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.
Lewis Picture Framing’s experienced frame architects construct frames and cut mats to assemble customized frames in-shop. Choose from more than 2,000 frame samples to artfully encase family portraits, paintings, and antique Garbage Pail Kids. Custom framing includes molding, mats, glass, backing, and assembly (an average $150 value) and emergency framing is available for last-minute gifts. Lewis Picture Framing’s quality frames take the art of hanging art beyond such jejune measures as tacky industrial-strength sticky tack, staple-tape taple staping, and hiring long-armed men to hold your art against the wall.
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.