What inspired you to become a photographer?
I have loved photography since high school. I took a few classes in school and found out that I have a knack for it. I love being able to capture those special moments in a person’s life that they can look back on and reminisce about how they felt at that particular moment. It's just about the sweetest thing you can do for someone.
Who are some of your favorite photographers?
Some local photographers here in Dallas–Fort Worth are amazing. Luckily I have been able to sit down with a couple of them and have their input. It's been amazing!
How would you describe your style or approach to photography?
I only like to shoot when lighting is the best, either early morning or later in the afternoon. I love sun flare but there are some occasions when I like to really let colors stand out in a picture. Especially eyes!
How do you set your subjects at ease?
I just talk. I tell them about myself and ask about them. I like to know who it is I am taking pictures of so I know what type of style they may have or what it is they are looking for in their pictures. If I ask 20 questions, it's because I really want to know what makes them tick.
A mother of four, Mominizer's owner is at home in chaos. Between wrangling her kids, husband, and a host of pets, the matriarch finds solace in her crafting and party-styling projects, enlisting other like-minded mothers to spread a passion for peace and creativity within the home via custom artwork and memory quilts. Patched together from baby blankets and onesies or T-shirts and jerseys with sentimental value, soft quilts converge around a fluffy, lightweight heirloom batting. Her maternal staffers also hit the road for in-home projects, taking on creative work ranging from repainting dressers to priming patios for milestone birthday bashes by removing all indicators of the host's actual age.
Extravaganza’s aesthetically astute staff and in-house printing capabilities combine to divine the perfect paper-based greeting for each customer. A smorgasbord of invitations ($11.99+) and stationery by name brands such as Inviting Company and Crane await potential perusers, the guffaw-inducing images or stirring templates shaping the mood of each note crafted on their surface. Note cards ($9.99+) and pads ($19.99+) act as a writer’s canvas, and household enhancements such as Tyler Candle Company candles ($7–$20 each) and specialized glassware for martinis and wine ($24.99/wine glass) add Shakespearean-level depth of character, offering simple elegance via small but potent vehicles.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
The staff at Woodinked transforms treasured memories into one-of-a-kind art. They transfer your photos onto high-quality wood canvases, which lend an artistic touch to images with their rich texture and wood grain. To ensure the images remain vibrant, they first treat the wood and then use a light system to penetrate its surface with ink. This process preserves the wood print even in humid conditions, including hanging in bathrooms and secret underground dungeons. They then ship the finished work of art to the owner’s home ready-to-hang.