With 10 years of experience, the experts at 2FX Original Photography capture weddings and other special events such as birthday and company picnics. They also specialize in producing natural-looking portraiture, crafting crisp, classic images of families, children, and couples. And through skilled editing with software such as Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, they can give a flawless finish to all images in post-production, smooth over imperfections, and even make clients look younger, upon request.
With experience shooting photos around the globe and with a degree in photojournalism from Gardner-Webb University, Sarajane Case produces nuanced photographs that highlight the beauty of her subjects against naturally evocative backdrops. She captures candid shots that reflect a genuine mood—happy and jovial, or even sweetly melancholy—in spaces where her clients feel most comfortable. And whether she's working with a couple or an individual, Sarajane keeps things light during photo shoots in order to draw out her clients' natural smiles and postures. Brides, couples, and women looking for boudoir shots can seek out her friendly services.
Studio La Femme photographers Meghan Rolfe and Jessie Vera Cruz have spent years perfecting their boudoir and pin-up photography methods. Above all, they have learned to customize their approach to flatter each individual’s appearance, style, and recently manifested superpower. The result is a portfolio that ranges from playful to serious, and uses bedrooms, a professionally lit studio, or the outdoors as backdrops for their models. Meghan and Jessie aim to draw out subjects’ personalities in their images by creating setups that exude each subject’s character. As such, clients may find themselves stretched out in the grass or kicking up a red pump as a pinup model while exposing only as much as they feel comfortable with.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Photographer Genelda Myers lives with her family in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, a setting whose craggy beauty allows her to constantly practice her specialty: outdoor photography. Drawing on a college degree in photography and graphic design, Myers directs traditional yet relaxed shoots that capture subjects at ease amid scenic outdoor environs. The resulting images, which Genelda converts to print and digital forms, chronicle landmark moments ranging from a newlywed’s first kiss to a child’s first altercation with a garden hose.
Award-winning photographer Gary Woods strives to capture the spirit of his subjects with beautifully crafted in-studio or on-location photo shoots. Photogenic groups gather at a predetermined city locale or secluded Great Smoky Mountains outcropping, where Gary snaps photographic evidence of heartwarming family camaraderie or a sibling’s intense fear of bright flashes. An in-studio or online portrait viewing allows clients to select a favorite design and discuss digital retouching. The two-hour photo shoot encompasses an unlimited number of subjects, allowing extended families and barbershop octets to capture timeless images on 16" x 20" matte-finished prints. Though not included in the Groupon, matte ($45+), canvas ($189+), and giclée ($275+) additional prints are available for purchase from the studio.
Preacher and photographer Jim Eastin shares his passion for storytelling through Taking Better Photos classes and tours. During the Smokies tour, Jim teaches group members how to use their cameras to wordlessly tell stories about nature. Photographers practice shooting, and Jim gives them tips on how to make a compelling photograph. For those who prefer to tour at their own pace, Jim’s tours are available on audio CD. Alternatively, Jim’s library of instructional DVDs facilitate at-home learning and include titles such as Composition and Creativity, Photography at Night, and Photo Editing on Your Computer.