Photographer TooWah Ra'Atum has worked as a magazine staff photographer, been employed by large photography companies, and even brought his cinematography skills to TV production. But as the founder and lead photographer of G.I.G. Photography, TooWah can leave his own artistic fingerprint on every image. He and his team specialize in events and portraits, though G.I.G.'s diverse portfolio also shows off real-estate and fashion photography.
The first year of life holds so many milestones: the first step, the first Christmas, the first time baby realizes “coo” is the word for everything. As the parents of three young children, photography team James (a self-taught photographer) and Michelle Hill (a model and actress) understand that well. That’s why the Hills offer their Bebe Collection photography packages, which document Baby’s first year with photo shoots at three to four months, at eight months, and at one year. Each shoot captures a different aspect of infancy, from the debut of teensy feet and toes to the discovery of crawling.
The Bebe Collection exemplifies what James and Michelle do best: capture newborns, children, and maternity in evocative and personal photo shoots. For family portraits, James stays behind the camera and Michelle is in charge of styling as shoots unfold at the studio, at the client’s home, or at a location of the client’s choice, be it a local park or a place that is special to the family.
Dwayne Bass discovered his passion for wedding photography at an early age while working alongside his father. During this time, Dwayne learned to maintain a connection with the bride, groom, and members of the wedding party. Today, he shares those passions with his photographers at BassPhotography, ensuring that newlyweds walk away with photographic keepsakes that blend the solemnity of the event with the spontaneous charm of unguarded moments. Whether they're taking home portraits or wedding day candids, newlyweds can preserve their favorite pictures with products such as prints and CDs of images.
The tech-savvy staff of Interactive Video is in the business of rescuing memories. It can transfer the contents of customers’ VHS tapes, vinyl records, and 8 mm or 16 mm footage onto DVDs or CDs to make storage and preservation easier. In addition to transferring a few tapes’ worth of home movies, the store is staffed and equipped enough for large jobs and meticulous enough to be trusted with original sasquatch footage.
With a degree in digital arts and design, a background in fashion design, and 10 years of photography experience, Consuela Vlek is a master of the tools that create impressive images. Whether capturing a wedding, family portrait, or headshot, Vlek's compositional craftwork frames subjects in the best light. A soft focus gives photos a glowing quality, and editing and retouching endows each image with a flawless, professional finish.
For filmmakers who aspire to make the next Citizen Kane, or those who want to make a child's birthday party look like Citizen Kane, Abracadabra Video Inc has the lights and cameras for all manners of cinematic action. Providing video-production services for media giants such as CNN Atlanta and Coca-Cola Enterprises since 1984, Abracadabra offers top-tier professional equipment, editing services, and onsite camera crews for weddings, award ceremonies, anniversaries, and independent-movie productions. In addition to its cache of the latest high-end audio and video gear and live-streaming video-webcast service, Abracadabra extends its digital magic to analog services such as videotape repair and photo-to-video transfer.