Growing up, Sean Michael Casey nourished his passion for photography by snapping shots for his high school's yearbook and weekly newsletter. A hobbyist for years, Sean Michael was finally able to showcase his skills by taking wedding photos for a friend of a friend. These nuptial photos served as his calling card, and generated a lot of interest from potential clients. Seeing an opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion as a career, Sean Michael decided to up his credentials with a bachelor's degree in photography from Florida Atlantic University.
For more than 10 years, Sean Michael has artistically captured memories, armed with his keen eye and an arsenal of Nikon bodies and lenses. He's worked with a wide assortment of clients, covering shoots ranging from wholesome family portraits to destination weddings in Costa Rica. Though Sean Michael is able to carefully plan out portraits, he also enjoys just letting things happen and capturing candid shots of his subjects’ laughter, smiles, and maniacal laughter sans smile.
Veteran shuttersmith Julie Hughes and her husband Peter use their keen eyes and artistic sensibilities to turn precious moments into family heirlooms. During the 30-minute photo shoot, families and friends pose in the controlled environment of a studio, where they hoist props before skillfully arranged lights and backgrounds. Models also have the right to rotate through one wardrobe change or evolutionary mutation. Clients then make an appointment to select one 8”x10” print and two 5”x7” prints of a different pose. Clients pick their favorite single image to print on 25 holiday cards that can be mailed to 25 different friends or 1 friend with 25 mantles.
Cherubic cheeks and happy families are the subjects of choice at Madelyn Jane Photography, where photographer Nikki Green crafts colorful child and family portraits. Nikki brings baskets of cute, kid-friendly props to accent shoots, which she conducts in-studio or onsite.
Inside Tan Lines of Jupiter's bright salon, cool blue walls, tropical plants, and paintings of the ocean set a beachy backdrop for sunless tanning in private rooms. Powerful tanning beds include a standup machine, which promotes an even bronzing without tan lines. Traditional beds mimic the relaxing indulgence of a nap on the beach, with comfortable surfaces, a warm glow, and optional in-room seagulls. Customizable airbrush tans eschew UV rays in favor of Norvell spray tanner—made with mineral-salt bronzers—which imparts a natural glow by matching product to skin tone. Armed with lotions from Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin, experienced staffers recommend the best beds based on skin type and desired final shade.
Debra Weisheit Photography’s team of seasoned shutterbugs, helmed by a Professional Photographers of America Certified Professional Photographer, digitally incarcerates milestones and sincere moments of familial togetherness within retina-regaling portraits. After a pre-portrait consultation, photogenic subjects can don their cutest outfits or most dapper gorilla suits for an approximately 60-minute portrait sitting for up to five people on-location or within a commercial studio space; more than five people can be snapped for an additional $20/person fee. Grin, pout, or pleasantly emote as these camera crackerjacks brandish their snapping skills and expert use of lighting. After posturing and posing, newly-minted models can choose their favorite image to have printed on 5"x7" and 8"x10" prints or on an 11"x14" print, which they can frame or use as a customized auction placard.
Digital Memories Photography’s lead photographer Saira Apostolico wants each shoot to be upbeat, accommodating, and non-intrusive. That method and her vibrant, cheery pictures, combine for memorable images that last lifetimes. She brings the same approach to portrait sessions for families and couples, creating a fun and stress-free atmosphere at all photo shoots.