organic principle she maintains whether capturing the smiles of children or the paralyzing fear in newly engaged couples' eyes.
Paulie's Produce exists to fill dinner tables and restaurants with the freshest fruits and vegetables possible. Delivered produce boxes ensure customers get to cook with seasonal ingredients, such as vine-ripened tomatoes and crisp cucumbers that snap when you bite into them or break in half during displays of brute strength. The boxes feature produce from local farms and growers, and travel straight from market to doorstep.
For more than 25 years, Island Postal Center has ensured that gifts, keepsakes, and artwork have left Hilton Head securely packaged. The center tends to postal services as well as other administrative tasks including scanning, faxing, and photo printing. A notary is also on-hand Monday–Friday to notarize documents such as power of attorney or an IOU for the last strawberry-jelly donut in the box.
The female photographers at Bonjour Belle Photography are experts at highlighting subjects’ best features, ensuring images capture each customer in the best possible light. With a combination of makeup, flattering poses, and artful lighting, they draw viewers’ eyes to women’s natural beauty during their private boudoir shoots. To ensure natural-looking shots, photographers ask subjects to pose in their own outfits, ranging from lacy lingerie to men’s shirts.
By founding Bon Bicycles, Adam Kurtz is just following his natural inclination to assist those in need. In his free time, when he isn't delivering rental beach cruisers across Hilton Head Island, Adam works as a paramedic. He is devoted to helping others, and his business reflects that. A portion of the business's profits goes to Hope in the Light, a mission in Boucan, Haiti, committed to providing safe living conditions, clean water, nutritious food, and an education for the children in their orphanage and school.
Adam helps out his clients by making the rental process as simple as possible. Customers reserve a HHWheels beach cruiser and arrange to have it delivered anywhere on Hilton Head Island at any time of any day. A week later, a Bon Bicycles representative picks the bike up. Five sizes of bike are available, from attachable trail-a-bikes up to full Adult models. Youth sizes and above come with a basket, and renters receive a combination lock for every two bikes to keep them from being stolen or to help them, maybe, fall in love.