Sugar and Spice owners Chelsey and Angela haven't forgotten the fear that consumed them when they first bared all in front of a foggy camera lens. This awareness is what makes them the ideal pair to helm a boudoir photography studio, which pairs its solo shoots with sessions incorporating couples, pinups, and pregnant subjects. By drawing from their past experience, all-female staff members work to ease subjects' fears as they highlight their best features, no matter what size, shape, or kind of droid they might be. Since the studio doesn't dabble in wedding shoots or children's photography, Sugar and Spice is able to pour all of its resources into its boudoir photography, which is reflected by its 20 different sets, more than 300 pairs of shoes, thigh-highs and stockings, and hundreds of outfits in sizes 0–26.
If clients start to get lost in piles of lingerie, the team has plenty of ideas and ready-made looks to choose from, such as the girl next door in jeans and a T-shirt or the more involved bikini-clad George Washington crossing the Delaware. Touting itself as the only stateside boudoir studio to offer complimentary clip-in hair extensions, Sugar and Spice also flaunts its beauty retouching services, which are included with every product.
South Florida Photo's staff works well with others. During basic and advanced photography courses, they instruct aspiring photographers in the basics of shot composition and camera functions or delve into the best ways to use various tools, including cameras, editing software, and artfully placed thumbs. The instructors do double duty as professional photographers, and haul their gear on-location during photography services for weddings, family portraits, modeling portfolios, corporate events and headshots.
Cesar Montada is a firm believer in the old adage that eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether photographing models, expectant moms, or kids, Cesar focuses on his subjects' expressions, from dramatic glances to uncontrollable delight. He brings the same level of detail to weddings, sweet 16s, and other events, which he covers with a mixture of posed shots and candid images. After wrapping each shoot, Cesar preserves his best work for clients with prints and online galleries.
A natural light and environmental photographer, Ginger captures timeless images among natural settings. With the great outdoors providing panoramic backdrops, Ginger shoots portraits of families, couples, and high-school seniors. The photographer also fixes the camera on models, professionals, and performers for quality headshots. Regularly busy with these shoots, Ginger also fits in a few weddings each year, documenting each moment with photojournalistic skill.
Photography became a part of Miguel Karroum's life from the very beginning—so much so, in fact, he says he was almost born "inside a darkroom." In his native town of Valencia, Venezuela, his parents operated a studio and darkroom, and Miguel grew up learning the ins and outs of the business firsthand. He's been operating his own studio since 1990, and the Miguel Karroum Photography portfolio showcases the camerawork and editing skills of a true lifer. Outdoor shoots harness the natural, sun-soaked beauty of Fort Lauderdale, and indoor sessions use professional lighting techniques to capture clients in flattering poses.
Husband and wife team Sheila and Robert Hurth co-own Tiffany Photographic Studio, helming a full service staff of 10. Together, they distill three-dimensional beauty into contemporary images that pop before plain studio backdrops or vivid sets. With four decades of experience under their shutter fingers, the Hurths supervise charmingly posed family portraits, adorable shots of toddlers and infants amid whimsical props, and event photos snapped on location at weddings or bar mitzvahs. Their studio uses state of the art digital technology, retouching and printing photographs in-house for a quick postsession turnaround. When not standing behind the camera, the Hurths teach photo seminars in Fort Lauderdale and the Carolinas and spend their free time authoring tutorial books and videos on boudoir photography, portraiture, and how to get a close-up shot of a black hole.