At almost every one of his family’s events, Durwin Randle found himself behind the camera. When a niece blew out her first birthday candle, he was there. Before long, he became the family’s unofficial documentarian. When his mother passed, he wanted to do something special to commemorate her life. He knew that photography was his medium, but he wanted to see if he could get more out of still images. He created a slide show of sorts, a video of images with some meaningful songs that together explored her life and told its story. The project proved very popular, and others wondered if Durwin could do the same thing for them. He went into business under the title of PhotoVid Gallery, taking pictures and turning them into videos, cards, invitations, and other printed designs.
Today, with the help of his wife and business partner Sherronda Randle, he bustles around Houston, meeting clients on-location. While Durwin handles the technical end of things, Sherronda specializes in putting clients at ease and getting them to smile. Together, they create albums and slide shows to commemorate weddings, advertise businesses, and celebrate anniversaries.
After traveling from the end of the rainbow to the tip of the North Pole, Easter's original hippity-hoppity star is now claiming seasonal residence at your local mall or town center. As both an adorable and educational animal, the bunny associated with Easter will be helping kids get into the spirit of egg-hunting by teaming up with professional photographers who know how to coax giggle-laden smiles out of any bundle of joy. Children can pose with the gregarious giant, embracing fluff-filled hugs, and then later enjoy their shared moments by flipping through their tangible, printed portraits and by fluttering their eyelids at their vibrant, digitally arrested stills.
Founded in 1950 by Reese and Betty Phipps, City Office Supply, Inc. is Houston's most experienced office products company. Led by 2nd and 3rd generation family members, Laura Tant, Michael McCain, and Colleen Gingrich, we credit our longevity to an excellent staff of veteran industry professionals.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.
The professional photographers of LTL Photography capture stunning images of people and places with event photography, executive headshots, and commercial shoots. Their portfolio showcases their range of projects, from the impressive expanse of an industrial workshop to the warmth and individual personality of portraiture.
Outdoors and surrounded by plenty of natural light—this is the way Courtney Jefferson takes her portraits, immortalizing families' and couples' important moments as colorful, expressive images. The self-taught photographer prides herself on constantly updating her techniques and skill set, regularly learning the newest tricks of her trade as technology develops. And a trip through Courtney's extensive portfolio makes it clear how much she loves color and honest smiles—her experience coaxing relaxed laughs from toddlers results in happy portraits, even when fussy tots won't sit still or demand only green M&Ms in their trailers.