Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
ID’s Fabulous PhotoBooth adds photographic pizzazz to weddings, birthday parties, proms, and other events. Guests rummage through the props box and don Viking helmets, Groucho glasses, and bunny ears before striking impromptu poses in front of a magenta background. Throughout each of ID’s three packages, subjects enjoy limitless shots, each rolling out smoothly under the watch of a friendly onsite attendant. Guests can also commemorate the evening with a custom memory book or give thanks to attendees with thank-you cards bearing candid images from the event.
The seasoned shutterbugs at Living Image Photography capture the personalities of subjects by eliciting natural poses and keeping studio shoots comfortable. Sessions accommodate up to five family members or grinning clones, as well as unlimited portrait props, such as a loyal family sedan or an antique hydrogen blimp. After smiling, staring blankly, or grimacing at the camera for a reel's worth of shots, the apprehended images will be enhanced and burned to a DVD to be taken home and viewed during dinner parties or affixed to a disco-style baby-crib mobile. To keep smiles lasting from photo sessions to portrait mounting, customers can opt to transform thumbnails into full-size prints with a 15% discount.
Green Toes' photographer likes to capture the candid moments, as that's where she thinks you'll find the real story. And telling stories through pictures is her goal. She spins those tales during shoots for families, couples, and kids. Whatever she's shooting, she relies on her experience as an event and fine art photographer to manipulate light in ways that convey the emotion of the moment. Her event experience means she's also great at covering weddings with the same attention to light and the unfolding story.
With a penchant for outdoor shoots and eco-friendly practices, the shutterbugs of Shannon Whitaker Photography preserve connections between their portrait subjects and the world around them. They travel to Gainesville's urban and rural locales from a boutique studio, amassing honest snapshots of families, expectant mothers, infants, couples, and teens. Though they deftly capture standard poses, they prefer to snag the creative, split-second stills that speak to the client's individuality. To this end, they provide personalized consultations and maintain a meticulous attention to detail for each photo collection.
The business's environmentally conscious methods cut down on photographic waste without requiring the staff to make their prints collage-style out of images from past shoots. Their packaging is recyclable, and they can build photo albums from vegan materials on request.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store can help bundle important packages or entire households into sturdy, snug containers. The sizes of UPS's durable shipping boxes ($2–$15) range from jewelry box to jukebox, making it easy to delight far-off loved ones with tokens of affection or frustrate enemies with a package containing 12 nested boxes. Larger, lighter-weight moving boxes build strength with an array of tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. The UPS Store's on-site packaging experts gladly assess moving and shipping needs, dishing out advice on the number of boxes one might need or the best way to wrap one's extensive collection of Harry Caray snow globes.
Light is important to Diamonds&Desire's photographers. They take an advanced and creative approach to lighting, using strobe lights and modifiers to ensure that they can shoot in any location. Priding themselves on not depending on natural lighting, they can capture dynamic images even in dark bars and the Realm of the Shadow People. They make sure that their photographs are not underexposed or blown out, and can manipulate lights to make the images look stylized or as though they had been taken in natural light. And their main studio, too, is decked out with professional lighting, ready to host commercial shoots, fashion editorials, and client sessions. The skilled photographers deftly illuminate the scene as they snap family portraits, head shots, and sensual boudoir images.