Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
The experts at Ocala Art and Frame believe in the beauty of choice. They invite their customers to choose from more than 1,000 frame styles and dozens of mat textures and colors. Browsers can ask the staff’s board-certified framer to help determine if a needlework masterpiece should be outfitted with a mahogany, oak, or pine outline or if a watercolor should be safely ensconced behind UV-protective glass or a clear Jello mold. Those looking to purchase pieces to decorate their walls can peruse the gallery of more than 10,000 prints, lithographs, and posters, as well as original sculptures. The selection of artwork focuses on equine subjects because of Ocala's designation as the Horse Capital of the World.
The photographer behind Brazen Boudoir loves helping women feel beautiful. With that goal in mind, she trains her lens?and her near-decade of photographic experience?on women who want to explore the sensual facets of their beauty. While "brazen" is the business' chosen adjective, images in the studio portfolio are as elegant and artful as they are provocative. An emphasis is placed on natural gorgeousness, glowing skin, and clean, natural light from a sun that kindly averts its eyes when necessary.
There are a variety of photo packages available. Each includes a pre-shoot consultation, a personal viewing/ordering session, and basic retouching?only to smooth complexion blemishes, though, rather than alter a client's naturally beautiful body shape. Each package includes a glass or two of confidence-boosting chardonnay, too, and most also feature professional hair and makeup.
Christopher Dyer's love for drinking coffee always left him with the problem of what to do with that caffeinated rush. In 2005, when he wasn't on duty as a professional firefighter, he worked off his caffeine buzz by snapping pictures of friends and coworkers. A love of photography soon blossomed, and once it spread to his wife, Brittany, the two decided to start Brave Photo. Whether they're shooting family portraits, costume balls, or sultry boudoir sessions, the duo never sets a time limit. Each appointment unfolds at its own pace, only wrapping up when the client feels satisfied with the results. Packages are likewise customizable, ranging from a series of 8"x10" prints to the cutest image of your child projected onto the moon every night.
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.
The photography of Sexy Beautiful Me isn't just about making women beautiful in the eyes of an observer; it's about making them beautiful in their own eyes as well. From her 1,500-square-foot studio within Negroni Studios, photographer Mya Negroni helps women of all ages and sizes realize their inherent beauty with casual, glamour, and boudoir photography sessions infused with a vintage Hollywood charm. Subjects first raid the makeup room to doll up their own hair and faces or take advantage of professional cosmetic services, then work with the photographer to determine the setups and backgrounds they'd prefer for their shoot. Whether they love or hate the camera, Mya exercises her years of experience and attention-grabbing squeak toys to keep her subjects comfortable and coach them on how to strike the pose that will get the most beautiful result.