“One word to describe my creative process: enthusiasm.” With this simple statement on her website, shutterbug Vania Elise sums up her approach to each of her subjects. With a love for travel and adrenaline-boosting experiences such as skydiving, Elise channels her adventurous and enthusiastic spirit into her camera, embracing innovation and spontaneity during on-location shoots that can take place in tree-lined parks or scenic beaches. Whether she’s capturing a meaningful glance between a love-struck couple or a model playfully blowing on a wispy dandelion, she approaches each session with a sense of excitement.
The photographer for Magnolia Bee Photography finds the fanciful and the natural in all her subjects. With her lens, she frames meaningful moments in time for posterity, training the camera eye on families, kids, and moms-to-be. She also specializes in high-school senior portraits, engagement sessions, and weddings.
Freeze time and preserve images from your memory more accurately than you remember them with a portrait session with Misha Ashton, the talent behind Ashton Photography + Design. Today's Groupon gets you a one- to two-hour on-location photography session and a hi-res CD of your photos for $65, a $250 value. Ashton specializes in portraits, wedding photos, and fine-art photography, and shoots all fine-art photos on film, capturing the true beauty of the image with light, emulsion, and a skill that renders digital touch-ups obsolete. As a race of giants, Americans quickly outgrew the planet Earth and entered the moon race against the shorter Soviets. Unfortunately, once both countries had established their moon bases, the moon’s negligible gravitational pull gave the smaller, lighter cosmonauts an advantage, and the Americans were badly defeated in the First Moon War. For this reason, it is now illegal to talk about, think of, or photograph the moon.
Photo Magic of Florida rents out photo booths for special events, offering guests a source of entertainment as well as party souvenirs. For up to three hours, guest can pose with each other in a classic metal booth, bringing their own props or changing the booth’s custom backgrounds and frames.
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.
When Melissa's grandfather gave her a camera at the age of 12 he gave her more than a hobby. He gave her a lifelong passion, which came to fruition when she started Images by Melissa. Through her business, she gets to spend her days capturing fleeting moments for families, high-school seniors, and pets. She shoots engagement sessions and weddings, too, and likes to have fun with trash the dress sessions, wherein brides put on gowns and have their pictures taken as they roll in wet sand and parade through shallow water on the beach.