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.
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.
“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.
Emily Pattillo, the photographer of Dark Room Photography, developed a passion for her craft because she realized how important it was to capture the memories she had with her family. Pattillo photographs family portraits, newborns and expectant mothers, weddings, modeling sessions, and high-school seniors. She prides herself on bringing out the best in her subjects, capturing emotions and candid moments as opposed to stiff, posed portraits.
The photographer for Ever After 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.
Although it was the burst of light from a Polaroid flash bar that initially drew Aubrey James to the photo world, the photographer prefers to work with her subjects in natural light. During shoots, she follows couples, children, and families through the park or along the beach, capturing a sense of fun and relaxation that simply cannot be replicated in the studio. After sessions, Aubrey retouches images and provides clients with the option to purchase prints or digital images that can be shared with grandparents who live in the Internet now.