After more than 30 years in business, Holland Photo Imaging boasts a mastery of a diverse range of photo techniques from yesteryear to the present day. As a full-service film-processing lab, it staffs image wizards who can touch up digital photos from a recent wedding or digitize age-old prints of family members posing with Santa Claus's accident-prone predecessor, Wayne Claus. A Noritsu 3212 printer produces high-quality images using Kodak Prime chemistry and Kodak Endura Professional papers. Hobbyists and professionals alike can reserve the studio's rental darkrooms to develop their own work or hold clandestine laser-tag matches.
A quick glance between newlyweds or a sleeping baby's peaceful expression. These moments are often missed or quickly forgotten. But not when Brenda Miles is nearby. The photographer cements such moments in
pictures that end up perched on mantels and hanging from rearview mirrors. Brenda?s passion for posed and candid photos is evident as she follows brides on their wedding day and photographs expectant mothers, newborns, and families. And when not clicking away at a photo shoot, Brenda happily teaches camera newbies how to photograph like a pro. During a three-hour class, students learn all the bells and whistles on their own camera as well as how to use different sources of light to create better pictures.
Conspiracy theorists need not apply: the elusive Nessie of Loch Ness doesn't snap the images at Nessi Photography. Instead, that duty falls upon Vanessa Duron, who trains her lens on posed and candid moments alike during her on-location sessions. Said shoots primarily focus on five kinds of subjects, including newlyweds canoodling after their nuptials and youngsters playing in the park. After each session, Vanessa assembles up to 15 of her best edited pictures onto a CD, and even preserves her clients' favorites with prints up to 8"x10" in size.
In the last 40 years, Smile America Portraits' photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.
Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 250 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.