Over her more than 20-year career in photography, Susan Torregrosa has garnered numerous awards, shown more than 100 images in national and local exhibits, and earned the Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Masters of Photography degree. She draws on the lifetime of dedication that earned her that recognition as she conducts portraiture sessions at Studio T Photography. She specializes in images of families, children, and high school seniors. The photographer creates portraits of kids and kin set against sparse backgrounds or painted backdrops of lush forests. High school students enjoy sessions in natural park and river settings or posing against interesting landmarks, such as a downtown Orlando graffiti wall. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with customizable keepsakes such as prints and canvas portraits ideal for decorating walls or covering that ceiling lamp’s sneering face.
A professionally shot portrait is a superb way to quell confusion when future bouts of amnesia result in terrifying run-ins with a persistent stalker who keeps turning up in the world's reflective surfaces. Redeem your Groupon for a standard session ($50 value) at the Park Lake studio, or summon one of photoStyles' friendly professional photographers to the location of your choice within a 25-mile radius of downtown Orlando ($75 value). Whether you're keen on luring that debonair antique dealer into your den with a well-placed individual glamour shot or preserving a portrait of your family for posterity, the one-hour session promises to provide you with professional-quality photos for your framing or party-flyer-producing pleasure.
At Muse Garden Photo Art, experienced photographer Marci Sandler uses her expert eye to capture stunning shots of the whole family. Her children's shoots preserve the whimsy of childhood with help from props ranging from a bed of flowers to an enchanted toadstool, while high school senior photos—another of Marci's specialties—showcase students' developing interests as they mature into adults. Besides capturing shots of kids, Marci can also compose unique family portraits either in her studio or location in stunning environments such as the beach.
Conan and Yaisa Segrest are married, but that's not the only reason they spend their days together. They also co-own Full Line Photography Studio. Whether they're shooting in their studio or on-location, the Segrests try to make subjects feel comfortable enough to reveal natural expressions of emotion. The duo is adaptable when it comes to subject matter and can cover a wedding or a baby's first photo shoot with equal skill. Once they've captured the images, they create glossy prints, photo greeting cards, and coffee-table books that can be passed down through generations or turned in with applications for a “World’s Greatest Dad” hat.
Chris Shaber deals in reality, not perfection. His philosophy—which incorporates maxims such as "Be brave, be daring, be goofy" and "Comfy socks are a must"—is strong enough to accept that there are flaws everywhere you look. After all, as Chris has learned, even "perfect" diamonds have tiny, tiny blemishes. Using a chroma key setup, Chris photographs subjects in front of a green screen, digitally replacing the backdrop with personalized images—crayons, ephemeral swirls of smoke, or an arrangement of evil eyes, for example. He can be found outside the studio, too, chronicling weddings or catching athletes as they bounce across the field. When he isn't photographing people and animals, Chris turns his lens on nature to record its grandeur on film.