Regina Hattaway snapped her first photos in college, and when she became a mother a few years later, she found a focus for her photography:
families. Children are her favorite subjects because of the challenge and their boundless energy. With a certification as an elementary-school teacher, she's well equipped to direct them. Regina frames kids and their older relatives in shots both candid and composed, at locations such as lush backyards and gardens, old porches, and Dauphin Island beaches.
Fun props, minimalist backgrounds, and professional lighting breathe life into Daphne Ellenburg's photo shoots at her new 2,000-square-foot studio. Daphne specializes in wedding and portrait photography, training her eye on capturing life's precious moments and milestones. Her production model is fully integrated, and she takes as much pride in her skills as a photo editor as she does in her skills behind the lens.
Palmer Studio has been in business for more than half a century, but its history goes back further than that. Now helmed by Denis Palmer and Gretchen Warren, the idea for the business dates back to the 1940s, when his father would photograph friends and relatives from Denis?s father's home. Since the storefront first opened in 1958, the business has been passed from father to son, keeping alive a family tradition of evocative family portraiture and wedding photography.
Southern Art & Framing offers much more than its name implies?aside from custom-framing projects and ready-to-hang art, the store also boasts an eclectic gift shop stocked with goods made by local and national artisans. Shoppers can peruse a selection that includes everything from handbags and barbecue tools to home decor designed for fans of popular college sports teams.
Paper Jubilee tailors each paper creation to its buyer's heart-ink and soul-calligraphy using in-house custom paper printing, personalized paper or vinyl monogramming, and a host of stationery brands. A stack of 100% cotton Crane & Co. wedding invitations lures guests to nuptial extravaganzas with luxurious linen, and Paper Jubilee's personalization services easily accommodate surnames that are spelled with mathematical equations. Choose from a selection of all-occasion invitations for birthdays, baby showers, graduations, and jury-duty reunions ($1?$2.50). Customizable notecards add similar panache to mundane reminders ($10?$15). Paper Jubilee can also customize vinyl monograms for tote bags, car windows, and an assortment of acrylic accessories ($8?$19).