Emily Pattillo, the photographer of Dark Room Photography, developed a passion for her craft because she realized how important it was to capture the memories she had with her family. Pattillo photographs family portraits, newborns and expectant mothers, weddings, modeling sessions, and high-school seniors. She prides herself on bringing out the best in her subjects, capturing emotions and candid moments as opposed to stiff, posed portraits.
“One word to describe my creative process: enthusiasm.” With this simple statement on her website, shutterbug Vania Elise sums up her approach to each of her subjects. With a love for travel and adrenaline-boosting experiences such as skydiving, Elise channels her adventurous and enthusiastic spirit into her camera, embracing innovation and spontaneity during on-location shoots that can take place in tree-lined parks or scenic beaches. Whether she’s capturing a meaningful glance between a love-struck couple or a model playfully blowing on a wispy dandelion, she approaches each session with a sense of excitement.
Working with professional models and companies such as Hooters and Budweiser has taught Craig Davis much about the art of glamour photography. Though his customers range from high-profile swimsuit companies to individuals looking to jumpstart their modeling careers, Craig sticks to a simple principle in all his shoots: make his models look as good as possible.
He is aided in his efforts by an 18,000-square-foot studio that houses a massive 20-foot white wall and an 18-foot green screen. These backdrops are just a few of the key ingredients to the exotic sets he devises; others include professional studio strobes and soft boxes designed to perfectly illuminate the glint in his models’ eyes and the intricate designs on their oversize Christmas sweaters.
The studio specializes in sexy glamour and boudoir photography, but Craig can also snap dashing photos of high-school seniors and family portraits. Though his casual, informal demeanor does a good job of hiding it during photo shoots, his meticulous attention to detail comes through when he retouches photos to enhance skin tone and, in the case of boudoir sessions, counteract the effects of fogged-up lenses.
The photographer for Ever After Photography finds the fanciful and the natural in all her subjects. With her lens, she frames meaningful moments in time for posterity, training the camera eye on families, kids, and moms-to-be. She also specializes in high-school senior portraits, engagement sessions, and weddings.
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.
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.
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