Heather Deneke of Bomb City Photography creates modern-retro photographic art, snapping shots to commemorate her clients’ finest moments for posterity. Up to two subjects can pose in a location of their choice throughout Amarillo or Canyon, documenting a new engagement, a mid-pregnancy moment of serenity, or the playful vigor of a child or sentient tree. Pin-up shoots are also available, crafting racy images imbued with an old-fashioned sense of class. After the shoot, the proofs move to their online home in a password-protected gallery, where patrons can choose 25–30 images to have edited and printed. A disc bearing high-resolution versions of all the photos from the shoot lets clients print out enough copies to satisfy eager grandparents or wallpaper an unsuspecting enemy's bedroom.
Outdoor nuptials on Country Home Weddings's 200-acre farm unfold in front of a tiny white gazebo, shaded by arching tree boughs. The venue recently opened an equally romantic indoor hall, strung with small white lights that cast an ethereal glow over ceremonies. The company's culinary team can complete weddings with catered spreads that range from mini quiches and shrimp on ice to hearty main dishes such as tortellini and brisket.
Leslie Ann has an artistic eye. After majoring in interior design and receiving a masters in agricultural communications specializing in photography, she realized her image-capturing potential when asked to document a wedding. Since then, Leslie has tested her mantel's durability by collecting such accolades as the 2008 President's Award, becoming a Certified Professional Photographer, and receiving her Photographic Craftsman Degree, an honor shared worldwide by less than 2,100 photographers and one ambitious film reel.
Today, she brings her expert touch to Savant Photographic Artistry, housed on a lush, three-acre property. Inside the studio, Leslie meets with clients and coaxes out grins on backgrounds ranging from open fields to graffiti-bedecked walls. The studio also shares its beautifying touch with the local community by contributing to charitable organizations.
Professional snapshooter Cris Duncan combines the free spirit of contemporary fashion imaging with classic portraiture to capture subjects in a celluloid creation he calls The Crossover. A full session in C j Duncan's studios (a $98–$198 value) comprises a clothing planning session, full studio and garden sessions, and plenty of free combs to sleek down composition-marring flyaways.
As a child, Samantha would wonder around her family's river cabin shooting pictures of wind blowing leaves and endless roads winding through woods. That fascination at finding beauty everywhere, whether in a weather-worn fence or a parent's proud expression, is as strong as ever to this day. Today, she brings that enthusiasm to portrait sessions for kids, families, and weddings. After sessions, she can memorialize the event with high-quality prints, wall panels, or custom-designed albums.