Red Door Studio's all-female staff puts ladies at ease during boudoir photo shoots that showcase each client's fun, flirty, or glamorous side. The studio, a member of Professional Photographers of America, hosts tasteful boudoir parties for groups of ladies to enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres along with private studio time. Along with boudoir photos, the photographers capture wedding, pregnancy, and family photos, as well as senior, baby, and the occasional senior baby portraits.
Co-organizers and instructors David Maki and Paul Rodino provide an extensive curriculum to help fledgling shutterbugs capture visual transcendence. Students can learn to adjust the aperture, shutter settings, lens toupee, and program modes on a digital SLR camera in the Photo 102 class, designed for novice shot snappers wielding their first single-lens-reflex devices. Photo 103 picks up where its predecessor leaves off, stirring in the finer points of image composition and properly lighting subjects to make them appear translucent. Classes vary from week to week, so keep checking the calendar; past courses have covered table-top studio lighting and communicating with lenses via conversational Latin.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but that doesn't mean it should be prohibitively expensive. The photographers at Redeemed Photography know the importance of establishing long-term relationships with their clients, which is why they offer affordable prices and tasteful, casual sessions that keep people coming back for more, and their focus on family photography means that they often snap photos of children as they grow up.
Glamour Shots' image-capturers lead photo sessions with expertise behind the lens, sharing ample directorial power with their subject. Professional photography offers experience and guidance, which means your pictures won't have any elbows poking out the corner of the frame. Bring three to four of your favorite enticing ensembles and communicate with your photographer to execute your alluring vision, including matching your shoes to your pre-shoot, airbrush-applied makeup and carefully sculpted hairstyle. Customers are welcome to bring props, such as the newspaper featuring your victory at the Jam Recipe Throwdown. Proofs are immediately available after your session; choose two images from the multitudinous proofs for a 7"x5" collage, framed and printed on high-quality Kodak paper. A $20 refundable deposit is required at the time your appointment is made, which will be returned if appointments are not cancelled without 48 hours' notice.
Since 1982, Nautilus Photography has been capturing the precious milestones and semi-precious inch-rocks of families, high-school seniors, and the newly engaged within its studio and surrounding gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with sunlight to naturally accent patrons' pearly whites, dimpled cheeks, and enviable toucan beaks. During the one-hour session, up to seven customers (additional subjects will incur an additional charge), comprising a family or a new superhero group in need of promotional photos, can choose between several backdrops and amass a litany of props for swan-dives into piles of throw pillows and feather boas. Out on the sun-bleached blonde-wood deck, vases of hanging ivy speckle the white stucco walls stained with hints of aquamarine, and latticework awnings complete the playful integration of Floridian shoreline and English garden. Subjects can pose on a sand-colored cast-stone bridge overlooking sultry tropical foliage, or disappear into the vegetation to nail the "fleeing sasquatch" pose.
During her photography sessions, WhirlieGirl Photography owner Angela and winner of the 2012 Naples Pulse Award gives life to her subjects. Angela’s edited, finalized images dramatize the beauty of her clientele—a varied mix of ages, sizes, and ethnicities, including children, families, couples, and boudoir sessions.