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.
As a model and photographer, Sarah Newcomb has experience on both sides of the lens. At Eternal Photography, she puts her dual credentials to work snapping shots for everything from model portfolios to family portraits. During on-location shoots, the area landscape acts as a striking backdrop with parks adding foliage to engagement photos and rocky beaches reminding geologists about their truest friends.
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.
When not framing a grinning client in his studio, Dave Parmalee heads to on-location shoots within the Fort Myers area. Whether working with newly engaged couples, collaborating with high school students taking their senior portraits, or creating headshots for aspiring secret agents, Dave applies an artistic eye to evoke his subject's essence. Lasting Impressions Photography captures memorable poses for customers, which are printed in-house at a full-color photography lab and framed at the nearby Frame Works, a full-service custom framing shop.
A bride lifts the hem of her wedding dress to show off her red Converse sneakers. A baby dons rainbow-colored fairy wings. Newlyweds kiss, lit by a vibrant sunset. These are just a few of the memorable moments captured by Richard Jencks, the photographer behind Jencks Photography. Snapped on location or in his studio, his shots run the gamut from sultry boudoir images to group portraits that chronicle the evolution of a family over time.