During her photography sessions, WhirlieGirl Photography owner Angela and winner of the 2012 Naples Pulse Award gives life to her subjects. Angela’s edited, finalized images dramatize the beauty of her clientele—a varied mix of ages, sizes, and ethnicities, including children, families, couples, and boudoir sessions.
Winner of Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award in 2012, Complete Music Video Photo fulfills its namesake by stimulating events with music, video, and photography services that energize venues and record merrymaking for fond reflection. The outfit dispatches talented DJs and audiovisual specialists to events of every sort, be they joyful weddings, spirited school dances, or wild parties for the national chaperone's association. Event planners can also add a photo booth to their get-together, which comes complete with a prop box to let subjects express their quirky sides.
Cars line up at the drive-thru window, where instead of bags of burgers and fries, staffers hand over bundles of glossy personal photos. Inside Creative Photo & Digital Imaging, digital techs convert media such as VHS tapes, records, and reels to DVD and CD, while across the store, photo experts transfer snaps onto album prints, museum-grade canvas wraps, and gifts such as coffee mugs and puzzles. Heirloom family portraits, ravaged by rips and sun damage, doff their imperfections in the photo-restoration lab, and an onsite portrait studio captures clans as they update their sweater sets through the years. Creative Photo & Digital Imaging also hosts photography classes on subjects from how to take better pictures on camera phones to the intricacies of digital SLR cameras.
Since 1982, Nautilus Photography has been capturing the precious milestones and semi-precious inch-rocks of families, high-school seniors, and the newly engaged within its studio and surrounding gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with sunlight to naturally accent patrons' pearly whites, dimpled cheeks, and enviable toucan beaks. During the one-hour session, up to seven customers (additional subjects will incur an additional charge), comprising a family or a new superhero group in need of promotional photos, can choose between several backdrops and amass a litany of props for swan-dives into piles of throw pillows and feather boas. Out on the sun-bleached blonde-wood deck, vases of hanging ivy speckle the white stucco walls stained with hints of aquamarine, and latticework awnings complete the playful integration of Floridian shoreline and English garden. Subjects can pose on a sand-colored cast-stone bridge overlooking sultry tropical foliage, or disappear into the vegetation to nail the "fleeing sasquatch" pose.
Kyle Beckett, the shutterbug behind Kyle's Photography, captures memories for new moms, brides, and couples celebrating their golden anniversaries. He prefers to wield his Canon EOS 60D on-site at locations such as downtown Fort Myers or Bowditch Point, and afterward, he serves up all of his images in the raw on a CD or flash drive, so clients can print them out or edit them as they wish. Should clients prefer the skilled editing hands of a pro, Kyle happily modifies select images at no additional cost and prints them out in standard sizes such as 5"x7", 8"x10", and venti.