Award-winning photographer Gary Woods strives to capture the spirit of his subjects with beautifully crafted in-studio or on-location photo shoots. Photogenic groups gather at a predetermined city locale or secluded Great Smoky Mountains outcropping, where Gary snaps photographic evidence of heartwarming family camaraderie or a sibling’s intense fear of bright flashes. An in-studio or online portrait viewing allows clients to select a favorite design and discuss digital retouching. The two-hour photo shoot encompasses an unlimited number of subjects, allowing extended families and barbershop octets to capture timeless images on 16" x 20" matte-finished prints. Though not included in the Groupon, matte ($45+), canvas ($189+), and giclée ($275+) additional prints are available for purchase from the studio.
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.
Kari Hester's photography career began when the equestrian business she and her fiancé ran constantly needed photos for shows, sales, and marketing. After acquiring a camera and a passion for photography, she began to receive requests for family portraits, maternity shoots, and engagement photos. Now, she gladly photographs a variety of subjects against natural backgrounds. In addition to her portraits of horses, people, and animals, she offers logo and web design, video editing, and social-network management.
Mustapha Moussa has a passion for documentation. After a stint capturing local stories as a videographer for an African television station, he began working with still photography, eventually coming to America to pursue studies in photojournalism and broadcast media at the University of Tennessee. Today, his keen eye for detail and journalistic understanding of visual narrative help him capture the deep emotion and kinetic movement of weddings and get-togethers. After posing groups for photos or catching natural smiles from the sidelines, the expert returns to MIA Photographers to create online proofs, CDs, and prints ideal for showing people what you looked like before your head got stuck in a jar of molasses.
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.