Maria-Ines Clarke, the owner of Boudoir by Marie, lavishes her clients with a detail-oriented service that frequently starts with glasses of champagne and hair and makeup styling. After subjects pick flattering threads from the corset rack, Clarke coaches them in seductive poses and facial expressions such as pouty lips or come-hither bunny ears. Her photo packages offer a range of shoot options from one to two hours, which ultimately yield printed booklets or online galleries of approximately 80 images.
Barquin Photography, formerly Lil' People Portrait Gallery, is a studio steered by husband-wife team Carlos and Eli Barquin. As parents themselves, they know how important it is to get portraits of kids before they grow up and become surly tax accountants, so they offer clients a special Le Bebe collection. This captures pictures of kids at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.
Carlos, the former chief photographer for Telemundo's morning show from 2000 to 2009, snaps images of the kids, and Eli, a former first-grade school teacher, wrangles them together and keeps them smiling.
Carlos and Eli work alongside Armando Pico, who shoots the studio's senior portraits and is a wedding photographer, as well as Javier Uria and Gino Reyes, the sports and school shutterbugs. Then there's Sandra Gutierrez-Uria, who retouches photos and erases immature hand gestures made by imaginary friends. Clients get to review these photos on the lobby's flat-screen TV.
JC Productions employs a team of video, audio, and event-planning experts who create media ranging from wedding photos to web designs to commercials. Professional photographers commemorate engagements or capture weddings and web designers stylize web pages. Graphic designers working in tandem with scriptwriters can pen flyers or develop the right tone to advertise a brand for a service or product.
Even though she's snapped shots since age 14, Stephanie Rodriguez never turns down an opportunity to further hone her photography skills. Recently, she studied under legendary fashion photographer Janusz Kawa, who taught her the lighting techniques that have distinguished his pictures in publications like Vogue. She applies those lessons—plus more than 10 years of experience—to her own fashion photos, as well as portraits of everyone from families to boudoir models. Often doubling as her own makeup artist, Stephanie brings out each subject's most flattering features before capturing a mixture of candid and posed shots. She then preserves the best of those with numerous products, including mounted prints.
Rodriguez's business partner Roshelle Berman aims to capture the natural beauty of the world through the lens of countries and cultures. Trained in fine art photography, she creates dreamy visual effects through post-production editing.
Carlos Gonzalez wields his camera for everything from catalogue shoots to professional head-shots. Over the past 20 years, he's built a portfolio that draws from diverse styles while capturing models, expectant mothers, and city landscapes. He also can also arrange sultry and flattering boudoir photos, while being careful to respect each woman's personal level of modesty and accommodate any allergies to feather boas. When he isn't behind the lens, Gonzalez teaches photography classes.
Chavez Photo Miami is a photography studio focused on taking contemporary, modern photos, but always with a touch of elegance. I'm Erika Chavez and I started Chavez Photo because I wanted to have a different approach to taking photos - one that starts with awesome customer service and amazing creativity.