Photographer Omar Mena captures natural expressions and genuine rapport during shoots held in his studio or offsite. His meticulous coverage can document special days, such as weddings or quinceañeras, as well as relaxed moments between loved ones, such as when engaged couples simultaneously decide to take a catnap. After shoots, Mena transforms his footage into professional-quality prints, DVD slideshows, and photo albums for subjects to cherish.
Tote up to five other people and your most elusive poses to either the studio or a scenic setting of your choice located within a 20-mile radius of the 79905 zip code, and Ayer Eternal's passionate, knowledgeable shutterbug, Luis C. Rodriguez, will capture them in a careful chase across the light spectrum (a $40 value). Rodriguez's extensive portfolio includes shooting a cover for Latinitas magazine, being a featured artist on fashions.org, and photographing the Miss Texas Latina beauty pageant. He will use imaginative techniques and a lifetime partnership with light to confine your memories from the most winsome angles. After the shoot, Rodriguez will prepare your chosen photos backstage with digital proofing before printing them with fine inks on fine papers. He'll also hand over four digital files so customers can cover hallways in clear, quality school-presidential-campaign propaganda (a $160 value). The prints leave walls and wallets with a fresh yield of bright, crisp sentimental currency that's bound to last longer than regular currency—all Ayer Eternal's prints are guaranteed for life (a $55 value).
Professional portraits have come a long way. Gone are the days of fist-on-chin pseudo seriousness and comically fake backgrounds. Digital-imaging pros today, like April Melton, know that natural poses in real places make long-lasting memories.
The artistic shutterbugs at Santini Photography encourage their subjects to articulate their own vision for a photo shoot, allowing the photographers to tailor each shoot to encompass the client’s wishes. This creative collaboration yields a unique styling and relaxed atmosphere that captures the essence of a giggling infant, diploma-chewing high school graduate, or glowing mother-to-be. The third-generation boutique studio perfects portraits of groups as well as individuals, welcoming families for professionally lit sessions. After a photo shoot, clients can order prints for framing or acquire contemporary wall displays for covering up holes left from fly-swatting trebuchets still in testing.
Santini Photography also encourages donations to Operation Smile—a children’s medical charity that provides free surgeries for youth born with facial deformities—by offering photo sessions for those who donate.
Gerhard Gotzmann of DesertShot, Inc., an airborne photography company, has been teaching people and determined penguins to fly for 18 years. He'll give each student the same beginner's training that pilots use to earn their private license, allowing students take to the sky with the instructor in a Cessna C-172 propeller plane. Bring along a friend or trusty Wookie co-pilot and share the bird’s-eye view of dramatic Southwestern terrain. Call for an appointment.
Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots?s galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients? satisfaction or it will retake portraits without a session fee or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.