Heidi Purvis' passion for photography is rooted in her love for travelling. Alongside her husband, Devaughn, Heidi has traveled extensively, and in order to preserve the memories and sights and feelings of each trip, she always makes sure to equip herself with a camera. Back in the Tampa area, Heidi's eye for beauty remains fully open, as she captures her clients in everything from wedding and engagement poses to newborn and family portraits.
To Olena, each event and every person is unique, so she strives to honor that uniqueness with a photographic style that is both artistic and playful. The playfulness comes from the laid-back, light-hearted setting she fosters during photo sessions, which allows clients to relax and be themselves, and the artistic composition comes from her experience in photography and degree in multimedia and computer imaging. She shoots everything from weddings and portraits to headshots and baby sessions, and can enhance all sessions with products such as custom photo albums and frames.
Shannon Holt, a mostly self-taught photographer who learned her craft by doing copious amounts of research on the Internet, created Studio77 Photography in 2008. The self-described chatty photographer prefers to get to know clients over coffee before their shoot, discussing details such as the desired makeup and wardrobe look and how to turn an old negligee into a sexy handkerchief. She prides herself on empowering women during daring boudoir shoots and has developed her own editing techniques to add the finishing touches on images.
For over 30 years, Robert Crum has been personalizing photography sessions in his elegant, one-man studio or on location. He travels to beach weddings to capture candid smiles and romantic strolls in the sand and memorializes high-profile commercial products, events, and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for local businesses. Within his chandelier-lit studio—which is filled with gold-framed examples of his work—Crum crafts elegant backdrops that set the scene for corporate headshots, sultry boudoir shoots, and family photos. He also hand-embellishes portraits on painted canvas, turning beloved photos into classic works of art that make ideal heirlooms and great conversation starters for those who wear them around their neck.
Rodrigo Perez takes pictures that—like his own love of photography—last a lifetime. On-location shoots capture families, friends, and significant others outdoors amid natural lighting from striking sunsets, flaming torches, or fireflies holding flashlights.
PerfectShoot PhotoBooth puts a spin on conventional event photography by arming party guests with all the tools to snap their own creative shots. Each 3'x7' booth can fit within an 8'x8' space and houses subjects who can pose with fun party props as the professional-grade DSLR camera flashes. Within 15 seconds, the booth spits out color or black-and-white prints of grinning guests and surprised specters, making for memorable party favors. PerfectShoot PhotoBooth also compiles pictures into memory books for easy viewing.
Rina Alvarez sees capturing other people’s memories on film as a great honor and her life’s work. She strives to capture these special moments through a variety of sessions from organically composed family portraits to flirtatious boudoir shots to photographs of dancers and musicians in motion. Alvarez has a talent for working with both natural and indoor light, which serves her well when she is capturing standard wedding shots, from the kiss at the altar to the moment when the best man dumps a cooler of champagne over the bride and groom.