Sisters Mary Shappee and Gert Shuckhart have been taming horses for most of their lives, beginning as children in 4-H club. While Gert manages Majic Stables' office and rare bookmark collection, Mary's passion for riding keeps her in the saddle, where she teaches private and group lessons that rein in riders as young as 5 years old. A 70'x198' indoor arena allows for nighttime and fair-weather rides, and the 100'x200' outdoor area is dotted with jumps and dressage letters for tricky choreography.
A cheerful blue awning greets guests as they make their way to the sprawling Dry Clean Super Center, their arms laden with baskets and bags of laundry waiting to be unsullied. Once inside, specialists will take their suits, casual apparel, and comforters, then professionally rid them of stubborn stains and dirt ghosts through professional laundry and dry-cleaning techniques.
In a home somewhere in Oklahoma hangs a portrait of a cherubic infant clad in a yellow diaper, beaming from ear to ear as he leads a trail of rubber duckies. This charming family memory will live indefinitely thanks to Main Street Photo-Video’s photographers. The talented shutter-snappers stage photo shoots in the studio or at a location of the client’s choice, armed with props appropriate for everything from baby photos to senior portraits. They’re equally skilled in videography, capturing events such as weddings between humans. But production doesn’t end when they power down their cameras. The staffers also retouch and edit media and can transform photos into custom greeting cards or videos into polished web ads. Preserving already existing memories, they also print photos, restore fading pictures to their former glory, or convert videotapes to DVD.
From old-timey fax machines to new-timey digital scanners and a surplus of shipping options, PostNet is perfectly positioned to keep up with busy paper pushers and merchandise mailers. Armies of matchmaking photocopiers and printers make hard-copy back-ups of important documents, such as birth certificates or Chinese takeout menus ($0.09 cents per black-and-white copy, $0.39 for full-color copy), and scanners plug analog paper into the matrix (prices vary depending on volume and storage method).
Lacy Hammack made her first forays into boudoir photography while living with her Marine Corps husband in the midst of the Mojave Desert. While she was first armed only with the skills of a yearbook photographer, she taught herself the ins and outs of professional studio lighting and photo editing, moving away from what she calls her "Photoshopographer" days to perfect a lighter touch that softly airbrushes imperfections while highlighting natural beauty. Lacy's extensive experimentation with lighting and posing has blossomed into a well-honed pin-up style that she and her all-female staff practice at AdoraLee Boudior Studio's two locations.
After passing through AdoraLee's storefront lingerie store (at the Norman location only), clients are treated to extensive coaching on how to get the most from their boudoir shoot. Pre-session pointers help women choose their ensembles; during the session, music and chatter sets the air at ease while photogs guide their subjects into every pose, snapping alluring eye-level shots in the makeup room or sensual high angle shots over the studio's fluffy bed. Four additional set options—including red damask or black velvet backdrops—inspire photographers as they expertly blend studio lighting with a wide variety of poses to flatter any body type. Through high-contrast color shots and classic black-and-white prints, AdoraLee photographers strive to make every woman—whether curvy, pregnant, postpartum, or mid-werewolf transformation—into a sensual siren.