Before picking up a camera, Judi Brown honed her artistic skills at the handle of a paintbrush, garnering accolades for her paintings and cementing a polished aesthetic style. Today, she summons that same creative aptitude while capturing the togetherness of families, the spirit of children, and the accomplishment of high-school seniors within the cozy confines of her studio or on the idyllic country-estate grounds surrounding it. With soft lighting and a detailed approach, Judi draws out the inherent splendor of her subjects and ensures that both color and black-and-white portraits are fit to frame or wallpaper a bedroom. She also totes her arsenal of gear to events and weddings, meticulously documenting everything from the bride's preparation to the flower girl's curtsy.
The husband-and-wife team behind Mom & Paparazzi spent years working as real photojournalists, snapping candid shots of celebs, criminals, red-carpet proceedings, and high-profile trials. They decided to bring that eye for the moment to a wider range of customers, photographing families at play, weddings in progress, and even a group of friends as they ride a roller coaster. True to their origins, the couple travels light, able to set up and take great photos just about anywhere and under any circumstances.
In 2009, Melissa Garnier opened a small produce co-op, seeking to save money on her grocery bill while providing her five children with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, that co-op has grown into The Neighborhood Garden, a company that regularly supplies 200 Jacksonville families with fresh meats, local honey, dairy goods, and certified organic produce from Albert's Organics in Sarasota. Patrons can pick up pre-ordered edibles from 17 locations, or opt for delivery service.
Armed with high-quality photo paper and photo-finishing equipment, Harmon Photo's staff transforms digital photos into tangible keepsakes. Memory-card images enter the real world in forms including standard 4"x6" prints, massive 40"x60" canvases, and plush pillows. Conversely, non-digital items—such as photos, drawings, and degrees—hop into a flatbed scanner to enter cyberspace, where they can be resized, restored, and emailed. Upon request, technicians enhance photos by adjusting color and brightness and cropping out cousins who turned out to just be escaped orangutans.
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.