Shannon Holt, a mostly self-taught photographer who learned her craft by doing copious amounts of research on the Internet, created Studio77 Photography in 2008. The self-described chatty photographer prefers to get to know clients over coffee before their shoot, discussing details such as the desired makeup and wardrobe look and how to turn an old negligee into a sexy handkerchief. She prides herself on empowering women during daring boudoir shoots and has developed her own editing techniques to add the finishing touches on images.
For more than 20 years, the professional photographers at Charlie's Angels Photography have worked to capture images that not only preserve memories but also incorporate artistic touches. Their digital galleries boast shots from larger occasions such as weddings and runway shows to private events such as boudoir and portrait sessions. Their staff also includes professional makeup artists, who can prep subjects for shoots or gussy up complexions before weddings or high-school-graduation re-enactments.
Rina Alvarez sees capturing other people’s memories on film as a great honor and her life’s work. She strives to capture these special moments through a variety of sessions from organically composed family portraits to flirtatious boudoir shots to photographs of dancers and musicians in motion. Alvarez has a talent for working with both natural and indoor light, which serves her well when she is capturing standard wedding shots, from the kiss at the altar to the moment when the best man dumps a cooler of champagne over the bride and groom.
Total Body Cleansing Studio doesn't want to merely paper over skin and health problems; it wants to address the problems' root causes. That's why the studio emphasizes treatments that are designed to remove toxins from the body, from open-system colon hydrotherapy to far-infrared sauna sessions. Because the treatments, unlike Q-tips, work better when they're bundled together, the center offers half- and full-day detoxification packages as well as 10-week weight-loss programs complete with personalized diet and exercise regimens.
For over 30 years, Robert Crum has been personalizing photography sessions in his elegant, one-man studio or on location. He travels to beach weddings to capture candid smiles and romantic strolls in the sand and memorializes high-profile commercial products, events, and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for local businesses. Within his chandelier-lit studio—which is filled with gold-framed examples of his work—Crum crafts elegant backdrops that set the scene for corporate headshots, sultry boudoir shoots, and family photos. He also hand-embellishes portraits on painted canvas, turning beloved photos into classic works of art that make ideal heirlooms and great conversation starters for those who wear them around their neck.
Rodrigo Perez takes pictures that—like his own love of photography—last a lifetime. On-location shoots capture families, friends, and significant others outdoors amid natural lighting from striking sunsets, flaming torches, or fireflies holding flashlights.
Capturing intriguing images with her camera since she was 6 years old, Megan Leigh Ryan has spent a lifetime behind the lens. She uses that experience to preserve meaningful moments during portrait sessions for families, kids, couples, and moms-to-be. Skilled at manipulating natural light, she likes to use nature's panoramic backdrops to add a touch of drama to shoots. With the same attention to detail, she also covers weddings and engagements.