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 child, Courtney Whitehurst kicked off her camera career in front of the lens as her mother took countless photos. Today, with a decade of experience, the skilled and friendly photographer captures and preserves moments within mantel-worthy kodachromes taken on location. The skilled shutterbug tailors each shoot by incorporating personal items, such as baby's first bottle rocket, or suggesting themes to help subjects ease into their memory-making session. Whitehurst spends at least five hours meticulously editing all photos from a shoot and places no limits on the amount of frames she snaps. She feels passionately about giving back to her community, and when she's not crafting crisp, personal images, she's volunteering with a number of local nonprofits.
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.
The seasoned shutterbugs at Living Image Photography capture the personalities of subjects by eliciting natural poses and keeping studio shoots comfortable. Sessions accommodate up to five family members or grinning clones, as well as unlimited portrait props, such as a loyal family sedan or an antique hydrogen blimp. After smiling, staring blankly, or grimacing at the camera for a reel's worth of shots, the apprehended images will be enhanced and burned to a DVD to be taken home and viewed during dinner parties or affixed to a disco-style baby-crib mobile. To keep smiles lasting from photo sessions to portrait mounting, customers can opt to transform thumbnails into full-size prints with a 15% discount.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store can help bundle important packages or entire households into sturdy, snug containers. The sizes of UPS's durable shipping boxes ($2–$15) range from jewelry box to jukebox, making it easy to delight far-off loved ones with tokens of affection or frustrate enemies with a package containing 12 nested boxes. Larger, lighter-weight moving boxes build strength with an array of tape, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts. The UPS Store's on-site packaging experts gladly assess moving and shipping needs, dishing out advice on the number of boxes one might need or the best way to wrap one's extensive collection of Harry Caray snow globes.
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.