Naturally Photography owner and photo sensei Gary Denman is a graduate of both the School of Naval Photography and the Art Institute of Seattle who, for the past 15 years, has specialized in shooting indoor and outdoor destination weddings as well as lifestyle portraits. His school introduces aspiring frame-grabbers to the photography craft as an art, hobby, and profession through four 1.5-hour class periods.
For more than 25 years, the experienced art and design consultants at Framing Establishment and Fairfax Gallery have been guiding customers as they select from a collection of more than 5,000 frames. Hand-carved, leafed, and metal picture huggers come customized to fit any image or memento, all of which the gallery picks up, delivers, and installs for free throughout the continental United States. Customers can give cherished images the treatment they deserve with custom mouldings from a variety of manufacturers, plus trimmings such as gold and wooden frames, mat accents, and foam-core backings.
Visiting customers can peruse the store’s gallery of local and Florida artists, gorging eyes on a feast of contemporary and traditional landscapes, still-life works, and sculptures. Artists can also be commissioned to craft custom artwork, helping gussy up a drab wall or take the place of a broken windshield.
With 20 years of experience under his camera sling, photographer John Fountain expertly captures life’s most fleeting moments—from a married couple’s first kiss to a baby’s second dramatic monologue. The seasoned shutterbug totes along three complete camera systems to each on-location session, ensuring he never misses a shot. After the camera emits its final click, John professionally edits the images and transfers them to prints, albums, or DVD slideshows.
The bride seems unconcerned as the blue ocean waves lap around her billowing dream gown, turning the delicate white fabric into an organza sea creature. As the newlywed reclines on the beach, one of Blackstone Couture’s seasoned photographers snaps shots that immortalize the subject’s postwedding happiness. The laidback, whimsical nature of this Trash the Dress shoot exemplifies the business's dedication to creating stills that encapsulate the personality of each of their clients through a relaxed shooting style.
Blackstone Couture’s crew of experienced shutterbugs can be found shuttling its equipment around Jacksonville for onsite shoots at scenic landscapes or within a subject's home. The team works together to photograph all manner of life events, from weddings to portraits commemorating the day an entire extended family happened to wear the same sweater. Once they’ve screwed the caps back on their lenses, the photographers can edit imperfections from images and host them online, readying them for worldwide display.
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.
As a professional photographer with an artistic flare, Hannah Joy captures fleeting moments, cleans them up, and releases them back into the wild. Her bright demeanor easily elicits big smiles in the Beaches–Jax, Atlantic, Ponte Vedra, San Marco, and downtown Jacksonville areas, all of which are available as beguiling backgrounds by appointment. After the photo shoot is finished, Hannah’s hand-retouching services can help minimize glare, red eye, or unsightly scars earned while battling white whales on the open sea. Smiling subjects also receive a handy USB drive packed with 15–20 optimized images, preserving digital doppelgangers for real-life or online posterity.