Coming to photography after an eclectic career that has seen him earn a PhD in biblical theology and win a Computerworld Smithsonian medal for contributions to technology, Falcon—The House of NyghtFalcon's founder and head photographer—specializes in emotionally powerful, naturally lit photos that reveal unseen perspectives in familiar sights. His handpicked photographic associates undergo three years of apprenticeship before donning the mantle of full partner. Basic and advanced seminars mix photographic theory with hands-on learning, teaching students how to master cameras' arcane functions, frame shots, and determine the shutter speed at which time folds back in on itself.
Former Navy Hospital Corpsman Isaac Moreno whips his students into shape with 45-minute cardio-based intervals at Fit Body Boot Camp. Each session starts with a primer of the body’s big muscles, followed by 45-second bursts of combination moves that aim to work the whole body, burn fat, and increase metabolism. Moreno tailors his sessions to both men and women and makes sure that no student is asked to handle more than they can do safely, making training suitable for all ability levels.
A child's first bite of cotton candy. The loving gazes of a recently engaged couple. A high school senior's proud, accomplished grin. For photographers Pablo Aguilar and Brittney Nelson, these are the moments worth saving. The pair keeps these visions in mind during each of their artistic photo shoots, visualizing the perfect photo while arranging dynamic lighting or suggesting natural looking poses. In addition to specialties ranging from school portraits and business headshots to family portraits and newborn photography, the duo also guides groups on scenic tours of Savannah, where they share tips on how to best use any type of camera or activate the body's internal recording devices.
As the woman behind the lens at Glass Slipper Photography, Nicole Byrnes can craft vibrant photos for all occasions. Her specialties include wholesome children's pictures, romantic engagement photos, and sexy boudoir sessions. Nicole conducts shoots at Savannah-area venues of her clients' choice.
Owner Carol Bailey and the staff at Islands Framing Gallery help visitors protect and show off artwork, photography, and decorative prints with a selection of mats and frames. Without infringing on Houdini's copyrighted tricks, Bailey and company transport images through the glass of an 8"x10" frame with regular matting ($50), to appear encased within for easy display and dustproofing. For images with more pixels, guests can apply the Groupon toward the cost of larger frames, such as the 16"x20" ($150), which fits photos, art, and hand-pressed rhododendrons.
Georgetown Smokehouse slow cooks its menu of Southern-style barbecue, pairing smoky meats and hand-formed burgers with homey sides. Beneath a painted vignette of a pastoral farm, patrons strip the succulent meat from racks of ribs, slice into slabs of beef brisket, and finger-paint napkins with the remnants of saucy wings. Every entree is accompanied by freshly prepared sides such as collard greens, macaroni and cheese, or coleslaw.
Summer Love Photography’s shutterbugs describe their photography style the same way they describe themselves: young, hip, and stylish. Their images pop with vibrant colors and high resolution, capturing people in all phases of life. The photographers take particular pride in their bridal work, declaring on their homepage, “We love brides and brides love us.” Wedding pictures evoke the joy of the occasion, particularly the chemistry between the bride and groom as they exchange vows or discuss who will manage the household finances.