As youngsters, Charles and Talamieka Brice experienced the world through drawing. While his life revolved around comic heroes such as Batman and The Hulk, hers hinged on doodling family members and teachers rather than biting their likenesses out of hunks of cheese. When the pair met in art classes at Jackson State University, what began as a friendly rivalry quickly transformed into a rewarding romantic and artistic partnership. Now married, the award-winning illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers use their talent to craft work for individuals and corporations equally adeptly. They capture striking images of families, kids, and weddings from behind the lens, which they preserve as prints, images burned onto discs, or customized hand-drawn portraits. Their skills extend to pet portraits, watercolor and oil paintings, and sculpture. Additionally, their graphic designs have professionalized the look of corporate brochures, logos, and catalogs.
You don't have to be a model to look like one in one of Will Sterling's photographs. A regular contributor to Denim Magazine and other publications, Sterling takes the techniques that have made him well-sought in fashion, beauty, and entertainment circles and applies them to his wedding and family shoots as well, creating memories that would look as at home on the newsstand as they do on the mantel. When it comes to senior portraits though, he encourages kids to be themselves, snapping them smiling as they listen to headphones, strum a guitar, or forge permission slips.
Laughter is the key to successful photo shoots at Holly Brazil Photography, where seasoned shutterbug Holly uses humor to put clients at ease. Whether coaxing smiles from kids, teens, or the Queen’s royal guard dog, she ensures natural shots that are expertly retouched for in-print or digital viewing. Holly also hosts steamy French boudoir sessions, where she helps to highlight clients’ best attributes.
Connie's photographic artistry shines through her ability to capture candid moments with children, couples, and families. Each shutter session begins at the client's choice of location, be it a family home, an idyllic garden, or a postapocalyptic landscape ruled by sentient ATMs. After Connie thoroughly captures her subjects' two-dimensional essences, clients will receive fully edited, digital copies of all photographs unencumbered by the studio's logo or Photoshopped pirate costumes. Customers that choose the four-hour session will also receive one 11"x14" collage comprised of five photos of their choice, one 11"x14" print, one 8"x10" print, two 5"x7" prints, unlimited digital images, and a disc containing up to 100 photos set to their choice of music.