Over Marlon’s career, which spans more than 15 years, he’s worked with a wide range of clients, including models, families, real-estate companies, and interior designers. No matter the client or the subject, he applies the same attention to detail and professional approach to capture each image in crisp detail. He brings his photojournalistic style to weddings and other large private events, as well. And, understanding the necessity of a fine finishing touch, he takes all images into the editing room after shoots to correct colors and imperfections for a flawless presentation.
Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
The skilled soul capturers at Elegant Occasions will coax out dormant smiles and smoldering eye contact from customers with a 30- to 45-minute in-studio session. Your skilled photographer will coax out the playful grin that attests to your hilarious onstage antics for a fun headshot or enhance the poetic rhythm of your unpublished novel with a soulful author photo. After you do your best tiger impression before the lens, the snazzy snap shots are posted on a personal website, where you can conveniently view the images before hammering them to the neighbor’s door like the Ninety-Five Theses. Additionally, a professionally mounted 11”x14” portrait immortalizes mugs while providing evidence of retina ownership. Call to schedule a session before staring admiringly at your likeness taped directly to the refrigerator.
Husband and wife team Sheila and Robert Hurth co-own Tiffany Photographic Studio, helming a full service staff of 10. Together, they distill three-dimensional beauty into contemporary images that pop before plain studio backdrops or vivid sets. With four decades of experience under their shutter fingers, the Hurths supervise charmingly posed family portraits, adorable shots of toddlers and infants amid whimsical props, and event photos snapped on location at weddings or bar mitzvahs. Their studio uses state of the art digital technology, retouching and printing photographs in-house for a quick postsession turnaround. When not standing behind the camera, the Hurths teach photo seminars in Fort Lauderdale and the Carolinas and spend their free time authoring tutorial books and videos on boudoir photography, portraiture, and how to get a close-up shot of a black hole.