Husband-and-wife photographers Diona and Chris are a perfect pair in more ways than one. Since forming DCWilliams Photography, the two have adopted a team approach to photo shoots, complementing each other’s camera styles and making sure that one-of-a-kind moments don’t go unphotographed.
During nuptial shoots, they split up to collect separate images of each spouse-to-be preparing to walk down the aisle, and at the reception, they track events from two angles with the concentration of seasoned journalists. For portrait sessions with families and youngsters, they stage their subjects against romantic, dreamy outdoor backdrops, such as a woodland clearing, a rustic railroad, or a swirling gateway to the netherworld. Their playful attitudes come across in their children's portraits, as kids carry flowers and smile through empty picture frames. On the other side of the spectrum, they also do boudoir shoots, positioning plush couches and bathtubs on the grass to support subjects’ sensual poses.
When Olivia Weatherspoon trained as an oil painter, she didn’t just learn how to create eye-catching vignettes, but also how to beautify her subjects. This comprehensive approach now influences her photography business, where her training as a makeup artist helps her enhance features and complexions before she even picks up the camera. Whether in the studio or in sunlit outdoor settings such as docks, beaches, or parks, Weatherspoon strives to capture the best engagement photos and portraits of children or high school–seniors she can. She also helms boudoir shoots and underwater sessions, perfect for those interested in taking unconventional shots or impressing potential suitors on mermen dating sites.
As a professional photographer with an artistic flare, Hannah Joy captures fleeting moments, cleans them up, and releases them back into the wild. Her bright demeanor easily elicits big smiles in the Beaches–Jax, Atlantic, Ponte Vedra, San Marco, and downtown Jacksonville areas, all of which are available as beguiling backgrounds by appointment. After the photo shoot is finished, Hannah’s hand-retouching services can help minimize glare, red eye, or unsightly scars earned while battling white whales on the open sea. Smiling subjects also receive a handy USB drive packed with 15–20 optimized images, preserving digital doppelgangers for real-life or online posterity.
Light is important to Diamonds&Desire's photographers. They take an advanced and creative approach to lighting, using strobe lights and modifiers to ensure that they can shoot in any location. Priding themselves on not depending on natural lighting, they can capture dynamic images even in dark bars and the Realm of the Shadow People. They make sure that their photographs are not underexposed or blown out, and can manipulate lights to make the images look stylized or as though they had been taken in natural light. And their main studio, too, is decked out with professional lighting, ready to host commercial shoots, fashion editorials, and client sessions. The skilled photographers deftly illuminate the scene as they snap family portraits, head shots, and sensual boudoir images.
Photos give us perspective on life, solidifying our memories from birth through childhood and into adulthood. As a mother, Rebecca Harvin understands the importance of documenting a family's development. With Rebecca Harvin Photography, she travels throughout the Jacksonville area using natural lighting to capture candid moments for families and loved ones. She then immortalizes the shoots with digital images and glossy prints.
Green Toes' photographer likes to capture the candid moments, as that's where she thinks you'll find the real story. And telling stories through pictures is her goal. She spins those tales during shoots for families, couples, and kids. Whatever she's shooting, she relies on her experience as an event and fine art photographer to manipulate light in ways that convey the emotion of the moment. Her event experience means she's also great at covering weddings with the same attention to light and the unfolding story.
The bride seems unconcerned as the blue ocean waves lap around her billowing dream gown, turning the delicate white fabric into an organza sea creature. As the newlywed reclines on the beach, one of Blackstone Couture’s seasoned photographers snaps shots that immortalize the subject’s postwedding happiness. The laidback, whimsical nature of this Trash the Dress shoot exemplifies the business's dedication to creating stills that encapsulate the personality of each of their clients through a relaxed shooting style.
Blackstone Couture’s crew of experienced shutterbugs can be found shuttling its equipment around Jacksonville for onsite shoots at scenic landscapes or within a subject's home. The team works together to photograph all manner of life events, from weddings to portraits commemorating the day an entire extended family happened to wear the same sweater. Once they’ve screwed the caps back on their lenses, the photographers can edit imperfections from images and host them online, readying them for worldwide display.