The female photographers at Bonjour Belle Photography are experts at highlighting subjects’ best features, ensuring images capture each customer in the best possible light. With a combination of makeup, flattering poses, and artful lighting, they draw viewers’ eyes to women’s natural beauty during their private boudoir shoots. To ensure natural-looking shots, photographers ask subjects to pose in their own outfits, ranging from lacy lingerie to men’s shirts.
Hilton Head Island Photography catalogs life's many stages while utilizing the surrounding beaches as its picturesque backdrop. The company assembles shoots out in the dunes, or down by the water's edge, snapping shots only in the evening to ensure the lighting is just right. To deliver flawless results, Hilton Head Island Photography boasts a partnership with a professional photo lab, as well as the latest tools in digital technology.
At age 16, when most girls swoon for dreamy eyes and dimples, Kellie McCann fell for a Canon AE-1. After graduating with a degree in photojournalism and winning awards freelancing for newspapers, she opened her eponymous studio. Honing her talent over nearly two decades, Kellie has documented dozens of weddings and family portraits. During portrait sessions, Kellie adapts the scarlet hues of sunset or sunny yellow light of a bright afternoon to frame her subjects in natural light when possible—an organic principle she maintains whether capturing the smiles of children or the paralyzing fear in newly engaged couples' eyes.
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.
A child's first bite of cotton candy. The loving gazes of a recently engaged couple. A high school senior's proud, accomplished grin. For photographers Pablo Aguilar and Brittney Nelson, these are the moments worth saving. The pair keeps these visions in mind during each of their artistic photo shoots, visualizing the perfect photo while arranging dynamic lighting or suggesting natural looking poses. In addition to specialties ranging from school portraits and business headshots to family portraits and newborn photography, the duo also guides groups on scenic tours of Savannah, where they share tips on how to best use any type of camera or activate the body's internal recording devices.
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.