The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
A professionally shot portrait is a superb way to quell confusion when future bouts of amnesia result in terrifying run-ins with a persistent stalker who keeps turning up in the world's reflective surfaces. Redeem your Groupon for a standard session ($50 value) at the Park Lake studio, or summon one of photoStyles' friendly professional photographers to the location of your choice within a 25-mile radius of downtown Orlando ($75 value). Whether you're keen on luring that debonair antique dealer into your den with a well-placed individual glamour shot or preserving a portrait of your family for posterity, the one-hour session promises to provide you with professional-quality photos for your framing or party-flyer-producing pleasure.
Working with professional models and companies such as Hooters and Budweiser has taught Craig Davis much about the art of glamour photography. Though his customers range from high-profile swimsuit companies to individuals looking to jumpstart their modeling careers, Craig sticks to a simple principle in all his shoots: make his models look as good as possible.
He is aided in his efforts by an 18,000-square-foot studio that houses a massive 20-foot white wall and an 18-foot green screen. These backdrops are just a few of the key ingredients to the exotic sets he devises; others include professional studio strobes and soft boxes designed to perfectly illuminate the glint in his models’ eyes and the intricate designs on their oversize Christmas sweaters.
The studio specializes in sexy glamour and boudoir photography, but Craig can also snap dashing photos of high-school seniors and family portraits. Though his casual, informal demeanor does a good job of hiding it during photo shoots, his meticulous attention to detail comes through when he retouches photos to enhance skin tone and, in the case of boudoir sessions, counteract the effects of fogged-up lenses.
The photographer for Magnolia Bee Photography finds the fanciful and the natural in all her subjects. With her lens, she frames meaningful moments in time for posterity, training the camera eye on families, kids, and moms-to-be. She also specializes in high-school senior portraits, engagement sessions, and weddings.
“One word to describe my creative process: enthusiasm.” With this simple statement on her website, shutterbug Vania Elise sums up her approach to each of her subjects. With a love for travel and adrenaline-boosting experiences such as skydiving, Elise channels her adventurous and enthusiastic spirit into her camera, embracing innovation and spontaneity during on-location shoots that can take place in tree-lined parks or scenic beaches. Whether she’s capturing a meaningful glance between a love-struck couple or a model playfully blowing on a wispy dandelion, she approaches each session with a sense of excitement.