As charmingly anachronistic as trolleys may be, they move too fast for Pablo Aguilar, one of Capturing Savannah’s co-founders. So to capture the colors, lines, and ornamentation of Savannah’s 19th-century architectural wonders, he prefers to walk, leading groups on tours that blend the historical entertainment of a city tour with the skill set of a photography safari.
While ducking into 200-year-old nooks along Factors Walk, a onetime commerce area, Pablo and co-founder Brittany Nelson teach aspiring shutterbugs to take photos with “a clear purpose behind the shot.” The pair coach tour members to find aesthetically pleasing angles and to thoughtfully compose their images before shooting. Along with technique, they try to instill “a sense of nostalgia” in each photographer. “It’s all about the feeling,” Pablo says, “expressing the same feeling they felt [when they took] the photograph.”
Pablo and Britt previously lived in New York, Chicago, Austin, New England, and the Middle East, but both have fallen for the vibrancy and artistry Savannah draws from its history. For a glimpse of the city as seen through a lens at foot-speed, Capturing Savannah offers a gallery of Pablo and Britt’s tour photos.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Have you ever walked to the top of a mountain and took in the view? Have you ever sat on the roof of your house and watched the sun go down. The feelings you get are unbelievable. Chills up your arm, heavy sighs, the feeling that your floating, and you can’t stop smiling. All of this are what we feel when we are behind the camera.
We get the chance to meet so many new people, hear so many neat stories, and capture the most precious moments.
The best moments of any experience are when the bride and groom forget we are around, the parents cradle their child without any idea they are being photographed, or when a senior can’t help but laugh at our jokes that don’t make any sense. These moments are unstaged, they are completely real.
We are lifestyle photographers that loves capturing the true lives of those we are photographing and we welcome you. We love to capture the moment and turn it into a memory.
• 2015 Couples’ Choice Award (Weddingwire) • 2015 Greatest Wedding Photographer (South’s Magazine) • 2014 Best Photographer (Savannah Morning News) • 2014 Greatest Photographer (South’s Magazine) • 2014 Wedding Industry Experts Honor Roll • 2014 Couples’ Choice Award (Weddingwire) • 2014 Senior Study Hall Featured Photographer
• Columbia • Hilton Head • Beaufort • Charlotte • Raleigh • Atlanta • Savannah • Jacksonville • Orlando •
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular offering: Family, Newborn, and Children Photography
Pro Tip: Be into taking your pictures—have fun with it!
Good for Kids: Yes
Q&A with Tiffany Kohler, Photographer
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I have always enjoyed being behind a camera. The feeling I get is unexplainable. I want to be the reason people want family pictures. I want people to have those memories.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
"Tiffany is an awesome photographer! She has taken all of our family, newborn, and wedding pictures. She is great with babies and children of all ages. And she is "totally creative"! I've never been left unsatisfied. Also she always makes sure to get your pictures to you in a timely manner! We have never had to wait over a few weeks to a month! Love her! :)" - One of my reviews off of my Facebook page.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I love seeing the happiness pictures bring out in people—to know that I made someone's day by just using my talent. I love capturing toothless babies laughing, or a family enjoying each others' company. It makes me happy.
Summer Love Photography’s shutterbugs describe their photography style the same way they describe themselves: young, hip, and stylish. Their images pop with vibrant colors and high resolution, capturing people in all phases of life. The photographers take particular pride in their bridal work, declaring on their homepage, “We love brides and brides love us.” Wedding pictures evoke the joy of the occasion, particularly the chemistry between the bride and groom as they exchange vows or discuss who will manage the household finances.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Beautiful You Studios sessions are all about beautiful YOU. Your pre-session consultation includes a questionnaire & inspiration board. Your shoot includes professional makeup & photos from an award-winning photographer that has been published in fashion magazines worldwide.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After a lifetime of bullying, Beautiful You Studios' photographer didn't realize she was beautiful until she had a makeover shoot. She was so empowered by the experience that she left the fashion photography industry to help women of all shapes & ages see their personal beauty through portraits.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping women realize their beauty. One recent Mom who has been through years of being teased for her looks & weight, cried happy tears once she saw how beautiful she was during her ordering session!! Now, she'll be able to remember this the next time someone picks on her.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I had been researching boudoir photographers for several months when I came upon Beautiful You Studios' beautiful photos. I had never done anything like this before so I was nervous, but they made me feel super comfortable. I looked & felt like a queen and enjoyed every minute!" -Jennifer