Over her more than 20-year career in photography, Susan Torregrosa has garnered numerous awards, shown more than 100 images in national and local exhibits, and earned the Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Masters of Photography degree. She draws on the lifetime of dedication that earned her that recognition as she conducts portraiture sessions at Studio T Photography. She specializes in images of families, children, and high school seniors. The photographer creates portraits of kids and kin set against sparse backgrounds or painted backdrops of lush forests. High school students enjoy sessions in natural park and river settings or posing against interesting landmarks, such as a downtown Orlando graffiti wall. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with customizable keepsakes such as prints and canvas portraits ideal for decorating walls or covering that ceiling lamp’s sneering face.
Before picking up a camera, Judi Brown honed her artistic skills at the handle of a paintbrush, garnering accolades for her paintings and cementing a polished aesthetic style. Today, she summons that same creative aptitude while capturing the togetherness of families, the spirit of children, and the accomplishment of high-school seniors within the cozy confines of her studio or on the idyllic country-estate grounds surrounding it. With soft lighting and a detailed approach, Judi draws out the inherent splendor of her subjects and ensures that both color and black-and-white portraits are fit to frame or wallpaper a bedroom. She also totes her arsenal of gear to events and weddings, meticulously documenting everything from the bride's preparation to the flower girl's curtsy.
Though he started his career as a photo editor, Don Hector quickly realized that his calling was behind the lens. He creatively conceptualizes shots in his 2,500-square-foot studio, expertly framing model portfolio photos, pageant headshots, and boudoir shots to capture the subject's personality as much as their unique features. Traditional or inventive in style, he strives to bring out his subjects' true colors in family portraits, whether the shoots take place in his studio against an elegant background or on-location at a beloved park or quicksand pit.
Big Frog transfers custom and premade designs onto everything from garments and towels to mousepads and flags. Customers tailor textiles to their liking with a large selection of design ideas to jump-start stalled imagination engines, a graphic designer on staff to offer advice, and a range of clothing styles to choose from. Print a picture of your favorite ex-attorney general onto a white cotton T-shirt ($14.99) or a custom apron ($21.99). The shop also stocks illustratable knickknacks such as mousepads ($10.79), coasters ($6), puzzles ($15), and golf towels ($13.99).
Armed with high-quality photo paper and photo-finishing equipment, Harmon Photo's staff transforms digital photos into tangible keepsakes. Memory-card images enter the real world in forms including standard 4"x6" prints, massive 40"x60" canvases, and plush pillows. Conversely, non-digital items—such as photos, drawings, and degrees—hop into a flatbed scanner to enter cyberspace, where they can be resized, restored, and emailed. Upon request, technicians enhance photos by adjusting color and brightness and cropping out cousins who turned out to just be escaped orangutans.