This week may bring Michael Kors and Bebe, and next week could feature Ann Taylor and Seven, but no matter when someone stops in Eye of the Beholder Consignments, items from high-profile brands can be found on the shelves. Handbags may carry names such as Prada, Coach, and Juicy Couture, and clothing may hail from Talbots, Chico's, and Coldwater Creek. The shop also stocks shoes, business suits, and maternity wear for expectant mothers and dudes who just want to get closer to their children by dressing as a nanny. A portion of proceeds goes to charities such as the Baltimore Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
Lee Rose’s love of photography dates back to his youth, but he took a detour through corporate America as a senior executive before committing himself to a photography career. Now, having traded in suits for jeans, Lee works with his partner Cindy Penn to capture life’s moments of beauty with his camera. Skilled at composing and capturing unique shots, Lee snaps portraits and immortalizes important moments such as weddings, graduations, or the first time you saw a double-decker bus. He also captures smoldering glances with boudoir photo shoots, which are customized to match the model’s personality and comfort level.
Sarah Mitchell went to school for graphic design, but discovered her passion for photography on a trip Uganda. Picking up a couple nice lenses so she could document her trip appropriately, she came home with a slew of pictures that inspired friends and family to commission her to do their wedding and family portraits. Sarah still holds some of the sensibilities from those original Ugandan photographs, capturing her subjects in natural light in simple, candid moments. She photographs wedding, engagements, family portraits, and inanimate beauty found in nature around the world.
Say "coagulated milk protein" with today's Groupon to Joe David Cantu Photography. For $49, you get a one-hour photo shoot at J. D. Cantu's studio in Chester and six sheets of prints, a $250 value. Though your Groupon is not valid for wedding photos, it's the perfect way to document your engagement in your hometown newspaper for former head cheerleaders and football players to see and envy.In 1978, amateur bat photographer Gregory Hansen was in his front yard one night when a mysterious white orb appeared in the sky over his home. Diverting his attention from a particularly active nest of eptesicus fuscus, he began photographing the orb, which made no attempt to flee or conceal itself. Hansen continued to document the orb as it reappeared over his house, each night shrinking slightly “as though passing slowly into the spirit world,” Hansen observed. On particularly cloudy nights, the orb would not be present, prompting Hansen to speculate that ghosts may be allergic to thunder.
City Dock Photography takes its name from Annapolis' City Dock. It was this location—with its placid waters and distinct architecture—that first drew Joe Heimbach into the world of photography. Mr. Heimbach honed his artistic skills over the years, and he eventually settled into areas of expertise: fine art, commercial, and portrait photography. He often captures images of nature, such as horses walking along the beach or a shower of light beams bursting through a forest canopy from a UFO hovering above. Similar outdoor settings form the backdrops when Heimbach photographs people. Of course, the expert photographer also ventures indoors for in-studio shoots or when he's frequently called upon to photograph food for local restaurants.
Working in association with Montgomery Ford Photography, Peggy Ford ensures clients get exactly what they want out of their boudoir photo session by working closely with each of them. It starts with a preshoot consultation where she collaborates with clients to plan every detail of the session and ends with her assistance in selecting the best images from the shoot. Peggy also ensures satisfaction because she treats the shoots as fine-art sessions, using her 30 years of experience to create ideal lighting for sharp and tasteful compositions. Also specializing in editing photos, she can retouch images to achieve the desired look.