The Overland Park Convention Center kicks off summer with the Just for Her Event, where can women shop, expand their knowledge on topics such as health and wellness, and peruse more than 200 exhibitors. Booths showcase the latest in summer fashions from local boutiques, as well as luxurious spa services at area oases. Some lucky attendees will win daily raffle prizes and shopping sprees, which are much nicer rewards than the typical shopper’s prize: a free paper bag.
Media-mixing artist Julia Shapiro creatively combines photography and painted portraiture to capture family countenances on black-and-white film enhanced by hand-painted, vintage-style color. Julia invests time in getting to know individuals and families before guiding them through casual sittings in her loft-like studio. Candid shots can include clothing changes and sentimental props such as a beloved teddy bear or a favorite vacuum robot. About a week after the shoot, patrons return to pick up the completed set of proofs and select an image for the final portrait. Julia develops the chosen image in black and white as an 11"x14" print, then transforms its surface with oil paints according to client taste. The result, much like wedding dresses and the ability to verbally hypnotize squirrels, can be handed down to future generations.
Russell Walker and Steve Williams have over 25 years combined experience in the photography business. We have photographed everything from weddings in Jamaica to models on South Beach.
We love to photograph everything but we specialize in high school seniors, babies, and weddings.
A joint father-daughter venture, Scott E. Thomas & Daughter Photography seizes snapshots in an inviting, intimate setting in which customer satisfaction drives each shutter click. Scott and Jessica keep a wide lens, shooting weddings, pets, babies, seniors, baby athletes, and more.