At Garvey Photography, our goal is to provide our clients with distinctive portraiture that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Through planning, creativity, skill, and imagination, we strive to produce a work of art that best portrays our clients' families and loved ones.
At Studio 102, photographer Randy Frank draws on 30 years of experience to tell his clients' stories through elegant images. His shutterbugs adjust the state-of-the-art lighting systems they use for fashion shoots to flatter each sitter's face and body, working to bring out individual personalities and disguise disgruntled second heads. An on-staff makeup artist and magazine-level retouching services also aid their efforts to capture clients at their best.
Photographer Genelda Myers lives with her family in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, a setting whose craggy beauty allows her to constantly practice her specialty: outdoor photography. Drawing on a college degree in photography and graphic design, Myers directs traditional yet relaxed shoots that capture subjects at ease amid scenic outdoor environs. The resulting images, which Genelda converts to print and digital forms, chronicle landmark moments ranging from a newlywed’s first kiss to a child’s first altercation with a garden hose.
Three Bears General Store, located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is more than just a shop. The facade resembles a town from the Wild West, and what's inside will make you feel like you've traveled back in time. At the forefront of the 40,000-square-foot shop is myriad country-style goodies, ranging from NASCAR memorabilia to jewelry to dolls and collectibles to handcrafted sweet treats. Treasure troves of homemade fudge, caramel apples, and moonshine jelly await sweet teeth, along with funnel cakes made on the spot.
But beyond the gifts and souvenirs, the shop boasts a live bear habitat in which guests can interact with and feed five bears. And visitors can make a stuffed, plush replica of their favorite bear at the Make-UR-Bear Factory. An old-timey photo studio commemorates visits with sepia-toned portraits of family members posed in front of one of seven sets, which include costumes and props, such as stuffed possums, play rifles, and space helmets from the 1800s.
Preacher and photographer Jim Eastin shares his passion for storytelling through Taking Better Photos classes and tours. During the Smokies tour, Jim teaches group members how to use their cameras to wordlessly tell stories about nature. Photographers practice shooting, and Jim gives them tips on how to make a compelling photograph. For those who prefer to tour at their own pace, Jim?s tours are available on audio CD. Alternatively, Jim?s library of instructional DVDs facilitate at-home learning and include titles such as Composition and Creativity, Photography at Night, and Photo Editing on Your Computer.