Cesar Varela never thought of photography as a serious pursuit until his wife became a magazine model. As he observed what photographers looked for in their models, he decided to try it for himself. He gathered his own lenses, cameras, and gear and used his wife as a test subject. At-home successes led him to shoot other models before eventually expanding his client base to include families, newlyweds, houses, and family members wearing house costumes. Though he’s since had work published by magazines, publishing companies, and websites, he feels most at ease shooting individual subjects in a photojournalistic style. In his high-rise studio, he photographs subjects in front of colored backdrops or on a balcony overlooking Miami’s sun-dappled skyline. When on location, he works to incorporate the environment—including water and sand, animals, and building architecture—as each shot's secondary subject, adding dimension without strapping 3-D glasses onto his camera. Believing that subjects’ comfort level shows through any pose, Cesar keeps them at ease by offering bits of easygoing direction and capturing candid shots.
Memorable weddings are marked by a mix of traditional moments and fun-filled spontaneity, and Kevin Luna is there to capture it all. He's passionate about photographing weddings, and spends time getting to know the happy couple before their big day, in order to ensure his photos perfectly capture the unique personalities of the bride and groom. But wedded bliss isn't the only emotion Kevin immortalizes: his studio boasts sleek hardwood floors and expansive windows that flood the room with natural light?perfect for capturing sleeping newborns and napping families. There, he also directs and photographs boudoir photo shoots that yield flirty images, each one completely customized through the use of props, backdrops, and lighting effects.
Owner Taylor Hardy and his crew of photographers at Miami Impulse Photography bring a tasteful and artistic touch to their work. Whether it's a wedding, concert, or party, they're committed to capturing shots that simultaneously come alive and preserve the moment. The team has covered fashion shoots, weddings, and sporting events, and they're partnered with several local makeup artists that are available to help you with modeling shots, head shots, or your first booster shot. Makeup artists are available for an additional fee. Miami Impulse Photography proudly participates during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, too.
Hip-hop mogul Rick Ross stands planted firmly amid wisps of fog, flashing the peace sign at the camera without meeting its gaze. Elsewhere, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs dons a “Vote or Die” shirt, urging rally members to cast their ballots as red and blue balloons embellished with white stars float above his head. These are just a couple of striking images captured by Unique Photography & Design's founder Maicol Diaz, a Colombian-born artist who prides himself on his creative and spiritual approach to photography and life. In addition to snapping portraits of household names and fashion models, Diaz aims his camera at everyday subjects, taking thought-provoking pictures of Biscayne Blvd and ocean waters being parted by speedboats frolicking in their natural habitat.
The photographers at Super Hero Shoots immerse subjects in a cinematic experience as they outfit their clients in a superhero or villain costume of his or her choice. The outfit selection spans superhero universes, allowing up to two clients each session to suit up as mythic figures such as Thor, Wolverine, Doctor Doom, Phoenix, Iron Man, and Harley Quinn. During the dramatically lit shoot, duos can enact hero-villain confrontations or hero-villain coffee dates, while single subjects embody their character's ferocity. Studio staffers can give each customer character-appropriate props, and often edit in special effects or digitally imposed backdrops to place them in industrial complexes or postapocalyptic breakfast nooks. Customers depart with their images immortalized digitally, in full-scale film posters, or in up to a 45-second film trailer offering a glimpse of their persona in action.
Spiral Headshots supplies business people, actors, models, and musicians alike with high-quality head shots. Perfect for auditions and reference material for doppelganger production, the headshots enhance professionalism. Photo shoots include professional hairstyling and makeup, making sure that not a strand is out of place, and post-shoot digital touch-ups can accomplish anything from correcting small blemishes to erasing braces from teeth.