The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
A bride and groom recline on a dock, the white of her gown complementing the pale horizon, which slowly fades into blue. A ballerina stands en pointe in a window, the sun illuminating the delicate tulle of her tutu. A couple sits cross-legged in a library, the leaning books on the shelves mirroring their backs as they lean in to kiss. A newborn sleeps in a nest of textiles, the lace and linen standing out against the baby's smooth skin.
TOV Studio Photography's skilled photographers, each of whom has more than a decade's worth of photo shoots under their belt, understand how to use the everyday world around them—from the sky to the sidewalk—to create images that feel as unique as their subjects. Outdoor shoots use architecture and elements of nature to frame newlyweds, families, and graduating seniors, using the natural light to emphasize the happy glow in a couple's eyes or the pristine white of a bride's not-yet-grass-stained gown. It's not all indoors, though—in the comfortable confines of the studio, photographers create custom backgrounds that bestow a similar, tree-free kind of individuality.
Over her more than 20-year career in photography, Susan Torregrosa has garnered numerous awards, shown more than 100 images in national and local exhibits, and earned the Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Masters of Photography degree. She draws on the lifetime of dedication that earned her that recognition as she conducts portrait sessions at Studio T Photography. She specializes in portraiture of families, children, and high school seniors. The photographer creates portraits of kids and kin set against sparse backgrounds or painted backdrops of lush forests. High school students enjoy sessions in natural park and river settings or posing against interesting landmarks, such as a downtown Orlando graffiti wall. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with customizable keepsakes such as prints and canvas portraits.
McKenzie Stewart received her first SLR camera from her father as he was setting out to Kuwait with the army. Her father made it home with his life and, through photography, McKenzie had discovered what to do with hers. Under the Ms. Photographer moniker, she captures portraits of babies, children, families, and couples in naturally lit outdoor spaces. As a volunteer for the Magic Hour Foundation, she also provides free photography services for families affected by cancer.
JoeyValy Photography is a combined effort of individuals to capture, and preserve moments (pictures) that will impact the lives of the people we photograph. JoeyValy Photography is about seeing what is beautiful in life and spreading that love to all others, in one of the most universal forms Photography