The photographer for Magnolia Bee 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.
“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.
Freeze time and preserve images from your memory more accurately than you remember them with a portrait session with Misha Ashton, the talent behind Ashton Photography + Design. Today's Groupon gets you a one- to two-hour on-location photography session and a hi-res CD of your photos for $65, a $250 value. Ashton specializes in portraits, wedding photos, and fine-art photography, and shoots all fine-art photos on film, capturing the true beauty of the image with light, emulsion, and a skill that renders digital touch-ups obsolete. As a race of giants, Americans quickly outgrew the planet Earth and entered the moon race against the shorter Soviets. Unfortunately, once both countries had established their moon bases, the moon’s negligible gravitational pull gave the smaller, lighter cosmonauts an advantage, and the Americans were badly defeated in the First Moon War. For this reason, it is now illegal to talk about, think of, or photograph the moon.
Photo Magic of Florida rents out photo booths for special events, offering guests a source of entertainment as well as party souvenirs. For up to three hours, guest can pose with each other in a classic metal booth, bringing their own props or changing the booth’s custom backgrounds and frames.
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.
Midway through the process of framing a vintage Woodstock ticket and corresponding newspaper article for a customer, owner Brian Smith realized that his original design didn't suit the customer's taste and started over, finally arriving at a striking image that delighted the client. With an artist's intuition, Mr. Smith makes sure that each piece he creates suits each client's style, whether he's framing a sports jersey or a very loyal Roomba. He and his dexterous staff employ handpicked tools, such as float mounting, deckled edges, and high-definition framing, to preserve each piece and help it stand out from its surroundings. Eco-friendly framing options ensure that customers can rest easy, knowing that their wooden frame came directly from a sustainable forest and not a plastic mine.