Client Spotlight: Pura Vie Spa

Over the past few months we have worked with Pura Vie Spa to build up their marketing images in anticipation of their opening in December 2018. Pura Vie, a holistic, Ayurvedic wellness spa and yoga studio is located in the rosemary district of Sarasota, FL bringing a sense of luxury and relaxation to the upcoming downtown area.

The first part of our photographic project was to get Pura Vie their own signature images to showcase the top quality products and brands available in their storefront.

Next, Owner Noemi needed an image for press releases.

image featured in   Sarasota Magazine

image featured in Sarasota Magazine

Our next step in the project was to get some stunning professional headshots of the staff. We used the storefront area of Pure Vie to capture the essence of the location while still spotlighting the talented staff members.

Lastly we focused on capturing images of the beautiful location itself. When you walk in to Pura Vie Spa you feel completely at home and relaxed. Once you step foot into the spa area you are greeted with a warm inviting feel that we made sure to capture in the ambiance of the images.

We are excited to welcome Pura Vie Spa to the Sarasota community and look forward to watching this new business grow & flourish!

Does your business need some new images?

Millie's becoming a star...

but first, she needs a portfolio! A few weeks ago we were approached by an Orlando mom who’s 8 year old daughter has BIG ambitions. Little Millie wants to become an actress! Millie has been given the opportunity to audition in Las Vegas but before she can do that she needs professional headshots & acting portraits.

Millie’s day started with professional hairstyling & yes, even makeup…


Once Millie was looking “camera ready” we started with some studio headshots & portraits. Millie was a natural in front of the camera.


With Millie’s studio shots done, we then went outdoors to get her some Cinematic headshots to fit in with the pros and some outdoor portraits to show off that shining personality.

Good luck in Las Vegas Millie! You’re already a star in our eyes!

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Intern at the Sarasota Photo Studio!

So, you are currently going to school for Photography & you need internship hours to graduate?, We can help! The Sarasota Photo Studio is always looking for students who want to learn the ins & outs of running a photography business full-time , enhance their skills, & lend a helping hand on photoshoots.

When you intern with the Sarasota Photo Studio you will see first hand the proper way to interact with your clients as well as how to promote your photography business and reach your ideal clientele. You will assist on photoshoots and learn different lighting techniques & camera effects. You will help the team problem solve to figure out the best results for complex projects. You will learn the importance of professional retouching and the techniques we use to do so. And above all, you will have a blast!

Students who have completed their internships through the Sarasota Photo Studio have said time & time again how grateful they are for the priceless knowledge they have walked away with and the experiences they had along the way.

Kirstin & Josh are our most recent students to complete their internships with us. Scroll below to learn a little more about them & how YOU can become an intern at the Sarasota Photo Studio.

Kirstin D. - Graduate of    Art Institute of Tampa    2018

Kirstin D. - Graduate of Art Institute of Tampa 2018

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“Interning for The Sarasota Photo Studio was a valuable experience! I learned a lot about photography and business by working hands on, helping Mike and Joslyn during client’s shoots and picking their brains during studio time.” - Kirstin

Joshua B. - Graduate of    Art Institute of Tampa    2018

Joshua B. - Graduate of Art Institute of Tampa 2018

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She makes it look so easy! - Shooting with Mercedes Gutierrez

Model & actress, Mercedes Gutierrez recently came by the studio to get some new shots. We love working with Mercedes because when you’ve been in front of the camera your whole life like this girl, every shot is a winner & you can squeeze so many looks in to a very short amount of time! Mercedes is a ball of energy that can brighten up any room and even on days like this where she wasn’t feeling so great she still had us cracking up; You would never know she was under the weather- a true professional! Take a look at just some of the shots we were able to get with Mercedes in just under 4 hours…

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Another 24hrs with Dani!

One of our friends & favorite Alt Models, Dani Vi recently came down to Florida to shoot for the September cover of The Horse magazine with us & we took advantage of our time together by filling the rest of it with MORE SHOOTS! We shot in the studio, the jungle, & even in the water! Here's a look at what we created in 24 hours! (Check back in the fall for the images shot for The Horse)

Head to our  "Jungle Fever"  blog post to see the other NSFW shots from this particular set! 

Head to our "Jungle Fever" blog post to see the other NSFW shots from this particular set! 

Katie's Vintage Styled shoot

Katie, who is one of our talented hair & makeup artists, thought it would be fun to do a vintage styled photoshoot with us of her own & we couldn't have agreed more! We did 3 different looks to show some different sides of her fun personality! 

Katie brought her kitty, Jammie in for one look...

Then we decided to show off her love for all things beauty related. Our studio's makeup area was the perfect setting for this...

& last, we took a little walk outside & captured a couple great lifestyle shots...

Are you ready to be made over into a vintage pinup babe?

Retro Baby Bump Love!

This gorgeous mama-to-be came to us looking to do a maternity session with a retro pinup twist. Her hubby is in the air force stationed out of states while she is here waiting for baby to arrive and she wanted to send him some fun, cheeky, pinup photos that showed off that bump. With everyone doing the stereotypical maternity photos in flowy dresses outside, we were so excited to have a client that thought outside the box & wanted to stand out! We had such a blast creating these shots & there were lots of laughs to be had! Take a look at some of the shots we captured for them to remember this very special time...

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Hair & Makeup provided by: Katie McCaskill

Is there a baby on the way? Let's get you some fun maternity photos!

Family Vacationing on Anna Maria Island!

When this family of 5 decided to vacation on Anna Maria Island they contacted us to capture some fun memories that they could cherish forever. We met up with them at their vacation rental & took a short walk down the street to the beautiful beach access where we focused on not only capturing some wonderful family portraits, but also some adorable candid shots of themselves enjoying their time together as a family. 

Ready for some timeless family portraits?

Jessica & Corbin Tie The Knot!

On March 24th 2018 we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Jessica & Corbin!

"Something Old, Something New. Something Borrowed, Something Blue."

"Something Old, Something New. Something Borrowed, Something Blue."

The two decided on doing "first look" photos before the ceremony. The entire wedding party gathered on the historic Bradenton Beach Pier & watched as Corbin saw his gorgeous bride for the 1st time on their big day! 

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Since the gang was all there we then did some fun wedding party & couples shots to loosen everyone up. 

The couple tied the knot on the beautiful sands of Bradenton beach & partied the night away at the Gulf Drive Cafe!

...& The best part about getting married by the water is the opportunity for some classic beach & sunset shots! 


Getting Hitched? 

Studio Session with Angela Kienzle

We had local model Angela Kienzle in the studio recently to update her portfolio & have some fun! We went for three different looks- a sexier look, a black & white look, & a sportswear look. Here is what we captured.