After her daughter was born, D.J. Whitman was rarely without her camera. As she photographed her daughter growing up, she realized picture-taking was her passion, and she made it her profession. Today, she shoots portrait sessions for kids, teens, families, and individuals. She also shoots portraits of youth sports teams and athletes and covers weddings from beginning to end.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
Sporting and musical events. Weddings. Baby showers. Even Civil War reenactments. If it's happening in Georgia or Alabama, Jordan Photography can be there to document it. No matter the event, the company employs a photojournalistic style, outfitting shots with a natural-and-timeless quality.
No matter how long customers rent a digital-technology-equipped vintage booth from The Classic Photo Booth, they all receive the same wealth of services. Each spacious booth's camera snaps a series of color and black-and-white shots, which emerge from printers within 10–15 seconds. Prints can be assembled into a complementary scrapbook for each event's host, and a digital version of every image is burned onto an include CD. Rentals can also add customized logos printed onto every photo and, for an additional fee, a box of props such as wigs and mustaches. Booths are promptly delivered, set up, and disassembled by an onsite attendant, who mans the booth while decked out in tuxedo-style dress so a tech-savvy penguin can take their place in case of an emergency.
As charmingly anachronistic as trolleys may be, they move too fast for Pablo Aguilar, one of Capturing Savannah’s co-founders. So to capture the colors, lines, and ornamentation of Savannah’s 19th-century architectural wonders, he prefers to walk, leading groups on tours that blend the historical entertainment of a city tour with the skill set of a photography safari.
While ducking into 200-year-old nooks along Factors Walk, a onetime commerce area, Pablo and co-founder Brittany Nelson teach aspiring shutterbugs to take photos with “a clear purpose behind the shot.” The pair coach tour members to find aesthetically pleasing angles and to thoughtfully compose their images before shooting. Along with technique, they try to instill “a sense of nostalgia” in each photographer. “It’s all about the feeling,” Pablo says, “expressing the same feeling they felt [when they took] the photograph.”
Pablo and Britt previously lived in New York, Chicago, Austin, New England, and the Middle East, but both have fallen for the vibrancy and artistry Savannah draws from its history. For a glimpse of the city as seen through a lens at foot-speed, Capturing Savannah offers a gallery of Pablo and Britt’s tour photos.
Coming to photography after an eclectic career that has seen him earn a PhD in biblical theology and win a Computerworld Smithsonian medal for contributions to technology, Falcon—The House of NyghtFalcon's founder and head photographer—specializes in emotionally powerful, naturally lit photos that reveal unseen perspectives in familiar sights. His handpicked photographic associates undergo three years of apprenticeship before donning the mantle of full partner. Basic and advanced seminars mix photographic theory with hands-on learning, teaching students how to master cameras' arcane functions, frame shots, and determine the shutter speed at which time folds back in on itself.